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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: 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 share the good times and discuss the ...  (More)

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A tribute to our fellow travelers
Aug 28, 2018 11:42 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 1,775

This summer we took our neighbors to Lebanon, and they are still our friends!

This is solely due to the fact that they are the most easy-going, accommodating,... More
Hosting a wedding!
Aug 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 1,598

When dear friends asked if they could be married in our yard, of course I said yes! The couple had met at a brunch we hosted, and I was honored and delighted that... More
Luck despite bad luck
Mar 29, 2017 8:00 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 3,789

Last week our college-aged son was finishing up winter quarter in Southern California and complaining of intermittent stomachaches. Although he is not typically... More
Our Valentine’s Day baby
Feb 13, 2017 6:59 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 6,326

Twenty-four years ago our baby girl was born on Valentine’s Day. It was a warm, sunny Sunday, and the tulip magnolia blossoms were in full bloom as my husband... More
Home sweet home
Feb 7, 2017 9:27 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 2,304

Two weeks ago my 88-year-old mother collapsed unconscious on the floor of her apartment. Fortunately, her ever-vigilant caregivers caught her as she fell, so she... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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