June 4, 2020

Listen, I’m not an expert on anything except maybe how to disappear your kid’s Halloween candy without them noticing. But I digress. My friends, I want to talk to you about race and racism and how to make sure we’re raising kids who don’t perpetuate the BS of previous generations.  It floored me when this topic came up in a local Facebook group. I live in an all-white, rural town full of housewives who spend each day selling each other… Read more

April 7, 2020

Explaining this pandemic and the myriad ways life has changed to a child is no easy task. Overall, our kids have been really great about everything, but there have been a few rough spots. In the beginning, we had to tell my stepdaughter that she couldn’t go to Vancouver to see her mom during spring break. She’d booked a tattoo appointment and put a down payment on it. Her mom had also bought her Billie Eilish tickets as a grad… Read more

April 3, 2020

As with any crisis, the spread of COVID-19 across our globe has brought out the holier-than-thou en masse. All you have to do is take a quick scroll through your Facebook feed, and you’ll have no trouble finding someone telling you that your method of coping is unacceptable. Whether they are attacking the use of humour to get through this time of uncertainty or they’re suggesting that we must only share the good news and save the bad, they’re there,… Read more

April 2, 2020

Few people are unaffected by the pandemic hitting our species right now. Whether you’re rich or poor, black or white, Christian, atheist or Jewish, every group is suffering the fallout of COVID-19. As such, this is no time to start blaming each other, and that’s not what I am trying to do with this post. I feel it necessary to mention that there are plenty of religious people out there who are putting facts and science before their faith. They… Read more

March 30, 2020

As the entire world grapples with the threat of coronavirus, many of us have found ourselves thinking more about death than we ever did before. Many of us are struggling with grief and loss and trying to find some way to cope. Some way to get back to normal. I get a lot of questions about dealing with death normally, but now I am getting them more than ever. I wish I could tell you how to cope, but I… Read more

March 26, 2020

So it comes in waves. You come across a particularly grim article, with forecasts that make you wonder what, if anything, will be left after all of this. And then maybe you see a tweet that makes you think, well, hey, perhaps this won’t be so bad after all. The waves go really low, though, and over time you find yourself sinking lower and lower into a pit of anxiety. Usually, I’m a pretty optimistic person. I prefer to focus… Read more

March 5, 2020

I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with tons of secular parents here on the intertubes since starting the Godless Mom blog. I hear lots of stories… some are sad, some are triumphant, some just gutting. There are a few things I hear though, that just strike me as strange. These things feel counterproductive to me and could have the opposite effect you are hoping them to. Here’s a handful of the most frequent actions taken by atheist parents who contact me, that… Read more

March 2, 2020

On this blog, I’ve been pretty repetitive about inter-faith relationships. I have said again and again that it’s easy to fall for someone with a deep faith or even someone who believes but doesn’t take it so seriously. It’s easy because there are beautiful, kind, intelligent and funny religious people out there that anyone would be lucky to have by their side. Where I always encourage caution, though, is how the future might play out, especially if you have kids… Read more

February 10, 2020

Yesterday morning I got this note in my inbox: Hello Godless, I saw you speak of your non-profit work on Instagram. I just thought I would write to you to tell you that you’re the sort of person Jesus would want to befriend. If you open your heart and accept Him, He’ll be the best friend you ever had. Either way, He will always love you, Sincerely, anonymous. *blink* Um. So, coming from a non-religious background, this note is equally… Read more

February 7, 2020

In 2013, Junaid Hafeez was arrested in Pakistan for insulting the prophet of Islam. HE WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH. DEATH. Unfortunately, he’s nowhere near the only one. Many of these men and women have only just been critical of the national religion in their country. Many of them are considered blasphemers just for being atheist and being honest about it. In 40+ countries, you can be charged and sentenced for blasphemy. In many of those countries, atheism is considered blasphemy…. Read more

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