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.

Local Favorites from our Contributors

This Gulf Coast Moms Blog contributor-approved list of favorites includes some well known and maybe not-so-well known local gems. Whether you’re looking for a new place to take the kiddos or you’re in need...

Date Night Spots on the Gulf Coast

The Gulf Coast has so many ah-mazing locations for date nights (with and without kids).  Check out our Gulf Coast Moms Blog top picks for date nights with your loved one(s). Romantic Nights The Chimneys in...

RSV: What Gulf Coast Parents Should Know

RSV is scary and has been rampant this season. If you are the unfortunate mama of a child who contracts RSV, hopefully this information will be helpful to you. About RSVRSV or Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-ul)...

Finding a Pediatrician You Trust

One of the first tasks as a new (or soon-to-be) parent is to select a pediatrician for your child. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends the routine newborn examination take place anytime during the...

Forever Loved, Never Forgotten :: Pregnancy and Infant Loss

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  1 in 4 pregnancies do not go full-term, and we want you to know that you are not alone, Mama.  For some of us, this month...
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What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

We recently asked our Gulf Coast Mom contributors about their must-have items they packed in their hospital bags. Knowing what to bring can be challenging, especially for first-time moms! Here’s a checklist to help...

Why Gulf Coast Moms Blog?

Motherhood is...Hard. Rewarding. Everything you expected, yet nothing you could have ever anticipated. It's joy and brokenness. It's a spectrum of emotion that no one prepares you for. Feeling it all - the good,...
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