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

Christineh Menaskanian | Singer/Songwriter/Artist

I am a mother to my 7 year old son. Currently, divorced so my time with him is very precious and all to myself. My relationship with my son is very open and honest, I allow him to always be himself and always feel comfortable telling me anything. Read more>>

Courtney Birtell | REALTOR & MOM

Being a MOM has always been my biggest goal in life. Raising kids to stand up for what they believe in, in an unloving world, because they have internal confidence & focus. My children watch me on a daily basis. Read more>>

Andre Benjamin | Executive Coach & Songwriter

The most important thing I’ve done as a parent in terms of the impact on my children is praying, studying, listening and observing other parents that have raised adult children that are well adjusted, character filled, contributing adults and are still in great relationship with their parents. Read more>>

Jim Arendt | Artist

Being an artist is all encompassing and so my children have had to come along for the ride. I’m at my best as a parent when my partner reminds me to stop and go for a walk with them, or read a bedtime story, or to push them on the tire swing. Mostly, I try to involve them in the work. Read more>>