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 offers 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.
What We Write About
We focus on writing posts about mothers experiences exploring the requisites for spiritual growth. We 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!).
All posts are written in a learning mode. Feel free to share your own ideas and experiences by adding comments!
Who is Behind the Scenes
Chelsea and Penina launched this website in February 2012 after deciding they wanted to create a useful resource for Baha’i mothers around the world. Read more of their story below.
Chelsea is a mother of three young children. She grew up in the United States but is currently living in Australia. She enjoys writing, taking photos, and music. Chelsea is passionate about the advancement of women and promoting the nobility of motherhood, and believes supporting mothers practically and emotionally is crucial for community development. She is the main writer for this website, and also blogs at Moments A Day and shares her Baha’i music through Soulrise Melodies. She is currently serving as the Parenting Section Coordinator for the Relationships Department at the Wilmette Institute, an online Baha’i learning center that offers Baha’i-inspired courses to participants around the world.
Penina is the mother of four young children. She is currently living in New Zealand but grew up in Papua New Guinea. She enjoys sewing, gardening, and dancing. Having studied and worked in infosystems and education, Penina is puts these interests together for Enable Me to Grow, taking care of the technical aspects of the website and serving as editor. She is also the director of Island Custom and serves as the instructor for Kangatraining Wellington North.
Please do not reproduce copy or 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).