Our community is made up of brilliant artists, creatives and entrepreneurs, but many of them are also dedicated parents and so we asked them an in port at question: If you are a parent, what do you think is the most important thing you’ve done as a parent in terms of the impact on your children?

Nickolas Wildstar | Raptivist & Entrepreneur

My wife and I just had our first child, Chancellor, who is 2 years of age so parenting is still something fairly new to me. One thing I know for certain is that the world my generation has inherited is unfit for future generations to live in. Trillion dollar deficits, authoritarianism, racial disparities, are all issues our country is currently dealing with that could have been long avoided. Running for office is a permanent display of my effort to lead the way towards bettering our nation and society. Although I have yet to win an election, I’ve advanced dialogue and actions by others to improve the environment we all share. Ultimately the goal is to make sure that by the time my son is my age he will not have to be responsible for solving problems he had no part in creating unless of course he does so by choice. Doing this will not only severely impact the life of my child but every child all over the world. Read more>>

Adriana Kacha | Momager

I gave birth to my daughter, Arisu, about a month ago. Although I haven’t been a parent very long, I know that everything I do and have done has an impact on my child’s future. This statement reflects on how my husband, Nicholas Kacha, and I run Rudford’s Restaurant. Every day Nicholas and I make decisions that determine the overall success and future of the restaurant. We pride ourselves in that we are family owned and operated business. Read more>>

Martin Banks | Photographer | Writer | Adventurer

The most important thing I did for my children, and my family as a whole, was to leave my career for five years back in 1998. It was mostly unheard of then, and there was a lot of shaming around our decision for me to stay home with the kids. I did that until our youngest was in kindergarten. Even after both of our kids were in school, I created a career that I could control and be there for my wife and kids whenever they needed me. I was able to structure my career in such a way primarily because my wife took the responsibility of earning a good income. Everything else fell to me, and it worked out great. It was the best decision we ever made. Read more>>