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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 in California
Dec 10, 2013 11:49 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 5,136

Brrr! I grew up in states with real winters, snow and ice, but my children spend more time being cold in California than I ever did in the Midwest, because they... More
Delay in de-laning Paly 9th grade English is unfortunate
Feb 11, 2014 2:11 pm
Comments: 32 | Views: 4,398

The Paly English department's recent proposal to de-lane 9th grade English has generated a lot of controversy. Today, ... More
Lebanese success is more than the Triple Package
Feb 19, 2014 9:01 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 4,372

I am not a big fan of Amy Chua's earlier book in which she introduces the techniques of "Tiger Mom" parenting, but my lack of enthusiasm is mostly out of self interest.... More
Remembering my dad at Christmas
Dec 18, 2013 8:39 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 4,365

My dad was born on Christmas Day. We speculate that his confidence and big personality came at least in part from a childhood spent thinking that everyone was celebrating... More
Why we go to church
Nov 10, 2013 9:16 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 3,590

When people learn that we are actively engaged in a faith community, we get a wide range of reactions. Some folks wonder why we bother to go to church, and how we... More
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