A native Chicagoan, Mary and her Los Angeleno husband moved to Corpus Christi in 1997, where they had 3 Texas boys {14, 11 and 8}. Mary is a devout Catholic, but she swears too much. She works out all the time, but she's still fat. {Her words!} She is a scrap-dork and Facebook addict. Mary works full time so she and her husband can send their boys to Catholic School. This ensures her boys get first rate educations while allowing her full guilt inducement and martyr status.
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When a Pool Girl Met Corpus Christi’s Beaches

It’s the final days of summer time and that means BEACH! Actually, my family goes to the beach all year round. #Ilovemycc! By “my family,” I mean my husband and 3 sons.  They go to the...
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Poll Dancing with the Family

Voting.  Elections. Politics.  What to do at the polls. Once upon a time, a long, long time ago I earned a Political Science degree from the University of Wisconsin.  The plan was to go to...
Bayfront Park and Our Fountain of Youth- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Bayfront Park and Our Fountain of Youth

Bayfront Park is one of my favorite spots in Corpus Christi. It’s a great place to exercise – I’ve been to several outdoor Boot-Camp classes there and when I trained for my half-marathon in 2014,...

En Mi Corazón, Soy Tejana {A Chicago Girl Loves Corpus Christi}

One of the most wonderful and unique things about Corpus Christi is our Tejano heritage.  The food, music, and language add incredible richness and flavor to our beautiful city. According to The Texas State Historical...

My Kids are Annoying

I became a parent rather late in life.  I was 35 years old when #1 was born.  Like many childless adults, I was often annoyed by: Screaming babies in church Crying kids at HEB, ...
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And the Fourth Place Winner Is…

One day #3 boy and I were at HEB in the produce section. He told me I was his 4th favorite. FOURTH. After whom? He said "I love Jesus first, 'cause you hafta.  Then Dad,  then Benjamin Franklin....
My Husband is Not Dumb- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

My Husband is NOT Dumb

Today I want to talk about the "dumb husband" myth. Turn on any TV show and the message is clear: Women are smart and boys are stoopid. Now that I am a grown woman with a husband...
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Calling Out Corpus Christi’s Bored Members

"There's nothing to do in Corpus Christi." "Corpus is so BORING!" "Why can't we be more like (insert trendy city here)?" Husband and I moved here in 1997.  ON PURPOSE.  Locals are genuinely surprised when they learn...

A Bunch of Scrap

I never meant to get hooked. It started at a party. When #1 was born in 2001, some well meaning mom-friends invited me to a scrapbook party. You know the drill: Meet at a friend's house,...