Lori Parish

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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What is a Doula and Why Do I Need One?

Many of you know that I'm pregnant with baby number five. Y'all. Things have changed in the last five years since I gave birth to Paige, my youngest. One mom recently mentioned I need...
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Unexpectedly Expecting

Deep down, even when I was closing my eyes to avoid looking at the outcome, I knew. I knew with every fiber in my being what it was going to say... 1 hour previously: There I...

NOT the Waffle Place You’re Thinking Of

Sometimes when you move to a new city, it takes awhile to learn all the awesome places the locals go. You can peruse blogs, look up restaurant lists, follow foodies on Instagram, but really,...
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A Guide to Mother-Son Dates in Memphis

We often think about dating our husband or spouse, but that other boy in your life is sometimes forgotten! That's why we've come up with a list of fun activities to do with your...
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Drink or Treat

#beerparenting  is apparently a trendy hashtag  these days. I think it means that parents are watching their children while simultaneously drinking beer, although I'm not entirely sure.    But I'm all for a good beer.    And heaven...
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RANT :: Where the Heck Did the RSVP Go?!

Répondez s'il vous plaît {RSVP} Respond if you please. Respond: verb, say something in reply. RANT: Where the heck did the RSVP go?  Is it just me, or does this bug every mom out there? It's really really really...

Thinking Outside the {Lunch}Box

School has officially begun. And that means packing lunches has also started up again. *sigh* Every. Day. All. Year. *double sigh* I have a lot of  kiddos. Which means I pack approximately 700 lunches a year. *triple...

Early Start Potty Training :: Part 2 :: Let’s GO!

So now that we've discussed the reasons why moms usually don't start early potty training (see Part 1), let's get into the how-to for those of you who are considering trying! First, you have to...

Early Start Potty Training :: Part 1 :: Debunking the Myths

If you are a mom with no desire or belief to start potty training before age two, I give you permission to stop reading. Hi. I'm Lori, and I'm an early start potty-trainer. Let me explain....

{EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT} “Just Breathe” Event Series with Downtown Yoga

Memphis Moms Blog and Downtown Yoga are excited to announce a new event series "Just Breathe." Beginning next week, and over the next five months, MMB and Downtown Yoga will offer different types of yoga...