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Christy

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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.
Thanksgiving meal

Where to find made to order Thanksgiving meals on the Gulf Coast

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We are thankful to partner with Exclusive Dining & Catering Co. for this post.  We hope you find the information helpful… and delicious!  Want to avoid the stress of cooking, but still enjoy a yummy...

13 Things to Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

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What are you going to do with all that candy from Halloween? Your kids can’t possibly eat all that candy! Well, they can! So here are some fun (and resourceful) ways to use those sweets! IN...

Breast Cancer Awareness Resource Guide

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We are thankful to partner with Memorial Hospital to provide moms with local resources and information for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  FINANCIAL GIVING & VOLUNTEERING Help support an organization that directly benefits breast cancer survivors or...
5 fall must haves gulf coast mom

5 Must-Haves You Need to Get Ready For Fall

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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: Outdoor Party Areas

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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

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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

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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

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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 NEED MORE BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS? Check out our Ultimate Birthday Party Guide! We...

Ultimate Birthday Party Guide: Inflatables

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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 &...
Top 5 summer shoes for kids gulf coast mom

Top 5 Waterproof Summer Shoes for Coastie Kids

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Kids’ summer shoes have to be versatile and play a lot of roles. Kids want them to be fun, cool and comfortable. While schools and camps typically require closed-toe shoes.  Finding the balance can...
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