happy 6th birthday, blog! let’s celebrate all week long! (and a giveaway!) CLOSED

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this month marks six years since my first blog post! part of me cannot believe it. this little blog has documented so many moments and thoughts of mine over the last six years that i am incredibly thankful to have saved in this little corner of the internet. it has seen us through those first newly wed months in the city, through my last year and graduation at juilliard, through our adventures in dc and our move back to new york city. it’s seen our family grow… from trying to have a baby to actually having one. and then two.

we wanted to find a way to say thank you to all of you for your love and support along the way! we have the greatest readers, we really do. and we are so appreciative of this great blogging community! so to celebrate our six year anniversary of blogging, and say thanks, we have partnered with a few of our favorite sponsors to host a series of giveaways this week!


we thought it’d be nice to kick off the week by sharing a few of our favorite moments together as a family from the last six years and by hosting a giveaway for you around the theme of our growing family.


to start off, we’re giving away 3 prizes to more of me maternity! a $100, $250 and $500 credit for each winner to use to online! having experienced two pregnancies so far, i grew to love this brand and also the wonderful woman behind it. i had so much fun getting to know the founder, jessica, and working with her on their look book from last year. her dresses are some of my favorite.


we are also giving away 25 pairs of  freshly picked moccs! one winner will receive 5 pairs and 20 other readers will receive 1 pair each! the winners get to choose which sizes and colors they’d like!   these baby and toddler moccs are just darling and have been a staple around our house with both eleanor and samson. we are big fans (also, that yellow? i mean…)



and we’re giving away a bugaboo donkey stroller! the winner will choose which version of the double stroller they’d like, the mono, duo or twin. the winner will also choose the color of the tailored fabric sun canopies.  we sure do love our bugaboo donkey! we’ve traveled with ours everywhere (remember when we trekked in flooded venice with it and it somehow survived water past our knees?)  it makes our day to day life with two little ones in new york city so much easier. so glad a double stroller like this exists!


to enter our giveaway, simply leave a comment below sharing a special moment you have experienced with your own family.

we are also opening up this giveaway to our instagram following. for a second entry, post a photo on instagram of your family  and use the hashtag #lovetazafamily.

the giveaway will close next monday, september 2nd.

good luck! and thanks again for supporting and reading this blog of ours!

  1. Annie M

    What a fabulous giveaway, I have so many different babies in my life that would sure love to benefit!

  2. Rachael

    Oh, thank you for doing all this! I am so excited about this giveaway! I’ve loved you and followed your blog for years…. thank you for always sharing with us. Winning that stroller would just make a million of my days!

    Those most special moments for me are just those little moments where I take a minute to recognize my blessings and appreciate the little things. We recently moved from South Carolina to San Antonio and it has been a little chaotic! We traveled half-way across the country, stayed in hotels, ended up in a big city without knowing a soul, trying to find an apartment, staying with the kindest new friends, finally finding a place to live, then after toilet flooding and sewage leaking we had to switch apartments, and three nights ago, a month after we moved, we were finally able to move into our very own little apartment!

    My toddler son has an allergic autoimmune disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, and he is allergic to almost every food. Trying to feed him and care for him is hard, but doing so while traveling and living with different people has beenso trying. We have been eating on the go and struggling to find things he can have.

    Last night we had finally set up our kitchen table and we were able to sit down together as a family for dinner. My husband and I had a traditional “Sunday pot roast” and our son Jude had a nice dinner that he *liked* that I had made for him. As me and my little family sat there around that table, I felt overwhelmed with gratitude just for that moment. I am so blessed and grateful for my little family and the simple things that we sometimes take for granted, like eating dinner together as a family!

    We are expecting our second little baby in February and couldn’t be more excited! A double stroller like this would be a dream come true (!!!!!) and would be treasured by this little family trying to get through optometry school!

    I LOVE you and your little family and your blog!!! :)

  3. Sarah

    A special memory I have of my little family is, our most recent family vacation. Being able to take my 2.5 yr old son to a place that I went every year as child, was nostalgic. It brought back such fond memories while creating our own families memories, all at the same time. There’s nothing more special than being able to relive childhood memories with your own child!

  4. Ana C.

    My favorite family moment was watching my daughter after the birth of our son. She was too young to really know what was going on but I could tell that they were going to be the best of friends and they pretty much are. Sure he can annoy her like any little brother can but I can see the love that they both share for each other.

  5. Brandon

    I love getting pics and videos sent to my phone while I’m at work. Most recently I received a video of my 23 month old boy singing “You are so ‘booo-fuw’ (Beautiful)” with my wife. It was one of those moments where you realize that being a parent is the greatest thing in the world.

  6. Katie Mann

    I’m sitting here on bedrest with baby number 2 and Crossing my fingers! Please me! The double stroller would be especially useful!

  7. Nicole

    Without a doubt, the first moment Tony and I held S as newborn. Stil gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.

  8. Laying in the hospital after my daughter was born, watching my husband sleep with her on his chest. Melt.

  9. Katrina

    Happy Blog Birthday! There are so many special moments, but I would have to say this afternoon was pretty good. Our 20 month old loved hearing the baby’s heartbeat at my last midwife appointment so I told him that we were going to do it again tomorrow morning! My husband had him put his ear to his chest so he could hear his, and he loved it. Of course, he wanted to listen again and again, and it really was just the sweetest thing to watch. “Heartbeat!” (it sounds like, “Happy!” when he says it, which is pretty accurate :)

  10. BriAnne

    I think our family vacations are really the most special memories I have. They are always full of fun and quality time together.

  11. Hannah mecham

    The day my little brother was born is very special to me!! Happy birthday to your fun blog

  12. Ashley

    Happy blog birthday :) My most sweet, special family moment was when my almost-two-year-old son met my newborn daughter for the first time. His happiness and their instant bond melted me.

  13. Barbara

    I love all the simple little moments that happen every day — seeing my children play together, having one run up to give me a hug, tucking them into bed at night.

  14. Tiffany

    Happy birthday blog! My daughter was born while my husband was in Afghanistan, and my favorite moment was seeing them together when he got home.

  15. Leigh

    I love it when my daughter wants a mommy and daddy sandwich! Would love the stroller!