I’m a date late with my news wrap. Actually 1 week and 1 day. (Took last week off).
Yesterday morning I woke to this news story
Doesn’t your heart just break? I don’t know what happened. Details are very sketchy but whatever the story is behind this headline, a child’s heart is breaking. And just the confusion this poor little girl would have felt is beyond comprehension.
And there is of course the “Life On the Line” article in the Sunday Life Magazine. This has been a talking point in the blogosphere. I would love to know what readers, who aren’t bloggers, make of this article.
Just before I published this post The Age took down the story. Very interesting. Hopefully to correct some facts that were incorrect and the put it back up. What I will say is this; if The Age is going to publish something then I hope they stand by it and put it back up.
When bloggers publish a post, they stand by it; for better for worse.
I read this week that having more children, well more than your average of 2, may help you to live longer. Hmmm interesting.
Now I’ve heard that women who have more babies can reduce the instances in which they will develop breast cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer.
I found it thoroughly amusing when the smh.com.au article said
More children was linked to increased deaths from heart disease but this was accompanied by a decrease in deaths from cancer and respiratory disease, the authors wrote in the journal Age and Ageing.
So basically it’s swings and roundabouts. Eventually something is going to be the death of you.
Now anything that uses children to illustrate an adult problem usually gets my back up. But these are desperate times.
I sponsored a little girl from Mexico. When my 3rd child was born I went to Child Fund and said find me the most needy baby girl in the world and I will sponsor her. They came back to me with Yatana, a baby girl born in Mexico a few months earlier than my 3rd child.
She has the most gorgeous big brown eyes and the chubbiest cheeks. I want Yatana to grow up in a safe Mexico.
I can only assume, and hope, that this video will shock people into action.