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

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...
Top 10 cleaning products

Top 10 Favorite Cleaning + Organizing Products

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...

Moms Love: King Cakes

Some folks think today is just another day. Nothing special. Wrong! January 6 is King's Day, the day the three kings, or Three Wise Men, visited baby Jesus after his birth. This day also marks...
Gulf Coast Mom presents candyland express holiday party

Gulf Coast Mom presents Candyland Express, Dec. 3 & 4

Join Gulf Coast Mom for a sweet time at our Candyland Express themed holiday event! Are you ready for a sweet event? Hop on the Candyland Express with Gulf Coast Mom! Fun activities, sweet treats,...
A “parenting” columnist believes adults should not high five children and we have to say something Gulf Coast Mom

Gulf Coast Mom Opinion: A “parenting” columnist believes adults should not high five children...

Have you read the viral op-ed arguing adults shouldn't high-five children? It’s left many parents and child psychologist experts confused. As a mom, I had to read what the hype was all about. John Rosemond,...

Brannan Family: How to Help Other Families Adopt

Jonathan Brannan is calling all his bearded peeps! I’m SO pumped. It’s time again to put those face follicles to good use and help others! The Wahl Grooming Mobile Barber Shop is headed back to...
April Family Fun Guide

April Family Fun Guide

Spring is here and it’s time to head out and enjoy this beautiful weather. We’ve gathered some of our favorite events (and egg hunts) for your family to enjoy. FRIDAY, APRIL 1 Show Times: Friday,...
Encanto Party Gulf Coast Mom

Gulf Coast Mom Presents Encanto Party

Join Gulf Coast Mom and Storybook Birthdays for an Encanto-themed party at The Chapel at Centennial Plaza! ???????? Enjoy character appearances from Mirabel and Bruno, sing-a-longs, dancing, crafts, face painting and more! You loved the movie,...

5 Reasons to Take Your Child to Support Their Local Theater

As a parent, we’re always looking for ways to entertain our children. Don’t get me wrong, movies and indoor play areas are great but few parents ever think to take their child to a...
2022 ultimate Summer Camp guide

2022 Ultimate Summer Camp Guide: Photography

“Photo Camp inspires kids to be explorers… to explore their own world in a deeper way and ultimately change all of our worlds.” – Amy Toensing, National Geographic Photographer The best camp photos capture the joy...