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Taylor Ricks

Taylor Ricks-Mele is a wife, mother, author, behavior analyst, scripture enthusiast, and lead chaos coordinator. Her most cherished title is being "Momma Tay" to a large blended, beautiful, messy, and chaotic family of nine kids. She has spent time as a foster parent and volunteers with the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation to help children and families touched by Down syndrome in honor of her son Zane, whose bright spirit blesses their family in unimaginable ways. When she isn't caring for her family, she enjoys writing, dabbling in wood-working, and going on walks. She attended Utah State University to earn a bachelor's degree in family studies and earned a master’s of education in applied behavior analysis from Arizona State University. She loves sharing her testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and using her background to teach and inspire families.

February 02, 2024 09:08 AM MST
Margarett lived in the Salt Lake Valley in the late 1800s. Her story is a powerful reminder that no heart, and no life, is too broken for Christ to heal.
7 Min Read
April 02, 2023 08:00 AM MDT
“As I raise my child with disabilities, I have been blessed by other mothers, fathers, and their children who know what it looks like to metaphorically carry loved ones to the Savior.”
5 Min Read
August 18, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
Parents of children with disabilities face so much, and one of our heaviest burdens is preparing our children to take their place in the world.
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