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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Easter Events In + Around the Gulf Coast

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

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,...
February family fun guide

February Family Fun Guide

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

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

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

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...
Valentine Gift guide

Valentine’s Day Events and Must-Haves

Love is the air!  Gulf Coast Moms Blog has gathered plenty of exciting things to do with your family. We’ve also found some great gift ideas for your significant other our little one.
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The Gift of Gulf Coast Experiences

Exploring our beautiful Gulf Coast while creating meaningful, lasting memories with your loved ones is the BEST gift! We, too, have been inspired to gift experiences after reading "Christmas of Experiences: We Aren't Giving...
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Holiday Gift Guide: Made by Locals

Thank you to Coastal City Goods for partnering with us for this Holiday Gift Guide: Made by Locals.  This year, as you’re making your list and checking it twice, we want to encourage you to...

Snowflake Tea

For the first time in forever... Gulf Coast Mom is hosting the Snowflake Tea! Little Snow Kings and Queens are invited to a magical Snowflake Tea featuring some very special guests. Do you want to...
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