Maria Perez

Wife. Boy Mom. Doggo Mom. Corpus Christi lover. Social media wizard.
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5 Punny {Corpus Christi inspired} Valentine Cards

I love a good pun, dad joke, or corny statement...and I think being able to laugh at yourself and not take things so seriously is an important personality trait to have. A friend (and formal...

Meet The CBMC Writers: Maria Perez

Meet the CBMC Writers: Say hello to Maria! I am a Corpus Christi native and very proud of it. I went to Collegiate High School where my love for civic involvement first budded. From there...
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Basic Needs are NOT Self-Care

Let me guess, from the title you think I am going to be extra ranty? Well. You're right. Buckle up for this, shockingly, unpopular opinion. Ready?Showering without a child with you is not self-care. Using the...

My Husband Wasn’t (Isn’t!) My Soulmate

Did I get you with the title? My husband and I are still together, almost married three years, together for almost 8, and happy. Now, to the title. I don’t believe in soulmates. I...


Earlier today I was sitting on the floor with my husband playing with our son. A simple sentence and act, right? Well, I started thinking where we were last year and what we...
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Worth It Wednesday: Fly Lady Cleaning Method

2020 brought a lot of uncertainty along with a new role for me of Mom. While trying to navigate postpartum depression, being a new mom, and working from home, the actual upkeep of my...

Dressing For All Occasions – Plus and Mid Sized

Formally Confused - Dress buying struggles It’s November which, for some, means holiday gatherings! While this fact brings excitement and joy to some for others it brings the stress of finding something to wear....

Microblog: Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

As memories of lock down, vaccine shortages, and toilet paper wars fade away the planning for weddings, showers, and familial reunions begins. But, there is still a bad taste in my mouth regarding being...

“The Office” : An Epic Cake Smash Experience

Anyone with a boy can attest to the fact that finding things that are “cute” can be difficult. Typically there are sayings and graphics on primary color clothing. Step and repeat. Unless you’re crafty,...
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One Year Old: An Ode to my Son, Myself, and our Growth

This time last year I was anxiously trying to make sure everything was ready for my son -while at the same time ignoring the Braxton Hicks, growing bump, and never-ending bathroom trips. Seriously ignoring...