Connecting and empowering women throughout the Coastal Bend!

Corpus Christi Moms Blog Contributing Team

Team Photo and Headshots courtesy of Sweetest Snaps Photography

Say hello to these beautiful & brave, strong & smart, POWERFUL mamas!

Elisabeth Tabor

Profile | Elisabeth Tabor | Owner | Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Owner

Elisabeth is so excited to be living her best life in Corpus Christi. After years of visiting the beaches of the Coastal Bend, she is loving the salty air, sandy toes, and wind in her hair.

No stranger to City Moms Blog Network, she began contributing to Austin Moms Blog in 2012 and is thrilled to continue the sisterhood here in Corpus Christi! She is married to Rad Brad and has two boys, Hudson and Finn.

Elisabeth enjoys all kinds of music, singing at the top of her lungs – especially in the school drop off line when the kids are getting out of the car – being outdoors as much as possible and is a complete and total advocate of NOT having a television in the living room.

Jennifer Mahan

Profile | Jennifer Mahan | Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Community Engagement Coordinator & Senior Writer

Jennifer is a Coastal Bend Native, born and raised in Ingleside. She began contributing to the Corpus Christi Moms Blog in 2018 and stepped up as the Community Engagement Coordinator in 2019.

She is happiest when she is crafting, writing, or doing anything artistic. She loves music, especially ANYTHING from the 90’s, and is often seen dancing around the kitchen to ‘Nsync while cooking dinner.

She is married to Derik and has two kids, Connor and Keeley. Jennifer still feels like a novice when it comes to parenting and enjoys letting other moms know they are not doing life alone. She also admits she watches copious amounts of Netflix, but balances that out by reading to and with her kiddos as much as possible each day.

Erin Hawkins

Profile | Erin Hawkins | Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Senior Writer

Erin grew up in West Texas and met her husband there in college. She and J. have been married for more than 20 years, and have lived all over Texas and the Caribbean. She settled in Corpus in 2014 and loves being close to the beach once again. Erin’s son arrived when she was 39, so she’s a late-comer to the mommy party! 

 
Erin joined CCMB to learn more about blogging. But since then, she has become friends with a wonderful group of women who love living in the Coastal Bend and being moms.
 
Likes: Weezer, avocados, nerd humor, reading, cooking, eating and wine. Dislikes: people who drive slow in the fast lane and being late. Fun fact: Erin once managed one of the last drive-in theaters left in Texas, and loved every minute of it. 

Emily Schofield

Profile | Emily Schofield | Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Senior Writer

Emily is new to the Coastal Bend area but enjoys everything it has to offer! Emily and her husband Landon both grew up in Idaho, and came to Kingsville for her husband’s job as a range and wildlife biologist. Emily graduated with her BSN from Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Emily has two amazing children, Ashton (6) and Brooks (16 months). Emily has been a SAHM since Brooks was born and is returning to the nursing field this Fall. She also runs a blog and social media account called @thebackyardadventurers.

When she isn’t adventuring with her family, she loves faking insomnia with a good book, trying (and sometimes failing) new recipes, listening to podcasts and taking a bubble bath.

 

Jessica Davila

Profile | Jessica Davila | Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Senior Writer

Jessica has lived in Corpus Christi almost all her life and loves it. Together with her husband Roy they are raising their beautiful, almost 7-year-old daughter, Angelina. Being a stay at home mom has taught her a lot and she treasures each moment of motherhood.

Jessica is quiet in person, but give her a pen and paper and she will write a novel. She loves reading, writing, watching movies and listening to music. She is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan and loves anything chocolate.

She is very excited to begin her blogging adventure and getting to know the CCMB community of mommas.

 

 

Madison O'Brien

Profile2 | Madison O'Brien | Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Senior Writer

Madison has been married to her wife, Krystal for 3 years and together since 2013 where they met at Texas A&M University in College Station where they both attended college. 

Madi is Mama to Amelia,a spunky and brilliant one-year old. She was created with little science and lots of love via reciprocal IVF. You can learn all about their journey to motherhood at @2momsarebetterthanone or on their blog.

She has been a Technical Theatre teacher for 7 years (4 years at Gregory-Portland High School) and will graduate with her Masters in Educational Administration from TAMU-CC in December. 

During Madi’s freetime you will find her outside, often on her patio, playing with her family or hanging out with friends or tackling a DIY.

Ashley Valadez

Profile2 | Ashley Valadez | Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Ashley was born and raised in the Coastal Bend, graduating from both High School and College in the area. She currently lives out in the country with her husband of 8 years, her two sons (who are 2.5 and 5) and their dog.

In her spare time, Ashley loves to camp and hike, read, drink really good coffee, thrift shop, and watch Netflix with her hubs. Ashley is passionate about connecting moms and fostering community, and she believes that motherhood is much easier when we do not do it alone.

Ashley also runs @CollaborativeMotherhood where she aims to connect and inspire women in all seasons of motherhood.

Daniella Mungia

Profile | Daniella Mungia | Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Daniella was born in Missouri but raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is a loving wife to Marc Anthony Mungia of 3 years and mama to 2 year old Jayden Legend Mungia and 7 month old baby Sebastian.

During her spare time you will find her taking pictures for her part time business (JLM Photography), long walks down every aisle at Target or something involving baseball. She has been a stay at home mom since Jayden was born and enjoys being able to witness every milestone he has accomplished.

She’s found her way through the journey of parenting with blogging. She is extremely excited to be a contributor to the Corpus Christi Moms blog, and hopes to inspire other moms in the community.

