Getting Started at Pagan Families

This blog began in May 2011 as a place to generate and collect resources for Pagans in the childbearing year. The Categories in the drop-down menu to the right are a good way to find posts on particular topics. You might also like to check out some highlights from the archives: Read more

Farewell to Pagan Families

It’s past due for me to say thank you to everyone who’s contributed to and supported this blog and to officially close up shop. Read more

Sharing Our Spiritual Path With Our Children, Part 3 of 4

More from Taffy Dugan: Maybe you want to share more with your children but, are afraid that they might not be able to keep your faith secret. Read more

Sharing Our Spiritual Path With Our Children, Part 2 of 4

Taffy Dugan writes about sharing mythology, nature walks, and daily prayers with kids. Read more

Birth Guardians: Catherine Rivera

Catherine Rivera, birth doula: “I hold their hand, I rub their back, I can pray with them, I can sing to them, I remind them of their primal strength and miraculous ability to birth their baby.” Read more

Sharing Our Spiritual Path With Our Children, Part 1 of 4

Taffy Dugan: “All of the Pagan families with whom I spoke want their children to be able to think for themselves and choose the path that bests suits them, not what the parents impose on them. ” Read more

White Pagans responding to Black churches burning

“Strengthen our hearts for love and just action.” This morning’s Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) phone call for faith leaders against the burning of Black churches began with these words said in prayer. Read more

Ritual after a traumatic birth

It can be devastating when birth doesn’t go as planned. Read more

The Invisible Art of Play

I bet you have stories about times that play saved you from a sticky situation, too. Even if we don’t talk much about the silly things we make up with our kids, most families seem to have them. Read more

A Pagan Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, grandmothers, and those who care for children!  Though this is a secular holiday, the idea of honoring one’s elders (and especially mothers!) in a spiritual way was widespread in early Germanic and Celtic society . . . . . Read more

Beltane for Kids

Beltane – it’s one of the biggest holidays of the Pagan year, rivaled only by Samhain. And yet for many, it is one of the most difficult holidays to relate to. The emphasis placed on (hetero!)sexual activity and fertility can be alienating for many groups of people, including our own children. Read more

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