Christy is Co-Founder and Owner of Gulf Coast Moms Blog. She was born in Costa Rica and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. She vividly remembers flying into New Orleans and knew, in the moments to come, her life would change forever. She grew up in Moss Point and moved to Hattiesburg to attend college at Southern Miss, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She met her love, Matthew, and they have enjoyed married life for 13 years. They live in Long Beach with their precious children, John Salem and Ann-Michael. Prior to co-founding Gulf Coast Moms Blog, she had a successful 10+ year career in higher education administration, where she developed and spear-headed campus-wide student initiatives and events. Christy is now spending her days as a stay-at-home mom and serves her community through several non-profit organizations. She enjoys making Costa Rican tamales, a fresh margarita from El Aguila, annual sister spa day, collecting random owl things (Hootie Hoo to my Chi Omega sisters), words of wisdom from Irish priests and pool days. She is passionate about connecting women and creating a supportive, nurturing community to empower moms.
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5 Must-Haves You Need to Get Ready For Fall

It’s almost fall, y’all! Pumpkins. Changing leaves. Sweater weather. Mums on the front porch. Cozy night watching movies. These are some of our favorite fall things! Fall is just around the corner. These must-haves will get you...

Ultimate Birthday Party Guide: Art Studios

Check out our favorite mom-approved art and DIY studios to host a birthday party! OCEAN SPRINGS Create a Craft Ethotera Art Studio Buff City Soap Wood & Wine Design Co. Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center LONG...

Ultimate Birthday Party Guide: Sports Party

Check out our favorite mom-approved sporting locations to host a birthday party! SPORTS PARTY LOCATIONS Cypress Lanes Bowling Alley Beau Rivage Topgolf Swing Suite Biloxi Shuckers Want your business featured in the Gulf Coast Mom’s Ultimate Birthday...

Ultimate Birthday Party Guide: Indoor Party Areas

Check out our favorite mom-approved indoor areas to host a birthday party! LYNN MEADOWS DISCOVERY CENTER Celebrate your child’s next birthday at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport. They provide a clean, safe, fun environment for your...

Ultimate Birthday Party Guide: Outdoor Party Areas

Check out our favorite mom-approved outdoor areas to host a birthday party! Local parks, splash pads and beach bonfires are also favorites! PASCAGOULA Eco-Tours of South Mississippi McCoy’s River and Marsh Tours Pascagoula River Audubon...

Ultimate Birthday Party Guide: Restaurants

Check out our favorite mom-approved restaurants that “cater” to kid’s birthday parties! OCEAN SPRINGS Martha’s Tea Room Food, Booze & Hiccups Tom’s Extreme Pizzeria  BILOXI Sal & Mookies Sugar Factory inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi ...

Ultimate Birthday Party Guide: Balloons

Check out our favorite mom-approved balloon decorating vendors for birthday parties! BALLOON BASH EVENTS Balloon Bash Events is a women-owned party decor company, founded by two best friends, Calie & Morgan, with a shared love and...

Ultimate Birthday Party Guide: Face Painting

Check out our favorite mom-approved face painters for birthday parties! FACE PAINTERS Sugar Flowers Body Art  AIRmazing Balloons Studio 8 Makeup JC Darlynn Designs Want your business featured in the Gulf Coast Mom’s Ultimate Birthday Party...

Ultimate Birthday Party Guide: Inflatables

Check out our favorite mom-approved waterslides, bounce houses and inflatables for birthday parties! WATERSLIDES, BOUNCE HOUSES + INFLATABLES Jumping Joe’s Inflatables Waterslides of the Coast Biloxi Bounce House & Waterslides Baby B’z Bounce Houses &...

Ultimate Birthday Party Guide: Petting Zoo

Check out our favorite mom-approved petting zoos and animal encounters for birthday parties! TRAVELING PETTING ZOOS + HORSE RIDES The Party Wagon Petting Zoo Muddy Boots Ranch Heavenly Grace Farm LOCAL FARMS Muddy Boots Ranch Wild...
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