As a woman blogging on atheist parenting, I often get asked why I would feel the need to blog on atheist parenting, isn't it just...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.
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Amanda on Raising Skeptics blog submits a timely blog post about Santa Claus called Why Do We Need Santa? Amanda is the mother of a lovely five year old who is already showing signs of wisdom and skepticism! Amanda, I hope that we hear from you and your family again in the future as you live your life in a beautiful secular family!
My own blog post offering this week from my blog at Atheist Homeschool Momma is called My Calling. Nobody every said that parenting was going to be easy, and it isn't. But it is the most important thing in my life.
On my blog I have slowly been working on a series of posts that address the ridiculous claims aimed at atheists in general. In my blog post Science is Your God I address one of the weirdest and most ironic of these claims.
The next carnival is due out: December 30th, 2013
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