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Baby Peterson

Cherish Peterson, a mother of four young kids, said she was horrified to realize she drove off from a grocery store in Arizona last week without her two-month-old son and since then, there’s been a roller coaster reaction on social media.

Here is the story Cherish Peterson

In my own family, we have told the story for decades about my Mum (now 95) leaving my sister outside the grocery store and actually driving home without her precious bundle.  That bundle was left, along with other prams, outside the grocery store while mothers did their groceries!!  Ahhh the good ol’ days.

My heart goes out to this family – every one of us has made some mistake that could have, given different circumstances, turned out to be a life/death situation. Unfortunately, Cherish and her husband have to respond to the social media outcry and actually defend an innocent mistake whereas my Mum just has to put up with friendly, family joking.

Here is the Facebook address set up for Cherish

I would love to hear from you “If social media had been around when I was a kid/parent oh the story it would have made!!!”

Oh my gosh I have so many :

  • Standing up in the back of Dad’s pick up truck while he stops and starts trying to make us fall down (my sister fell OUT!!!)
  • Having “just one sip” of beer as a really young child
  • Learning how to target practice at the tender age of 8???
  •  I lost track of the number of times my youngest got lost in stores, arenas, busy public places


When I read this story this morning, my heart hurt.  I just can’t understand this way of thinking – unimaginable and so terribly sad….I have no other words.

One of the men, Mukesh Singh, convicted of gang raping a woman on a bus in Delhi in 2012 has blamed his victim for the fatal attack, saying “girls are far more responsible for rape” than men.  Speaking from prison where he is awaiting his execution he goes on to say:

“A decent girl won’t roam around at nine o’clock at night,” he said.

“A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy. Boys and girls are not equal.

“Housework and housekeeping is for girls, not roaming in discos and bars at night doing wrong things, wearing wrong clothes.

“About 20 per cent of girls are good.”

“When being raped, she shouldn’t fight back.

“She should just be silent and allow the rape. Then they’d have dropped her off after doing her and only hit the boy.”

Police said the victim, known as “Jyoti”, meaning “flame”, was found with multiple wounds and had also been raped with metal bars, causing catastrophic internal injuries.

See the complete story written by Lizzie Deardon, with the Independent


Apparently Ontario has been slow to change the curriculum surrounding sex education  (last update was in 1998) compared to the other provinces in Canada.  I applaud the changes. They are a reflection of the way things are in 2015.

Not everyone is happy; people are protesting; parents, politicians, and religious representatives are opposed to the schools teaching our children about sex in 2015.  I’m a little confused. I don’t understand what they think will happen to our children – because they learn about homosexuality, will they “become” gay?  if they (more…)



Protection, Terrorism, Canada

I am a “blogging” virgin – closer to the truth would be that I turn a computer on but not much else.  So needless to say my first adventure into the blogging world will be a learning experince.  My youngest son told me that it will be easy cuz “you always have lots to say Mum and you love to analyze”.  Those are both true!!

With all the violence on our blue planet, it gets me thinking about all those who have gone before us and fought for our freedoms that we enjoy and seem to be taking for granted.


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