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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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Homework help: when less is more
Jul 6, 2014 8:50 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 1,117

We hear a lot of interesting comments about our large family, but my favorite is the question the custom official at the Beirut airport asked a few years back. ... More
Finding the fun in fundraising
Mar 13, 2014 10:42 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 987

Up until a few weeks ago, I have assiduously avoided fundraising. With my medical background, I felt I could be more useful lice checking at school, instructing... More
Of snorkeling, sunsets and centipedes
Jul 13, 2014 12:26 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 959

We spent the first few days of our Hawaiian vacation ridding our rental home of occupants of the creepy-crawly kind. The first night I... More
Beach day
Jun 1, 2014 3:30 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 866

The day after school is out, my kids and I pack a picnic, gather friends, and head to Half Moon Bay and the beach. I grew... More
Why is doing nothing so difficult?
Jul 18, 2014 11:36 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 841

A paper was published this month in the journal Science (choose "writing" and last title under "affective forecasting")... More
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