Executive Team

RGV Moms Blog Co-Owners

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Vannessa {Founder, Co-Owner}

Vannessa Eggleston is the founder of Rio Grande Valley Moms Blog and owner of the online boutique stationery store, Then Comes Paper.  She’s born and raised in the RGV, where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Will.  She’s mom to 3 rambunctious little critters :: Cole , Ellie and Taite.  She has a quirky personality and an unhealthy obsession with all things Egg-related (she married for love and the last name happened to be one of the perks ;).  She enjoys sweet tea, a good pun, designing, and quiet time. If she’s not blogging, designing or loving on those three Littles and that one Big of hers, you can probably find her at any given Chick Fil A. You can keep up with her on her personal blog The Eggspress News or on her professional blog over at Then Comes Paper.

Contact Vannessa  at hello(at)rgvmomsblog(dot)com

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Anastasia {Operations, Co-Owner}

Raised in Rio Grande City, Anastasia is now a McAllen local, mother to two toddler boys Lorenzo (2) and Benicio (1) with a third boy arriving in July, and wife to OJ. She has returned to the RGV after leaving the state to attend college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Architecture Design, ’04), and then moving from McAllen to Austin to Laredo and now back!  Anastasia works from home as a graphic designer and photographer, managing two Etsy sites ( Pink Texas Print and Pink Texas Sticker Shop ) and a wonderful group of local clients ( anastasiaperez.com ).  When she’s not busy picking up toys, keeping her boys from climbing over the couches or running away in opposite directions, she can often be found designing invitations, editing photos, creating and managing websites, baking goodies (and eating them, too), or trying to squeeze in movie time with her hubby. Her experience ranges from public information for non-profits (multimedia, video, web, print) to mathematics teacher (6th grade through AP Calculus) and now mom, designer, and blogger.

Contact Anastasia at hello(at)rgvmomsblog(dot)com

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Renee {Managing Editor}

Hi. I’m Renee. In the last year, I left my full-time job in New York, moved back home to Texas, bought a house, and popped out my first baby. Luckily, I did this all with my awesome husband and our totally bewildered cat. Now that we’re living in the RGV, I’m getting to know a whole new side of Texas— which I love. I also love my new baby, public libraries, fresh margaritas, adult conversation, and anything funny or satirical. (I used to love sleeping, but I think we all know that’s a lost cause.) When I’m not adjusting to life as a mom, I’m kick starting my freelance career as a writer and downing copious amounts of iced coffee.

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Vannie { Events Coordinator}

Vannie is the proud momma to a beautiful one year old daughter, Ellie.  She was born in Houston but raised in McAllen.  She loves gardenias, reading, traveling, beaches and attempting to craft.  She is constantly working on personal development.  She is currently an officer of the Metro Toastmasters Club in McAllen and taking a sewing class.  She works for an independent pharmacy in Edinburg but dreams of one day owning her own business.

Contact Vanessa about events at events(at)rgvmomsblog(dot)com

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Ana Laura {Sponsorship Coordinator}

AnaLaura, born in Mexico City and raised in the RGV,is married and in love with husband Martin Ruiz. Together they have been blessed with three quesadilla eating girls Camila (4), Anabelen (2) and Gemma (3m). When she’s not pinning,she’s salsa dancing. When she’s not dancing, she’s facebooking,cooking,cleaning, volunteering or all at once and in between a “mami”. As a former elementary teacher, this housewife and full time mummy’s daily lesson plan changes by the minute! Somedays are hectic, some are adventurous but with endless hugs, kisses and diapers!!

Contact Ana about sponsorship opportunities at ana(at)rgvmomsblog(dot)com