Christy Swaringen

Christy Swaringen
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Raised in North Carolina, Christy loves sweet tea (think watery syrup), lightning bugs and fall leaves. After seven years in South Texas, she now considers herself “from the Valley,” and can’t seem to get enough of mango raspas, afternoons by the pool and, of course, botanas. Her family has ridden the roller coaster that is foster and adoptive parenting for the last five years and they are much the better for it. Christy loves doing life with her husband, Caleb, and their three kids. Nate (8) is a master storyteller, Kamila (5) is a curious fireball and Eli (3) is all about the super heroes.
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10 Reflections on a Decade of Parenting

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As I reflected on the coming of the year 2020 and the decade behind it, I realized that I've been parenting for 10 years! We surprised our families on Christmas 2009 (ten years ago!)...
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This is Our Life Now…and I’m Not Sad About It

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Anxiety over the perfect nursery set up and when and how contractions will start, Anticipation over finally seeing his face and hearing her cry, This is our life now...and I'm not sad about it. An overflowing diaper...
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Get your Child Car Seats Checked for FREE with TxDOT

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{This post was created in partnership with TxDOT. However, all opinions are my own} Are you always on the go? We sure are! We're in and out of our van every day multiple times a...
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Family Road Trip: Just Do It!!

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This summer, we set out on an epic family road trip that took us through nine states in 11 days! I know. We're crazy. But actually, I kind of loved it!  Our road trip took...
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Let’s Explore: Pharr Aquatic Center

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RGV Moms, let's get our littles (and our bigs) outside and explore all that the Rio Grande Valley has to offer! We're excited to begin a new series entitled, "Let's Explore," where our RGV...
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We’re Going Places This Summer, and We’re Having Fun!

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The craziest thing happened this summer. We went places as a family — and we had fun! No. Really. I actually had fun taking all three of my kids to a fun place. Who...
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Of This I’m Sure: Certainty as a Foster Parent

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Certainty. It's something that, as a parent, I work hard to achieve. To be honest, I spend a LOT of time trying to get there. I want to be certain that my kids are...
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Let’s Explore: Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center

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RGV Moms, let's get our littles (and our bigs) outside and explore all that the Rio Grande Valley has to offer! We're excited to begin a new series entitled, "Let's Explore," where our RGV...
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Now That’s a Game-Changer: Milestones that Make a Difference

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As moms, we make it our duty to track milestones, monitor child development and pay close attention to our little ones. But every now and then, there are those moments that just make you say, "Now...
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DIY Celebration Banner

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Birthday on a budget? I've got some DIY tips to make a celebration banner that's sure to be spectacular! We recently threw a Hungry Caterpillar birthday party for my now three-year-old. Eric Carle's classic is...