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- When the 'Best' School is a Religious School
- "Mommy, What's Confession?"
- "Mommy, What's Catechism?"
- Quick! What the Hell is Vesak Day?
- Talking About Belief With Kids: When Logic Threatens to Overshadow Kindness
- Four Poignant Minutes from 'This American Life'
- Everything You Need to Know About Islam to Get Your Kids Up to Speed (Okay, Maybe Not EVERYTHING)
- Quick! What the Hell is St. Valentine's Day?
- Are Mormons Christian? Here's the Simple Answer
- 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Heading into a Confrontation
- Dynasty defenders: Religion no excuse for bigotry
- What's the Real Nativity Story? Kid, You Don't Want to Know
- The Secularization of Christmas Isn't Just Okay — It's Great
- Coming Soon: Holiday Gift Ideas for Secular Families
- When Opinions Expressed Are Not Your Own
- Quick! What the Hell is Diwali?
- Back When We Were Funny: 10 Religious Costumes for Kids
- 'Very Religious Parents' Trying to Indoctrinate Their Grandkid
- Quick! What the Hell is Eid al-Adha?
- 'My Dearest Daughter': Letter from an Atheist Mom
- Embracing Religion 'For the Sake of the Kids'
- Measuring the Space Between Indoctrination, Brainwashing
- Don't Freak Out; It's Temporary
- Survey: Nearly Half of All Parents Uncomfortable Talking to Kids About Religion
- Addressing 'God' in Secular Families: When is the Right Time?
- Quick! What the Hell is Yom Kippur?
- 6 Things about Seventh-Day Adventists
- Quick! What the Hell is Rosh Hashanah?
- When 'Religious Jokes' Cross a Line
- Two Items of Business for Secular Parents
- Crucifixion Story, As Told By a Freethinking 7-Year-Old
- Back In (Non)Action
- Turning 40 in 'The City of Love'
- It's a Fine Line Between Truth and Propaganda
- Quick! What the Hell is Ramadan?
- Help Inoculate Kids Against Meanness
- 4 Reasons I Love Being 'Out' as Nonreligious
- On Christians, Gay Marriage & Finding a Middle Ground
- 'Jesus Gosh!': Explaining Religious Sensitivity to a 4-Year-Old
- Who the Hell are 'Nones' Anyway?
- Is Prayer a 'Love Language?'
- Believers Behaving Badly
- 12 Simple Differences Between Catholics and Protestants
- It's Not a Competition: 8 Tips for Interfaith Parents
- 7 Tips for Dealing with Religious Relatives
- A Nonbeliever’s Near-Death Experience
- Quick! What the Hell is Pentecost?
- Daddy, Daughter Discuss God (Again); More Cuteness Ensues
- Benefits to Being a Secular Parent? Let Us Count the Ways
- Want Your Kids to Have An Easier Time Dealing With Death? Don't Send Them to Their Rooms to Cry
- Memory Candles a Secular Way for Kids to Honor Their Dead
- Fun Facts about Nones
- The Best Thing About Being a Secular Parent? You Tell Me!
- 12 Tips for Talking to Little Ones About Death
- Honoring Guru Nanak — And Whoever's Hanging On Your Wall
- Temporarily Suspended...
- Don't Just Hang in There: It's Time to Retire Certain Myths about Grief
- Thinking About the Best Ways to Comfort Grieving Kids? Think Again.
- Only Five Religious Books Have Won the Caldecott — Most Before 1963
- Quick! What the Hell is Easter?
- Quick! What the Hell is Holi?
- 12 Reasons We Indoctrinate Kids — and Why We Shouldn't
- Quick! What the Hell is Passover?
- 'Up Series' Captures the Magic of Age 7
- Nonreligious Parents a 'Niche' Market? Not By My Count
- Despite Controversy, World Religion Teacher Tells It Like It Is
- One Set of 'Footprints in the Sand' is Plenty for This Kid
- 15 Secular Songs to Share With Your Kids
- God's (Alleged) Gender Proves Problematic for Some Parents
- Inject Some Religious Literacy into Your Valentine's Day
- 10 Simple Ways to Mark Darwin's Birthday
- On 'Hell' and 'Evil' — and the Uselessness of Both Concepts
- A Few Changes Around Here
- What's Wrong with a Nativity Scene Made out of Dead Cats?
- This Blog Has Been Flagged as Inappropriate
- A Newer (And More Laid Back) Brand of Atheism
- The Game-Changer: 'I Have a Dream'
- 3 Must-Reads for Secular Parents
- An Interview with the Guy Who Named the 'Nones'
- Quick! What the Hell is Epiphany?
- Learning to Ignore Religious Reactions to School Shootings
- Discussing Death with Little Ones (Whose Deaths We Fear So Much)
- My Last Will and Testament (Sort Of)
- A Shopping Guide for Nonreligious Parents (Part II)
- Being Happy In Our Own Skin
- A Shopping Guide for Nonreligious Parents (Part I)
- Research Shows Baby Jesus Crazy Popular
- 75 Reasons to Share the Bible with Kids (Even if You Don't Believe Any of It)
- Taking the 'Myth' out of the Bible
- Yoga Class Indoctrinates Kids! (Um, Yeah, No)
- Stomach Flu: 2, Family: 0
- 'Day of the Dead' Might Just Be the Best Holiday Yet
- Quick! What the Hell is Hajj?
