Families First: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Nancy Hughes: I am what you may call a professional volunteer in the community—I have been everything from a volunteer to a board member at various organizations throughout Boston. I have one son, who is a junior in college, and two stepdaughters who both have young children.
FF: What do you strive for as a mother?
Nancy: Like any parent, I want my son to make good choices and to be a good person. When you’re in the throes of parenting, there is so much going on, and it can be easy to forget that the example you set for your child matters. So I try to be a conscious parent.
FF: Why do you contribute generously to Families First?
Nancy: I want to help enable others to be conscious parents, too. The parents in Families First’s programs really have a lot of challenges, and to provide them with the opportunity to reflect on their parenting and do the best they can do for their children is incredible. There is no greater gift to families than giving parents this opportunity to really think about what they are doing and, in turn, setting their children up for success.