Greetings, Justanotherjen! Nice family! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
I was always open about my atheism with my daughter, but never tried to force my beliefs on her. In her teens she went through a gung-ho Christian phase and I was happy to take her to church and drop her off. During her first year in college she started to date a Scientologist and that really scared me. Now she describes herself as an agnostic.
Hi, Jen (?),
I noticed you're from Chicago, and I got my masters degree at the University of Chicago many years ago. Do you enjoy living there? You must be very busy with four kids in that age range. My only daughter is in college in San Francisco now. Are you "out" as an atheist? Does your husband know? Do you plan to raise your kids without religion?
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