Religion in Schools

Religion in Schools

I was going to write a post about the Pledge of Allegiance this week, but some discussions lately have made me think that perhaps I should start with something a little more general. As a Pagan parent, I have run into some bumps in the road with my son at school....
A Ritual for Samhain

A Ritual for Samhain

I’ll be honest with you, except for the one time we celebrated Samhain with our Circle, I typically celebrate Samhain alone. Of course, we set up a family altar with bits of the season and any nature my child brought in to add. But when it comes to ritual,...
Dealing with Your Own Emotions as a Parent

Dealing with Your Own Emotions as a Parent

This isn’t about pagan parenting, in particular, but I’ve felt called to share this with you anyway. I think it’s so important for parents to share our both struggles and our victories. It has been a tough few months for me. A lot of emotional things...
Creating Gardening Love

Creating Gardening Love

I have always believed more in nature and balance than any particular deity. Gods and goddess are well, human-like with foibles and jealousies that often overtake the good things they represent. Nature is about the basic things that make up…well everything....
Altars from Around the World

Altars from Around the World

I love altars. I always have. I remember, as a child, being fascinated by the altar of our Lutheran church. It wasn’t anything ornate or over the top, but there was just something special about it. It was a sacred space. And though I have never fully fallen in...
Mabon Ritual

Mabon Ritual

Mabon is my favorite sabbat. That is, if I had to choose one. I love the togetherness that it seems to evoke, the thankfulness and the overall feeling of satisfaction. Sure, many of us no longer are celebrating a literal harvest of our fields, but we can absolutely...
Pagans and Scouting Part II

Pagans and Scouting Part II

This could also be called “Why My Son is Not in Boy Scouts – And Never Will Be.” Maybe my son will grow up to talk about how much he suffered for my political choices. OR maybe he’ll grow up to appreciate and admire that I stuck to my values and voted with my...
The Spinning Trance

The Spinning Trance

With the first look at a spider’s web, I was introduced to spinning. Sure I didn’t know that at the time. But it touched me, my artsy crafty soul. I’ve sought to capture that delicate feel and look, the intricacies of a spider’s web, maybe bedecked in the...
Win A Copy of Our New Ebook!

Win A Copy of Our New Ebook!

Win A Copy of Creating Family Rituals with Children! **Congratulations to our winners, Rose Clayton and Johnnie Keating!** Creating Rituals with Children was created as a tool to help families with children create meaningful rituals that can be enjoyed by even the...
A Morning Ritual for Parents

A Morning Ritual for Parents

This post started out as a ritual for the whole family. A ritual to help children and parents say goodbye to the summer and hello to the school year. But as I was writing, it morphed into something else. It soon became a story about what I’m learning right now,...