Monday, December 30, 2013

Yule and the stories I'll tell Baby Faye about this holiday

As a pagan mom in a mixed faith family, I've spent a great deal of time this holiday season thinking about the stories I'm going to tell Baby Faye about this season as he grows. Admittedly I've spent a great deal of time this season with my knickers in a knot, freaking out about my space in a family that doesn't share my beliefs and tends to override them.

It's not been an easy month.

I mentioned earlier that I was given a rather fun moment of enlightenment via a Mini Cooper car ad, but me being me, and prone to a great deal of angst, epiphany moments don't ever completely chill the woe beast in me. I'm a complex, over-thinker by nature. It is what it is, and I've made my peace with it, even if it means I always take the hard or long way to come to terms with my life lessons.

Anyways, that's not really what I want to think about at the moment. What I'm contemplating are stories that talk about Yule from a pagan perspective. I'd like to find a good children's book that does a nice job of talking about the season in a way that is mainly pagan but also respectful of Christianity as my son is going to be exposed to both. Ideally I'd like the story to show the overlap of the two, in a way that shows that no matter what you believe, there is a core truth there and that's the important thing.

Anyone have any good recommendations? Cause I'm thinking that if I can't find it, I might have to figure out a way to create it for my son.


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