Lessons from travel

Kathy Krugerbalance, China, harmony17 Comments

In January last year we travelled to Japan and I fell in love. With Japan, not someone other than hubby. A year on, I miss this beautiful country and I’ve been reflecting again on the lessons that travelling there taught me. If you follow great travel blogs like Ytravel blog you’ll be blown away by the lessons, both subtle and … Read More

Kathy KrugerLessons from travel

A butterfly story – of resilience and transformation

Kathy Krugerchange, China, red thread13 Comments

We all know the story of the hungry caterpillar that becomes a butterfly and you may be familiar with the rather sad tale of the silkworm that becomes a plain old moth (kinda disappointing after all that spinning). The silkworm spins its finest silk cramped up in its cocoon only to NOT be able to fly away (because its moth body … Read More

Kathy KrugerA butterfly story – of resilience and transformation

If you didn’t laugh, you’d cry

Kathy Krugeradoption, China, gratitude, perspective20 Comments

Sh#t happens, sometimes piles of poo. And sometimes the only way to get through (as opposed to step on) all the sh*t is to laugh about it. I wrote about the drama (and comedy) that seems to want to accompany us whenever we travel in this post, but there’s one comedy of errors that takes the proverbial cake and needs … Read More

Kathy KrugerIf you didn’t laugh, you’d cry

Letter to a birth mother

Kathy Krugeradoption, China, love, motherhood, red thread12 Comments

How do you find the right words to say – that’s what I’m struggling with this mother’s day as I think of my children’s birthmothers. I’ve previously shared a letter I wrote to our daughter’s birthmother that I penned almost 9 years ago (it’s on this page, but I’ve copied it below). I found the ‘right’ words then, but they … Read More

Kathy KrugerLetter to a birth mother

Give and you shall receive

Kathy Krugercontentment, gratitude, perspective13 Comments

I may have borrowed the title of today’s blog from a sentiment expressed by someone pretty famous, like Jesus, (according to Luke 6.38) so apologies for being so unoriginal. But without wanting to be preachy, such a truth rings true when you think in yin yang terms too, and like a good (or do-my-best) Christian and self-taught student of yin yang philosophy … Read More

Kathy KrugerGive and you shall receive

The little baby with the big smile

Kathy Krugeradoption, China, gratitude, motherhood, red thread5 Comments

I’ve previously shared what I wrote about the day we met our daughter 9 years ago, so thought I’d share the experience of meeting our son. Happy Mother’s Day to all Mums. More than six years after adopting our Katelin Jiachang we welcomed our Liam Chi Jie into our lives, with our good friends alongside us welcoming siblings for their beautiful daughters…the … Read More

Kathy KrugerThe little baby with the big smile

Psst…sneak peak of a manuscript

Kathy Krugeradoption, China, IVF, motherhood, red thread2 Comments

I’ve been hiding something in the bottom drawer for a while…a manuscript for a book I’ve written about our journey through infertility and adoption. I’ll bravely push the publish button on some excerpts on my blog, and I’d love if you could let me know what you think. All feedback welcome.

Kathy KrugerPsst…sneak peak of a manuscript

The gift of family – our special video, National Adoption Awareness Month

Kathy Krugeradoption, China, contentment, gratitude, happiness, motherhood1 Comment

It’s national Adoption Awareness Month in Australia and I’d personally love your support for how adoption changes lives, for the better. I’ve also finally finished a video of our adoption trip to China in October/November 2010.  We first journeyed to where our daughter is from in Hubei Province and had the privelege of meeting her Foster Mother. Then we travelled to Kunming in Yunnan … Read More

Kathy KrugerThe gift of family – our special video, National Adoption Awareness Month

Celebrate love and balance – the Moon Festival

Kathy Krugerbalance, harmony, yinyangLeave a Comment

Happy Moon Festival! (and Grandfinal Weekend in Aus!) Tomorrow is celebrated as the Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival in China and Vietnam, which falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Lunar calendar, when the moon is at its fullest and brightest for the year. It’s traditionally a major occasion on the calendar, with thanks given for the … Read More

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