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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 week away!
Jan 19, 2016 8:40 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 1,856

For the past 25 years, I have not traveled with my husband and left our kids at home for more than two days, and I now know why. It is way too much work.
Packing... More
Selling concessions
Jan 11, 2016 9:15 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 2,153

I helped chaperone the music boosters concession stand at the Palo Alto High School flea market this weekend. The band students sell pastries, coffee, chips and... More
Jane Austen’s Emma is delightful family fare
Dec 24, 2015 11:10 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 2,566

There are still tickets available for TheatreWorks' production of Jane Austen's Emma, conveniently staged at Lucie Stern Theatre right... More
Friends and books
Dec 15, 2015 3:24 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 2,364

Our book club has been meeting regularly for over two decades and we were together last night to share holiday cheer. We met when our eldest children, who are now... More
Games we play
Dec 6, 2015 3:59 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 2,131

One of the things I look forward to most about the holidays is having a critical mass of folks around for family game nights. Whether it is a raucous round of late... More
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