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.

Michelle Unzueta | Pilates Instructor

I’m a mom of two beautiful girls, my daily goal is to teach them the importance of have a balance in life, as a mom we know that our kids needs time, dedication and patience and to give this and our best we need our personal goals, time to exercise, take care of ourselves, keep working in our passions to be that perfect circle of motivation. As a Pilates Instructor my personal practice, make my daughters move everyday and keep my clients motivated it’s my goal. Read more>>

Carolyn Moss Kraham | Pampered Chef Executive Director

My children grew up watching my build my Pampered chef business. They saw me setting goals, breaking down those goals into bite-sized tasks and checking them off one by one. I truly believe that this helped them learn about structuring their days, setting a game plan for completing long term projects and achieving the goals they’ve set for themselves over the years. Read more>>

Taneisha Riley | Private Chef

I am a proud Mom of two beautiful children. Brianna (14) and Bryce (8). The most important thing I’ve done as a parent is to show my children unconditional love and self respect while building a strong relationship with them. Relationship is one of the key elements in parenting which makes such an enormous impact on them. Read more>>

Kelly Dean | Owner and Creator of The Laudy Daudy

As a parent, I think it is important to show our kids that we can have a balanced family and work life. Involving my kids with my work also shows them they can have a job they love while being able to be there for our family. My kids, Jameson (9) and Aria (6) help me with the Laudy Daudy in many ways. They go along with me for deliveries, shop markets and help me with photos. Jameson shows interest in helping me with the website. While Aria thinks she is ready to open her own bakery already. Read more>>

Sandra Jones-Keller | Intuitive Pregnancy Coach/Spiritual Energy Healer, Writer, Producer, Creator

To love and accept my daughter unconditionally. To create a safe environment for her to be herself (messy room and all!.) To teach her about Universal Laws and principles and the consequences of her actions and behaviors. To model loving, compassionate behavior in the world. And to provide access and opportunities to arts, culture, music, travel, and for her to know that anything is possible for her life. Read more>>