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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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Cold and wet in the dark
Jan 15, 2014 8:48 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 2,374

It is cold and I am shivering in my swimsuit. Why am I diving into a pool in the early morning darkness in the dead of winter?

It's my kids' fault.

A number... More
The best Mother's Day ever
May 10, 2014 3:36 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 2,360

I have unintentionally set myself up for the best Mother's Day ever, not by being an especially caring, patient, and attentive parent in anticipation of the big... More
Bridging on the Golden Gate
May 17, 2014 11:06 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 2,272

Despite having lived in the Bay Area for 25 years, I had never walked all the way across the Golden Gate Bridge until a few weeks ago.... More
Close encounters with wildlife
Jun 8, 2014 6:09 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 2,183

The best thing about kayaking in Elkhorn Slough near Moss Landing is that the sea otters have... More
An injury
Mar 4, 2015 7:47 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 2,174

Last week our 12-year-old daughter broke her ankle playing basketball. It is just short of miraculous that we have five kids and have had only one other bone broken.... More
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