Pagan Parenting: A DIY COoR Quiet Book

Fellow ADFer and new mama, Jan of The Sapling Project  shared an amazing project that she’s been working on for her daughter.  She’s calling it a Core Order of Ritual (COoR) Quiet Book.  Those in ADF know that the COoR is our liturgical outline.  A quiet book is a soft, often textually interesting book for babies.Continue reading “Pagan Parenting: A DIY COoR Quiet Book”

Pagan Parenting: Puffed Up With Pride and Love

I’ve been trying to get baby girl used to sleeping in her crib.  We’re reluctant co-sleepers* but it’s not been terribly stressful in the summer.  We hardly keep any blankets on the bed.  All the same, I pray to Brighid for protection each night.  (To be fair, I would do that no matter what!)  IContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Puffed Up With Pride and Love”

Druid on the Run: Back in the Game!

It’s been awhile since I blogged about my physical fitness goals as they relate to my spirituality.  Too long, in fact.  Time to get back in the game! The day after my cesarean section, the nurses and doctors were adamant that I get up to walk around.  Those first few steps were some of theContinue reading “Druid on the Run: Back in the Game!”

Pagan Parenting: Changing My Schedule

At my baby shower, one piece of advice that was repeated again and again was, “rest when the baby is resting.”  It’s easier said than done in part because I’ve always been a very productive, project-oriented person.  I’ve had to embrace raising my baby as the most important project in my life at this time,Continue reading “Pagan Parenting: Changing My Schedule”

Doing What I Can, When I Can

Now that Baby Bee is here, I’m struggling to maintain my previous Druidic practices.  The various study programs I’ve been working on in ADF?  If I was slow before, I’m going to be at a snail’s pace now!  My nightly devotionals have ceased for the time being due to exhaustion.  I’m on the baby’s scheduleContinue reading “Doing What I Can, When I Can”

Pregnant Pagan: Childproofing the Altar Area

Pregnancy brings many practical safety concerns.  Those nice open outlets that were always so convenient need capping.  Cabinets with easily accessible cleaning supplies suddenly seem like death traps at worse or, at least, mess factories.  Coffee table corners become menacing obstacles.  Most expecting parents who choose to have a registry will add various safety doodadsContinue reading “Pregnant Pagan: Childproofing the Altar Area”