Lori Parish

Lori Parish
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Originally from near Pittsburgh PA, Lori moved to Memphis 9 years ago. She has a passion for working with special needs children as an ABA therapist and also teaches swim lessons out of her own pool each summer. Lori is married to Ryan, an archaeology professor at the U of M. Together they have four great kids; Ali (April 2007), Asher (Dec 2009), Kates (Oct 2012), and Paige (April 2014). They are expecting their 5th early August. Lori loves Jesus, lattes and grocery shopping alone. She's not a fan of getting up early in the morning!

10 {Virtual} Ideas to Celebrate Teachers this Week

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Who would've thought that when we left school for Spring Break, we wouldn't be returning? All of a sudden, parents everywhere found themselves "crisis schooling." (Let's not say homeschooling, shall we, because let's face...

A Guide to {LOCAL} Boxed Kits & Subscription Boxes

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Small businesses are really thinking outside the box during this time of pandemic (or inside the box. get it? box kits? whew. ok. this social isolation is really getting to me). We think it's...

Memphis Neighborhood Bear Hunt

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Get Started on your Bear Hunt! Find a teddy bear! If you don't have a real one, use this template to download one! Color then cut it out. (Mamas -- pro tip: make the bears as...
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12 Tips to Parenting a Tween

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Parenting any age is hard. And I don't have any experience with teens (yet! 13 is arriving in a month), but I do have a few tips on dealing with those amazing, yet trying,...

20 Hoppy DYI Easter Activities to do with Kids

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Easter is only a few days away, and unfortunately all community Easter events have been canceled. But that doesn't mean you can't have a little bit of crafty, messy fun with your kids! So...
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So Your Kids are Home for the Next Two Weeks :: Local Delivery Services

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  We know that social distancing is hard on mommas -- especially since many of our days are spent running errands or picking up family essentials. But did you know our city has an amazing...
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So Your Kids are Home for the Next Two Weeks :: Books!

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School's suspended for a bit, but that doesn't mean the learning or book reading needs to stop! We've consulted with local book rep Lindsey Grace Darby to bring you some awesome suggestions on books...

March Family Friendly Things To Do

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Well, the groundhog was right last month -- March is coming in like a lamb. We know we're ready for Spring and bet you are too. So get out there and have some fun!...

Dogs Need Vacations, Too

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A few months ago, we found out that the Memphis Moms Blog sister site conference was to be in Orlando, Florida at the amazing Walt Disney World resorts. Immediately we started planning how we...

Cooking with Kids

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Our goal as parents is to equip our kids with the basic knowledge to survive on their own. Many of these skills can be introduced at quite a young age -- and that includes...