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

TallNFierce | Fashion stylist, wellness and lifestyle blogger

As a parent I believe the most important thing I’ve done that has made an impact on my children is move them to a better environment. We moved from Milwaukee WI in May 2021 and they really love the fact that it’s beautiful, always sunny and warm here. Of course they miss their family but they see how Mommy has been thriving in her business, showing them all the things to do and many opportunities available. Making the transition a little easier. Read more>>

Robert McKendrick | Photographer, husband and father

I believe the most important thing I have taught my children is that you will get out of life what you put into it. Life is not easy and there will always be challenges. Some challenges will seem like they cannot be overcome. But no matter how hard life knocks you down get back up. Always hold you head up. The way you handle these things in life will define you it is your strength’ Read more>>

Ariel Avilez | Author & Vocal Instructor, Songwriter

Actively going after my dreams has impacted me as a parent. In fact it wasn’t until I found I was pregnant with my first, that I felt the fire beneath me that pushed me to go all in with my dreams. I just kept thinking, how could I end up looking at my child telling them to ‘go for it’ or ‘don’t be afraid, you can do it’ if I was too afraid to really do it myself. I knew I had/have to be the example so that my kids could know it doesn’t matter how scared you are if you love it enough and work hard enough you can accomplish it. Read more>>

Danielle McGinn | Realtor, r3homegroup, DeLex Realty

I am the Queen of multitasking and juggling in our household. I have two toddlers, 18 months apart, so needless to say our home is chaos 24/7. With tendencies of being a workaholic, I try to keep a balanced life. At the end of the day, my greatest accomplishment is being a mother and devoted wife. In aspiring to be a good mother, successful Realtor, and a leader in my community, I know I must strive to be present for my family and I haven’t figured out the magic formula yet. Read more>>