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How [Not] to Communicate with Your Daughter

We have all heard the cutesy names that mom-society has deemed fit for little kids with attitudes: terrible twos, threenager, fourmonal… Then children grow older and the names stop. An Instagram picture of an enraged child and #7YearOldMadAboutBeingGroundedFromtheiPad would not warrant the same reaction as a 3-year-old making the exact same same face with #threenager attached […]

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I Refuse to be Dan Turner

At Memphis Moms Blog, we love highlighting the joys and struggles of motherhood. It is our goal to not “stir the pot” or create controversy, and because of that, we oftentimes do not approach subjects that we find controversial or that might offend our readers. However, some topics just can’t be ignored. Something happened recently […]

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The Talks Mom Never Had With Me

My husband and I have 4 children, 3 sons and 1 beautiful, spunky and overprotected daughter. Our boys are fabulous, but I’ll like them more when they learn their urine belongs in the toilet and not on the seat, the floor, and their underwear. Growing up with 3 younger sisters, I never had to worry about boys. […]

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No, My Husband Doesn’t Need a Boy

There’s a question every mom or dad of two girls is asked at least once per week. Strangers, family, friends, doctors, co-workers, people you’ve just met, parents of friends, friends of parents, zoo workers, mail people, the little old lady at Target–you get the drift–they all seem to have one burning question. I was first […]

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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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Get to Know Lorrin Saliba!

Hi! I’m Lorrin and I have lived and worked in or near Memphis pretty much my whole life.  There was that 18 month stint in Little Rock that we don’t talk about but other than that, I’m a life-long Memphian. My family is here, we are here, we’ve considered moving if “the right job” came […]

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Say Hello to Jenny!

Hello! I’m Jenny. I’m a native Memphian and except for a short stint in the sticks of Mississippi I’ve lived in Memphis my entire life. Despite this, I have no idea where anything is and still get turned around every time I need to go to the airport. In my twenties I got a job […]

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Meet Laura!

Hey!  I’m Laura, also known as LB, and I have lived just right outside of Memphis in Tipton County my entire life.  I am from the tiny of town of Brighton, TN.  Yes, we actually have quite a few traffic lights now (unlike when I was growing up).  My husband is from the same small […]

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Meet Misty Smith

Born on the Bayou Jambalaya and a crawfish pie file gumbo! I’m Misty and I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a creole baby, I love Cajun food, a good conversation on the back porch, and, of course, the LSU Tigers (Geaux Tigers, Geaux!). My husband, Aaron, and I are both LSU […]

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Hello, Ashley Ann here!

Hey y’all, Ashley Ann here. Named after a Soap Opera star, be jealous. So, can you guess where I’m from?! Yes ma’am, the great state of Texas. Although, technically, I was born in Louisiana. My parents saved us from that black hole when I was a nose-picking kindergartner. Like our fearless leader and wine connoisseur […]

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The Case for Summer Camp

Part of a mom is learning to exist in the moment while simultaneously planning ahead…and so today, though it is chilly, dreary, and decidedly winter, I want you to think ahead to summer. Have you considered whether your kiddo will be going to summer camp? If you haven’t, or if you’re on the fence, I’m […]

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