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Got children? Here are just a few of the reasons I feel sorry for you

having children is difficult

Here are just a few of the reasons having children is tougher than I’d ever, ever imagined – she says, after spending 10 days with them.


On murder suicide, desperation and communities ripped asunder

children swing murder suicide

When I was 8 years old, my friend was killed – along with her mother – by her father, who then took his own life. Here’s what I remember of that time – patchy and unreliable snippets of a tragic few months.