Christy Swaringen

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.
RGV Mom Blog Contributor Christy Swaringen and family

How I Mom :: Christy {Lifestyle Series}

Christy is an amazing mom to three little ones. She's chosen to title her post "How I Mom: Words Matter." (You'll see why as you read on.) This might be her personal story,  but there...
Watch out for Santa Claus

Watch out for Santa Claus: Instilling Morals Without Rewards

Did you know?! Santa Claus is coming to town! My favorite time of year is upon us. It's Christmas, and you know what that means, right? Twinkle lights and tiny tots throwing tantrums. Frothy mugs of...

Sweet Dreams, Sweet Girl (Raising Adoption Awareness)

As an adoptive mom of a fiery, strong-willed and absolute cutie-pie of a 3-year-old daughter, I am always just a little bit on alert for situations that raise the "I'm adopted" flag.
I will Celebrate Life

I Will Celebrate Life {Infant Loss Awareness Month}

I came across a photo of a lit candle and text that hit me out of nowhere like a ton of bricks. "Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day."
Outdoor Adventures for fall in the RGV

Outdoor Adventures for Fall in the RGV

Happy first day of fall! It may not feel like fall yet in South Texas, but as the weather starts cooling down the RGV has so many outdoor adventures for the whole family. Here are Christy's favorites!
marriage- newlyweds

10 Things I Would Tell My Newlywed Self

Dear Newlywed, Looking back over the last decade of marriage, I have a thing or two to share with your naïve, confident and optimistic little self.