September link round-up

As I come across them, I share lots of items of interest on our Facebook page.  Here are highlights from throughout September: * A pregnancy announcement at Tales of a Kitchen Witch.  Congratulations! * I spoke at a Salon on Spirituality and Reproductive Experience and Kelly N. wrote up the event. * Pagan Families is now on Twitter. Come say hi! * Daisy Isarraras wrote about art, Mayan spirituality, justice, and 28 drops of blood. * Pagan Dad reviewed Pagan Parenting… Read more

Eating and Spirituality, Part 4: Myth and Symbol

This is the final post in a series on eating and spirituality during the childbearing year that I wrote way back in February.  I don’t know why this post got orphaned, but at least I’m sharing it with you now.  In the first three posts I talked about why and how to start incorporating attention to food into your spiritual life, but I wanted to also touch on the mythology and symbolism of food. Selina Rifkin, whose words I’ve relied… Read more

Birth Guardians: Nadirah Adeye

That being said, pregnancy, birth, and parenting are initiated mysteries. Your story and experiences will be your own. Read more

Maiden, Mother, Crone… Or Something Else?

By Kris Bradley Editor’s Note: This is re-posted with the author’s permission from Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom.  Photo credit: Hecate via Rob Koopman. I’ve participated in a couple of discussions in the last month or so on the subject of the typical Triple  Goddess: Maiden, Mother and Crone  The Maiden is virginal.  She is the waxing moon; the early spring, not quite yet burst into bloom; she is  new beginnings.  She is a seeker of knowledge. The Mother is… Read more

Birth Guardians: Aileen Peterson

Today’s profile of Aileen Peterson, LMBT, CHD is part of our series profiling people who work with pregnancy, birth, or the postpartum period (prenatal massage therapists, childbirth educators, OB/GYNs, doulas, midwives, lactation consultants, labor & delivery nurses, pediatricians, etc.) and are Pagan or work with a Pagan community. Check out the previous Birth Guardian profiles. If you would like to be a part of the series please send an email to paganfamilieseditor@gmail.com.   Now here’s Aileen’s profile. What kind of work do you… Read more

Birth Guardians: Denise Hibben

Today’s profile of Denise Hibben is part of our series profiling people who work with pregnancy, birth, or the postpartum period (prenatal massage therapists, childbirth educators, OB/GYNs, doulas, midwives, lactation consultants, labor & delivery nurses, pediatricians, etc.) and are Pagan or work with a Pagan community. Check out the previous Birth Guardian profiles. If you would like to be a part of the series please send an email to paganfamilieseditor@gmail.com.   Now, on to Denise’s profile. What kind of work do… Read more

Review: Sacred Pregnancy

“Growing a baby offers a woman the opportunity to be part of Mother Nature’s mysteries, which directly connects her to the source of all things.” (99) Sacred Pregnancy is a guidebook and journal for pregnant mothers. “The point of this book is to help you feel prepared emotionally, spiritually, and physically to birth your baby and enter motherhood,” says author Anni Daulter. (291) Get the book in your hands and you’ll see it was obviously lovingly designed.  It’s filled with… Read more

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

Birth Guardians: Melanie Elizabeth Moore

Today we continue the series profiling people who work with pregnancy, birth, or the postpartum period (prenatal massage therapists, childbirth educators, OB/GYNs, doulas, midwives, lactation consultants, labor & delivery nurses, pediatricians, etc.) and are Pagan or work with a Pagan community. Birth guardians we’ve previously profiled are Jane Hardwicke Collings and Ben Hoshour. If you would like to be a part of the series please send an email to paganfamilieseditor@gmail.com. What is your name? Melanie Elizabeth Moore What kind of work… Read more

A Mother to Many

I can’t have children. With that simple statement comes images of an infant’s downy checks under soft hazel eyes wrapped up in a blanket, a toddler racing up to me wanting her mommy to see what she’s found. There are many different children I see with different combinations of my traits and those of my husband. In my mind I hold these mourned children and they smile at me and I feel our connection – that great mystery of blood and spirit shared between woman and child. Read more

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