Christy Swaringen

Christy Swaringen
Raised in North Carolina, Christy loves sweet tea (think watery syrup), lightning bugs, and fall leaves. After ten 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 seven years and they are much the better for it. Christy loves doing life with her husband, Caleb, and their three kids. Nate (10) is a master storyteller, Kamila (7) is a curious fireball, and Eli (4) is always close on everyone's heels.

Let’s Explore: Quinta Mazatlan

Hey RGV Moms, we're adding more adventures to our "Let's Explore" series and highlighting some great spots in the RGV to visit with your kiddos. Today's stop: Quinta Mazatlan. Quinta Mazatlan RGVMB Directory Listing Location: 600 Sunset...

Dear Teachers, Right Now, I See You

Dear Teachers, Normally, I send my kids off to you in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. I entrust my children to you and I trust that you're doing your best.  I...
All Good Diapers for baby

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

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...

A Silver Lining While Stuck at Home

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Accessing Online Educational Resources

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...
Let's Explore McAllen Nature Center

Let’s Explore: McAllen Nature Center

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Gold Medal Parenting

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10 Reflections on a Decade of Parenting

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!)...

This is Our Life Now…and I’m Not Sad About It

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Get your Child Car Seats Checked for FREE with TxDOT

{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...