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.
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Hope in Parenting: When your Color Returns

Did you know that when flamingos - both mom AND dad - have children, as they feed their young chicks, they lose their pink color? They are literally drained of their beautiful color due...

Activities for Groundhog Day

February 2nd is Groundhog Day!!!! The day where Punxsutawney Phil will tell us if he has seen his shadow or not....deciding if there are 6 more weeks of winter or if we should expect...
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10 Ways To Increase Your Daily Protein

Authors Note: I am not a doctor, nutritionist, or health expert. I am just a mom trying to eat better. Always consult your doctor if you have questions or concerns about your health! I started...
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TikTok Has Me Convinced I am Undiagnosed ADHD/ADD

When I was a kid, I feel like we just knew who was diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. They were usually the kids that were bouncing off the walls in class, called to the nurses office...
Meet Jennifer

Meet the CBMC Writers: Jennifer Mahan

Meet the Writers: Say Hello to 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...

Fireworks and Keeping your Pets Calm

There are a couple of times of the year when many people throw caution to the wind despite warnings that fireworks are illegal within city limits, and decide to put on their own front...
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Transitioning Back to Work

I became a "working mom" when my firstborn was 9-months-old because we needed the extra income. I continued working through my second pregnancy and for another three years. In May 2018, we were 3...

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...