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?

Brianna Anderson | Maternity Photographer

I have the greatest privilege of being a mom to two incredible kids, both now into their teen years, and seemingly growing up before I can blink! The single most important thing I have done as a parent in terms of the impact of our kids, is praying for them. My husband and I have spent the last 15 years praying over our son and daughter, from everything from their physical and mental health, to the the day-to-day issues. We pray about big decisions that need to be made, we pray as a family at meals and when their is a family need, and we make it a very standard, everyday practice in our home. I think most parents would agree, that half the time I’m not confident in what I’m doing as a mother! Especially in these teenage years, I am constantly doubting myself and wondering how I could have handled something better. Read more>>

Dr. Morgan Francis | Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Licensed Therapist

As a clinical psychologist it is important for me to help my kids (ages 8, 6, and 4 years old) develop emotional intelligence. Hence, we talk about our emotions and come up with creative ways to cope with our feelings. As a specialist in the treatment of body image it is very important that my kids have a positive body image. They are taught at an early age that their bodies are amazing and can do incredible. things like run, swim, bike, jump, and grow. My 8 year old daughter has positive affirmations like “I am smart” and “I am important” on her bathroom mirror. She says them to herself everyday. Read more>>

Yolanda Lake | Hair and Makeup Artist

As a mother of four beautiful children, one of the most important things I have done that has impacted my children is following my dream of becoming a Makeup Artist. I always wanted to be a mom and I love every moment of it! And after seeing them go from babies to big kids, I realized that it was the perfect moment to grow and go after my dream, so I signed up for Makeup School. I will never forget the day I graduated from The Skin and Makeup Institute, All my kids were so excited for me and my oldest daughter came to me and gave me a big hug and said “Mommy I am so Proud of you.” with a huge smile on her face, At that moment I realized how important it is to follow your dreams no matter what stage in your life you are in. By me going after my dream my kids could see and learn that dedication, hard work will always lead you to good things, I believe that by setting a good example is the best way of teaching our kids. Read more>>