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Heather asks:

I’ve been trying to find homemaking blogs that are more feminist or agnostic or atheist. Or basically, blogs that don’t talk about submitting to God as a step to becoming a good homemaker. I just want more spaces where I can read and comment without feeling as if I don’t really belong. I’m having difficulty finding many, and I was hoping for some recommendations.

Hey, Heather! We ran a post a few months ago about my ten favorite home-related blogs, and you’ll probably find something you like there. But you guys — let’s hear what you read that Heather might like. Cough it up!

Comments on Seeking agnostic, feminist homemaking blogs

  1. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for asking this question. I’ve just gotten caught up on a lot of blogs recently, found a lot of bookmarks that are outdated, and my days are a little bland. I’d been looking for something new to read through the back-issues.

  2. My friend Ashley writes http://www.twwly.com – she’s a badass, tattooed, former Suicide Girl stay-at-home mum of two who homesteads with her badass tattoo artist husband in rural Ontario (Canada).

  3. Thank you for this! I definitely look for atheist blogs, though not necessarily ones written by atheists (if you catch my meaning). I’m all for expanding my experiences with differing viewpoints, but for stuff like recipes and crafts, I prefer a space where I feel comfortable.

    • Heather, thank you so much for this question! I just found the Off beat home tonight, after having spent more than a year looking for non-Christian home blogs. Very exciting to see the list!

      And kudos to the gathering of feminist Christian women- I imagine that group of blogs is even harder to find!

  4. My blog is without religious topics, more social justice ethic with feminist overtones and is about food experiments, kids and I list my failures as well as successes! I also have links to some other cool blogs that I think would meet your criteria. Can I just say that I have just filled my RSS feeder with heaps of the blogs mentioned here. Punk mums – I’m so happy!

    http://makedomum.blogspot.com

  5. Oh my gosh! I’ve so been looking for something like this. I’ve recently started mine up again and I love DIY and homemaking, but I can’t stand the overly Christian blogs. Yay! If it is okay to submit, mine, I’m at http://www.radicalgeekery.com

    Can’t wait to check out all these new blogs. =)

  6. Thanks, everybody! I have a blog but it doesn’t get updated much and it’s definitely not about homemaking as my house is a crazy mess/zoo type thing right now.

    Anyway, as a Christian feminist (and therefore pretty liberal in my views) it’s heartbreaking to see a desire to just stay away from the Christians because they’re just so preachy. Trust me, I know. I’m on your side because I left church because of all the preachy.

    I’m just sad that this is what has become of “Christianity”. Faith is not religion. I wish people would say, “I’m religious!” instead of “I’m a Christian!”.

    I am killing bandwidth in my office – I have all of the blogs you guys suggested open and I can’t wait to start delving into them! Thank you, thank you, thank you for asking the question I’ve been asking myself for a long time!!!

    • I personally don’t avoid the Christian Homemaking blogs (let’s be real… They’re pretty much unavoidable in the first place). Usually they’re beautiful blogs- until you stumble upon the odd one that leaves a sour taste in your mouth for a bit… But that being said: As an Irish Polytheist, sometimes it’s just NICE to read blogs that AREN’T focused on that- whether they’re inclined towards Atheism, or decide their faith takes a back seat to their blogging about homemaking; it feels incredibly isolating at times when, as a non-christian, that’s practically all you can find out there.

  7. you guys have saved my bacon. thanks for this comprehensive list. i’ve been drowning in the patriarchal, God-culture of homemaking. thanks again.

  8. My adult daughter and I both have blogs which might meet your requirements. We also administer a Facebook group together called “Homemaking For Everyone”:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ecofriendlyhomemaking/

    We both agree that there is a need for homemaking resources without the heavy Christian slant.

    My blog is Life With Dee:

    lifewithdee.com

    And hers is:

    retrohousewifegoesgreen.com

    We are working on some online courses for homemakers and hope to write a book together one of these days.

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