There are few events I've found as hard to talk about as the tragedy at Newtown; I think we all feel this way. There's no insights I can make, nothing I can observe, I can't even really find the words to describe the awful sadness and the terrible fear in my heart. But this woman, this mother, has something to say, which I think is insightful and important and eye-opening, and you should read it, if you haven't already:
Nicole's a born and bred New Yorker, incurable neurotic, perfectionist, and mother superior to two firecracker kids. She lives in Brooklyn with her family and contributes essays and articles for mommy mags like Parenting, Parents, American Baby and Time Out NY Kids.