Category Archives: Atheism

The Passing of a Generation

I know, it’s been a bit since I’ve posted. Between vacations and recent family events, I have a serious case of, “don’t want to do anything,” which basically applies to anything unrelated to my children.  If you’re my children, you’re … Continue reading

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Santa, Santa Everywhere (But Here)

This Santa dude is pervasive. Let me back up. My parenting partner and I have chosen to be honest with our children in a developmentally appropriate way.  If you’ve read my past posts about losing our dog, you know that … Continue reading

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Just for a Moment, Let’s Be Human

Today, I was with my youngest daughter at school when our teacher told us about the tragedy in Connecticut.  For a moment, time stopped.  I remembered the previous times–Columbine, my first year teaching; the Amish school shooting; Virgina Tech; Deer … Continue reading

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You, too, Can Raise a Moral Child (Maybe)

I recently came across a video clip of Julia Sweeney talking about her encounter with Mormon missionaries for a TED talk. I appreciated the clip for two reasons: 1) I grew up with Mormons and her description of their fervent … Continue reading

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The People Song

In my first post, I explained that one of the events in my life which cemented my atheism was the birth of my first child. Shortly after her birth, I sat in the glider with her and realized I was … Continue reading

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The Lies We Tell

My oldest daughter and I have participated in a parent education co-op preschool (similar to this one) for the past two years. Part of my education, as a parent student at this school, is grounded in the idea that parents need clear … Continue reading

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The Birth of Freethinking Parent

I am a mom.  I am an atheist. These identities are neither mutually exclusive nor contradictory in my life. In fact, becoming a mom is what prompted me to be more honest about my lack of belief in god. I … Continue reading

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