Lori Parish

Originally from near Pittsburgh PA, Lori moved to Memphis in 2009. 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 five great kids; Ali (April 2007), Asher (Dec 2009), Kates (Oct 2012), Paige (April 2014) and Gwendolyn (July 2019). Lori loves Jesus, lattes and grocery shopping alone. She's not a fan of getting up early in the morning!
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The Ultimate Mega List : Top Toys and Gifts for Every Age!

Although it's only October, we're already dreaming of cooler temperatures and holiday festivities. We know that many parents are already discussing what to get for their kids this year. (Since the pandemic, has anyone...

Memphis Spooktacular Neighborhood Pumpkin Hunt

Remember back in March the quarantine fad of going on a bear hunt with your kids through the neighborhoods? Then in April we hosted a neighborhood egg hunt? Well, now that it's October, and...

Schooling at Home Like Me? Let the Pros Organize!

Did you know I have five kids? I do. It's nuts. But hey, that's what happens when you're a little crazy. And my house is on a whole different level of crazy. Ask anyone...

If You Bring a Baby To the Beach : A Minimalists Guide

There's a book I'm sure everyone knows, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie", where the mouse's list grows and grows. When it comes to the babies, it's easy to get carried away with...

10 {Virtual} Ideas to Celebrate Teachers this Week

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

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

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...

12 Tips to Parenting a Tween

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

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...

March Family Friendly Things To Do

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!...