My name is Karen and I'm a mom with three wonderful kids. I've been married for 20 interesting years, and still counting. All three of my kids have some degree of hearing loss and my husband and I are deaf.
I am a Sales Manager for Zvrs.com and I specialize in VCO Outreach. I'm a contributing writer at Chicago Moms Blog and Disaboom.
I founded the Illinois Families for Hands & Voices and I serve as a board member of Hands & Voices National, which provides non-biased support to families with deaf and hard of hearing children.
Before I had kids, I worked as a Deaf Services Coordinator at a Center for Independent Living, providing advocacy and peer counseling. I have my M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling.
I'm also a big home birth supporter and I had my youngest child at home. I had the opportunity to attend several births, including a home water birth, which was an awesome experience.
If you're wondering how I picked "Barefooter" as my Epinions ID, it's because I love to waterski on my bare feet. I grew up with a summer home on Christie Lake and I still hold the title of the only woman barefooter on the lake. Maybe someday my daughter will grow up to be the next one. :)
Last but not least, here are some of my popular Epinions:
Cytotec and Birth
You're Having A Homebirth?
I'm Out of My Mind, Be Back in Five Minutes