We had the good fortune of connecting with Camila Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Camila, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
The most important thing I’ve done as a parent is prioritize what is and isn’t important. As a wife, mother, and friend, sometimes it is hard to meet everyone’s expectations. As women, we are taught “we can do it all” however it’s necessary to know when to say no and take a break. I’ve learned that It’s important to say yes to opportunities that can bring me joy. Every day is a new adventure with kids; being able to be present physically and mentally is the best way I can assure that my kids are getting the best of me.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Cami Happy Tribe started as a hobby documenting my family on social media; it was a creative outlet to share my journey of all that life throws at me being a mom and a wife. Cami Happy Tribe blog has evolved to a place of inspiration and empowerment for mothers to raise their children with confidence and intention while still enjoying the things they love. I enjoy living in the moment, dancing, and carving out “me time.” As a parent with a Caribbean upbringing, I love sharing the American experience through blogging. The blog gives a deeper glimpse into our lives and shares relatable family content. I’m passionate about sharing tips on raising boys in New York City, things to do with kids, home decor finds, Fashion finds, and so much more. My goal is to make a positive contribution through my shared experiences and continue to inspire moms and learn from my community of moms as well.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The first place I would take my friend is Labay Caribbean Market in Brooklyn, to enjoy fresh coconut water, soursop and “stock up” on spices such as nutmegs and cinnamon from the Island of Grenada. We would then enjoy a ferry ride to Governors Island, where there is plenty to do and see. We will begin with a picnic and then rent bikes to explore the Island. A visit wouldn’t be complete without shopping at the stores in Time Square while taking in all that the city has to offer. A few other places we will check out are Hotel Chantelle, which has an amazing rooftop bar and excellent dining experience. The Brooklyn Public Library and The Brooklyn Museum to catch up on some good reads and history. The visit would end with coffee, laughter, and a self-care moment of manicure and pedicure at Elements Beauty Lounge located in Brooklyn, NY.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to my husband. He is the definition of a soulmate; he has been supportive throughout our ten years of marriage and his work ethic has pushed me to work harder. My husband’s love and support have allowed me to focus and pursue my goals. He is a positive influence and role model to our boys. He completes me, makes me laugh, and I couldn’t ask for a better partner to raise our boys who share the same family values. I love him and feel blessed for every opportunity to make new memories.