Pagan Parenting: Encouraging a Love of Fresh, Seasonal Food

  My toddler daughter is mastering walking (and running), and loves going outside to walk around my garden.  She’s also mastering her fine motor skills, which has made for some mildly stressful walks.  She’s seen me harvest enough food from the garden to understand that you can pick things and eat them.  Thankfully, she doesn’t putContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Encouraging a Love of Fresh, Seasonal Food”

North Country Druid: An Afternoon on Wellesley Island

Like most people in America, I spent some time outdoors with my family this Labor Day weekend. We decided to explore one of the larger islands in the 1000 Islands – Wellesley Island. We chose to take a late afternoon hike on one of the shorter trails at the Minna Anthony Nature Center. We arrivedContinue reading “North Country Druid: An Afternoon on Wellesley Island”

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”

Family Lughnasadh

Last weekend, we celebrated Lughnasadh with friends from Northern Rivers Protogrove and Muin Mound Grove at the latter’s annual Lugh Games. There was friendly competition, feasting, swimming, singing around a fire, and a lovely ritual. My husband was crowned the champion of the games! It was a wonderful time. Today, I celebrated Lughnasadh with myContinue reading “Family Lughnasadh”

North Country Druid: Zenda Farm Trail

In an effort to exercise more, as well as easily and safely enjoy nature with our toddler, we took another nature walk on a local trail. If you’re spending time in Clayton, NY, be sure to stop by the Thousand Island Land Trust’s Zenda Farm Trail.  (Officially, I guess the trail is called the LoisJeanContinue reading “North Country Druid: Zenda Farm Trail”

Sacred Mountains

Last Friday, my husband and I returned to the sacred land of our childhood – the glorious Adirondack Mountains of Upstate, NY.  Neither of us had been born there, but we spent time there as children.  As for myself, my family seemed to travel there just about every weekend in the summers.  Most often, we swamContinue reading “Sacred Mountains”

Druid on the Run: Here I Go Again! (With Some Druidic Virtues Along the Way…)

A cesarean section is an excellent excuse for not running.  Because of that, and the other demands that come with new babies, I gave running up last year.  I still went for walks, danced when I could, and did yoga once (something I’d like to do more of).  Weretoad and I said, “next year.” WellContinue reading “Druid on the Run: Here I Go Again! (With Some Druidic Virtues Along the Way…)”

Pagan Parenting: Simple Picnic Birthday

My baby recently hit a big milestone – she’s technically no longer a baby!  She’s a toddler.  Yes, not only did she turn one, but she started to walk!  Crawling is still her modus operandi,  but she grows more competent walking (and even running a little) each day.  Furthermore, she has said a few simpleContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Simple Picnic Birthday”

A Quiet Summer Solstice

I watched the sun rise from my bedroom window Solstice morning, babe at breast. No drumming or whooping, just contentment and silent prayers of thanks for the sun. And what a gorgeous, sunny day it was! We had a busy time planned with family so I decided to observe the holiday simply.  Next weekend comes theContinue reading “A Quiet Summer Solstice”

Lá breithe shona duit!

Bee turned one today, so I’m taking this as a good opportunity to add more Irish vocabulary.  Thank goodness for Youtube!  I’ve looked around several websites but it’s hard to find recorded pronunciations that are clear. Lá breithe shona duit my little one!  Let’s take advantage of the beautiful weather and visit the river today!