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TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Home sweet home

Two weeks ago my 88-year-old mother collapsed unconscious on the floor of her apartment. Fortunately, her ever-vigilant caregivers caught her as she fell, so she...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Rod, on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:25 pm | 5 comments | 1590 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Pursuing passports at the post office

Last Monday found my husband, me, and our two teenage daughters at the post office renewing the girls’ passports. Because they are under 18 years of age,...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by GL, on Sep 12, 2017 at 10:58 am | 38 comments | 20667 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Remembering my dad at Christmas

My dad was born on Christmas Day. We speculate that his confidence and big personality came at least in part from a childhood spent thinking that everyone was celebrating...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by malvika, on Jul 20, 2017 at 4:41 am | 23 comments | 14832 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

In the company of mice

I would like to spend our next vacation not in the company of mice. How is it that during our last two trips we have shared our living quarters with small furry...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Apr. 11, 2015
Last comment by malvika, on Jul 20, 2017 at 4:34 am | 7 comments | 3468 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

The movie "5 to 7" is all about all kinds of love

There is a dearth of resources on how to be the parent of adult children. As soon as we conceive we are inundated with a barrage of advice and countless books to...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by malvika, on Jul 20, 2017 at 4:30 am | 7 comments | 3110 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Camping Comfortably

Last Friday I let go of the illusion that I am not middle-aged when I walked into REI in search of a new sleeping pad for camping. I have always prided myself on...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by malvika, on Jul 20, 2017 at 4:25 am | 11 comments | 4280 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Jane Austen’s Emma is delightful family fare

There are still tickets available for TheatreWorks' production of Jane Austen's Emma, conveniently staged at Lucie Stern Theatre right...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by malvika, on Jul 20, 2017 at 4:21 am | 5 comments | 2934 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

The jury duty juggle

Our household breathed a collective sigh of relief last Friday when, after a week of serving as an "on-call juror", our son was informed that his service was not...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Aug. 16, 2015
Last comment by malvika, on Jul 20, 2017 at 4:18 am | 16 comments | 4076 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

The sites of The Sound of Music

We packed in a lot of magic on our family winter vacation to Germany and Austria. Highlights included the festive Christmas markets, castles, palaces, medieval...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Jun 6, 2017 at 6:52 am | 19 comments | 4583 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Driving instruction is our parenting challenge

Our daughter turned 13 a few weeks ago. Of course we are thrilled to have another teenager in the house, especially one so sensible that she has not asked for a...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Nov. 17, 2013
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on May 28, 2017 at 12:34 pm | 29 comments | 15621 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Luck despite bad luck

Last week our college-aged son was finishing up winter quarter in Southern California and complaining of intermittent stomachaches. Although he is not typically...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by PR, on Apr 6, 2017 at 10:15 am | 4 comments | 2328 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Our Valentine’s Day baby

Twenty-four years ago our baby girl was born on Valentine’s Day. It was a warm, sunny Sunday, and the tulip magnolia blossoms were in full bloom as my husband...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Lisa Ger*, on Feb 16, 2017 at 9:24 am | 5 comments | 5674 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Marching on

From the moment I boarded the flight to Dulles I knew this would be an extraordinary weekend. The United flight departing SFO Friday morning was almost entirely...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jan. 22, 2017
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Jan 27, 2017 at 9:13 pm | 7 comments | 8309 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 | 1916 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

New traditions in an ancient land

Christmas is an important religious celebration in the Middle East. After all, Christianity originated there! In Beirut, nativity scenes are ubiquitous. Every public...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by LJ, on Jan 14, 2017 at 6:09 pm | 2 comments | 2321 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 | 2735 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Sing and celebrate

I recently joined the choir at our church. I have wanted to join for many years but teaching Sunday school took priority when our kids were little and weeknight...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Dec 8, 2016 at 10:23 am | 7 comments | 3183 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

A night to remember

This weekend the Performing Arts Center at Palo Alto High School was officially opened with A Gala Celebration of the Performing Arts, and it was a night to remember!...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Oct. 3, 2016
Last comment by LJ, on Oct 8, 2016 at 4:13 pm | 4 comments | 3784 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Will self-driving cars hurt Cozy Coupe sales?

Yesterday morning I maneuvered my too-adorable two-year-old cousin down the sidewalk in a vibrant orange and yellow Little Tikes Cozy Coupe, while she delightedly...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Sep 28, 2016 at 6:02 pm | 13 comments | 16659 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Surfing to sixty

Now that I have crossed over to my late fifites and am on the inevitable slide to sixty, I have a new goal. I want to learn to surf. This is a long held ambition...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Apr. 11, 2016
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Aug 11, 2016 at 9:00 am | 22 comments | 4046 Views
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