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Mom Profile: Karen Kallberg…our new contributor!

Posted by on 25 June 2011 in Mom Profiles | 2 comments

This week’s mom profile is of Karen, our newest regular contributor to Looking Up. She will be joining Kate DeVries as they both share their perspectives on faith each month.

These days, she lives with her young daughter and husband in Oklahoma City, but once upon a time, we rode the bus together to school and swam together in her neighborhood pool. We reconnected on Facebook (surprise, surprise) and I have enjoyed following her journey to motherhood over the last year. It is an understatement to say that I was thrilled when she decided to join us at MCG. Look for Karen’s first Looking Up post tomorrow!

What is the age/gender of your child?

Under 1 / One girl

Where do you work/minister?

The Voice Conference, Novo Ministries

What has been one of the greatest joys of motherhood?

Building a relationship with my daughter…

What has been one of the greatest challenges of motherhood?

Holding her with an open hand…

How has your perspective changed since becoming a mother?

I used to think that I had parenting figured out – and then I became a parent.

Finish the phrase, “I never thought I’d…”

…become even more germophobic than I already was. (Maybe I’ll grow out of this when she becomes a toddler?)

What is one kid-related item that you can’t live without?


What is your favorite children’s book?

The Jesus Storybook Bible

What is the most challenging transition you have faced as a mom so far?

Moving her into her own room…


  1. So excited to have you join us, Karen! I have one question for you – how long until you teach your daughter how to do a pancake on the volleyball court? 🙂

  2. We’ve got the Jesus Storybook Bible too…beautiful illustrations to go along with the Bible stories!! Excited that you are joining us Karen!

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