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?

Monika Heaton | Enrolled Agent

I think the most important thing I have done as a parent is to live by example. Being a single mom of a daughter at times were tough. Life can definitely throw you a few curve balls. Showing my daughter that even if you get knocked down, you get back up and keep on going as it can only go up from there. I would always tell her she can be anything she set her mind to and by being that example, I showed her it to be true. Read more>>

Madison Abboud | Gym Owner & Nutrition Consultant

My daughter is only 18 months old, but I believe in my heart that the best thing I have done for her as a parent so far is provide her with the best nutrition possible. It has not always been easy but it has always been a top priority in our family to invest in our health now so that we can reap the benefits today as well as much later in life. Our girl will grow up eating whole, nutritious foods and we will continue to do everything in our power to make sure she has a healthy relationship with food. Read more>>

Shelby Smith | Brand Designer

As a new parent , the most important thing I have done to ensure I have a positive impact on my little one is to show him how to be resilient, have grit, and remain present in every moment. My son has just turned 1 and it is a very delicate balance in between being present as a parent and being focused as a career woman. Your children feel and absorb everything they see you do. I made it a point that my son would always know and feel my presence while seeing me be active creatively. He’s little but I watch him try to do the things I do and his intention on learning. He’s so authoritative and strong. I want to impact his life by showing him how to channel that energy into amazing things. Read more>>

Karen Kaiser | Stay at Home Parent & Owner of Sew Cute Frisco

The most important thing I’ve done as a parent is to teach my children to give to others. Whether leading by example or actively engaging them in giving, I always do my best to teach my children to be kind and compassionate towards others. Read more>>