Judith Muhoro Ndwiga and her two children, nine-year-old Ivy Wanjiku Ndwiga, and five-year-old Ryan Muriuki Ndwiga, grace our cover this month.

Thirty-seven-year-old Judith is an accountant married to a fellow accountant, John Muriuki, who is currently working in Ghana. They have been married for nine years. Judith acknowledges that open communication and supporting each other’s dreams have been the driving force in their marriage. She admits that her husband working away from home has been a major challenge, but she takes it in her stride. For this family, picnics, walking and cycling in parks, and skating are some of the activities they engage in to pass time. They also relish eating and reading together, something that has now become a family tradition. Judith’s advice for other parents, “children are very understanding. For as longas they feel your love they will accept and forgive you when you wrong them.” She adds that just as there are no perfect children, there are no perfect parents. Read more about Judith as she takes us through the world of finance and mentorship in the Inspiring Lives column.