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Spring 2017 Corpus Christi Moms Blog Contributor Team- Megan Hodge Photography

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Alecia

Alecia Stafford- Corpus Christi Moms Blog Contributor- Megan Hodge Photography

A native of Tennessee, Alecia calls Texas home for a few years while her husband of 4 years serves in the military. She is a mom to a 10 year old girl and is a stay at home soccer mom. Faith is a huge part of Alecia’s life and she loves volunteering where she can in her community.

Her favorite things: writing, reading, thunderstorms, baking, cooking, gardening, walking the dog, crocheting and spending quality time with her family.

She’s happy to do without: having to move when the Navy says “go,” deployments, spiders, and mosquitoes.

Amanda

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Amanda has been married to her best friend, Nathan, for almost 7 years. They have three energetic boys {5, 3, and 1 and half years old}. They are also expecting their first girl in June! Amanda stays at home with her kids during the day and in the evenings, so to keep her sanity, she teaches essential oils classes and works as a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate. She is passionate about educating other moms towards natural health and wellness. She also loves Jesus, coffee {decaf for now}, reading, cooking, gardening, and finding creative ways to eat healthy {with bacon}.

Amy

Amy Rosa- Corpus Christi Moms Blog Contributor- Megan Hodge Photography

An original Okie, Amy and her husband moved to the Coastal Bend in 2015. She is a stay-at-home mom to one ornery little boy and a wife to an ornery high school football coach and math teacher. Before becoming a wife and momma, Amy received a bachelors degree from Oklahoma State University (go pokes!) in Design, Housing, and Merchandising. She enjoys creating a homemade lifestyle for her family-lots of DIY-ing, homemade baby food, and cloth diapering happens around her house! When Amy is not attending high school sporting events or on mommy duty, she enjoys reading, writing, running, spending time on Pinterest, drinking coffee, and cooking healthy meals.

Bethany

Bethany Kingsley- Corpus Christi Moms Blog Contributor- Megan Hodge Photography

Bethany is a stay-at- home mother of two high-energy daughters, ages 5 and 2. Her husband is a busy ER resident. The couple has been married since 2009. In addition to the two kids, their family consists of two demanding dogs, two demanding cats, and some laid-back fish. Bethany develops curriculum online during nap time or when the kids (finally) fall asleep for the night. Her five-year old just started kindergarten, and has a love-hate relationship with school. Bethany has a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Children’s Literature. Before kids, she taught middle and high school English. She loves yoga and used to be able to do yoga every day. Now, she tries in vain to get through a couple sun salutations, before the girls laugh and climb all over her.  Bethany has been a vegetarian (sometimes vegan) since 1989, and her kids are being raised vegetarian, too. She has a healthy addiction to lilla rose hair clips and works as a stylist.

Kara

Kara- Corpus Christi Moms Blog Contributing Writer, photo credit: Cat Herndon Photography

Kara lives in Rockport and has been married to Robert for almost six years. Together, they have three children. Reese and Riley, b/g twins {7}, and River {3}. She is part owner in the family business, The Bee’s Knees Eatery in Sinton and Harbor City Snack Shack in Aransas Pass, which is seasonal. A food truck is in the works! Kara was introduced to parenthood in a whirlwind because both of her pregnancies ended with premature births. River was a micro preemie. Kara feels that those experiences caused her to take more of a laid back approach to life and parenting and taught her that the small things are usually the big things! She looks forward to writing for Corpus Christi Moms Blog and sharing her experiences and findings with you all!

Misty

Misty Archibeque- Corpus Christi Moms Blog Contributor- Megan Hodge Photography

Misty is a native Texan but moved to Corpus Christi in 2014 with her family of six when her quadruplets were just eight months old. (That’s right; quadruplets. As in FOUR babies born at the same time.) Misty and her husband Adam spend most of their time tending to their four three-year-olds. She enjoys sharing her adventures in parenting high order multiples and feels that, just as when dealing with quads, it’s always best with a healthy dose of humor and sarcasm. Most of the past four years feel like a blur, spent just trying to survive on God’s grace alone: a struggle with infertility, a challenging pregnancy, three moves (two with quads and one while pregnant.) an emergency delivery, 52 days in the NICU, her mother’s battle and ultimate loss to cancer, and then there’s that whole raising quadruplets alone in a city where she knew no one, miles away from friends and family, while the hubby worked out of town. Blogging and ridiculous amounts of Facebook posting have become a way of life not only in order to stay in touch with loved ones, but also to serve as a reminder of where her family has come from and all they’ve been through. Misty leads a busy life tending to the needs of four very active toddlers, substitute teaching, helping others learn about the amazing benefits of Young Living essential oils, and documenting her journey on her blog at www.lotsobabylane.com. Still, there’s always time in her life for God and crafts. Misty is an active member of Bayshore Bible Church and enjoys all things crafty (presently, all things vinyl.) 

