Korean + English = Konglish Baby

Before baby comes...
...learning Korean and researching Korean-language resources in order to raise baby as a bilingual.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Blog shout outs

I started this blog earlier this year with the hope of containing and organizing my growing personal interest in teaching our future children to be somewhat multilingual.  Being still child-less? child-free, I knew I'd have a bit more time and the necessity of a hobby of sorts to get me through this wait until Baby came home.  We are in the process of adopting our first child from Korea.  We hope she'll come home to us next year.  So, besides my obsession with all things Korean kids, I'm also obsessing over all things Korean adoption.

One of the first bloggers that I read who was Korean-American adopting from Korea was Grace at Chois-R-Us.  Her fun writing style and her oh-so-cute son are positively addicting.  She passed on this neat little blog award to me.  And I'm going to pass it on.  Thanks G!

The Liebster Award spotlights up and coming bloggers who generally have less than 200 followers. Upon receipt of the Liebster Award, there are a few very simple rules:
1. Copy and paste the award on your blog
2. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you
3. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
4. Hope that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.

Top 5 Picks (in no particular order, and probably breaking the under 200 followers rules since I don't really know how many they have)
1) The Korean Way - Korean cultural resources for adoptive families by an adoptive family
2) For These Children I Have Prayed - A fellow adoptive mom who knows pretty much everything Korean adoption and is a very eager Korean-language learner herself.  If I ever have a question about Korean adoption...she's my go-to gal.
3) On Becoming a Good Korean (Feminist) Wife -  This blogger may be the exact "opposite" of me: She's Canadian-Korean, I'm Korean-American; she's fertile, I'm not; she's pantheistic or monotheistic (not sure what that means), I'm an evangelical Christian; etc.  I find her insights and experiences fascinating and I'm sure you will too.
4) Bringing Home Mercy - This fellow Korean-American family share about the joys and challenges of bringing home their 2nd adopted child from Korea.
5) Near His Heart - This Asian-American family is being stretched as they grow their family through adoption.  It is obvious that they are growing near the heart of God as they bring their girl home from China next year.


  1. Awww! I've never been given a blog award before! Thanks so much for this :) As for my beliefs, I'm an Orthdox Christian who believes deeply in the Nicene Creed, but my academic and personal interests have led me to love researching the pursuit of spirituality in every religious tradition, and I feel the divine in everything and everywhere - not just in my particular Christian tradition. I suppose I am open to the option that God can be in and be experienced in every rock and temple while still holding on tightly to my own faith. Anyway, you have some really great posts and ideas here, and this blog will come in handy very soon in our family! I wish you the best as you prepare for the arrival of your child.

  2. Congrats on your blog award. :) I've been in Korea 4 years, and in some sense am raising 2 Korean kiddos. Several of us doulas and moms have started a birth- and breastfeeding educational group called the Korea Baby Network. We connect families and support providers, and try to keep our calendars filled with free events. I hope it is okay to mention our blog here. Well, I guess you can always delete it if not. :) Oh, and I love your background! http://www.koreababynetwork.com/

  3. Hi! I just found your blog and bookmarked it! thank you!
    I'm a mom of 1 he is 6 months and as he is half Korean it is important to me that he gets a chance to learn what my mom tried so hard to teach me (sadly,with little success) when I was a baby :)
    Keep posting you are great!