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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.
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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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Graduation Gifts That Aren’t Money

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Cash may be the easiest gift to give the newly minted graduate, but it’s not always the most personal. We’ve gathered great gift ideas for the special graduates in your life — from high school...

The Wait: Infertility + Heartbreak

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I am so thankful for Infertility Awareness Week, as it gives those who struggle an outlet to come together and raise one another up. More women are affected than you think. Did you know that...
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Top 10 Favorite Cleaning + Organizing Products

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Who else feels like they are always cleaning?  Whether it’s the floors, kitchen counters, bathrooms or the dreaded playroom, it seems like something is always needing to be cleaned. Again. Here are the top products...
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Easter Events In + Around the Gulf Coast

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It’s spring and Easter weekend is upon us! It’s one of our favorite times to (finally) be around some family and friends. Gulf Coast Mom is here to help you pick the perfect Easter event...
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Private Schools on the Gulf Coast

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We are thankful to Huntington Learning Center for sponsoring our Private School Guide. Huntington tailors their tutoring programs to fit your child’s unique needs, academic goals and schedules. Every child has their own unique gifts and abilities,...
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February Family Fun Guide

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Take a trip to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum ice skating rink with the family! $13 per person for 90 minutes. Check for dates and times throughout the month of...

Easter Mini Session + Petting Zoo

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Easter Mini Sessions and Petting Zoo Book a 1 hour Easter Mini Session! While you wait to take photos, your kids will enjoy feeding and petting animals! This is an outdoor event, masks will be required...

Krewe of Coast Kids

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Krewe of Coast Kids It’s Mardi Gras time! While parades are canceled, the fun is not! So get your Krewe dressed in their best carnival attire because... Gulf Coast Mom is hosting our first Krewe of...

Mardi Gras Mom-bo Guide

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There is so much fun to be had during Mardi Gras season. Even though parades are canceled — we’re still celebrating with festive attire (and yards) and delicious food! Here are some recommendations from our...
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