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Secular Parenting Blogroll

October 5, 2011

A quickie list of Secular Parenting blogs that I follow.

The Meming of Life: Parenting Beyond Belief (

What can I say about Dale Mcgowan’s blog?  His collection of essay’s on secular/atheist parenting “Parenting Beyond Belief” and it’s companion volume “Raising Freethinkers”  are the seminal works on the subject.  His blog runs the gamut from charming stories about his disgustingly cute family to laser sharp snark about dealing with the  annoyingly religious.  I’ve only had the privilege of meeting him once, but I plan on making one of his workshops someday.  Until then I’ll have to settle for just being an E-migo.

Oh crap, I almost forgot, Dale is also the executive director of the Foundation Beyond Belief,  a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation created to focus, encourage and demonstrate humanist generosity and compassion. (and yes, I cribbed that from their website, they explain it better than I could.) So yeah, Dale is on the list of awesome people who are awesome.

Science Based Parenting

A group blog collecting the writings of several excellent secular parents, including my fellow Cincinnatian  Colin Thornton.  They do a lot of good writing about vaccination myths,  science enjoyment with your youngsters and  other cool stuff.

Post-Industrial Parenting

A fellow stay at home dad and his ethnographic musings on parenting on the bleeding edge of the future.  He has ahd the kind of foresight my children will one day wish I had, in that all of the people in his blog are pseudonyms, whereas one of my kids will one day lose the Presidency  because someone will notice that they are the progeny of the guy who wrote about Vampire Jesus.


The blog of  Professor Jean Mercer, an actual expert of child psychology. More kiddy science per posting than most people can handle.

Parents Beyond Belief

Another tentacle in Dale’s vast conspiracy to get people to raise their kids rationally, this is an open blog that features essays from members of various secular parenting groups around the country.

Raising Happiness

The website  of Christine Carter, Director of Greater Good Parents, and the author of  Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents.  Christine talks very openly and interestingly about what happiness means in reality and she has some great people conributing.   Plus their most recent article talks about how wrong David Brooks  is, which makes my inner Driftglass happy.


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