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?

Krista Harris | Abstract Artist

The concept of parenting while trying to establish and maintain an artistic practice as a full time job was definitely a big question for me. I’d always thought of art as being a solitary and sort of selfish pursuit. Our daughter was about 7 when I turned 50 and decided that it was time to either “put up or shut up” and to take the leap. Read more>>

Lisa Pascua | Yoga Instructor

I believe the most important thing I’ve taught my kids is to follow their passion. I took my love for yoga and turned it into a business because I believed it’s what filled my soul and found true contentment. This in turn helped my kids believe they can also follow their dreams and passion to become whatever they wanted. Anything is possible if you have faith and strong work ethic. I work hard so they see that in me every single day. Read more>>

Betty Lehman | Disability Advisor

By the time my son, Eli, was 6 years old in 1994, he had 36 medical diagnoses. One diagnosis at age 2 was autism. At that time, autism was considered a rare disorder affecting 1 in 10,000 children. Today, autism affects 1 in 44 children – and we have the internet to find information and resources. The most important thing I’ve done as a parent is grow up fast and take initiative upon realizing that my son was not only vulnerable medically, but I was also in danger financially. When he received his autism diagnosis, private insurance quit paying – for all his medical bills. Read more>>