Over the weekend a major blogging conference took place in Melbourne; The
And a Blogger’s Brunch organized by Christie from Kids Business Marketing and Public Relations.
(This is why I’m a couple days late on this post.)
And while this was all the rage, deservedly so, there were other news stories. So here we go with my weekly round up.
First up we have the Posh is herself too posh to push apparently and doctors warn against multiple caesarian sections.
Hmmm, Glowless wrote a post in January about the backlash Miranda Kerr received from various forums because she dared to say she was proud to have given birth to a large baby vaginally and without any drugs. Just today Glowless tweeted that this old chestnut has reared it’s ugly head again.
While I’ll concede that yes, repeated caesarian sections probably do pose a threat to mother and baby, I don’t know why Victoria Beckham had caesarian sections; it’s really none of my business.
Mums just can’t catch a break. And what is frustrating is the implied notion that those having elected caesarian sections are too posh to push but if you do happen to push a baby out without drugs, don’t you dare boast. That’s just arrogant.
So what’s the answer? Don’t talk about birth?
But what we should be getting upset about is the following news story.
Eden Wood is the six year old American child pageant phenomenon was supposed make an appearance in Melbourne over the weekend but her mother Mickie Wood told The Age, “We didn’t show because police were concerned about the protests.”
Earlier in the week A series of L’Oreal advertisements featuring Hollywood star Julia Roberts and supermodel Christy Turlington have been banned in Britain for being overly airbrushed.
In the comments section of both articles indicate that public opinion is that kids should look like kids not grown ups and grown ups should look their age not their shoe size.
Religion and schools is always a tricky subject to tackle; whether it be the Federal Government funding for chaplain services or ethics classes.
Now to bring everyone up to speed, New South Wales public schools have introduced ethics classes for those children who do not attend scripture classes. Sounds simple no?
My children attend a Catholic school and not because I am a firm believer in Jesus Christ Our Saviour. I don’t. Jury is still out for me. The way I figure it, I made up my own mind about religion, God, faith, spirituality because I was exposed to it. So for my kids, I will let them learn, question, and either accept or dismiss it on their own terms; not mine.
This is what works for me and my family. Live and let live.
These two articles are an interesting read.
There is a large consensus that parents would prefer their children be exposed to the principals of many faiths so they have a broad understanding rather than be taught in only one faith. And this perfectly reasonable.
And as for the ethics class debate, personally, I love the idea. Fred Nile doesn’t like the idea of ethics classes at all. And the distinct bitter taste left in my mouth after reading this article left me thinking that politics is a self serving farce. Especially when the Anglican Church and Catholic Church have reversed their position and say the ethics classes should remain.