Rachel and her family are new to the Coastal Bend. They moved here last fall from a small town north of Austin where they lived for the last 10 years. Rachel is a part time pharmacist and a full time mom of 3! Her faith in Jesus and her love of family are the cornerstones of her life. Originally an Okie, she has a bachelors degree from Oklahoma State (Go Pokes!) and a Pharm D from Southwestern Oklahoma State. She works a few days a month as a relief pharmacist for a retail pharmacy chain and as an author for a company that sells pharmacy study materials. She has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2005 and stays busy with their 6 and 4 year old boys, their 18 month old baby girl, and their 3 dogs. Rachel and her family LOVE the beach and all the activities that come along with it! She also loves to craft, scrapbook, decorate, party plan, on-line bargain shop, travel, and garden. Rachel is a big fan of sunshine, Mexican food, organization, and Diet Coke. She feels very blessed in this life and is excited to be a part of CCMB!
Salsa Recipe : Coastal Bend Mom Co

How to make the BEST Salsa ever! (In my family’s humble opinion)

In our home, we love salsa.  All 5 of us.  We especially love it homemade with fresh ingredients from our garden, but you could buy them from the grocery store as well.  And while...
Savoring what's left of Summer

Savoring what’s left of Summer

Summer is by far my favorite season of the year. Usually, my summer is filled with lots of swimming, cookouts, and most of all: extra time relaxing with my kids.  However, this summer has been...
power of spoken words

The power of spoken words

Recently I've joined a ladies group that's reading the book Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge.  While this book has made me reflect on many aspects of my life, most notably it has reiterated...
date night in rockport ccmb

Our Date night out in Rockport!

With 3 kids ages 7 and under and no family close by, my husband and I don't get date nights very often.  But on the rare occasion that we do get to go out...
5 Truths I've learned being a boy mom

5 truths I’ve learned being a “boy mom”

When I first found out I was expecting, I just knew it would be a girl.  Growing up I was in a family of all girls besides my poor dad.   Even our dogs...
Simple Steps for DIY Spring Garden

Simple steps to creating my coastal garden (on a budget!)

Gardening makes me so happy.  Something about it just feels wholesome and good.  Putting your hands in the soil and being able to grow food for your family to consume- for me its a very...
4 Weird, Sneaky, & Delicious

4 weird, sneaky, and delicious ways that my kids eat veggies (with minimal grumbling)

Veggies + Kids = drama.  Am I right?  Sigh. Since becoming a mom, I have struggled with getting my 3 picky kids to eat veggies.  But after much trial and error, here are 4 ways we...
why cant boys dream big too mom?

“Why can’t boys dream big too mom?”

This past weekend my 3 kiddos and I were sitting around watching Saturday morning cartoons on the Disney channel.  As we were watching, a Disney commercial came on celebrating little girls and ended with...
Boy in a black winter hat, long sleeves, and pants, hugging himself, looking out at the cold ocean. Large granite boulders create a jetty on the right hand side. Waves are crashing against the jetty.

5 “good” things about winter (from a cold weather intolerant, summer lover!)

Today I am missing summer.  I am missing the sunshine.  The warmth.  The happiness that summer brings me.  Today is yet another gloomy, gray, wet & wintery day. My family moved to the Coastal Bend...
Keep Your House Plants Alive

How to keep your house plants ALIVE: Tips from a crazy plant lady

In addition to babies and puppies, plants are one of my very favorite things.  They can add so much beauty and softness to your home.  HOWEVER, I have had SO many friends say that they...