Profile: Karen Putz
Karen Putz is a deaf mom to three deaf and hard of hearing children and her husband is also deaf. Karen was born with normal hearing and was diagnosed with moderate to severe hearing loss in elementary school. At the age of nineteen, Karen became profoundly deaf after a fall while barefooting (waterskiing on bare feet). She was introduced to American Sign Language and her life changed. Karen holds a B.S. in Counseling and an M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling. She works in early intervention as a Deaf Mentor providing services to families with deaf and hard of hearing children as well as through her online business. She also works for CSDVRS.com, a videophone company that provides accessible phones for deaf and hard of hearing persons.
Karen’s first love is writing. She is a feature writer for Disaboom.com, Chicago Moms Blog and Parenting Squad. She serves on the board of Hands & Voices and Illinois Hands & Voices.
Inspired Quote: Life is too short to pout all the time.Company: A Deaf Mom Shares Her World
Don't let your fear of the hazards keep your ship in the harbor. Cast off your lines and sail away!
May 25, 2013
Abundance flows more freely to you when it continues to flow outward from you, as you pass it on.
May 24, 2013
Surrender Equals Peace
May 23, 2013
By Trisha Sugarek. The other night I had such a moment of clarity and sense of surrender that it took my breath away....
As you close your eyes tonight, may you know how blessed you are and celebrate with gratitude.
May 23, 2013