Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza) [similar]

married to my best friend, @tiesandfries. raising our three little ones in new york city. πŸ’ŒοΈπŸ‘‹πŸ»: taza@lovetaza.com πŸŽ₯❀️: more videos on my insta stories

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

more on the blog today, but as we are currently in barcelona, i wanted to share how my heart is with those who lost loved ones in las ramblas on thursday. some have left early, but we have chosen to stay in this beautiful city as we originally planned and have been so touched by the love we have witnessed and received. i want to share with you the beauty of barcelona. i know sometimes after attacks like this it can be a scary thought to want to visit such a place, but the people and beauty in this city areΒ gold. it is a safe city, an incredible city, and we have loved our time here so far.
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i have different roles as Naomi Davis and each one seems to tug at me in a different way about how to react to this terrorist attack.
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as a woman, i am scared and sad for the people who were killed and for their families.
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as a mother, i wonder about how i can best teach my kids the facts about terrorism without terrorizing them. terrorizing their little spirits is what it feels like is the goal of these types of attacks sometimes. terrorists not only want to kill innocent people but also instill fear in everyone else. i refuse to let them. i want my children to know these acts are wrong and unacceptable, to know how to lend support and help and love in moments like this and especially to never allow these acts to dictate a life walked in fear, but to lead an unapologetic life of adventure where they seek good and give good everywhere they go.
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as someone with people following along on social media, i wonder what to share and say that would best spark peace and hope in a group of people who have diverse perspectives on what is best and how to act and how to help. it’s hard to know!
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these different roles make me ask…do we pack up our bags and head back home to new york? do we stay at the hotel each day and not leave? do we gather our children together, try to share with them in ways they can understand about what is happening here right now? do we take them out to explore and celebrate this incredible place that has so much to offer, even in a difficult time?..... (CONTINUED BELOW IN COMMENTSπŸ‘‡πŸ»)

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

Swipe left to see these silly faces photobombing my photoπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Love them and their smiles so so much. #smile #barcelona #spain #familytravel

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

As I opened up Instagram today, I couldn't believe the outpour of love from so many of you checking in to make sure we are okay. β™₯️ We are! Thank you for taking the time to check in. I can't imagine what those who were in las ramblas yesterday are going through and our thoughts and prayers are with them. Yesterday, after arriving in Barcelona, we decided last minute to cancel plans in the city and just stay at our hotel because of jet lag. I don't even know how that happened, we usually try to hit the ground running but we ended up never leaving our hotel all day yesterday and swam and slept instead. While we did head out to explore today, I felt in and out of such an emotional daze during much of our exploring today around Barcelona. What is happening around the world is unacceptable and so very wrong. It leaves me feeling so confused. My heart is so heavy for this world around us and I don't understand how this continues to happen. But I do believe we must stand together unified in love, and that it will always remain more powerful than any hate, hurt or evil. I am so thankful for all of you. And for the good in the world around us. And for the love Barcelona has shown us today. I will share more from our first day in Barcelona soon! Thank you again for your sweet messages. Keeping Barcelona and this world around us in my prayers tonight. xo #parkguell #barcelona β™₯️

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

We're coming for you, Spain! πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ And so very excited to finally explore this amazing incredible country! But I want to share a thought first about the array of emotions I've felt lately about the world around me. I feel like I'm about to go on this fun adventure with my family, something we've been planning for months and a place that has been on the top of my bucket list since I was a little girl, but it feels so off to me sharing this happy picture pre-adventure when there are such sad and disappointing things happening all over the world, particularly in my own country. I want a better world for my children. I want to learn more, fight for love more, continue to teach my own children and encourage others to seek out the beauty and kindness in this world can offer and show them ways to always contribute to it, always. I loved the resources my friend @readtealeaves shared in her latest Instagram and blog post, and since I'm not as articulate as her, I'll leave it at that. I know there is more good than evil in this world, and I know we can seek it, embrace it, share it. And do so in the most loving of ways. β™₯️

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

On the blog today, in partnership with @Target, a few of my favorites from their back-to-school collection. Also, would love to hear what words of encouragement and support you would share with a little one gearing up to begin school or about to go back to school once again? This time of year can be so emotional for so many (Hi, ME!) so I'd love to hear how you process, encourage and support little ones around you as they leave the nest to embark on one of the most important and significant adventures in life, their education. I know some of you will have the best tidbits of wisdom to share on this subject and I'd love for all of us to hear them. #target #backtoschool #ad

