Taylor Arriola

Taylor was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she met her husband James. They lived in Arizona and California, and recently moved back to live in West Plano. They have a 4 year old daughter and 1 year old son. Taylor was a stay-at-home mother for over a year and then returned to work as a licensed counselor in the mental and behavioral health field. She enjoys yoga, exploring the parks and nature preserves in the area, and eating Mexican food!

Best Kept Mom Secret: Dry Shampoo

My husband and I have been planning date night for weeks, actually more like months. We get lost in all the dirty diapers, feedings, school drop offs, work, and forget about our time with...

Toddler Sleep Training: Reclaim Your Bed!

Does your sweet child trick you into letting them sleep in your bed by batting their eyelashes and telling you that they love you? Do you wake up with feet in your face, back, or...

Toddler Busy Bags Ideas: A Non-TV Approach to Keeping Your Kids Occupied

Toddler busy bags are a great way to occupy your kiddos. You can use them in car rides across town, on airplanes, or waiting in the doctor’s office. I have several toddler busy bag ideas I...

Savory Fall Recipes

The weather is turning cool and it’s time for comfort foods. Here are three easy fall recipes that everyone in the family will enjoy! Simple Bean Soup Ingredients: 1lb. pinto beans 2 bay leaves 1/2 cup onion, diced 3 stalks...

Elsa Obsession: 8 Positive Personality Traits

I don’t know about you, but Frozen's Elsa has infiltrated every aspect of our lives. She might as well be part of the family. We have an Elsa obsession: cups, shampoo, books, bandaids, sheets, shoes,...

How to Use the Instant Pot: Tips & Tricks

I recently bought the Instant Pot because a friend of mine cooked frozen chicken in 30 minutes.  You read it right: frozen chicken in 30 minutes.  Sign. Me. Up.  Where do I get this...

10 Ways to Save Family Memories

  Are you looking for ways to preserve special family memories? Here are some creative ideas to inspire you! Photo Books - There are a variety of online photo storage companies and apps that allow...

The Day I Took Away the iPad

I started out as a parent who denounced screen time.  I told friends and family not to buy my child any kind of toys with batteries. I didn’t want to expose her to the...