Tag Archives: parenting

Every Atheist Needs: How To Raise Your Children Biologically

Parenting is one of the hardest endeavors… it’s so rewarding, and worth every moment, but it’s hard and full of second-guessing. Nothing has the power to make you doubt yourself quite like loving a tiny human. Books about parenting, I have found, have always been somewhat unrealistic, dull or religious. This one, however, was a

Every Atheist Parent Needs: BrainPOP

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There are not many children who flourish in a school setting where rows of desks are towered over by a lecturing, monotonous teacher. Learning is fun… I’ve never quite understood why our schools are hell-bent on making it anything but fun. That’s why I send my son to a private Montessori school and it’s also

7 Atheist Parenting Don’ts

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I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with tons of secular parents here on the intertubes since starting Godlessmom.com. I hear lots of stories… some are sad, some are triumphant, some just gutting. There are a few things I hear though, that just strike me as strange. These things feel counterproductive to me and could have the opposite

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Atheist Life Hacks: How To Survive A Knife Attack

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I was just eight when we were living in Adelaide, South Australia. My memories of my time there are vague. I remember my mom was teaching 6th grade and my Dad was doing social work downtown, mostly working with homeless addicts and alcoholics. I went to school where my mom taught and I ate ice

Atheist Life Hacks: How To Turn Your Children Into Authors

Nala The Dream Fairy

Few things are more important to me as a mother than passing down my love for stories and storytelling to my kids. One of the ways I do this is by making up and writing stories together. I thought I’d share a story I did with each of my kids. Here is one my son made up himself.

Guest Post: 5 Reasons to Contemplate Before You Indoctrinate

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This is a guest post by Angela Russell. Angela Russell is a stay-at-home mom to two girls ages 3 and 4. She holds graduate degrees in School Psychology and Elementary Education but writes primarily as a fellow parent and as someone who thinks that if we can decrease childhood indoctrination we can decrease the negative

5 Difficult Situations For Atheist Parents and How To Deal With Them

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I get asked a lot of questions about how I raise my son. I have strong opinions on certain aspects of parenting and don’t mind answering your questions, so long as you keep in mind that this is what’s best for my family, and may not be what’s best for yours. The first question is from

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Guest Post: The Importance of Happily Ever After

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This is a guest post from Candice (aka NonProphetess). She is a blogger and outspoken skeptic/atheist/humanist, a mommy, nerd and craft beer enthusiast. You can read her blog here and follow her on Twitter here. “Once upon a time,” should immediately remind everyone of glass slippers, candy houses, and a pea carefully hidden under a

Every Atheist Parent Needs: Sketti Tales #SkettiTales

Sketti Tales

You’ve all probably heard of Veggie Tales, the cartoon that brainwashes children with all the cherry-picked lessons of the Bible. I’ve had to skip over it a few times in the Netflix recommendations in hopes that one day it will just disappear from the otherwise pretty great list of titles for kids. One day… One

Bullied for Unbelief: How To Protect Your Kids

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When I was in eighth grade, I sat next to this large, awkward girl in Math. I had enough trouble following the lesson as is – I hated math – but it was even harder because this girl , Melanie, would talk to me through the whole thing. Often I would try to ignore her,