Pam

Pam Parker- Corpus Christi Moms Blog Contributor- Megan Hodge Photography

Pam is a city-girl gone country thanks to the love of her life and husband of twelve years, John, who also happens to be her best friend.  Together, the couple has one son, Caleb {2005.} Pam has four adult children who have blessed her with seven precious grandchildren and the title of Meme’. As you can imagine, she has run the gamut in parenting! Pam has a barn full of chickens, rabbits, and donkeys. Some of her favorites are Jesus, quality time, learning to play golf with her husband and son, crafting, writing when time allows, and of course, taking care of life on their small ranch.  Except for snakes, scorpions, and spiders… her ‘cup runneth over.’

Priscilla

Priscilla Garza- Corpus Christi Moms Blog Contributing Writer

Priscilla is native to Corpus Christi. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom to her son, Noah {2} and is currently expecting a daughter named Greenlee in June. Also living with her family, are her two stepdaughters, Rylee {11} and Bella {6.} Priscilla has been married to her husband, Matt, for 3.5 years. The couple has known each other since middle school. A graduate of Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi with a BS in Criminal Justice, Priscilla is the owner of a Facebook children’s clothing online boutique, named after her son, NOAH & friends. In her spare time, Priscilla is gearing up to have home parties as a Fashion Agent for fibi & clo relaunch 2017. Priscilla loves to craft and is currently learning more on how to sew. Her monthly get away is being a member of the FUNdraiser Club, where she served as their president for 2016. They meet once a month to discuss great causes, to give back to, with a sip of wine for extra fun. Priscilla enjoys meeting new moms in the community and learning from others experiences about raising children. Priscilla is excited to share her thoughts and some of her experiences with you; and hopes you find a good giggle or feeling of not being alone in the mommy world from her writing.

Stephanie

Stephanie Schumann- Corpus Christi Moms Blog Contributor- Megan Hodge Photography

Stephanie is a stay-at-home-mom to two little ones. She loves all things Hanson, Harry Potter and Disney. Though Stephanie and her husband live in Mathis, they are both Corpus Christi natives. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Dallas.

Tori

Tori Baucum- Corpus Christi Moms Blog Contributing Writer
Tori is a full-time working mom to Conner and wife to Nick. She met her husband in Dallas when he was finishing medical school to become a chiropractor. After graduation, they left Dallas {Tori’s hometown} to move to Corpus Christi. Tori and her husband have an amazing 3.5 year old son Conner who was born at 33 weeks due to Tori developing HELLP syndrome. 

In addition to being a wife and mom, Tori runs her husband’s chiropractic practice as the Marketing & Public Relations Director as well as the face you see when you come in. She absolutely loves working side by side with her husband and wouldn’t have it any other way! If she has any spare time after all of that, you can find her in the gym or the yoga studio, in the kitchen baking, at the grocery store finding the stinkiest piece of cheese, or at thrift / antique stores shopping for the next treasure she can transform.

Vanessa

Vanessa Feltner- Corpus Christi Moms Blog Contributor- Megan Hodge Photography

Vanessa has lived in Corpus Christi all her life. She has been married to her husband, James, for three years. Alone time is scarce in their household with Finley {9 months,} Mikayla {8,} and James III {18} hanging around all the time. Their family loves movie nights, especially with Hot Tamales and Whoppers mixed in their popcorn! Vanessa loves all things nerdy! She loves the written word, and is a little obsessed with Jane Austin and William Shakespeare. She even has a collection of Shakespearian Star War novels! {Told you she’s a nerd!} Vanessa is a full time teacher and fortunate enough to share her love of reading and writing with her students everyday!