Celebrate Earth Day Pagan Style!

Earth Day is a fantastic secular holiday; but for us who think of the earth as a spiritual entity, it is a great opportunity for our children to learn about our faith! Read more

What Good is Paganism for Families?

Paganism has a reputation of being for teenagers and experimenting twenty-somethings, but I honestly feel like it’s the best choice for a mother of three from the midwest as well! Read more

The 4 best reads from March

Articles on birth and death, families and ancestor work. Read more

Beltane Flowers for our Neighbors

As a single Pagan, I understood the eight holidays of the Wheel of the Year in a very different way than I do now as a mother connecting to my community. Here’s some simple suggestions for bringing the joy of Beltane to friends and neighbors without pushing religion on anyone. Read more

5 Things my Kids Taught Me about Beauty

My children have taught me so many things over the years, but the most important as a Pagan parent has been an appreciation for the beauty all around me. Read more

3 great reads for Pagan parents

Pagan Families is a multi-author blog about Paganism, pregnancy, parenting, and family life, yes, but it’s also a resource library and a community discussion forum. We publish new articles here. We share and discuss them and lots more on Facebook and Twitter. Then each month, I round up the best new writing and resources and put it into a post, like this one for February. But first, a bit of news: we welcome Jason Mankey as the new Patheos Pagan editor… Read more

Children Who Rest with My Ancestors: Part 1

Sometimes the most painful, terrible experiences can also be doors to a better understanding of the world around us. The story of my miscarriage ends on a hopeful note; I am learning to cope with the heartbreak. Read more

What Nights Are For

I lie awake in the dark with my children beside me, one on each side. The little one snuggles with her whole body, the big one with just an outstretched hand. I remember when she followed me in her sleep like a sunflower follows the sun; now when she does that, it usually means she needs another blanket. As I write this, I’m starting the slow process of night-weaning my second child, and it’s gotten me thinking on how we… Read more

When Kids Meet the Gods

What’s the difference between an imaginary friend and a child that communicates with the spirits? Maybe not that much. Read more

The Importance of Self Care

Learning how to take time out for ourselves – whether that means limiting ritual hosting to four times a year, or accepting that it’s okay to let a toddler cry for a few minutes while you rinse the shampoo out of your hair – is an essential part of being healthy, happy human beings. Read more

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