This week we catch up with Yanique Chambers, of Kiddie Matters. Chambers is a mom of three and a clinical social worker dedicated to sharing creative ways to help develop children’s social skills, emotional skills and quality of character.
What made you want to start your own parenting blog?
I started my blog because I missed working! My passion has always been to work with kids to build their self-esteem and confidence. Prior to becoming a stay at home mom I was a school social worker and I enjoyed it. My blog allows me to continue sharing information and activities that help children develop good social skills and positive character traits.
What 3 words would you use to describe your blog?
Informative, Creative, Professional
What is your favorite blog post to date?
Childhood Emotional Abuse:Signs We Often Miss
What’s your go-to tip for balancing blogging with parenthood?
When you feel overwhelmed, give yourself permission to take a break and regroup.
What is the best piece of parenting advice you’ve ever received?
Cherish every moment because it goes by very quickly
What’s a typical day like for you?
My typical day includes me getting the kids up and out the door for school on time. Once they’re gone I take in the quietness and indulge in reality TV or Dr. Phil. Then I break out the pen and notebook and let the creative juices flow until it’s time to make dinner and get the kids from school. There’s also a decent amount of time wasted surfing the internet and promoting blog posts.
What’s the best insight you can offer other parenting bloggers?
Stop trying to figure out social media algorithms and focus instead on creating awesome content. Content is still king.