Parenting is an incredibly important responsibility and so we wanted to get a conversation going with input from parents in the community. We asked them: what is the most important thing you’ve done as a parent? We’ve highlighted some of the responses below.

NaTanya Dowell | Virtual Assistant Agency Owner, Mentor & Coach

I am a mother to 4 daughters (ages 32, 23, 21 & 10). I think one of the most important things I’ve done was show them what tenacity, perseverance and faith truly looks like. I’ve endured quite a bit of hardship in my life from illness, chronic pain, and emergency surgeries to being laid off a long term job unexpectedly to deciding to start my own business and going through the ebbs and flows of the journey. Read more>>


The most important thing i have done as a parent that have impacted my kids is them watching me break generational curses in my family. i was a high school dropout and i waited till i was in my 30″s to get back in school and take the classes i needed to get my high school diploma and just to have them to witness that while i worked a full time job was priceless..I have always impacted them by leading by example.they have watched me struggle as a single parent but yet kept it together at times i felt like i was loosing. Read more>>

Erika Livingston | Online Bakery Owner and Operator

The most important thing I’ve done as a parent to impact my daughter, is to just step out on faith and put myself out there. When I first started my business, I had no idea where it would take me and how far I would go, but I knew I just had to do it. I think the most impactful thing my daughter has seen is that the business is evolving and changing (in a positive way), and that you have to be open for growth. Read more>>