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Two Decades of Kids and Counting
Two Decades of Kids and Counting

By Sally Torbey

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About this blog: I have enjoyed parenting five children in Palo Alto for the past two decades and have opinions about everything to do with parenting kids (and dogs). The goal of my blog is to the share the good times and discuss the challenges of...  (More)

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The life of Zarf
Jul 27, 2014 12:49 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 1,617

Are you considering acquiring a tadpole to introduce your young child to the wonders of developmental and marine biology? Consider the possible consequences of such... More
Close encounters with wildlife
Jun 8, 2014 6:09 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,600

The best thing about kayaking in Elkhorn Slough near Moss Landing is that the sea otters have... More
Honoring and remembering
May 24, 2014 3:12 pm
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Teenage boys value sleep, but for more than a dozen years my sons, and my husband, have been waking up at dawn on Memorial Day weekend to join their... More
Why is doing nothing so difficult?
Jul 18, 2014 11:36 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 1,487

A paper was published this month in the journal Science (choose "writing" and last title under "affective forecasting")... More
The pain of packing
Jun 17, 2014 11:12 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,471

Our family vacation is fast approaching. I love vacations but I dread the packing because my husband and I have completely different approaches. If my husband... More
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