Many first-generation freethinking 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 but my support, my friendship, my small community.
Check out the column on the right for a list of freethinking parenting blogs!
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.
This blog carnival contains blog posts by parents who are raising their children in a secular home, without religion, dogma-free. If you have a parenting blog, won't you consider submitting a post for an upcoming carnival?
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I hope Wendy Thomas Russell of Relax, It's Just God, a blog for Secular Parents doesn't mind a quick plug on her blog post Last Call!!! Wendy's book Relax, It’s Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You’re Not Religious is slated for release Jan. 6, 2015, so keep it on your list for after Christmas stuff to want!
As for my own blog My Own Mind, I am never at a loss as to what to write about atheist parenting. My days are full of wonderful moments with my children, moments that reinforce the natural, dogma-free life that we are living. One small example is this recycled post called Thanks, Hitch where I give a brief insight of a moment that we shared with a lovely family from Brisbane who has a rather surprising world view and how my son handled that. Another recycled post is one that I was asked to write for an online atheist magazine. The post Atheists Talking to Our Kids About Death and Grief is an untidy article that I wrote, but with a good final piece as to what to do if you are floundering in a sad sea of sadness and need some direction for secular grieving.
I hope you have found something that helped you
The next carnival is due out: August 30th, 2014
Please send in your blog post submissions by August 30th, 2014
Send the following information to Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
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