Author Archives: kroset

Adoptive mother: Broken hearts

This past weekend I crushed my 7 year old’s heart…and my husband’s…and mine too while I was at it. It was quite the productive weekend. This heart bashing event was the grand finale of my son’s begging for a dog … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption columns, Karen's columns | 3 Comments

Birthmother: Ten years and counting

By Birthmother – My first child turned ten years old in May.  It’s December now, the very LAST day of December.  I’ve been putting this journal entry off for THAT long, not because I’ve had anything better to do, but because … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption columns, Birthmother columns | Leave a comment

Adoptive mother: My son, the donkey

I heard an interesting talk a few Sundays ago from the reverend at my church (cslsj.org) about a monkey trying to get a donkey to climb a tree. The monkey kept getting frustrated again and again in his seemingly endless … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption columns, Karen's columns | 2 Comments

Sketch book – Summer 2017

This gallery contains 16 photos.

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Adoptive mother: 20 questions

We had time to kill in the car this past weekend during a recent road trip so my son suggested we play the 20 questions game. In this game a person thinks of someone and doesn’t tell the other person … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption columns, Karen's columns | 1 Comment

Adoptive mother: Goodbye Erie, PA

This month my parents will be moving from my childhood hometown, Erie, PA and will relocate to Cincinnati to be closer to my brother’s family. Naturally this brings up a lot of sadness for me for a variety of reasons. … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption columns, Karen's columns | 7 Comments

Sketch book – Spring 2017

This gallery contains 12 photos.

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Adoptive mother: Yes I Can?

My shin and foot are not very happy right now. I was attempting to break a board with a round kick in taekwondo yesterday (a board breaking kick I had done once successfully earlier in the week) but I wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption columns, Karen's columns | 1 Comment

Adoptive mother: Book review

As an adoptive parent I’m always keeping an eye out for children’s books that are out there which resonate with our own son’s adoption story. Because adoption stories can vary from each other tremendously there aren’t a lot out there that … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption columns, Karen's columns | Leave a comment

Sketch book – Winter 2016/17

This gallery contains 15 photos.

More Galleries | Leave a comment