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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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Trophies for all!
Aug 3, 2014 4:58 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 1,824

There are 61 trophies on display in our home. I have tried to convince my children to reduce the size of their collections, mostly because I am allergic to dust... More
The life of Zarf
Jul 27, 2014 12:49 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 1,397

Are you considering acquiring a tadpole to introduce your young child to the wonders of developmental and marine biology? Consider the possible consequences of such... More
Why is doing nothing so difficult?
Jul 18, 2014 11:36 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 1,319

A paper was published this month in the journal Science (choose "writing" and last title under "affective forecasting")... More
Of snorkeling, sunsets and centipedes
Jul 13, 2014 12:26 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 1,115

We spent the first few days of our Hawaiian vacation ridding our rental home of occupants of the creepy-crawly kind. The first night I... More
Homework help: when less is more
Jul 6, 2014 8:50 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 1,422

We hear a lot of interesting comments about our large family, but my favorite is the question the custom official at the Beirut airport asked a few years back. ... More
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