The Gift of the Singing Bowl

The Gift of the Singing Bowl

This month I faced the fact that my best friend is moving to Alabama. I know it’s not new, I’ve been helping her fix up her house to sell so she can get south and join her husband. But she has an offer now and it’s real now. This weekend I was over helping...
Parental Fear and Pagan Parenting

Parental Fear and Pagan Parenting

I’ve always been conscious of what other people thought of me. It’s how I was raised, my “reputation” and what other people thought was of utmost importance. Eventually, I grew a fear so deep, that my social anxiety was debilitating. Of course, over the years, I’ve...
Dreamcatcher Cleansing Ritual

Dreamcatcher Cleansing Ritual

My son has been terrified of the dark lately. He seems to be more sensitive than the bulk of his peers who are into zombies and other scary things. It’s been a struggle getting him to sleep. Even our typical bedtime Home Protection Visualization and my other...
The Pleasure of the Everyday Ritual

The Pleasure of the Everyday Ritual

It seems like anytime I hear something about practicing any form of Paganism, I hear about rituals. Rituals for the holidays, rituals for marriage, rituals for the phases of the moon, etc All of these seem to be things that you do with a large group of people, or at a...
Inspiring a Love of Gardening

Inspiring a Love of Gardening

I have always believed more in nature and balance than any particular deity. This means that the four elements are often represented in any rituals I use. Being a person who used the elements and nature as the basis for my beliefs helps my practice take on the form of...
Family Litha Celebration Ideas

Family Litha Celebration Ideas

Can you believe it? Litha is almost here. The year is nearly halfway over already. As usual, our family will be taking things easy for this holiday, but our day will be filled with fun, food, and family. I’ve compiled some ideas for us this year and wanted to...
The Blue Cross in the Cupcake

The Blue Cross in the Cupcake

This is my son’s first year in a public school. For the last 3 years he has been in a Montessori school that we adored. But, alas, they only went up to a specific grade, so I was forced to look for other options. I chose his school carefully, I researched, I...
The Orange Goddess Candle

The Orange Goddess Candle

  My son has a new found interest in my beliefs since Beltane, which is wonderful and exciting! I’m absolutely thrilled. For a while there, I was feeling a bit like a fraud, writing about sharing beliefs with children, while my own child couldn’t care less! I...
A Family Ritual for Beltane

A Family Ritual for Beltane

  I have to admit that I was a little stuck when attempting to think of  how to share a ritual with you for Beltane. This is a ritual that I typically leave in the hands of the very capable High Priestess of the Circle I belong to. I will attend the ritual, while...