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.

Roxy and Jazmin | Owners of Sarape Treats

The most important thing we have been able to do for our children is create a legacy for them. Sarape Treats will provide them a substantial future. Having our children see us operate a business has been such a blessing, it teaches them the importance of building relationships and decision making. Read more>>

Myesha Hill | Cultured Christian Designer & Encourager

The most important thing I believe is making sure we’re not focused on what’s happening now, but setting my son up for the future. I also make sure he’s apart of or sees me doing the gritty work for the business. Even if he doesn’t inherit tons of money from it, he will know all that it takes and that’s major because we live in a social media world where you see a facade and ppl feel like that’s a reality, but they don’t see the grind it takes. Read more>>

Alicia Shy | Designer & Master Mindset Coach

The most important steps I’ve taken as a parent while managing entrepreneurship is focusing on my happiness. Focusing on my happiness made me become a better person in many ways! Before I became aware of how to use emotional intelligence my life always seem to be in shambles. After learning and understanding how to control my reactions to things outside of me I then realize the only focus that should matter is happiness overall with my life. Because I started softening up and just living and enjoying life my bind with my son became tighter then ever. He recognized even at such a young age that mommy is happier. It also enabled his mood to become better to because he started following my example. Many times as a business owner we can get caught up into our business life and it could bleed into home life. Which then trickles down to our family; all the stress, doubts, and fears are not welcoming your family to continue build a relationship with them it instead pushes them away. Work life balance is key. Read more>>

Dr. Kchristshan Howard | Choir Director & Founder of Shun & Co. Designs and K’s Delights

The most important thing I’ve done as a parent in terms of the impact on my children is being intentional. I choose to be active in Kennedi, Kerrington, Kayden, and Kamden’s life. I’m active physically, spiritually, and emotionally. My children, and I believe all children, need to know that parents are there intentionally. I realize I won’t be perfect and I also realize I will make plenty mistakes as a parent. However, I want my children to always be able to say that mommy didn’t give up, leave, or choose other things or people over being present in their lives. I want my children to know that I will always support them, guide them, and love them through their journeys in life. Read more>>

Kathy Kiger | Holistic Health Copywriter

When I first decided to start my own business, I was worried that the time it would take away from my kids would negatively impact them. But giving my teenaged daughters the chance to see their mom go for her dream has been priceless. The day my 18-year-old daughter told me, “Mom, you’re my hero”, I knew I’d done right by my kids. Read more>>

Ely Trevino | Owner of Ely’s Micheladas y Mas

I believe as a parent of two preteens , it’s important to give options and choices . I want to give my kids the option and knowledge behind of getting an education, that they can also form and learn a trade and build their own business and be they’re own boss and that no matter what our motto will always be to never give up. Read more>>