What is this world coming to?

Yesterday was just a day of tragic news… where do I begin?

With the woman whose two children were stabbed and killed by their nanny?

Or the 14-year-old girl who jumped in front of a subway because she was bullied?

Or the NY cop who plotted to kidnap 100 women and cook them?

I don’t know which story disturbs me more. Why do these tragic events have to happen?

After picking up her 3-year-old daughter, Nessie, Marina Krim came home to disover her two other children, Lulul, 6, and Leo, 2,laying in a bathtub. They were fatally stabbed by their 50-year-old nanny who stabbed herself in the throat.  The mother had just posted photos of her kids on her blog.

Felicia Garcia, 15, jumped in front of a subway just moments after a group of classmates, described by witnesses as members of the football team, were bullying her. Why did the Staten Island girl have to end her own life?

NYPD officer Gilberto Valle III plotted to kidnap and cook as many as 100 women, including his girlfriend. Yes – cook. What’s more disturbing is that he and his estranged wife just ha d a baby last year. Thank God the FBI was onto him and arrested him before anything tragic could actually happen.

I don’t want my children to live in this kind of world.

I want to protect them from people who can hurt them.

I want to take them to a remote place and live our lives blissfully in ignorance.




Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. That is exactly what we have just done. We left the city this summer, after quitting our jobs and selling the home. Packed everyone off and moved to 8 acres on a remote island off the coast of bc. We have bunnies and chickens and tonnes of space. I have never felt safer in my life – both because we are not packed in tight with millions of others but also because the community has its finger on what is going on each day. From earthquakes to crazies, I feel better able to deal with situations outside of a major city center.

  2. ugh.
    I know. I read them all yesterday too. It can be a scary,scary world. WTF is happening?
    Maybe we should ask Julie if there’s room for all of us on that remote island off the coast of B.C.!

  3. The story about the mom and the stabbed children in NYC kept me up all night long. Seeing their beautiful faces, reading this mom’s love for her kids on her blog… it shattered me. I almost don’t want my children to have children. I can’t deal with this emotion, this heartbreak. It’s beyong horrific. What a nightmare. I just blogged about this today, too…

  4. There are reasons I stay away from the news. Maybe it’s burying my head in the sand but I find the stress of these stories to sometimes be too much.

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