We asked some fantastic parents from in and around the city to tell us about the most important thing they have done as parents.

Kristen Brown | Spiritual and Empowerment Coach/Mentor

The most important thing I did as a parent that yielded the best impact on my children is to heal myself. Every one of us have a story. A story that created emotional wounds to our psyche. These wounds are the lens through which we think and act. When we act from our wounded self, we are unable to show up to our children in a way they need to evolve into high functioning adults. When we’re willing to introspect and recognize behavior that is negatively impacting our children and do the work to heal the root of the behavior, we grow into higher versions of ourselves. We start acting through a clearer lens. Read more>>

Amanda Ramirez | Writer and Blogger

As the mom of two teens, I’ve tried to give our kids a safe, loving home while inspiring them to reach for their goals. It’s the time-tested idea of roots and wings. A solid foundation of family and trust can help children feel supported and ready to take risks that can lead to greater success. Read more>>

Nia Blake | Personal Trainer

Being a parent is one of the most important aspects of my life. Every decision I make evolves around my children’s wellbeing. Parents are the most influential in a child’s life, I am raising my children to trust in GOD, be creative, self-aware, leadership & encourage them to lead with love. I ask my kids “what is something you notice about me as a parent” and it’s the little things to show you care & being present. Read more>>

Adam Sizemore | Touring Musician

Being a dad and also being involved in the Entertainment Industry is interesting…….especially in this day and age. We live in a world of technological distractions, social media pressures and the impact of influencers and peers we may never actually meet beyond the internet. My daughter’s mother and I strive as co-parents to keep her grounded between these two dynamic realities. What I’ve done and continue to do is, along with her mother, is try and create a world that is just as exciting and stimulating in the analog world as in its digital counterparts for our seven going on 30 year old daughter. Read more>>