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

Lara Kushner | Artist and Mom

Showing resilience and showing them consistency. I am a person who thrive under discipline, starting my day at 6am, creating a daily task list, and checking off boxes help me stay focused and I get more done. Read more>>

Shastin Diaz & Sarah Shields | Micro Farmers

Eating healthy is always a main concern as a parent. We are two moms with a passion for growing our own food in a sustainable way and all the while we’ve had little hands helping us out and little eyes watching. Read more>>

Kimberly Ayers | Artist

Probably the most important thing is the amount of quality time we shared. I was fortunate to be able to bring her along on many trips and studio visits with established creatives, mostly in LA. So she learned from professionals in their own space. I didn’t want her to grow up in a suburban vacuum. Read more>>

Candace Charee | Manifestation and Trauma Healing Expert

I have 3 boys ages 16, 7, and 5. About 5 years ago I left an abusive marriage and knew I had to get out, for me and my children. I knew it would be hard but in the long run, it was the best choice I could have made. Read more>>

Calypso Jete Balmain | Trans activist and showgirl

I would say Being a parent to several LGBTQIA individuals the most important thing I can say I have done to impact their lives is showing unconditional love and support for the things they do. Read more>>

Christy Roushey | Floral Illustrator + Hand Lettering Artist

I have 2 kiddos (11 and 8 years old), so I think the most important thing I’ve done is go to therapy. Working to unlearn harmful habits and relearn healthy coping mechanisms not only benefits me, but helps me to be a better parent. Read more>>

Candice Zundel | Mom, VP of Production, Advisor

With three little girls (two year old twins and a four year old), I try, like everyone else, to impact how they grow up to be empowered, independent, strong, and kind people. I’m also a full time working mom helping run a production studio so the sheer effort it takes to balance work and life can make even my best intentions come to a grinding halt. Read more>>