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Posts tagged "family"
Update on the Children...

Update on the Children…

Hello Realm! It’s Jax, here for a check in. My personal Realm has been a crazy explosion for the last two weeks, and TheScott and I are loving it. Nineteen days ago, we took in two young ladies with the hopes of adopting them. Our new girls are nice, smart, beautiful, and a lot of...
The Princess and the (semi-) Hiatus

The Princess and the (semi-) Hiatus

We got selected. A huge thank you to everyone who has sent their good wishes, their prayers, their magic, and their energy. I know the support we’ve been shown by everyone–in our physical lives and our online lives–has made a huge difference. TheScott and I have a “trial weekend” before paperwork gets signed, so nothing...
The Meaning Behind "Meant to Be"

The Meaning Behind “Meant to Be”

Whenever I’m waiting to hear about something big I typically hear the same phrase over and over: “If it’s meant to be, it’ll happen.” It closes almost every conversation, as if that’s the solution, and people lean back with a sympathetic smile as if it’s some great comfort. If it happens, it was destined. If...
Race, Pride, Children and Me

Race, Pride, Children and Me

I’m going to make myself uncomfortable today. I’m going to talk about race. I need to learn to do this. There’s a good chance my kids will be a different race than I am. And even if they’re not, it’s important to me that my children grow up as unprejudiced as I can help them...
Royal Advisors Wanted... Mixed Religious Parenting

Royal Advisors Wanted… Mixed Religious Parenting

Our contract is in with our adoption agency. TheScott and I are officially on the waiting list for receiving custody of children Excuse me while I go breathe into a paper bag a few times. Okay, back now. As I’ve mentioned before, TheScott and I are adopting through the foster system. We’re looking for two...
Dear Wife of Pagan, Pt. 3 (Final One!)

Dear Wife of Pagan, Pt. 3 (Final One!)

This week I’m finishing my answer to Wife of Pagan from Slate.com regarding how to deal with conversion inside a marriage or other close relationship.  Read on for Part 3, or check out last week for Part 2, or two weeks ago for Part 1. I’m jumping right in with no introduction, so if you’re...
Dear Wife of Pagan, Pt. 2

Dear Wife of Pagan, Pt. 2

This week I’m continuing my answer to Wife of Pagan from Slate.com regarding how to deal with conversion inside a marriage or other close relationship. Read on for Part 2, or check out last week for Part 1. I’m jumping right in with no intro, so if you’re not already familiar with this story, you...
Dear Wife of Pagan...

Dear Wife of Pagan…

This week GG pointed me to an article on Slate.com in which Dear Prudence gives meh advice* to a devout Christian woman whose husband of four years converted from atheism to Wicca. Jason at The Wild Hunt already wrote detailing why the advice of Emily Yoffe, Dear Prudence’s author, was not only bad advice but...
Walking the Talk: Explaining Heathenry to an Adoption Agency

Walking the Talk: Explaining Heathenry to an Adoption Agency

We spend a lot of our time in The Realm talking about Pagan interactions in the real world, and I have, in the past, encouraged people who are able without intense repercussions to come out of the broom closet. My convictions tell me that being open about who I am and what I believe is...
Kirk Cameron and Free Speech

Kirk Cameron and Free Speech

This week on The Grand Overseer (i.e. Facebook) I watched an argument over whether or not Kirk Cameron’s comments regarding homosexuality on Piers Morgan were out of line or not. The argument centered less around the content of what he said and more around whether or not Kirk Cameron has the right to have and...
Pre-Adoption Update (Oh my gods this is really happening)

Pre-Adoption Update (Oh my gods this is really happening)

Goodness gracious, life can change so quickly sometimes. It wasn’t two months ago that I wrote about the challenges of giving up biological motherhood and how TheScott and I were starting classes to become foster/adoptive parents. Well… those classes are over. We have most of our paperwork in, we just had an exit interview, and we’re...
Blessings for Modranicht: The Meaning of Love

Blessings for Modranicht: The Meaning of Love

In a letter to the citizens of Corinth, the early Christian evangelist Paul said that love is patient and kind, and is not envious, nor boastful, nor proud. It’s a beautiful message beautifully worded, and like many people, I have always found it uplifting. I was an adult, however, before I realized what I perceived...