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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 pain of packing
Jun 17, 2014 11:12 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,746

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
Honoring and remembering
May 24, 2014 3:12 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 1,728

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
Mothers, daughters, books, and boxes
Nov 23, 2014 6:26 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,719

One of the benefits of having our nest a little emptier is that we can spend one-on-one time with our youngest children. For many years, friends and parent educators... More
Why is doing nothing so difficult?
Jul 18, 2014 11:36 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 1,701

A paper was published this month in the journal Science (choose "writing" and last title under "affective forecasting")... More
Family theater at its best!
Dec 22, 2014 7:16 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,613

From Thanksgiving to New Year's Day, life is a fog of airline bookings, tree decorating, card writing, menu planning, gift wrapping, grocery shopping, table setting,... More
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