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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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Honoring and remembering
May 24, 2014 3:12 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 1,668

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: 1,626

A paper was published this month in the journal Science (choose "writing" and last title under "affective forecasting")... More
Mothers, daughters, books, and boxes
Nov 23, 2014 6:26 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,586

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
Of snorkeling, sunsets and centipedes
Jul 13, 2014 12:26 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 1,477

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
First Interview
Dec 16, 2014 10:50 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,408

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
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First Interview
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