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 and wish Christine Kraemer well in the next leg of her journey.
Then, on to the heart of the matter: 3 great articles from around the web in February:
- Hands From Woodspriestess: “It reminds me of my experiences in creating rituals for my family. In the books it looks so easy and fun. In real life, babies have poopy diapers and my sons make fart jokes and my papers blow away and I speak in a snappy tone of voice and things take longer than I expect.”
- Please Vaccinate Your Children From Shekinah Calling at Patheos Pagan: “Please, listen: being Pagan, embracing the beautiful irrationality of religious experience, delving into the natural health modalities of our ancestors–these things don’t mean that we have to reject solid science. And the science behind vaccines is solid. It always has been. People in the Global South would kill for the vaccines and herd immunity that wealthy Americans are so eager to throw away.”
- Mental Illness, Judgment, and Habit: 3 Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned as a Mother From Ashley Rae at Witches and Pagans: “Today I find myself reflecting on the most important lessons I’ve learned since becoming a mother of one six years ago. In no particular order, here are my top three.”
In case you missed it, here’s what we were talking about last month here at Pagan Families:
- Why Pagan Families Want Temples
The Importance of Self Care
- When Kids Meet the Gods
- What Nights Are For
- Children Who Rest with My Ancestors: Part 1