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?

Jose Manuel Valines | Culinary Ninja

I think that trying to be present as much as I could considering the work ethic involved in the hospitality business translates later on n their life when it comes time to make hard decisions. Read more>>

Noor Yousef | Aesthetics Nurse

I have real life experience in this. I have been put in many circumstances where I have done things that have put impact on my Children. My kids have observed every move and effort I have taken to let my career and family business stand at where it is right now. They have seen the challenges and determinations I have been through. The most important impact they know that giving up is not an option. Once you set your goals…. you must reach them. They don’t often happen right away or from the first year or so. Read more>>

Rosanna Bermejo | Owner & Founder

I have been blessed with two amazing children. Being a parent is probably the most difficult job I have ever had, not only because of the enormous amount of sacrifice and work, but because of the responsibility. To complicate it even more, raising children does not come with a guidebook. In my case, throughout their childhood, I was always involved in my children’s development and wellbeing, from both, a social / academic perspective and a physical one. This focus and dedication allowed me to pass on to them what I believed to be my secret sauce. Having said that, allowing them to be themselves within specific boundaries, and loving them unconditionally was by far what has had most impact on them. Read more>>

Pamela Wasabi | Author, Poet, Radio Host & Food Artist

There is no perfect school or perfected method to educate our kids. The best way to teach them and show them is to lead by example. Be and live by the values you want your kids to embrace. Read more>>