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TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

The Cinderella ride

Despite all the compelling reasons local marathon runners share in a recent

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Apr. 20, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Apr 22, 2014 at 1:59 pm |
10 comments | 6474 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Packing for the Women's March

This week I am traveling to Washington DC. My Houston-based daughter and I are meeting there to attend the Women’s March on Washington...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by JimK, on Jan 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 10 comments | 3927 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Houston here she comes!

It is immediately obvious whether the person to whom I'm speaking has ever been to Houston when I mention that our soon-to-be-college-graduate daughter is moving...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by Peggy and John, on Jun 26, 2015 at 10:41 am | 10 comments | 4958 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Hope for a thaw between sisters

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,...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Mar 3, 2014 at 7:39 am | 10 comments | 6031 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

First interview

As each child departs for college, I console myself by thinking of all the free time I will have to finally tackle the to-do list. Well, somehow, before I make...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Dec 19, 2014 at 7:13 am | 10 comments | 6384 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

The pain of packing

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...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Jun 21, 2014 at 8:21 am | 10 comments | 6080 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Savoring this year's "lasts"

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...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Dec. 1, 2013
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Dec 5, 2013 at 7:45 am | 9 comments | 11943 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Lebanese success is more than the Triple Package

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....

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Feb 21, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 9 comments | 11182 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Friends and books

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...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Dec 22, 2015 at 9:33 pm | 9 comments | 4693 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Launching our third

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...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Jul 6, 2014 at 9:15 am | 9 comments | 6383 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

A quiet moment

On our Girl Scout camping trip we enjoyed all the usual fun of a being in the out-of- doors. We bedded down in sleeping bags, warmed up by a bonfire, and roasted...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on May 19, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 8 comments | 4890 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Sleeping with the fish

I doubt there is a better sleep aide than watching fish float in kelp swaying gently to and fro, unless it is studying an amorphous cluster of hundreds of anchovies...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Mar. 8, 2016
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Mar 9, 2016 at 4:58 pm | 8 comments | 3907 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Emma’s Revolution in concert with Dance Visions next weekend

For almost a decade now, barring sick kids or a traveling husband, Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings find me at Cubberly Community Center at my favorite early...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Mar. 20, 2016
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Mar 21, 2016 at 12:33 pm | 8 comments | 4638 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

The best Mother's Day ever

I have unintentionally set myself up for the best Mother's Day ever, not by being an especially caring, patient, and attentive parent in anticipation of the big...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on May. 10, 2014
Last comment by GC, on May 13, 2014 at 3:27 pm | 8 comments | 5782 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Close encounters with wildlife

The best thing about kayaking in Elkhorn Slough near Moss Landing is that the sea otters have...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jun. 8, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Jun 13, 2014 at 8:02 am | 8 comments | 6204 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Family theater at its best!

From Thanksgiving to New Year's Day, life is a fog of airline bookings, tree decorating, card writing, menu planning, gift wrapping, grocery shopping, table setting,...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Dec. 22, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Jan 3, 2015 at 4:31 pm | 8 comments | 6032 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Fruit and flowers

This summer, in between a minimum of twice weekly trips to the airport (our five children have been coming and going from various adventures at random intervals)...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Aug. 8, 2015
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Aug 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm | 8 comments | 4776 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

An early Mother's Day gift

This year, my preteen and teenage daughters gave me an early Mother's Day gift. They permitted me to do a really embarrassing thing in public and some of their...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on May 7, 2015 at 8:00 am | 8 comments | 4753 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

My 34-hour birthday

My birthday last week was extraordinarily long and extra special as well. We traveled back from our week-long trip to Lebanon on my birthday, so with the 10 hour...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by Karen, on Feb 9, 2016 at 10:20 am | 8 comments | 4172 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Enjoying jetlag

We spent the holidays in my husband’s country of origin, Lebanon. After 10 days of continuous feasting and feting with relatives and friends in a time zone...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Jan 6, 2017 at 4:46 pm | 7 comments | 4821 Views
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