Our community is comprised of entrepreneurs and artists and creatives – folks who have chosen incredibly difficult professional paths that often don’t offer any safety nets or guarantees. Nonetheless, we regularly hear that being a parent is a far greater challenge and so we asked some of these folks to open up to us about the things they’ve done as parents that they feel will have a meaningful and positive impact on their child.

Jill Jarvis | Blogger & Owner of BKSCGroup

I used to worry that I was not doing enough for my children, but over the years I’ve realized that the best thing I’ve done is to give them my time. There have certainly been busy seasons of life when I could not give my full attention, but being deliberate about sharing what time I have has proven to be the best thing I’ve done as a parent. So, while I may not have taught my kids to read by preschool, I did send them off knowing they had a comfortable place to come home. Read more>>

Heather Sholl | Social Entrepreneur, Founder of The Villages Gym

I am the mother of twin elementary aged boys. In my heart of hearts, I believe that one of the most important things I’ve done as a parent to impact them is my decision to do what I love, share the dream and the work with them on a day to day basis. They know work is real, and it can be tough but has endless rewards when you love what you do and serve others. Read more>>

Shiela Pepping | At home Mother, Artist & Amateur Photographer

Being present, being a parent is so much more than just growing a baby or planting the seed. I believe one of the most important things to do for your children is to be there for them. I prefer to surround my son and daughter with a healthy environment filled with love and the path to success. Along with children, being a parent is also getting past the obstacles in your way, teaching your children the difference between good and bad is the key to a healthy future. Children will not learn without us being present! Read more>>