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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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Homework help: when less is more
Jul 6, 2014 8:50 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 1,540

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
Launching our third
Jun 26, 2014 4:59 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 1,923

Come September we will be launching our third child to college. His departure is still a few months away, but I recently accompanied him to his university's two-day... More
The pain of packing
Jun 17, 2014 11:12 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,282

Our family vacation is fast approaching. I love vacations but I dread the packing because my husband and I have completely different approaches. If my husband... More
Close encounters with wildlife
Jun 8, 2014 6:09 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,399

The best thing about kayaking in Elkhorn Slough near Moss Landing is that the sea otters have... More
Beach day
Jun 1, 2014 3:30 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 971

The day after school is out, my kids and I pack a picnic, gather friends, and head to Half Moon Bay and the beach. I grew... More
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