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 (pronounced Key-Lee). 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.

Gift Giving Expectations

When it comes to what I prefer our extended family to gift our children, I waiver between the gift of experiences and practical gifts over toys for the holidays. Here is the thing: gifts of experiences...

Supporting our Veterans beyond the Thank you

It’s Veteran’s Day, a day in our country when we take a moment to pause and thank those who have dedicated their lives in service to our country. Last year I wrote about those...
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What If I Can Not Afford Self-Care

Self-Care is a pretty popular term these days. Especially with all of the emphasis on mental health in recent years. If you type Self-Care into the search bar of this site you will find...
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Let’s Get Dicey: Rekindling Excitement in my Marriage

This year my husband and I are reaching the 11-year milestone in our marriage. We have had really good and easy years and we have had really hard years. In the last couple of...

Reusable Kitchen Towels: Convenient and Inconvenient

A few months ago I set out to find ways to save my family money in every way possible. The first thing I tackled was paper towels. I did this by replacing my paper...

Mom Thongs – A Changing Perspective

Mom thongs ... to wear or not to wear! If Twenty-Year-Old me knew that I was writing this she wouldn't believe you. She'd argue and show you her underwear drawer that was 100% Thong underwear....
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First Day of Summer Traditions

Over the last few years, I have developed some first day of Summer traditions for my two kids. They are not big or extravagant, just something fun to celebrate their hard work and kick...

Vacation Bible Schools in the Coastal Bend

We have gathered a list of churches all across the Coastal Bend offering a 2022 Vacation Bible School. Please be sure to contact the church directly in regards to registration availability and costs. TBA Vacation Bible School...

Let’s Read: Coastal Bend Libraries Round-up

Libraries have to be the most underrated resource for parents. Before having kids, I never realized home much I would appreciate and rely on our local libraries here in the Coastal Bend. Between the ability...

DIY Easter Garden Gnomes

Over the last few years, the gnome has become more popular as a decoration for holidays and outside gardens. I started seeing Easter Bunny Gnomes all over the place, so I wanted to try my...