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Karyn Thurston
Karyn Thurston is a full-time mama to her beautiful girl and wife to her Favorite, Noel. Part of the Imago Dei Arts Collective in Portland, OR, she writes regularly about parenthood, good yarn, her beautiful city and the wonders of amazing grace at

Entries by Karyn Thurston

A New Year's Manifesto

(1) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 4:48 PM

Every year is our first, and our last, and our only. This year:

May we play. May we look as ridiculous as possible as often as we can in the name of abandon and giggling and childhoods full of smiles. May we be the first to give ourselves over to...

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Faith and the Art of Formula Feeding

(8) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 3:57 PM

Author's Note: Before we begin, a note to you EBF and EP mamas -- you amaze me. What you do is hard, and mighty, and I applaud, honor, and value your effort and your advocacy. I celebrate you.


Give us today our daily bread.

That was the sermon topic...

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What I Hope I Never Teach You: A Letter to My Daughter

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 4:42 PM

Dear Beautiful Girl,

You find him on the train.

He's wearing aggressively voluminous jeans, a face-shielding hoodie, pounding earbuds, a scowl, and brand new sneakers that mark him, instantly in my quick sideways glance, as someone who does not want to hear from me, someone with whom I will not...

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7 Relational Gifts to Give Parents of Young Children

(8) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 11:10 AM

Relational giving; we all love the idea, but man, coming up with something to give that seems useful and doable and actually wanted can be stressful. And since the very last thing this season needs is more stress, I've come up with a handy-dandy giving guide for you to use...

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Ser padres: 10 verdades sobre el primer año

(5) Comments | Posted November 23, 2013 | 10:01 AM

Leí una cantidad ingente de libros y artículos cuando estaba embarazada. Leí sobre crianza natural, sobre horarios para bebés, libros sobre comida para bebés y otros que explicaban cómo hacer que tu bebé sea feliz sin llorar. En definitiva, cualquier cosa que siguiera el espíritu de "tu bebé, tú misma"....

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10 True Things About the First Year of Parenthood

(57) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 11:08 AM

I did a ridiculous amount of reading when I was pregnant. I read natural parenting books and baby scheduling books and how to make your baby happy with no crying and eating is good for everyone led by the spirit of "your baby, yourself" books. If there was a book...

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