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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: 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 share the good times and discuss the ...  (More)

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The sites of The Sound of Music
Jan 8, 2014 9:35 pm
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We packed in a lot of magic on our family winter vacation to Germany and Austria. Highlights included the festive Christmas markets, castles, palaces, medieval... More
First interview
Dec 16, 2014 10:50 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 3,406

As each child departs for college, I console myself by thinking of all the free time I will have to finally tackle the to-do list. Well, somehow, before I make... More
Camping Comfortably
Apr 24, 2015 7:28 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 3,321

Last Friday I let go of the illusion that I am not middle-aged when I walked into REI in search of a new sleeping pad for camping. I have always prided myself on... More
Cold and wet in the dark
Jan 15, 2014 8:48 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 3,316

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
Hope for a thaw between sisters
Feb 27, 2014 9:12 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 3,301

How auspicious to release the movie, "Frozen", during a winter when most of the US is shivering and shoveling? For moviegoers suffering through frigid temperatures,... More
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