Definitely different for me since I became a mom and since I have gotten to know my sons' friends so well. My husband and I talk about this - he is still not as empathic to others' situations, but I have become more mindful that "there but for the grace if God go I".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?
There was just a case of a 12 year old girl in NJ who was killed because some teenagers wanted her bike parts. Look up Autumn Pasquale. This is hitting the moms around here hard.