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.

Melody Goliday | Author

I am a parent of a 6 year old little girl, her name is Ariane. I think the most important thing I’ve done as a parent in terms of the impact of my child would be showing her that anything is possible when you have faith in yourself. The journey of being a parent is never easy. In the 6 years of my parenthood I have accomplished many things like becoming an author as well as completing 2 degree programs. It’s not easy but I knew for sure that my child was watching. I had to keep believing in myself and keep pushing. I know that this will have a great impact on my child in the long run when she understands. Because I am leading by example. Read more>>

Asia Jay | Entrepreneur & blogger

The most important thing I’ve done as a mother and entrepreneur is include my children in the process of managing my business. My children are significantly interested in business ownership through play. They will create stores with their toys and sell it to each other or my husband and I. They are taught key principles that they can use as tools later as they grow older. Read more>>

Jayzon Jenkins | Independent Artist/Label Owner

Be in my son’s life because he already has to deal with his mom not wanting to be on his life like she claims Read more>>

Kira Deevah | Media Consultant /Music Executive

I became a mom at a very young age which allowed me to grow up with my children. I invested the majority of my time informing my children that The best love truly comes from within. I believe the most important thing that I have done as a parent is to inform them to lead a life with love and in return, it will guide them in the highest direction. One of my favorite things to say every morning to them is ” No one can bring to the world what you can so always Treat Yourself Like Your Own Best Friend. They are very wise beyond their years. I am proud. Read more>>

Tejhanaune (TJ) Speed-Percy | Dog Supplier

The most important thing I’ve done as a parent was showing my children that anything you want to do in this life is possible to achieve, as long as you put in the work and effort. Having our own line of dog treats and hemp oil was so exciting to share with my children. Showing them entrepreneurship is hard work but the freedom is worth it. Read more>>