Hello from Arkansas
I have been subscribing to Mothering Magazine for years. Got tired of the same topics, so now I just discovered the forum.
So here are am introducing myself. I live in the heart of Arkansas in a small town with dh, and 3 kiddos. I think I am the only atheist homeschooler in the whole state, although it seems we are the only atheist family in the whole town of Arkadelphia! Everyone else is baptist. I must add my dd7 is going to the church choir. I feel like I am in dark ages when if you wanted to be a musician, artist or scientist you had to do it via church. Well, here I am, daughter who absoluted loves to sing has to go to church to do so.
I try to bring up my kids open minded and tolerant. I try to tell them to be respectful of other people's religious choices, however, sometimes my dh and I get into a discussion that might prove otherwise. I just can't help it and bash some of the extreme religious but hypocritical people surrounding me at times.
So.... I am having a really hard time here.
It also adds to hard time with homeschooling when ALL homeschoolers we know are super religious, and all their schooling evolves around bible study and other religious curricula. I can't share resources for homeschooling and I can't get any advice on anything because if I ask I get "pray to God, he will answer all your questions..." So I feel lonely, isolated, and as my children are growing older, they do too. So I am hoping to move out of this town, but for now I am stuck and looking for support online among like minded people.
I am into natural living style: unprocessed foods, chemical free house and toys, herbs and natural way of healing the body etc...
So, I am just looking for friends, even if it's just online