Darcy Esparza

Darcy Esparza
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.

The Evolution of Pants (MY personal fashion journey)

I went to run errands recently and I went to my drawer to grab a pair of black leggings. It was at that moment I realized that I have 8 of them.    YES! Eight leggings...
Moving Sucks

MOVING SUCKS..but not totally

It is something we all have to do as adults -- like pay taxes and breathe - but no matter what - MOVING SUCKS. I have moved 12 times since I graduated from college. YUP...
Book Review : STAY FOREVER : Darcy Schroeder : Coastal Bend Mom Collective

“Stay Forever” book review.

I am an avid reader and love to bury my face in a good digital novel every night before bed. Since we are basically stuck at home for the unforeseeable future and one can only...
Sinful Sangria | Coastal Bend Mom

Sip the Sangria – with Serious Caution

I like sangria -- especially a sweet one.  I love the fruity flavors with the fruit slices floating in my fancy glass.  So when I stumbled upon a cute 4-pack of sangria - I...
Phone-Free Dinner with Teens

Tips + Tricks for a Phone-Free Family Dinner (with Teens!)

Having fun can actually happen without using your phone/device.  Here is how we have a phone free family dinner without a fight!  My family and I are always busy.  So I admit, we eat out a...
Featured Image _ Tattoo or No Tattoo

To get the INK or to not get INK : Contemplating a Tattoo

I think I want to get my first ever TATTOO! WHAT?! Okay, so I know I am closing in on my 50th birthday and that this is probably what some would call a mid-life crisis...
My Teen is Driving

My teen has a license and a car: My emotional highway

My baby girl just turned 16 and now she’s driving.  While I thought I would be super happy -- because I was so tired of being her unpaid “Uber” driver -- I am really...
Cool mom on TikTok - Corpus Christi - coastal bend mom

The Cool (or uncool) mom on TikTok

Face it -- sheltering in place has been challenging for all of us.  But instead of freaking out - many moms (of all ages) are releasing their stress with the hip video app TikTok. If...

How to incorporate MATH into REAL LIFE routines

How can your teens and pre-teens use math in everyday life? {Besides counting how many times their parents tell them to do their chores and homework, of course. ;)} I am a mommy and I...
Darcy's Family : Coastal Bend Mom : Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Meet the Contributors : Meet Darcy

COASTAL BEND I moved to Corpus Christi back in 1995 (yes, I am the oldest writer on the blog).  I was just 23 years old and had just graduated from the University of Florida (I...