Colleen Perry

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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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Rocking the Car Potty

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Having a fully potty trained toddler is a huge parenting accomplishment. The seemingly endless days of accidents on the floor and in training pants are finally over, there are no more diapers, life is...
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The Best Parenting Tip I’ve Received

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Kids say the absolute cutest and funniest things. You never know what's going to come out of their mouths. Well, if you're like me and want to remember all the silly pronunciations and one...
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To My Firstborn as you enter Kindergarten

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Dear Big Girl on your first day of Kindergarten, First of all, I can't believe it's time for Kindergarten! And that you're already FIVE. The past few years have gone by so fast for Mommy....
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Who’s Ready to Let Elsa Go?

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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...
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Safety, Dogs, and Children :: 3 Things your Dog wants you to do ASAP

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Dog here. Yup, me, your bestest fur baby. It's National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and local dog and child safety specialist, Colleen Perry, is sharing some information us dogs would like our hoomans to...
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Friday Favorites by Colleen

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It's Friday! And since it's starting to feel like summer again, I thought a "summer essentials" themed Friday Favorites would be appropriate. I can't give you any local spots or fun things to do...