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

Got back-to-school season on my brain! Literally. What better way to show that than with balancing 19 notebooks (and an apple) on top of my head?! 🍎 Teaming up with @Target today to ask you all to share some simple words of encouragement to a new student just starting out... what would you want them to know? #backtoschool #target #ad Also, if you're shopping back to school, sharing a direct link in my bio to everything available at @Target this season to make your back to school shopping prep a little bit easier.Β βœοΈπŸ““πŸ“š

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

Will never tire of walking down these pretty city streets! #upperwestside #nyc #citylife #newyork

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

Making our very own challah bread was so much fun! Eleanor started kneading some end dough into a heart and soon enough her brothers were doing the same. @orwashers actually baked their hearts for them with the challah bread and I'm probably totally completely biased, but they tasted extra sweet. β™₯️ See the video on my blog today if you'd like to see more from our bakery visit! #littlebakers #nyclife #breadmaking #challahbread

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

Here's a little snippet from a video we made when we made bread at @orwashers main bakery in the Bronx! You probably already know how much our family loves this place, so it was extra exciting for all of us to get to have a little tour and make bread together while there. See the full video on my blog today, link in profile. Thanks to the amazing @jennerbrown_ for putting this video together for us! #nycguide #newyork #upperwestside #bakery #allthecarbs (also! Let me know if you want to see more videos like this in relation to my NYC guide videos! And if so- what sorts of things you'd like to see more of when it comes to New York!)

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

Shared so many beach photos on my blog yesterday but had to post a few more here because if you haven't noticed, I'm in love with summer (swipe left.) Summers with three kids racing around me are more tiring and chaotic than summers of the past, but I do think these seasons of life with little ones around just keep getting better and better. It's worth the bags under my eyes and all the chaos that comes with it. For sure. #happysummer #summerdays #lethembelittle #beachlife #cityescape

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

Do you guys ever have dance parties after the kids go to bed or are we just really big dorks? πŸ€“ (maybe don't answer that.) Use Philips Hue to set the tone, I promise you it's a good time. 😜 @philipshue #ad #myhue #danceparties #datenight

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

The kids and I discovered the rewind feature on insta stories today and obviously our day was made! (More on insta stories.) #instastory #instagram #rewind

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

We have been lovers of indoor forts and tents since long before our littles arrived.⛺️Love grabbing some books and having story time with our colorful Philips Hue Go lights. Always makes it feel a little more special! @philipshue #ad #myhue

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

More beach days, please! β˜€οΈπŸ˜Ž And more photos from this beach day on the blog today, link in profile! #august #summer #beachlife #twoyearsold

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

Left the apartment at 7am with these three kiddos and a fully packed stroller with all the food and beach gear possible to meet friends at grand central terminal and head out to Island Beach in Greenwich Connecticut today. πŸ–οΈ It's such a darling little beach spot! Worth the trek for sure. More on my insta stories if you wanna see some fun kiddo boomerangs!πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‚ #summer #friday #beachday #islandbeach #agoodday

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

Guys, while I'm not totally ready to say goodbye to summer and let these kiddos go off to school in just a few weeks (I'm selfish like that. Could the school year start in November, maybe?!), I've partnered with @DSWShoeLovers on my blog today to show you two styles that I'm wearing into Fall. Swipe left to see both looks and click the link in my bio for the full post! #MyDSW #sponsored

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

I almost lost my mind with the way these two boys were behaving before dinner tonightπŸ’†πŸ» but coming into the bathroom and witnessing this sweet brotherly love before bedtime helped me forgive them. I sure love them. And hope they always look after each other the way they do right now. β™₯️ #brothers #motherhood #tryingsohard to #staycalm and #lethembelittle

Naomi Davis // Love Taza (@taza)

There's a new LITTLE LETTERS on the blog today! πŸ’š Tackling the important things like finding the best seltzer water, how are we all archiving and saving our insta stories and moving our yellow piano down 5 flights of stairs (it's gonna happen.) Also- forgot about all the chocolate and churros I was excited to eat in Spain next week when I went off sugar so there's also that. πŸ™ Link in bio! Happy Thursday, friends! #littleletters #ootd #anthropologie #alwaysdancing
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