- Armstrong: 'If I wasn't a liar, a cheat, or a thief, then I believed that should be enough'
- Tip of the Day: Religious Barbie!
- Washington Post Blog Spotlights 'Relax, It's Just God'
- What Does Your Kid Really Know about Religion?
- 'The God Talk' Makes Prime Time
- BlogHer Spotlights Religious Charm Bracelet
- The Inheritance of Anxiety
- 'We'll Miss You When We're in Heaven and You're Not'
- 4 Reasons Not To Indoctrinate Kids Against Religion
- 'Daddy, Tell Me a Story About Science'
- Brief Tribute to Obscure Children's Book (P.S. #Giveaway)
- A Political Side Note: Relax, Democrats, It's Just 'God'
- Blog Turns One Year Old
- Creationism vs. Evolution: Bill Nye Gets Folks Talking
- God Saves! (But For Real This Time)
- 'My Friend Said If You Don't Believe in God, You Go Into Fire'
- Quick! What the Hell is Eid ul-Fitr?
- Raising Critical Thinkers Means Letting Our Kids Criticize Us
- Letting Kids Choose Their Clothes (And Their Faith)
- Sikhism in 60 Seconds
- Girl Scouts Flap Rears Its Silly Head Once Again
- Do You Share Negative Views about Religion with Your Kids?
- Must We 'Come Out' as Nonreligious?
- Religious Charm Bracelet, Anyone?… Anyone?
- On Tom, Katie and Interfaith Families
- Don't Label Me, Man
- Why Secular Parents Should Do the Santa Thing
- 12 Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Kids About Death (Part II)
- 12 Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Kids About Death (Part I)
- Heaven Doesn’t Help Us: Talking to Kids about Death
- Images of Faith (and Non-faith)
- How to Tell if Your Child is 'Ready' to Talk about God
- Is a Lack of Vomit the Best We Can Offer?
- You Don't Have to Be Religious to Sing about God
- Where's an Omniscient Policeman When You Need One?
- O We of Little Faith: Highlights from Nonreligious Survey
- Teachable Moment Goes Up in Flames
- Religious Parent, Secular Child: The New Culture Clash
- Changing Minds Is More Fun When It's Your Own
- My Kid is Ignorant — Isn't That Hilarious?
- 'But What if Santa Believes in God?'
- 'Relax, It's Just God' Featured in Psychology Today
- Alain De Botton's 'Atheism 2.0' Cheapened by Temple Talk
- Religious Picture Books Have Much to Offer — But Choose Wisely
- Honk If You Love Jesus*
- Travel Break!
- What Happens When You Don't Tell Your Kid About Religion? Only Really Terrible Things, That's All.
- The God Book: A Tale for Children
- ‘Kids Who Don’t Believe in God go to a Very, Very Bad School’
- Stereotypes Broken, A Winner is Chosen
- Has a Religious Person Ever Surprised You?
- Jesus & Julia: A Tribute to Real Books
- Nonreligious Parents: It Only Takes a Few Minutes to Make a Big Difference
- Honesty, Shmonesty: When Did Lying to Kids Get Such a Bad Wrap?
- There’s a Word for That, and the Word is Bigot
- 'Troubled Youth Such as You Burn in Hell'
- For Your Consideration: The Whirling Dervish
- God, That's Funny!
- Help Break New Ground! Participate in Survey of Nonreligious Parents
- Talking to Kids About Death Need Not Be Depressing
- Lucretius is The Man
- An Interview with Matt Logelin: Widower, Dad and Nonbeliever
- Put Your Hands Up, and Step Away from the Ideology
- Holiday Cheat Sheet for Nonreligious Parents
- Confessions of a ‘Notorious Atheist Who Inflitrated the Girl Scouts’
- "You Worship the Devil!" "You're Homophobic!" ... Um, Guys?
- Merry Evergreen
- Quick! What the Hell is Christmas?
- Those Scary Three-Letter Words
- Quick! What the Hell is Hanukkah?
- When 'I'm Praying for You' Feels Like an Insult
- When the Godless Pray
- Newsflash: Not All Scientists are Assholes
- 'Dear Abby' for the Heathen Set
- The Bible + LEGOs = Pure Genius
- True Religion (And Reality) is in the Eye of the Beholder
- Thanksgiving 'Prayers' for Secular Families
- 10 Commandments for Talking to Kids About Religion
- Bonus Blog: Responding to a Reader About the 'M' Word
- Judge Not, for There are Few Things More Annoying than a Judgey-Ass Parent
- Survey Says!
- 'I Love God, Even Though God Is Not Real'
- Respecting Things We Don't Believe
- Consolation (Without Religion) for a Grieving Child
- Cheers! God Can Kill You With the Push of a Button
- Kick This Ass for a Man
- Thou Shalt Give Away Free Stuff
- Enter the Action Figure
- 'God Talk' Doesn't Come Naturally to Every Parent
- Church Is Fun! (Or Is It?)
- 5 Reasons I’ll Read Your Blog (And Why I Might Not)
- Religion Doesn't Kill People; People Kill People
- Daddy, Daughter Discuss God; Cuteness Ensues
- What God Looks Like (Surprising, I know)
- The 'G' Word: An Excerpt from My Book (And My Life)