A quick update on what’s happening lately with the Saskatoon Secular Family Network:
- I’ve been asked to be a contributor on the Parents Beyond Belief blog, and my first post is about our successful Freethinker Family Camp, Camp Hoodoo. Keep an eye out on the PBB blog for more posts by different parenting groups across the US and Canada.
- Later this month our group is having a book club discussion about the parenting classic: How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk. I can tell I’m going to love this book, especially after reading its first line: “I was a wonderful parent before I had children.”
- In December we’re hosting a December Celebration and Cookie Potluck night, where we’ll celebrate many aspects of the season that don’t necessarily evoke the supernatural or virgin births. Does anyone have any suggestions of atheist-y or humanist activities/crafts we could get the kids to do? The Friendly Atheist posted a link to an Atheist’s Xmas coloring book (PDF) that looks like a lot of fun.
The other big secular parenting news is that I’m going to be working in conjunction with CFI Canada to help start secular parenting groups across Canada. Right now I’m compiling some materials to make an information packet to send to people who are interested in getting a group going in their area. If you’re interested in receiving some of these materials or are looking to swap ideas, feel free to email me at sksecular.parenting at gmail.com for more information.