Colleen Perry

Colleen is new to Memphis (February 2020), but has fallen in love with the area already. She has been married to her husband Ryan since 2015 and they have 2 children; Addison (2016) and Orin (2018). They also have 3 dogs and a Crested Gecko. Colleen was born and raised in Massachusetts, went to college in Florida (go CANES!), and lived in New Mexico before her husband’s job brought the family to Tennessee. She is so excited to be living somewhere green again; the desert was not her thing! Before she had kids Colleen worked in veterinary medicine. She became a stay-at-home mom after the birth of her first child and started a dog training business shortly after, focusing on family dogs. Colleen runs on way too much black coffee, loves a good book, baking, and driving fast cars.
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Dear Stay at Home Mom, You are Worthy.

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Flying With Children Under 5: You’ve got this!

When my oldest was 5 months old she and I boarded a plane to fly across the country to visit my family and attend my best friend's wedding. Needless to say, as a first...
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I’ll admit it, I’m a Hot Mess Mama

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Buckle Up Buttercup : It’s Time for some Car Seat Safety Tips

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12 Reasons you Should TOTALLY get a Puppy for Christmas

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You Might Be A Hunter’s Wife If….

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Rocking the Car Potty

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The Best Parenting Tip I’ve Received

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To My Firstborn as you enter Kindergarten

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Who’s Ready to Let Elsa Go?

Dear Disney, can we please let Elsa go? Like far away to her mountain or Ahtohallan or whatever forever? We've really had more than enough. We'd like something new please. The parents of the world...