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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: 8,570

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
Savoring this year's "lasts"
Dec 1, 2013 8:58 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 8,020

With a son graduating from high school and our youngest graduating from elementary school, this is a school year of many "lasts" for us. We will soon be sending... More
Delay in de-laning Paly 9th grade English is unfortunate
Feb 11, 2014 2:11 pm
Comments: 32 | Views: 7,847

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: 5,858

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
Why we just say no (to technology)
Oct 13, 2013 9:01 pm
Comments: 29 | Views: 5,660

When we meet folks from other places and they hear we live in Silicon Valley, they assume we are early adopters and our lives revolve around technology. In fact,... More
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