Lori Parish

Lori Parish
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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!

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...
tween

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...
covid19

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...
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The Container Store :: Kid Room Makeover

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Last year I became unexpectedly expecting with baby number five. Although it wasn't a primary concern, we soon realized that we didn't really have a place to put her once she was born. For each of...
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A Letter to My Daughter’s Middle School Teachers

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Dear Teacher(s), Thank you for loving my child so well. Middle school can be tough. Physical changes collide with hormonal and internal changes. Attitudes erupt like a volcano and subside just as quickly as the tide....