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TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Aligning

Last year we became friends with two families who had recently relocated to the US for work from two different countries, and had children attending PAUSD schools....

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Sally Torbey, 16 hours ago | 11 comments | 439 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Come hear the music!

This summer we rediscovered a favorite activity, the City of Palo Alto's Twilight Concert Series. We love that we can bike or walk to the venues. It's free with...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Aug 24, 2015 at 2:24 pm | 3 comments | 638 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

The jury duty juggle

Our household breathed a collective sigh of relief last Friday when, after a week of serving as an "on-call juror", our son was informed that his service was not...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Aug. 16, 2015
Last comment by Improvements, on Aug 20, 2015 at 9:03 pm | 15 comments | 929 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Fruit and flowers

This summer, in between a minimum of twice weekly trips to the airport (our five children have been coming and going from various adventures at random intervals)...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Aug. 8, 2015
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Aug 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm | 8 comments | 1029 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Houston here she comes!

It is immediately obvious whether the person to whom I'm speaking has ever been to Houston when I mention that our soon-to-be-college-graduate daughter is moving...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by Peggy and John, on Jun 26, 2015 at 10:41 am | 10 comments | 1246 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

He's back!

We are all happy that our younger son is back home after finishing his first year of college, but the happiest of all of us is the dog. I feed the dog twice a...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by PR, on Jun 26, 2015 at 8:42 am | 2 comments | 1313 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

A quiet moment

On our Girl Scout camping trip we enjoyed all the usual fun of a being in the out-of- doors. We bedded down in sleeping bags, warmed up by a bonfire, and roasted...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on May 19, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 8 comments | 1529 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

An early Mother's Day gift

This year, my preteen and teenage daughters gave me an early Mother's Day gift. They permitted me to do a really embarrassing thing in public and some of their...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on May 7, 2015 at 8:00 am | 8 comments | 1346 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Camping Comfortably

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...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Apr 30, 2015 at 1:44 pm | 10 comments | 2229 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

The movie "5 to 7" is all about all kinds of love

There is a dearth of resources on how to be the parent of adult children. As soon as we conceive we are inundated with a barrage of advice and countless books to...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Apr 21, 2015 at 8:36 pm | 6 comments | 1321 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

In the company of mice

I would like to spend our next vacation not in the company of mice. How is it that during our last two trips we have shared our living quarters with small furry...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Apr. 11, 2015
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Apr 12, 2015 at 8:41 pm | 5 comments | 1636 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

An injury

Last week our 12-year-old daughter broke her ankle playing basketball. It is just short of miraculous that we have five kids and have had only one other bone broken....

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Mar 10, 2015 at 11:46 am | 11 comments | 2494 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

The teenage brain

Recent studies have shed light on what is happening in adolescents' brains that make this a uniquely fascinating, but also perplexing and concerning life phase....

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Feb. 21, 2015
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Feb 25, 2015 at 4:50 pm | 14 comments | 4502 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Family theater at its best!

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,...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Dec. 22, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Jan 3, 2015 at 4:31 pm | 8 comments | 2481 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

First interview

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...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Dec 19, 2014 at 7:13 am | 10 comments | 2695 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Mothers, daughters, books, and boxes

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...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Nov. 23, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Nov 24, 2014 at 3:22 pm | 4 comments | 2275 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Easy living

As I settled in a sunny spot this morning to read the paper and watch my youngest child at a swim meet, I received a text with a photo of snow flurries from my daughter,...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Nov. 16, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Nov 20, 2014 at 7:38 pm | 11 comments | 3361 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Dismantling the shrine

Our adult children depart for far-away places with the intention of being gone for many months, but leave their childhood bedrooms in a state that suggests they...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Sep 26, 2014 at 10:15 pm | 2 comments | 2311 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Twenty-five years of wedded bliss

My husband and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary this month. We met in Palo Alto 30 years ago last week. I had recently moved from the East Coast to Southern...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Sep 4, 2014 at 8:08 pm | 6 comments | 1818 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Foothills Park: a world away

Last weekend we celebrated the end of summer vacation with a church camping trip to nearby Foothills Park. This camping trip has become a popular tradition, probably...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Aug. 23, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Aug 29, 2014 at 1:16 pm | 17 comments | 2935 Views
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