This website is aimed at collecting resources for mothers to intentionally cultivate their own spiritual growth as well as nourish the spirits of their little ones. It will offer both inspiration (“Being…”) and practical tools (“Doing…”) inspired by teachings of the Baha’i Faith.
This site is an individual initiative started by two mothers who came together with a common vision. All opinions and ideas expressed here are personal and do not necessarily represent the entire Baha’i community. The official Baha’i website is www.bahai.org.
Being a mother is one of the most important and loved jobs a human could ever have, and it can also be very challenging, confusing, and even isolating. Here, we hope you will find spiritual nourishment for the noble venture you are undertaking every day.
We hope this will be a place you can ask questions, seek answers from other like-minded mothers, and gain spiritual sustenance to meet your day with joy, strength, and resolve. You deserve to be confirmed as the first educator of your children and know that you have the capacities within yourself to fulfill this role successfully.
Please see our Note to the Moms for some more personal words about our site and how we are not moms that “do it all.”
We focus on writing posts about mothers experiences exploring the requisites for spiritual growth. We will also share ideas about being intentional when developing our family’s unique culture and routines, as well as working to create a spiritually nourishing environment for each and every member of the family (including ourselves!).
We will also brainstorm how mothers of young children can participate as active advocates for the Plans of the Faith, taking into account their unique situation of caring for children. Specifically we will discuss core activities, Holy Days, and Feasts.
All posts are written in a learning mode. Feel free to share your own ideas and experiences by adding comments!
(Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 124)
Who is Behind the Scenes
Chelsea and Penina launched this website in February 2012.
We are very pleased to welcome Bam to our team as of February 2013 to help administer our Facebook page.
Are you interested in contributing to our website as a guest writer or in some other way? Find details here.
Our membership materials include over 25 downloadable resources which can be used to aid in spiritual education for your home or community. To find out how to become a member go to this page.
Please do not reproduce images from our website without permission. To read about the history behind our logos and art work, please see this page.
Photographs are usually our own, however sometimes they have been offered to us by families around the world to use on our website. Quite a few are those of a very talented Baha’i mother who has given us permission to use her work (you can see more of her amazing photography here).
To contact us click here. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.