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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It’s Time for an [ All Good ] Diaper Run!

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As a foster mom for nearly eight years, going on a diaper run is usually my first (and a truly essential) outing after receiving a new little one in our home. During our time as...
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A Silver Lining While Stuck at Home

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The news out there is heavy. Can you feel it? Like thunderclouds that are about to explode. But, if you squint and look just right, can you see it? There's a silver lining. Some days...
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Accessing Online Educational Resources

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If you're anything like me, this coronavirus outbreak caught you a little off-guard. More like, having the kids home from school for an extra week after Spring Break with the possibility of long-term distance...
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Let’s Explore: McAllen Nature Center

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Hey RGV Moms, we're continuing our "Let's Explore" series and highlighting some great RGV spots to visit with your kiddos. Today's stop: McAllen Nature Center. McAllen Nature Center RGVMB Directory Listing Location: 4101 West Business 83, McAllen Phone:...
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Gold Medal Parenting

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Do you ever feel like you've done so well at parenting that you deserve a gold medal? Or maybe a bronze? Or maybe some days, do you feel like your parenting has only earned...
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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...