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.

Kylie Theriot | Wedding Photographer

Having grown up seeing my Dad follow his dreams touring the globe as a blues musician, I know how impactful that can be on my own children. Having them see me be my own boss, make my own hours in order to spend more with them, and do something I love is priceless. I want them to know that they can do or be anything they desire, but also want to show them that it does take hard work in order to get to where you want to be. Read more>>

Jennifer Wauhob | Realtor, Team Leader, Chair of the Houston Association of Realtors

I have a very busy schedule and travel frequently for work. I once received a really nasty letter from another mom in my neighborhood criticizing me for not spending enough time with my kids. Sadly, I think moms judging other moms is far too common. I’m a big proponent of doing what is best for YOU, whether that’s staying at home with your kids or choosing to pursue a career outside the home. Read more>>

Lindsay Townsend | Artist and Teacher

I want my daughter to grow up happy and healthy. As a parent, I think it’s important to allow children to pursue their strengths and dreams. That said, my husband and I are committed to showing our daughter that our household is an equal partnership and that we both contribute to our home in the best ways we know. We allow our daughter to explore her interests and ideas. Read more>>