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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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College applications: round three
Apr 11, 2014 8:49 pm
Comments: 27 | Views: 16,034

Our family has survived our third child applying to college. He plans to study at a University of California campus in close proximity to a beach, and he is thrilled... More
Issues across the ages: this too shall pass
Mar 27, 2014 1:46 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 3,027

A few years back I found myself with toddlers, teens and aging parents in my life. In dealing with these life stages simultaneously, I was amazed by how much they... More
Finding the fun in fundraising
Mar 13, 2014 10:42 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 1,003

Up until a few weeks ago, I have assiduously avoided fundraising. With my medical background, I felt I could be more useful lice checking at school, instructing... More
Hope for a thaw between sisters
Feb 27, 2014 9:12 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,745

How auspicious to release the movie, "Frozen", during a winter when most of the US is shivering and shoveling? For moviegoers suffering through frigid temperatures,... More
Lebanese success is more than the Triple Package
Feb 19, 2014 9:01 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 4,190

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
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