Darcy Esparza

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Darcy started her professional career in CC in 1994 and immediately moved away for her job, got married to her husband, Louie, and started her family before moving back to the Coastal Bend in 2012.

Darcy grew up in Florida before making Texas her home.

She has a journalism degree from the University of Florida but is more known for her middle school math teaching career and her now title as co-owner of a local mattress store, BoxDrop Mattress (social medial handle @boxdropcc).

Darcy and Louie have been married for more than 20 years, have 4 children, 2 granddaughters, and 2 dogs.

 

Jerin Garza

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Jerin is a Coastal Bend Native, currently living in Portland. She and her husband of 5 years, Ray, have two daughters in Heaven and are raising two wild toddler boys. 
 
As a “crunchy-ish” stay at home mom, Jerin is always finding budget-friendly ways to help her family lead a more healthy, natural lifestyle. She enjoys discussing the deeper things in life and is easily bored with small talk. If she’s not cooking or scrolling Instagram, you can find her birdwatching, enjoying a nature walk, singing and dancing with her kiddos, or having heart-felt conversation with a friend over coffee. 
 
You can follow her on Instagram @jerintheheron

LaToya Rodriguez

Profile | LaToya Rodriguez | Corpus Christi Moms Blog

LaToya is loving life in Corpus Christi. Although she is not a native Texan she claims she got here as fast as she could! She graduated high school and college in Corpus Christi, and considered moving, as a newlywed but decided to stay close to family and friends.

She easily makes new friends everywhere she goes and is extremely excited to be apart of the CC Moms Blog.

As a working wife and mother of two, she is always on the go. You will most likely catch her jamming to gangsta rap when her kids aren’t around, at the beach with her family, or representing Aflac at local events. She loves the outdoors, but enjoys a good Netflix binge, or reading a book in one sitting.

 

Marissa Ackerman

Profile | Marissa Ackerman | Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Marissa Ackerman is a Texas native who has lived in Corpus Christi, San Marcos, Austin, and Houston. She is a graduate of Texas State University, married, and has one son.

When she is not busy working on restaurant partnerships as an Account Executive for Favor Delivery, she spends time traveling, painting, writing, and working as a freelance marketing consultant.

You can find her @m_ack88 and follow her foodie adventures at #favoradventures to learn more about the restaurants in Coastal Bend!

 

Morgan Bartel

Morgan Bartel _ Contributor _ Coastal Bend Mom

Morgan Bartel is an Oklahoma native, a California drifter and a Texas transplant. She moved to Corpus Christi with her husband, Colton and son, London, in 2014 and fell in love instantly.

She is a filmmaker, serial traveler and spends way too much time on social media. Morgan enjoys spending her free time reading her Bible, painting everything black and eating shameful amounts of Chipotle.

As a published author and nationally recognized public speaker, she brings over 15+ years of writing to the Corpus Christi mom fam. She is notorious for interjecting way too much sarcasm and a serious level of sass. Morgan is a type 8 on the enneagram. Need we say more?

Shirelle Edghill

Shirelle Edghill

Shirelle Edghill is a Native Texan, born and raised in the Houston suburbs, then spending 10 years in Fort Worth, and 4 years in Wichita Falls. Her family moved to Corpus Christi in June of 2019. She has been married to her high school sweetheart Michael for 18 years, and is Mom to Ethan (17), Andrew (14), Mary Kathryn (7) and Thomas (5). 

Describing herself as an “over-sharer” by nature, her job suits her perfectly. She is the owner of Infinity Fertility, a business which helps women chart their fertility cycles for family planning, or for diagnosis and treatment of the root causes of gynecological problems like PCOS, painful cycles, or infertility. 

Shirelle’s Catholic faith is a guiding force in her life, and you can usually find her singing with her church choir on Sundays. In addition to talking about menstrual cycles and women’s health, she loves to talk about parenting, education, personal finance, travel hacking, time management, and whatever stack of books she’s currently reading. 

Tori Baucum

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Tori Baucum is a wife, mom and a free-spirited hippie. 

She is married to Dr. Nick, an incredibly talented sports chiropractor and athlete, and mom to two boys, Conner 6 and Ben 9 months. And yes, she started over after having my first one get to an almost completely independent stage! 

She is a transplant to South Texas and has been here for almost 7 years. She is originally from Dallas and will always be a Dallas girl at heart. Tori loves big cities and the conveniences that comes with it, but also has really come to love living in the small community of Calallen and the amazing moms she’s met. 

She is a full-time working mom who runs a busy chiropractic clinic alongside her husband. Yes, they absolutely LOVE working together and wouldn’t change a thing. 

When not working (which to be honest, is usually working 24/7), Tori loves reading (serial killer books are my jam), baking (always from scratch), traveling the world with family (we’re heading to South Africa next August), DIY projects, dreaming of her future mini animal farm and spending time with those she loves the most. 

Tyler Munro

Tyler Munro

Bio Coming Soon.

Beth Ramos

Profile- Beth Ramos- Owner and Founder- Corpus Christi Moms Blog- Bumble-B Photography

Founder

Prior to starting Corpus Christi Moms Blog, Beth studied marketing at Texas A&M University {Gig’em!} and earned her MBA from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi {Go Islanders!}. She spent her career working local corporate gigs, doing marketing consulting, and teaching yoga before she, her husband, and their two kitty cat fur babies welcomed their son {2015}.

Beth spends her days learning to balance life as a mom to two. Despite being a native of Corpus Christi, she hates seafood {gasp!} but is always down for Mexican food and a good margarita!

When family allows, Beth loves practicing yoga, cooking something new, and sleeping.