Pagan Parenting: Winter Solstice with a One to Two-Year-Old

If you’re a new parent like myself, you may wonder how you can introduce the Winter Solstice to your child, especially when he or she is still learning how to walk, talk, and get control of those little fingers! It can also be challenging when so much of what’s out there is wrapped up in Christmas, and youContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Winter Solstice with a One to Two-Year-Old”

Winter Has Come

Despite what the modern calendar tells you, winter is here in Upstate NY.  We’ve received snow.  An Cailleach is wide awake, shaking the dust out of her skirts and cloaks.  While she has yet to show her full power, it’s coming.  You can feel it in the chilly air.  While the snow isn’t sticking forContinue reading “Winter Has Come”

Devotionals in the Forest

Today I went to the forest to do a devotional. It’s a perfect day for that. The sky is clear, allowing the sun to hit the changing leaves. It makes them look like a brilliant flame! As a precaution against hunters and bears, I donned a red jacket and, once I was in the forest,Continue reading “Devotionals in the Forest”

Women’s Circle

I’ve been reading and enjoying Margot Adler’s “Drawing Down the Moon.” Several people in my protogrove decided to read it towards various ADF study programs and to honor Adler as an Ancestor.  I know I’ll have more to discuss when I’m finished.  For now, I’m nearing the end of the section on Feminist Witchcraft.  IContinue reading “Women’s Circle”

Starting a Druidic Study Group: A Virtuous Guide

As my current readers know, I started a Druidic study group a few years ago that eventually blossomed into an official ADF Protogrove.  We’ve been very successful so far, and I think a lot of that has to do with taking things slowly and beginning as a study group.  Now I’m seeing more and moreContinue reading “Starting a Druidic Study Group: A Virtuous Guide”

My Completed Crane Bag

Back before I had Bee, I researched crane bags and then made what I called a “motherhood crane bag” to keep with me through labor.  Since then, I have been meaning to make a general Druidic crane bag to have with me when conducting rituals.  My friend and grovie, Tara Loughborough, inspired me to makeContinue reading “My Completed Crane Bag”

North Country Druid: Exploring the Calcium Trail

    If you live in the Watertown area of Jefferson County, NY, and you’re looking for an easy hike to commune with nature away from the crowds that usually populate Thompson Park, I highly suggest the Calcium Trail.  Right off Rt. 11, it’s very accessible and relatively private.  There’s a parking lot and theContinue reading “North Country Druid: Exploring the Calcium Trail”

Saining a Workspace, Giving Back to my Community

  Last Sunday, I was called on by a friend in my community and protogrove to sain her workspace – the pottery studio at the Thousand Islands Art Center.  It was a wonderful experience for both of us, and I learned a lot! I was extremely humbled when she asked me to perform this ritual.  She toldContinue reading “Saining a Workspace, Giving Back to my Community”