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.

Tucky Blunt | Husband, Father, CEO

Being open and honest with them. Also being willing to listen and direct with instruction. Not just do as I say. Read more>>

Le’Kieah Williams | Super Mom & Consultant

The biggest important impact I have had on my son was continuing my education when I initially learned I would become a mother. At 23 years old I was in my last year of undergraduate. I worked to fund my education, had a required internship, and enrolled in 19 units. This was a difficult moment in my life, however, that is exactly what it was, a moment. I did not allow this time to determine my future nor let it discourage me. I knew that I wanted to teach him when he becomes of age ready to apply to colleges of his own, that there is no such thing as “try”. Resiliency and determination are the biggest impacts I have instilled in my son. He has witnessed me recently, apply to graduate school and see the beginning stages of me starting a consulting firm along with an accessory line. I include him in any decisions I decide and allow him to see what it takes to start a business. Read more>>

Jenny Wu | Fashion lawyer + Content Creator

When I am with my kids, I put my phone away. It’s such a small thing but it makes a huge difference in both the type and quality of interactions I have with them. I want them to know that Mommy is present and ready to engage and play. It lets them know that they are important and that being with them trumps everything else. In today’s world, it’s so easy to haphazardly reach for our phones whenever there’s a lull but what kind of message is that sending to a two and four year old? They don’t care about your important emails or uploading a new post to IG. They just want you to be there with them, to play with them, and to see them. So I do it to let them know they’re important and to set a good example so that hopefully they will also strive to live in the moment. Read more>>

Lauren Wolk-Goldfaden | Founder of Mini Bloom and Co-Founder of Goldfaden MD

It is my ultimate goal to raise self-reliant children who have high self-esteem. So I know that it is vital for me and my husband to be role models for them. We take care of ourselves by finding the balance of both physical and mental health on a daily basis. And we share the same values that we want to uphold in our home: to be authoritative parents rather than authoritarian figures to our children. Children learn the most from their parents and role models, so I am determined to show them my best self so that they can learn what healthy relationships, boundaries, and values look like from the beginning. I try to refrain from complaining, self-shaming, and having negative conversations, always!. Read more>>

Ming Yu Wang | Jewelry Designer

I became a mom for the first time last year. I don’t know if this is the most important thing that I’ve done, but teaching my son Mandarin means a great deal to me. I get to share the language that I grew up with, with him, and teach him the beauty of our culture, especially now in this climate. Read more>>

Erika Ventura | Ayurvedic Practitioner & Holistic Health Momma

One of the things I have enjoyed witnessing as a parent is the intrigue and the care that my child has for not only growing our food but also in the herbal preparations and practices I do, there’s really no greater feeling than hearing your child say she’ll run to the backyard to pick some herbs we need for dinner from our garden or in seeing the genuine interest in how the world works and how it pertains to our health and well being. I think the greatest impact on her life is knowing that she has the ability to not only heal her body with healthy foods but also that it is in her power to grow up knowing the benefits of including fruits and vegetables and how ancient healing modalities can teach us a lot about our own health journey, while ultimately being able to reach a point where she can share that knowledge with others!. Read more>>

Adam Yasmin | Digital Resilience Educator / Coach & Podcaster

The most important thing I think I’ve done as a parent to my child is being present & empathetic. Reflecting on my own childhood, I had one parent that gaslit me while the other abandoned the family. So being present and raising our child is a huge deal for me personally. Read more>>