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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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Remembering my dad at Christmas
Dec 18, 2013 8:39 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 14,404

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
Parenting with Passion
Oct 8, 2013 11:33 am
Comments: 24 | Views: 12,651

My husband and I have been parenting in Palo Alto for over two decades. We have children in the public elementary, middle and high school, as well as a daughter... More
Cold in California
Dec 10, 2013 11:49 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 10,617

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: 9,850

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: 9,662

The Paly English department's recent proposal to de-lane 9th grade English has generated a lot of controversy. Today, ... More
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