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Meet PaganDad


Merry Meet,
My name is Patrick McCleary and I write this blog. Hope you have liked it so far. I have been Pagan for sixteen years, I know I can't believe it either. It feels like just last year when I picked up my first book, Raymond Buckland's Complete Guide to Witchcraft and started this journey that I have been on ever since.
I have been a parent for almost twelve years now. And while I have always been a Pagan parent, I have not always chosen to raise my children as Pagan. When I was with my first wife, we decided to keep religion out of things, since our religious choices were different. But when that didn't work out and I started a relationship with the lovely women that was to become my current wife and had another daughter, we made the decision to raise a Pagan child. This blog has been a record, so to speak, of that decision and all that followed it. While I don't record day to day things, it is my struggle to find material for young children that led to me create much of the content that you will find within this blog.
It has also been my experience talking with other Pagan parents, found through this blog, that I am not alone in this struggle. And I hope that I have made this journey a little easier for other families. To that end I have created an Yahoo Group for Pagan parents called The Pagan Village. This was done to enable parents to connect with each other and to provide support for their different struggles and challenges. If you like the blog I hope that you will find your way over there and sign up. If you do, please make sure to post an introduction so that we can all get to know each other.
If you have any questions or thoughts or just want to chat, don't hesitate to contact me. Or you can like me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter. I try to respond to every comment and email that I get. Here's hoping that you like the blog and that you subscribe.
Blessed Be,
Patrick