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Every Atheist Parent Needs: The I Survived Book Series

I Survived book series

It was way too late for me when I finally realized how much I loved history. It’d always been portrayed by my teachers with such lacklustre enthusiasm, picking out only the most dull and mundane points that could no sooner draw me in than Katy Perry could say something she thought up herself. My Dad

Atheist Kids: A Guide For Religious Parents

Atheist kid

So, your child is heathen… what a conundrum. There are so many different avenues you could take to deal with this. You could kick them out of the house until they recognize that the evidence for god is all around them. You could berate them for falling into Satan’s grasp. You could disown your child because

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Ask Mommy: Help! I Don’t Believe Anymore, But My Daughter Still Loves Church!

Child in Church

I got this question in an email recently: Here is my situation. I gave up any religious beliefs for almost a decade, during which time I married and had a child. My husband is atheist. I recently went back to Christianity for almost a year and started taking our 4 and a half year old

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Ask Mommy: My Stepson Doesn’t Believe in Evolution. What Do I Do?

Father and Stepson

I got an email the other day from @hannibaltraven whose stepson is being fed creationist BS when he’s at his Dad’s. The email read: My 9yo stepson says he doesn’t believe people evolved from monkeys. After a long sigh, I tried to educate him but I don’t think he gets it. How do I change

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Ask Mommy: How Do I Explain Christmas To My Kids?

Christmas

Adult humans do some weird things. Dragging a dead tree into our living room and throwing balls all over it is definitely one of them. It’s fun and we love it, but it’s fucking weird and you come to realize just how strange it all is when you’re asked how to explain Christmas to someone

Atheist Life Hacks: How To Apologize For Neglecting You

Star Wars Cake

My little heathens… I apologize for being completely AWOL this past week – August, for my family, is birthday madness and it ends after the big one: my son’s. I was tits deep in cake batter and frosting, struggling to fill Kylo Ren-shaped piñatas and breathing all my energy into a few dozen balloons. Houseguests

Ask Mommy: How To Cope While Living With Religious Relatives

I recently received this question on Facebook, I’m in a relationship with an agnostic with extremely religious parents. We have recently had a baby. My partner and our child are currently living with her parents while we save money for our own place. I feel like I’m suffocating because I have to filter myself around her parents. I have

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10 Kid-Friendly Vacation Spots That Will Exercise Your Science Muscles

Kennedy Space Center

This summer, many Christian families are making their way to the Ark Encounter which recently opened in Kentucky. In the first week of its opening, the park based on the biblical story of Noah drew in 5,000 visitors per day. It’s becoming a common road trip for Jeeby-loving Americans. A pilgrimage, if you will, that’s leaving

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Ask Mommy: Atheist Grandma, Christian Granddaughter & Causing Doubt

Grandmother

I got this email from a reader, I’m deeply atheist but somehow my daughter “found God” and has my five year old granddaughter brainwashed …. Every time my granddaughter spouts her god talk I tell her “Grandma does not believe in god” and she continues with “why”… This is where you come in. By any chance,

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Ask Mommy: Atheist Parents Shunning Kids For Religion?

Shunning kids for religion

The other day, one of the people I’ve connected with on Twitter emailed me the following question: My question might be strange I’m not sure but here it goes… I know A LOT of parents who are Christian and raise their children in the church (I was one of them), and there are several children