Here's what's up at SantaRosaMom.com this week:
<a href="http://www.santarosamom.com/forum/topics/jessica-simpson-posts-controversial-baby-photo" target="_blank"><strong>Baby-kinis send public over edge</strong> </a>
Jessica Simpson found herself at the top of the gossip mill over a photo of her baby in a tiny crocheted bikini. While some deem it an adorable style choice for the newborn, others are up in arms that she's "over-sexualizing" her baby daughter. What are your thoughts?
<a href="http://www.santarosamom.com/forum/topics/potty-training-at-restaurant-table" target="_blank"><strong>Pottying at restaurant table</strong> </a>
One of the most controversial subjects I came across this week was about the mother who was pottytraining her child in the middle of the restaurant. We're talking totally nude toddler doing her business while those around her were eating. There was a wide range of reactions to this, some understanding and some totally appalled. Where do you stand?
<a href="http://www.santarosamom.com/forum/topics/baptism-do-you-give-gifts" target="_blank"><strong>Baptism gifts?</strong> </a>
A mom is about to attend a baby baptism and wonders if this is a gift giving event, and what's appropriate. Share your opinion and tips with her.
<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Family Events</strong></span>
<strong>Water Magic Aqua Follies:</strong> The synchronized swim teams of Santa Rosa will pair storybook characters with graceful aquabatics in the final weekend of their annual performance. $17/adults, $12/kids 12 and under. Oakpark Swim and Racquet Club. 4669 Badger Rd., Santa Rosa. For more information call 707-539-0353.
Saturday, Sept 15
<strong>Kathmandu Festival:</strong> Celebrating the diverse cultures of Nepal, Tibet and India through traditional Himalayan music, dance, food and other entertainment. New this year is "A Nite in Nepal", a Nepali banquet and cultural show on Saturday evening. Sept. 15-16. $10 admission (free 12-under), $35 banquet (includes admission). Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall. 126 First St., E, Sonoma. <a href="http://www.childrensmedaid.org/kathmandu-festival" target="_blank">childrensmedaid.org/kathmandu-festival</a>
Saturday, Sept 15
<strong>Glendi International Food Fair: </strong> Celebrating all things Greek, Eritrean, Russian, Serbian and Middle Eastern, you can dine on a world of ethnic goodies from gyros to piroshki and try their new Baklava Sundae, a sweet-treat that's delicious in any language. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. $5, children under 12 free. St. Seraphim of Sarov. 90 Mountain View Ave., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://www.saintseraphim.com/glendi1.html" target="_blank">saintseraphim.com/glendi1.html</a>
Have a wonderful week and I'll see you on the forums!