Hills of the Horizon: Put Fire On It

I have a deep-thinking oldest child, who is fascinated by a number of things. There’s a fire there, something burning to know, looking for answers. I didn’t put the fire on her; she makes it herself, and she asks me questions. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: To Santa Claus or Not to Santa Claus? – Evidently that is the Question!

“I told her, mommy,” he says with complete exasperation, “Santa Claus was just God dressed up like the Holly King who is a God. Didn’t she know that all gods were one god anyway so no one was going to hell because everyone believed in God in their own way?”

“What did she say to that, honey?”

“She stomped her feet and screamed and ran away,” he said. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Pagan Parenting and Cultural Appropriation – A Story

This is an attempt to write a story that explains how cultural appropriation happens and why it can be disrespectful. It may have gotten some of the indigenous facts wrong; this only strengthens the point of the story. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Pagan Parenting and Divorce

If the people separating could have agreed on things then the need for separation would not be necessary. But, since it is sometimes necessary, here are some guidelines on how best to work through an unfortunate situation. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Indoctrinating Against Indoctrination

It’s not enough to simply tell your children about other faiths while helping them to only practice your own. If you truly want to protect them from being indoctrinated by others, you have to help them experience the faith of others, too. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: WooWoo Scale 2.0, Part 2 – Parenting to the WooWoo

Does your child have an imaginary friend or see things that others can’t see? How do you determine how to react to your child’s WooWoo? [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Woo Woo Scale 2.0, Part 1

What is WooWoo and how might we evaluate it? Lydia MN Crabtree presents her version of a WooWoo scale. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Parenting Around Bill Cosby and Sexual Violence News

Crabtree shares insights gleaned from her talks with her sixteen-year-old boy about the Bill Cosby allegations and frat party gang rapes. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Family Coven, the NFL, and Council of Mothers

I encourage Family Covens to seek out and name a Council of Mothers for their children, male and female. Seek out various ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, classes, and opinions. It isn’t the White House, Rutgers University, or the NFL that will have the greatest impact in lowering the rate of sexual violence. It is the council of mothers that forms the landscape of children’s lives. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Good Parents = Good Kids?

I have had to accept that my expectations of my son are setting up resentment in our relationship. The more I release what I expect of him, the more likely our relationship is to strengthen and my child will develop into my greatest hope for him: a healthy, loved, mentally and emotionally secure person who can easily provide for himself and any family of any type he chooses to create. [Read more…]


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