Three Things Thursday

Once more, in an effort to update my blog more regularly, here’s another installment of Three Things Thursday! Three mini posts nestled together in one for your viewing pleasure! Preparing for Imbolc In preparation for Imbolc this year, I signed up for a virtual class called “Imbolc in Ireland” by Lora O’Brien of Irish PaganContinue reading “Three Things Thursday”

What a Decade! What a year!

Truly, the last ten years have been transformation for me, and 2019 was, overall, a grand end.   I entered the decade a newly married woman with a new job, new apartment, and new community. I had to start from scratch making friends and learning the land. My Druidry grew, especially in the first fiveContinue reading “What a Decade! What a year!”

Turning Inward on the Winter Solstice

Today my family welcomed the reborn sun following the longest night. It’s always a joyous occasion. We rose before the sun, drummed, and cheered for its ascension. Then I made waffles because they’re golden and round! We would have celebrated with our grove last night, but many of us are ill so we decided toContinue reading “Turning Inward on the Winter Solstice”

If at first you don’t succeed…

I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m working through the Initiate Path of ADF. The Dedicant Path took me three years to complete. The IP is taking much longer. The biggest hurdle for me is finding the quiet time and mental space to complete the work. My career is exhausting. Keeping house is exhausting. My daughterContinue reading “If at first you don’t succeed…”

Pagan Parenting: Today I Talked to my Daughter About Krampus.

My child has been a bit of a handful lately, especially in the evenings.  It’s probably a result of too many things packed into a week, fatigue, and the excitement of the holidays.  The last couple evenings have been particularly trying. In our home, we talk about Santa as a spirit of generosity and giving;Continue reading “Pagan Parenting: Today I Talked to my Daughter About Krampus.”

First Bealtaine at Our New Home

For the last decade or so, my Bealtaine celebrations have been punctuated by an explosion of green. Every year, I dance the Maypole, all the while taking note of the leaves finally reaching out in praise of sun and rain. This year, I did not dance the Maypole until the weekend after, but I spentContinue reading “First Bealtaine at Our New Home”

Winter Solstice Eve

Last year, I took a personal day on the Winter Solstice. This year, I used one for Samhain and don’t feel right asking for tomorrow given various things happening at work. I’m mildly resentful tonight as I work myself exhausted trying to make tomorrow a fun and memorable day for my family. I still haveContinue reading “Winter Solstice Eve”

Pagan Parenting: 12 Days of Solstice Chain

Three Cranes Grove is doing their annual 12 Days of Solstice-Along starting tomorrow!  Like other ADF Druids, I try to follow along in some capacity each year.  Now that my daughter is a little older and more aware, I wanted to do something different to make it very kid-friendly and also help us keep track ofContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: 12 Days of Solstice Chain”

Preparing is a Type of Ritual

We put up our Winter Solstice tree last night. My daughter was so excited. This is the first time in many years that we’ve had a large tree or used lights. The new LEDs are supposed to be better… Having a young child made us nostalgic, so my husband and I felt the tug toContinue reading “Preparing is a Type of Ritual”