Vanessa has lived in Corpus Christi all her life. She has been married to her husband, James, for three years. Alone time is scarce in their household with Finley {9 months,} Mikayla {8,} and James III {18} hanging around all the time. Their family loves movie nights, especially with Hot Tamales and Whoppers mixed in their popcorn! Vanessa loves all things nerdy! She loves the written word, and is a little obsessed with Jane Austin and William Shakespeare. She even has a collection of Shakespearian Star War novels! {Told you she’s a nerd!} Vanessa is a full time teacher and fortunate enough to share her love of reading and writing with her students everyday!
My Daughter Has Two Dads- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

A Celebration of Fatherhood: My Daughter has Two Dads

Fathers come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes fathers come in pairs. Anybody remember the show that aired way back in the early 90's called My Two Dads?  Yes? No?  Let me refresh your...
My Daughter is Not My Mini Me- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

My Daughter is Not My Mini Me

"Yes! It's here! This is what I really wanna buy Momma." My daughter's high pitched voice echoed through the Target toy department.  I stood, gripping the plastic handles of the red cart, waiting to...
Netflix Makes Date Night Easy- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Netflix Makes Date Night Easy

Recently, I've seen many posts on my Facebook feed that exhort the importance of date night.   I scroll past pictures that many of my friends share of themselves, showing the deliciously prepared food they're...

The Mommy Hiding Place

"Mooooom. Mom. Mom? Mom! Mom!", sometimes I think my daughter wakes up with a quota on how many times she must say the word, "Mom" in one minute.  I love her and I love...
Dear Parents: A Teacher's View of Teacher Appreciation Week- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Dear Parents: A Teacher’s View on Teacher Appreciation Week

Dear Parents, Your appreciation is meaningful and greatly accepted.   Some people feel Teacher Appreciation Week is unnecessary. Some think we sing, play, and color all day. I can only share my thoughts, my opinions, and...

Fun Reads for Family Time: Encouraging Discouraged Readers

I was not a discouraged reader, I'm pretty sure I came out of the womb reading.   In my earliest memories, I was able to read.  I dreamed of the day that I would become...
Speak for the Tiny Ones- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Speaking Out for the Unheard

I recently read the book Horton Hears a Who to my 4th-grade class.  For those of you who are not familiar with the story, Horton is a lovable elephant who lives in the Jungle...