Why a blog carnival for atheist parenting?
There are many parents out there who are new to living a secular life, new to raising children without the traditional ways, sometimes hidden and living in seclusion due to their secular choices, afraid to be open and yet determined to raise their children as skeptics and as happy people. These atheist parents are looking for those few voices out there who can offer them understanding, community, advice, or just a general feeling of being normal. Many first-generation parents are seeking in earnest and I am proud to be available and open and willing to offer my support. Not my advice or my expertise or my definition or my label!
My support, my friendship, my small community.
This blog carnival contains blog posts by parents who are raising their children in a secular home, without religion, dogma-free.
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Mandy from Secular Mom blog reminds us all that It's That Time of Year Again. This inspired atheist mom to five children that she is raising in the Bible Belt USA tells us how she and her family make the holidays extra special. I hope that all of us find a way to celebrate this holiday with lots of love! Thanks, Mandy, for bringing your wisdom to this carnival.
Special THANKS to Susi for these submissions from her blog called Susi's Soap Box. Susi's Soap Box came about to give voice to internal frustrations with politics, religion, current events, relationships and just about everything else. Susi Bocks used it as a vehicle to speak out rather than bottling up all those emotions. What has evolved is a platform to articulate more than just those emotions; it's become a labor of love that seeks to not only voice what's wrong with this world, but also be a catalyst to change it. The following posts are Originally Posted on Susi's Soap Box blog. In A Letter to my Son, the piece was initially an assignment that her eldest son had in his Senior year. As his parent, Susi was asked to give him advice about beginning his upcoming adulthood. This piece was that advice. She felt that the piece was an opportunity for guidance, reaffirm what they had taught him all along and a chance to show him, once again, the depth of love she and her husband have for him. In her post Full of Love, But Then Empty Susi reflects the circumstance and emotions of the miscarriage she suffered in 1995. At the time she was newly committed to the man who has now been her husband for the last 18 years. Although a very difficult time, it conveyed to her, deeply, what relationships were really about. My sincere THANKS to Susi for sharing so intimately with us.
The next carnival is due out: December 30th, 2013
Please send in your blog post submissions by December 29, 2013
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