Thursday, July 24, 2008

Too much?

A Judge in New Zealand "made the 9-year-old girl a ward of the court so that her name could be changed, he said in a ruling made public Thursday."

"New Zealand law does not allow names that would cause offense to a reasonable person, among other conditions, said Brian Clarke, the registrar general of Births, Deaths and Marriages."

Interesting story

I worked in Juvenile Court for a couple of years and saw some doozies myself (some that were patently offensive). The remedy here seems a bit harsh, however.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Texas v. FLDS

Texas Child Protective Services took a lot of criticism for the wholesale removal of more than 400 children from the FLDS Yearning For Zion Ranch near Eldorado, Texas. And I will admit that I had my own concerns about the way they handled the situation. But this gives me pause.

There was no evidence, at the time, of abuse or neglect. But given the tight-knit nature of this organization, could it be that the evidence doesn't exist BECAUSE of the abuse? Perhaps children are brainwashed into thinking they are receiving acceptable treatment? Perhaps they are taught to lie to cover up for the adults in their lives (which, at the risk of over-generalizing, is pretty typical of abused and neglected children).

Monday, July 07, 2008

Hey there!

Let me tell you a story...

A long long long time ago, two mommies decided to start a blog...this blog.

Then life happened and they were distracted by happy and sad life events.

Then blogger changed and they couldn't access their blog.

The mommiesesq2 had some free time at work one day and she wandered through the maze of passwords and secret questions to reactivate email accounts and reclaim this blog!


I think a template change may be in order for this new era. We shall see...

So...How ya been?