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, the bad and the ugly – gives our lives a newfound purpose.  It’s our greatest achievement and we’ve only just begun.

Our goal.

Our goal with Gulf Coast Moms Blog is to create a platform that fosters confident moms. Our focus for the upcoming year is to build a community both online and off. We want to provide the framework that allows you, as a mom, to feel supported, encouraged and educated through our content, events and relationships we hope to establish. We are enthusiastic to foster a community of moms who desire to empower one another.

We are a team, working as one.

As we researched (and researched and researched) anything and everything about motherhood and read stories from other mothers across the US, we knew we had mothers right here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast who have voices that are just as powerful, with stories that are just as impactful.  What better resource than local moms, ready to make a difference?

Gulf Coast Moms Blog is made up of 20+ contributors with an array of different perspectives, beliefs and ages.  We work as a team to bring you, our reader, a variety of content about motherhood.  We have an amazing group of writers, spanning from Pascagoula to Bay St. Louis, that each have a unique perspective and a story to tell. We are proud of our #228mom brigade and can’t wait to share their stories!

We are Gulf Coast.

We are moms who grew up here, live here, work here and play here.  We LOVE our community and our home. We are Coasties through and through.  And we want to bring you information that is fresh and relevant to our area, while providing fun opportunities for moms and children.

Our why? It’s simple…

Women empowering women is powerful. As these women become mothers and empower each other, they can change a community.

Thank you, Gulf Coast moms, for taking this journey with us.  Together, we all can make a difference.

Christy & Elizabeth

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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.


  1. Motherhood- the hardest but most rewarding thing I’ve ever done with my life! I love my #228Mom brigade!

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