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.

Katie Grinstead | Mama & Tattoo Artist

There isn’t a one size fits all style for parenting because there isn’t just one kind of kiddo or situation. However, there are universal teachings to children that are the most important in my opinion, which are respect and empathy. Read more>>

Todd Fahnestock | Fantasy and Sci-Fi Novelist

My short answer: choosing a career you love, being persistent and being a decent person to those around you. But my full answer requires a story and is, in fact, the reason I’m a writer. Writing saved my life when I was fourteen. My parents divorced, and I could have gone down some dark paths. Read more>>

Lee Stiffler-Meyer | Visual storyteller at Let the Light in Studio

Having changed careers and started something new at mid-life with young kids, I think my impact is bigger than I know. I changed careers and started my own business because I wanted to try new things and explore parts of myself that needed a place in the sun to grow. Read more>>