Christy Curtis

Christy is the co-founder and director of sales of Military Moms Blog. Originally from St. Louis, Christy moved to San Antonio, Texas, for college. She ended up meeting her Air Force husband there and has been on the move ever since. She has mostly lived in the Central Time Zone but also in Italy, and she recently moved to England. Christy has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, specializing in pediatrics, and although she teaches as an adjunct professor, most of her mad behavioral skills are used on her three small children. Christy loves to be active and spends her time running, swimming, and playing with her kids. She is an amateur DIY’er and will attempt any and all projects. She likes to stay up late and get up early, so you may find her running before the sun comes up, Internet shopping at midnight, and enjoying iced coffee in between!

10 Things I Love and Will Miss About San Antonio

I have lived in San Antonio for half of my adult life. I moved here for college, left for a little bit, and have been fortunate to live here for the past four years....

Fiesta Shopping 101

Recently a friend posted a picture of a Fiesta wreath on Instagram with the following caption: "Took us five years to give in to getting one of these giant Fiesta wreaths. When we moved...

How Vacation Saved My Parenting

I am a yeller. I come from a family of yellers. There are a lot of us in my family, so someone is always trying to find time to talk. My husband, basically an...

Setting Realistic Expectations for Love: Teach Your Children Well

As a child of the '80s and an adolescent of the '90s, I grew up watching movies like Can’t Buy Me Love, Pretty in Pink, Pretty Woman, and 10 Things I Hate About You....

Sleep 101: Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Mamas

Sleep is kind of like toilet paper: You don’t realize how much you need it until it is gone. If someone had told me in college that one day I wouldn’t be able to function...

Holiday Cocktails & Mocktails

The holidays are here, and while that means excessive shopping, eating too much food, playing Santa, and spending time with those relatives you see once a year, it also means lots and lots of...

Missing Someone Who Never Left

    "Uneventful." That is simply how I would describe my seemingly "normal" family. I was raised with three predictably rowdy younger brothers. We uprooted and moved a short two blocks away when I was six,...

Ninety-nine Bottles of Pumpkin Beer on the Wall

Ah, I love fall, with its crisp air, colorful leaves, cool mornings, boots, jackets, scarves, and football. Oh wait. This is San Antonio. Only one of those things is actually true right now. I...
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Raising a Poppy in a Field of Daisies: Embracing Individual Differences

I love wildflowers, especially in unexpected places. When we lived in Italy, the countryside was full of them in the spring. While there, I spent a lot of time riding my bike and stopped...
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The Great American Road Trip: Lessons Learned

If you asked me a year ago, I would have told you that I hate road trips. We didn’t drive many places outside of Missouri when I was little and when we did, I...

The Keys to Reinforcing Positive Behavior

"Sit still." "Wash your hands." "No running." "Use your fork." "NO." How many times per day do I hear myself correcting behavior? With three small children, it is more than I can count and WAY more than I'd like...
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Taming the Picky Eater

Picky eating—does it ever end? I am fairly certain that my little Texans would eat a cheese quesadilla at every meal if I let them. Why are foods like pizza, grilled cheese, PB&J, and...