For more than half a decade, Adrienne Rowsome represented PokerStars as a member of Team Online. The Edmonton, Alberta, Canada resident and poker veteran served as an advocate for mixed games playing under the screen name “TalonChick,” which was inspired by her first car – a 1992 Eagle Talon.
Formerly an occupational therapist, Rowsome and her husband, Ryan Carter, welcomed their third child to the world just over one week ago. Caitlin was born 8lb 5oz and 21” and will join her brothers, Carrick (4) and Cian (2), in the Rowsome household.
ROWSOME: “WHILE I MISS PLAYING POKER, BOTH LIVE AND ONLINE, I KNOW THAT TO BE THE BEST MOTHER I NEED TO BE RESTED AND PRESENT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.”
“After leaving PokerStars in March of this year, my time has been focused on family and starting a business that I am passionate about and feel like I can help so many people with,” Rowsome recently told PokerNews. “My company is While Baby Sleeps, and focuses on helping families engage with their children and support the development of essential sleep habits – as any parent can tell you, the path to getting sleep back in your life with a baby is a challenging one.”
She continued: “At this point, family is everything. Ryan and I look for the most GTO ways to manage our family life. Largely that involves being engaged parents who are very present. There can be no doubt that, as parents, you impact your children the most in their early years shaping them well into adulthood.”
Part of shaping them may include poker. Rowsome and her husband aren’t sure when, if, or how they’ll introduce their youngsters to poker, but if they do she expects big things.
“Watch out for them in 20 years,” she said with a smile.