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Feast Days, Gods and Ungods, Practical Polytheism

Welcoming Brighid: 4 Things to Prep for Imbolc

Maybe it’s my rapidly approaching third decade of life or that I’ve totally embraced the #momlife outlook, but whenever something comes up requiring my attention, I end up asking “Is it practical?” and “What is the minimum effort needed?” Honestly, I just don’t have the time or energy I once did for anything else. Kids,… Continue reading Welcoming Brighid: 4 Things to Prep for Imbolc

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Gods and Ungods, Practical Polytheism

Growing Up when the Gods Strike Us Down

The oft repeated phrase "Everyone makes mistakes" is one of the most annoying and trite things to hear or say. I use it  several times a week with my kids, because every kid should grow up hearing it and master the eyeroll of disdain (ugh, Mom, you say that all the time!). Parents, you feel… Continue reading Growing Up when the Gods Strike Us Down

Flora and Fauna, Gods and Ungods, Parenting, Practical Polytheism

Who Leaves the Seeds?

My four year old is convinced that every hole or pit we see in the yard leads to a Totoro. If you haven't seen it (and rock have you been under for the past 30 years), My Neighbor Totoro is a Japanese animated film from Studio Ghibli about a young family that moves to the… Continue reading Who Leaves the Seeds?

Flora and Fauna

Non-Native Birds: Starling Update

Well, we're bonded. The husband keeps pushing for a soft release, but I just don't think she's scared enough to survive in the wild. She hates him, but so do most of our animals (he's not mean or anything, just isn't an animal person, and they sense that). But we need a name. The boys… Continue reading Non-Native Birds: Starling Update

Flora and Fauna

Non-Native Birds: Starling Rehab

I've been working to get back into a regular practice, which is hard for me. I'm very bad at holding myself accountable, and if I don't have some form of external checks, its near impossible for me to form a habit. What that looks like now is I'm super organized with work and school, but… Continue reading Non-Native Birds: Starling Rehab

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Book Review: Paganism; An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions

I have been intending to read this book for some years now, but time and circumstance have always seemed to be working against me. But thanks to one of the members of our newly emerging local group, I've finally read it. First, I'm glad this book was written. Whatever nitpick I have with it, I… Continue reading Book Review: Paganism; An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions