Monday, July 26, 2010

Links Every Pagan Parent Should Have

As a new parent, I really appreciated getting tips from other more experienced parents about resources, items, and ideas.

As a pagan parent, There are precious few resources out there for us. There are more online and in books than in real life, to be sure. I have compiled a list of links (current as of today's post date) and a couple to help you create a real-world community of pagan parents offline as well!
 So I keep looking for places to gather with other pagan parents, resources that fit into a pagan philosophy of child rearing (whether or not it was targeted to us), and compiling them.


Broomstix Online Magazine: an online magazine for pagan kids with activities and articles, kind of like Highlights.
New Moon Magazine for Girls: Not pagan per se, but it may as well be! An empowering, ad free place for girls to express themselves, read other girls' perspectives, and reach towards their goddess-selves.
Pagan Moonbeams Online Magazine: a magazine for pagan families.
The Blessed Bee: Sadly, only one issue was printed, but it is available online.
The Pooka Pages Magazine: An online magazine for pagan kids

Websites and Online Resources:

Proud to be Pagan KIDS!
Mystic Moon Coven's Wiccan/Pagan Parenting pages
A Pagan Kid's Grove (includes coloring pages)- Warning! Annoying embedded sound
The Pooka Pages
Gingerbread Grandma's Cauldron
The Pagan and Wiccan Parenting Page
Teen Witch: Not in any way affiliated with Silver Ravenwolf, I promise.
Witchvox Articles by pagan teens
Witchvox Articles on Pagan Parenting
Covenant of the Goddess Teen Articles
Attachment Parenting International While not a pagan philosophy per se, most pagans I know practice attachment parenting, whether they realize it or not. Having support on positive discipline especially can be very helpful and comforting.
Pagan Babies (and Kids and Parents!) I have created a group on the pagan social networking site, The Cauldron Network (TCN). To join, you have to belong to The Cauldron message boards first. Join the message board, then join TCN, then join the group. A multiple step process, but it will be so worth it!
Grandma, Tell Me A Story is a great storytelling website designed for homeschoolers and kids who love stories and fairy tales. They are pagan friendly, too!

Resource Articles:

Religious Tolerance page on Teens and Wicca (Legal Family, and Safety Issues)
Rights of Wiccan and Pagan Teens in Schools
You Have a Pagan Student at Your School (A Guide for Educators)
Your Rights as Pagan Parent
Pagan Parenting Podcast: Developing Spiritual Parenting Skills

I hear you saying to yourself, "OK, great. There are umpteen million online resources for pagan parents, and a few choice books. What about finding other pagan parents in my area? How do I do that? Huh, Witch Mom?"

WitchVox Parenting Real-Life Links are far more disappointing. A search on WitchVox for groups with the term "parent" returned a mere 10 listings for pagan parenting groups WORLDWIDE. Surely, we can do better than this! We do not need to do this job alone! Build your tribe, people! When you build it, list it here! Which brings me to: This website allows a simple way for people to organize themselves. Many pagan adults use it for social gatherings to meet other pagans in their areas already. You too can start a pagan playgroup, a parent support group for witches, or a heathen baby gathering!

Spiral Scouts is an organization that does scouting activities for kids of all genders. It is pagan centric, but not exclusively so- all children age 3 and up are welcome to join. The caveat? We need 2 pagan adults (one female identified, one male) to apply to create a Hearth (family unit) or circle (troop extending beyond their own family). If there is not a circle in your area, they will help you create one.

And JUST STARTED, folks: Pagan Playdate! A resource for pagan parents of all stripes to create playgroups in their areas, and a strong group of folks (including Witch Mom herself!) in the Bay Area of California offering outings, a co-op childcare at PantheaCon, and more!


  1. Thanks for sharing these links! I just stumbled upon your blog and am feeling very inspired! We recently moved to a more conventionally minded (and seemingly non-spiritual) setting and I am realizing that I need to dig much deeper to forge the connections that came so readily in other parts of the country.

  2. Hi Erin!

    It's hard to be isolated, but witches have been doing it for hundreds of years. Even in a pagan friendly area like the Bay Area, I am having to start my own group for my kids- Pagan Playdate was borne from a need unfulfilled.

    I'd love to hear about what you come up with- and if you decide to start a group in your area, I'd be happy to add you to the Pagan Playdate database so that others can find you if you wish.

  3. If you could ad an image to this... I would love to pin it!!! Great resource thanks so much!!


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