Our community is comprised of entrepreneurs and artists and creatives – folks who have chosen incredibly difficult professional paths that often don’t offer any safety nets or guarantees. Nonetheless, we regularly hear that being a parent is a far greater challenge and so we asked some of these folks to open up to us about the things they’ve done as parents that they feel will have a meaningful and positive impact on their child.

Denise Fulton | Artist

One of the best things about being a working artist is that it shows my children that they can pursue their own dreams. They see that doing the work makes me happy and brings me fulfillment. It also helps that what I do is tangible – something that they can understand and relate to their own pursuits. Read more>>

Romana Mehar | Clinical Director & Aesthetic Nurse

Starting my journey with SKIN Med Spa & Laser was a leap of faith. It was a dream to do something for myself, but being a mother of 3 children, full time nurse and wife, daughter and sister, time and energy was always focused on others. As a parent you are always thinking about how every step you take will impact my children. Now almost 3 years in, I feel like I couldn’t have made a better decision. My children see me following my dreams, and they know it is not always easy, or glamorous but it is always worth it! I also see my children understanding that they to can accomplish big things one step one day on idea at a time. Read more>>

Meredith Crawford | Songwriter & Musical Artist

Being a parent has been THE hardest job of my life. You don’t get paid directly to be a parent, but the Pay-off in being a parent could mean lifetimes and legacies of love in the long-run. So, you have to play the long game. I was not prepared to be a parent when I became one, but I know I was chosen for my kids and my kids were chosen for me, and there’s a bigger picture out there somewhere looming above us that I just can’t quite see just yet. However, the tapestry is being woven. Being a parent can be a super psychologically personal experience as you recall yourself as a kid, and then figuring yourself out as a parent, and then your kid becoming who they’re meant to be with some of your DNA somewhere in the mixture of all of that. Then, it goes beyond that. How were YOUR parents as kids? How do you think their parents were to them? All of those prior generations, genetics and family tree branches are leading you to YOUR legacy as a parent. Read more>>