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Generosity, Gratitude, and Giving

Generosity. Gratitude. Giving. The three big G’s. The world, especially around the holidays, screams at us to “buy more!” and “you need this!” We’re bombarded with advertisements for more stuff…more, more, more! We become stressed and resentful. We lust after the things we want (and we’re adults!) while instead we’re supposed to be emulating the Christmas […]

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5 Kinds of Friends Every Mom Needs

When I was pregnant with my first child, I was teaching school in a classroom exclusively for kids with autism. One of my co-workers was an experienced mom of three kids, two of whom were twins. She wasn’t only a wealth of knowledge but a source of inspiration. She helped induct me into the “mom […]

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Weird title, I know. But when’s the last time you looked at yourself in the mirror? Not superficially, but deep down into your soul. The depths of where we hide things and push things away? When’s the last time you looked into the ugly places inside you? I looked the other day at myself and […]

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On Raising a Spitfire Memphis Moms Blog Lori Parish

On Raising a Spitfire

  Spitfire [spit-fahyuh r] noun A person, especially a girl or woman, who is of fiery temper and easily provoked to outbursts.   Last month my husband was a guest writer and defined the word “plan.” Which is now ironic, because I started this blog post a few months ago and for various reasons had […]

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Memphis Dads Take Over :: The Plan

As an ode to dads this Father’s Day, Memphis Moms Blog has asked some of our contributors’ baby-daddies to step in and write for us. They were given no direction–just to write about whatever they felt needed to be said. This morning’s post is from Ryan, husband to Memphis Mom’s Blog contributor, Lori… plan noun […]

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Halfway to 7000

We have a saying in our church that you only have approximately 7000 days with your child from crib to college. This idea has been weighing heavily on my mind lately. You see, my oldest and first born child, Alexandria (Ali), will be 9 this weekend. In less than a few days, we’ll be at day […]

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Welcome! Lori Parish

Hi! As I sit here after bathing, reading to, and tucking in 4 little kiddos, folding mass amounts of laundry, packing lunches, checking homework, putting away previously mentioned laundry and doing ALL THE THINGS,  I’m finding it hard to write about myself. Which is actually quite humorous because I’m quite the talker. So here goes… […]

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