Katarina Garcia

Katarina Garcia
Katarina moved to the Coastal Bend area in 2014 to pursue her degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi. She met her husband, Mike, her junior year of college while working as a resident advisor for on-campus housing. Katarina’s senior year was full of monumental life moments including getting pregnant, getting engaged, giving birth to her son Maxon, and graduating all in the span of 10 months. If it’s anything she learned during this time it’s how resilient women are through life’s ups and downs. Having suffered from postpartum depression, Katarina has made it her mission to shed light on perinatal mood disorders so that not one more woman suffers alone. During her free time, Katarina enjoys tumbling classes, blogging (personal IG blog handle @average.joe.momma), advocating, and teaching her son about all the wonders of the world.

How I Save My Husband Tons of Money

Marriage can be difficult at times when partners differ in shopping habits. My husband is a big time saver, while I, on the other hand, can be a bit of a spender. You see,...

It’s Okay If Your Child’s Birth Wasn’t the Best Day of Your Life

Motherhood is full of clichés. We often hear these beautiful sentences of hope from our elders, friends, or even co-workers. You will often hear that motherhood is the most rewarding experience you will ever...
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How I Budget Our Family’s Finances

In the beginning of our relationship, my husband and I had no budget in place for our small family. We had just finished college, had a baby, and were working off one, entry-level income....
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My New Go-To Baby Shower Gift

Summer is typically a time of fun in the sun and relaxation bliss. But for me, I like to utilize summer to tackle unfinished projects that I just don’t have time for in the...
Potty Training

Our Potty Training Saga

I always knew I’d dread the potty training stages, but nothing prepared me for the two years of trial and error that potty training would become. Like most moms, I started off very optimistic....
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My Photo Backup Method

After marrying my husband, I came to realize that not everyone utilizes a photo or file backup method. My husband is that guy that has his files on multiple thumb drives displaced all throughout...
Katarina outside on Easter Sunday.

My Cheap Trendy Clothes Guide

Shopping cheap has always been a huge passion of mine. I tend to think it’s because of my upbringing and being raised by a single mom, but she always worked extra hard to make...
Shopping at the grocery store

How I’ve Made Grocery Shopping into a Fun Outing

Life with a toddler means constantly being on the go. Toddlers have an abundance of energy and are constantly looking for different ways to have fun. Now that we’re new residents of Kingsville, TX,...
The Addams Family Costume

I Take Halloween Photos Too Seriously

For most families, Christmas is the favorite holiday. The twinkling lights, parades, and promise of gifts under the Christmas tree usually excite children and older for what’s to come the second Halloween night ends....
Mother and son outside.

Meet the Team: Katarina

COASTAL BEND The Coastal Bend has been my home away from home since before I moved here from the Rio Grande Valley for college in 2014. My family was always drawn to the Corpus Christi...