We asked some of the best parents we know to tell us about the most important thing they’ve done as parents and have shared their wisdom below.

Meredith Comfort | Photographer

I often wonder what my children will remember about me and my work during their childhood so I love this question! I like to think that I have shown them that hard work, perseverance and (most of all passion) can lead you to success in whatever path they choose to follow in life. Read more>>

Alisa Flowers | Candle maker & mother

I have a 22 year old daughter and a 5 year old son and the most important thing I’ve done as a parent in terms of the impact on them was be mindful of what they see from me on a daily basis. I was mindful of how I responded in high stress situations, how I spoke around them, my daily schedule, etc., and this resulted in them learning how to independently make wise decisions in many areas. Read more>>

Ziya Rettig | Author, Yoga Teacher & Doula

We do not get to know how many days we will get to live this life. People spend too much time doing things that do not make their hearts sparkle, things that drain their very essence. I encourage my children to express themselves in the most authentic ways that they know how. I provide them with a safe and loving space to explore and create themselves. Read more>>