Our community is made up of brilliant artists, creatives and entrepreneurs, but many of them are also dedicated parents and so we asked them an in port at question: If you are a parent, what do you think is the most important thing you’ve done as a parent in terms of the impact on your children?

Harriet Sims | Professional Licensed Natural Haircare Therapist

The most important thing I’ve done as a parent in terms of the impacting my children is to have allowed them to be their authentic selves. Too often, we as parents, especially single parents, try to over compensate for the parent that isn’t as active & present in their lives. They’ve watched their mother struggle & exercise strong Faith in God by overcoming a terminal cancer, & even recently taking a bold leap of Faith moving her home based Salon Business into a Salon Suite after 25 years & even during a Pandemic. So for them, seeing is believing! Both of my young adult children are aspiring Entrepreneurs like me. They believe if they put God first & put their minds into achieving goals that they will succeed.. Therefore, seeing their mother live in authenticity has been the one thing that’s impacted my children’s lives the most. Read more>>

Sharisse Sheppard | Realtor

The most important thing I have done as a parent is to begin “living” my life and stop merely just existing. As a mother I want to show my children by my actions not only my words. Michelle Obama said something that I apply to my motherhood journey “I want them to see a mother who loves them dearly, who invests in them but who also invests in herself” My kids are watching me daily so learning how to take care of myself mentally, emotionally and physically is the most important thing I do for my children, Read more>>

Vicky Rondon | Fashion designer

Well, I can say that as a father, especially as a full-time mother / father because I am divorced and Bruno lives with me, both his father and myself have taught values, priorities and above all empathy to our son, as well as we have shown him that We are family so we are no longer together as a couple and that before doing something we always think of the other person as if he were a mirror, so he does not do anything that could hurt; in any sense others, Bruno is mature at 12 years old Another super important thing is that I always tell him that he can do what he loves to do because that always inevitably leads to success. Read more>>