On Raising Progressive Children


The other day my daughter asked me why I wear a ring. I told her it's because I'm married, and I called my husband over and showed her his ring, too. I told her that when two people get married they wear rings.But of course this meant I had to explain what "getting married" meant. So I told her that when two people love each other very much and want to be life partners, they get married. I told her that when she grows up and finds someone she loves very much and wants to share her life with, … [Read more...]

Documentaries: For the Bible Tells Me So

In putting together my blog's tabs, I've been trying to incorporate documentaries I've found useful or informative or interesting. This one, For the Bible Tells Me So, looks at how four evangelical and fundamentalist families have dealt with having gay children. The parents' responses differ - some take it amazingly well and find themselves changed in the process, and others, not so much - and it's well worth the watch. Sorry I can only offer you the preview!Feel free to share your t … [Read more...]

“I don’t like those loud voices”: Children and Demons

"Mommy, I don't like those loud voices."I turned to my daughter, sitting in her car-seat behind me."What loud voices?""Those loud voices."She was pointing behind her, toward the rear windshield. There were no loud voices. I had the radio on quietly, but there is no rear speaker. … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: Abortion and Infanticide

Here are a couple articles to make you think:After Birth Abortion: The Pro-Choice Case for Infanticide, on SlateAbortion, Infanticide, Humanity, Free Speech, on Pandaemonium … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: Homeschool Research

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Back when I was working on putting together the homeschooling section of my blog, I found some really interesting tidbits. I though I'd share a few here:Why Homeschooling Should Be RegulatedWhy Are So Many Homeschoolers Fundamentalists?The methodological problems with research done by the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI)The connections between the HSLDA and the NHERI … [Read more...]

As Anti-Abortion Activists Make Headway, Shock Abounds

I've heard from so many people, especially women, who are utterly shocked at the progress anti-abortion forces have made in the last year and a half. Left and right bills are being passed that limit women's ability to obtain abortions.The latest one in Georgia outlaws abortion after 20 weeks, with exception only given for pregnancies that are "medically futile" or threaten the mother's life. There are initiatives to bestow personhood on zygotes and fetuses taking place all over the country. … [Read more...]

Q&A with Leah of Unequally Yoked

One of my fellow bloggers in Patheos' atheist portal - Leah of Unequally Yoked - suggested a little while ago that we do side-by-side Q&A posts. I took her up on the offer, and even let her write the questions (two blog-related, two personal, and two wacky)! Her answers are running here on Love, Joy, Feminism and mine are running on Unequally Yoked (click here to read them!).Q: What's the target audience for your blog, what do you try to share with them?Leah: I write for a mixed … [Read more...]