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....
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...
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 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...