My mom friends would agree with Toj and squishy.This might be a stupid question, but:
Regs who are moms...do you think you became more sensitive to stories (like the murdering nanny one today) after you became a mom? Or were you just maternal from the get-go and that type of thing always hit home?
I can read stories about horrific child abuse and torture and not shed a tear. Today's front page story is about a dog getting killed in a trap meant for wild animals and I immediately put the paper down and won't read any of the paper today. Or i'd be a wreck.
I don't get emotional over children directly -- I get more emotional when I think of what their parents go through emotionally.