Christy Swaringen

Raised in North Carolina, Christy loves sweet tea (think watery syrup), lightning bugs, and fall leaves. After over a decade 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 eight years and they are much the better for it. Christy loves doing life with her husband, Caleb, and their four kids.

Let’s Explore: SPI Birding, Nature Center & Alligator Sanctuary

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: South Padre Island Birding, Nature Center & Alligator Sanctuary SPI...

What Would Daniel Tiger Say? A Mom’s Guide to Social and Emotional Learning

Kids are little humans with big emotions. Can I get an Amen?! Helping them navigate the ups and downs that childhood brings can be exhausting. But, I have a secret weapon when it comes...

5 Things (I Hope) I’m Teaching My Kids During Distance Learning

It's February...and my kids are still doing school at home via distance learning. This is my SOS call: send coffee — send me a reminder to plug in their devices — send magical fairy...

My Top 10 Quarantine Gratitude List

My 2019 self would never have believed some of the items on my 2020 Gratitude List. So much has changed this year. Nothing seems normal anymore. But there's much to be thankful for in...

Let’s Explore: National Butterfly Center

Hey RGV Moms, quarantine may have us all going a little crazy, but we know that outdoor spaces are good for our kids and good for our souls! We're adding more and adventures to...

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...
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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

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...

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...