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?

Jason Barry | Registered Dietitian & Personal Trainer

I have a one year old (Ryker), and with the knowledge I’ve acquired working on human health and development, I know the way my wife and I utilize breast feeding and proper whole food nutrition are probably the most important things we can and possibly will do for him. From a societal standpoint, most acknowledge it’s pretty bad to feed kids a standard American diet, but we still don’t take it seriously enough (yet) to begin to change the system. Unfortunately though, the damage this kind of eating and lifestyle inflicts on our kids is criminally under reported and widely misunderstood, especially during formative years. The way you feed your child will have long lasting effects on his or her overall health, behavior, disease risk, socialization, looks, dentition/jaw structure. Read more>>

Diamond Hill | Entrepreneur

As a new mom, my main goal is to teach my baby to seek out her purpose and never stop pursuing it. Which is the main reason I named her Legacy. I want Legacy to know that no matter what is going on around her, God has a purpose for her life and if she doesn’t give up, it can and will leave a lasting mark on earth. Daily, she gets to see me take care of home, run a business, and pour confidence into others, which is my ministry. Read more>>

Lisa Harrison Jackson | Author, Playwright & Creative Director

The most important thing my husband and I have done as parents to impact our children was to instill in them a faith base. We believe that as parents, our primary duty is to raise children who are loving, generous, compassionate, constructive contributers to society. This belief stems from our faith in God. My husband, Nathaniel and I have also instilled the importance of entrepreneurship and following one’s passions at a young age. We believe that merging the two is that sweet spot we all desire in life. As a result, our oldest daughter, Chandler obtained her degree in Art and Graphic Design from TWU, while our youngest, McKinley, a senior in high school is pursuing her interests in filmmaking. Both have started their own businesses. Read more>>