Pagan paths for children?

Michelle leading Water n Wax Scrying with Pagan kids, Pagan Alliance Witches' Ball, SF Bay Area 2012

"Pagan parents' emphasis on freedom of religious choice for their children means that some parents are reluctant to consider their children 'Pagan' until (and unless) the children themselves decide to follow Pagan paths." - S. Zohreh Kermani, Pagan Family Values: Childhood And The Religious Imagination In Contemporary American Paganism In August Patheos hosted a site-wide conversation about Passing On the Faith to children. Since Pagans often struggle over whether, when, and how to best pass on … [Read more...]

September link round-up

Sacred Pregnancy

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 in the NI … [Read more...]

A big week at Pagan Families

Lotus

I totally missed that Pagan Families turned one year old last weekend.  I have a really good excuse, though.  I was celebrating my daughter turning one week old. While she sleeps on my lap I'm taking the opportunity to celebrate the first year of this website, and to fill you in on some other exciting news.On May 26, 2011 I announced that Pagan Families: Resources for Pagan Pregnancy and Birth was born.  In the past year I've been blessed to be able to publish the writing of some really ta … [Read more...]

Link round-up

Lotus

Did you know the Pagan Families page on FaceBook has well over 900 followers?  I often post links and short quotes there.  Here's a round-up of some of the best from the last few months:* Doulas draw from Jewish tradition as birth helpers. “Doulas support women informationally, physically and emotionally — we can also add ‘spiritually’ to that list.”* An Intimate Pagan Mother Blessing. "At 36 weeks pregnant with my husband and my first baby I really wanted to connect with our future son i … [Read more...]

How to get involved

Pagan Families has been growing as a resource on Pagan pregnancy and birth because of its many readers and contributors.  We're up past 540 likes on Facebook, and the writers who've contributed to the blog number in the double digits.  That's pretty exciting!Are you a writer who's been thinking about making a contribution?  Now's a great time to have a look at our contributor guidelines and send us that post.Here are some topics it would be great to see addressed here at Pagan Fa … [Read more...]

A quick check-in

Hello wonderful Pagan Families readers!  It's been a while since we've posted anything new here, but we haven't forgotten you.  The editorial team has just been preoccupied with things like a vacation, a cross-country move, and new writing projects.We do have a couple of great posts in the queue, nearly ready to post, but waiting for some final input from various people.  If you make a submission, don't be surprised if we ask you for a little revision.  We're not trying to be mean -- we're try … [Read more...]

Frequently asked question: Why is it called Pagan Families?

As this site launches, it's been really gratifying to get lots of positive feedback.  One reader commented on FaceBook:What a great page! I wish I had found found a page like this whilst I was pregnant! Pretty hard to find pages like this Blessings ♥That is exactly why Pagan Families was born!We've also been getting a lot of questions about the name and scope of the site.  Why is it called Pagan Families if it's only about pregnancy and birth?First of all, I reject the idea that a baby is … [Read more...]


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