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.
Pumpkin Patches

Fall in the Coastal Bend: Pumpkin Patches, Festivals, Haunted Houses and More

Time to grab your Pumpkin Spice Latte, slip into your UGGs {and then realize this is south Texas and put your flip flops back on} and get out that fall wardrobe. Starting in just a few...

We Don’t Do Secrets in Our House

I never really thought about "secrets" or the way I framed surprises in our house. I am sure that at some point I have said: "Hey guys we have a surprise for dad, let's keep...
Meet Jennifer

Meet the Team: Jennifer Mahan

Coastal Bend I was born and raised right here in the Coastal Bend. My mom and I moved from the south side of Corpus Christi to Ingleside in the summer before 3rd grade to be...

Road Trip to College Station and Waco

Recently our family took a road trip to College Station. One of the days we took a day trip to Waco, and it is now one of our best family road trips to date!!!...

A Mom’s Guide to Prepping for Cold/Flu Season

I have not always been great about prepping our house in advance for cold/flu season. There have been many times in the past that one or all of us have fallen ill and I...
August Events in the Coastal Bend | Sponsored by the Corpus Christi Hooks

Guide to August Events in the Coastal Bend

Happy August Coastal Bend! We are in the last few days of summer for some, and for others, we are already in full Back to School mode!  Whether you are trying to take advantage...

Free Date Ideas in the Coastal Bend:: For Couples on a Budget

It never fails - the minute my husband and I get the chance to have a date day or date night our budget seems to be tighter and we are often left at home...

Where’s my Kimmy Gibbler?

When I was a teen I had a pretty specific idea of what love and friendship were going to look like as an adult. I always thought that not only did you find your...

Childcare, Preschool, and MDO Guide

A-Bar-Z Ponderosa ABC Christian Child Care (Annaville) ABC Learning Center (Rockport) Academy of Living Literacy Annapolis Christian Academy Ariel’s Playroom Childcare Center Arlington Heights Christian School Bay Area Child Development Center Bright Stars Child Development Center Kingsville  CASC Day Care  Childhood Unplugged Victoria Denim ‘n...

I Stopped Using Diet as a Verb

I have struggled with Body Dysmorphia since I was a teen. Even at my smallest, all I could see was my stomach or things that I thought were giant flaws. I was never able...