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?

Mariah Ankenman | Author

Showing my kids my success and failures. It’s very important that my children don’t see me as some superhero who can do it all. They need to know I’m human and I make mistakes too. I have hard days. I ask for help and keep working even when I fail. They need to see me do these things so they know it’s okay for them to do these things too. I want my kids to know working toward their dreams and goal will take hard work and it won’t always be easy, but if they keep going, keep getting up after each fall, they’ll make it. I also want them to know it’s okay to fail. Failure is not fatal, it’s simply part of the process. Read more>>

Roshay Neil | Cosmetologist & Singer

I think the most important thing I’ve done as a parent in the terms of the impact of my child is always being there for her no matter the situation, and showing her that’s there’s more than one path to life. That she can do any and everything she puts her mind too and to try as many things as possible until she gets it right. I try to be the example I can be to her because I know she looks up to me for guidance. And because of that failing is not an option. Read more>>

Josh Vegors | Content Creator and Social Media Consultant

As my career has progressed and my kids have gotten older, I think I’ve had to take a really hard look at what it means to be a provider. A big part of my life for many years was working in the music industry. That time was split between time in the studio and time on the road as a guitar player. But after my wife Lisa and I had our third kid, I had to take a step back and take a real hard look at how I was spending my time for work. Read more>>

Andrea Kreeger | Artist; Fine Art Mediums

I have the honor to be both an entrepreneur and a single parent! It is a challenge not only to manage the balance of work and home life, but to span the rolls of parent, teacher, student and owner, developer and manager. It is a an endless juggle between lives. I find I need to constantly reevaluate priorities, needs and dreams. The most important thing to me is to know when to lead, when to listen and also when to let go. To stay fluid as an artist, a business woman, and a sole parent keeps me on my toes and is my greatest life lesson. Read more>>