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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!

GO! SEE! EXPLORE! :: MoSH (Museum of Science and History)
MoSH, or the Memphis Museum of Science & History, is located in the heart of midtown. Many in Memphis will probably affectionately call MoSH the Pink Palace, its former title before their name change a few years ago. But MoSH is more than just the "original Pink Palace." It also incorporates the Lichterman Nature Center, […]
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Navigating your Child’s First Dentist Appointment
My youngest turned 4 this past July and I'm embarrassed to admit she had never been to the dentist. My oldest had already been there, done that with the whole braces thing, my son currently has braces, and my middle two have had zero cavities and I'm lazy and just do the "back to school' […]
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Hot (Mess) Mama : It’s Just Me and My Hormones
I turned 40 in 2021 and, to be honest, I don't think I really handled it well. And not because I'm sad I'm aging (it really is just a number) but because my body felt like a light switch had been flipped. One minute I'm downing a quarter pounder with cheese and not gaining an […]
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Looking for a cheap date night that gets you home before 9pm? Or maybe an excuse to get together with some coworkers or friends and avoid the crazy drivers on 240? Well, look no further! "Strangewaze Wednesdaze" Every Wednesday evening in May from 5:30-7:30 pm Head to the Medical District's Health Sciences Park (Madison Ave. […]
Newly Published Picture Books Your Child Needs
I'm not sure about you, but even as a 42 year old, I LOVE picture books. I love the hard-back feel in my hands, how the words flow from page to page, and the engaging illustrations. Picture books are also perfect ways to introduce "big concepts" to little people. There are books on love, books […]


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