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while in california a few weeks ago, we enjoyed our fair share of time in the water and sun. for being a city family, we are most certainly raising three completely obsessed water babies. in fact, some friends of ours in the city are moving to california at the end of the summer and when my friend told little eleanor they were moving the other day, eleanor replied “go tell my mom! i want to come with you! i love california. it has a beach and it’s warm…” (uh oh.)

during our trip, i carried an on-the-go outdoor essentials kit in my bag which is made by babyganics, a brand we have partnered with this year and whose products we love and have been using in our home for a few years now. the on-the-go bag is pretty genius, because it has four smaller sized outdoor essentials, like their sunscreen lotion and face stick, natural insect repellant and an alcohol free foaming hand sanitizer.

i’ve kept the on-the-go bag in my bag since we’ve returned home because the small sizes are easy to carry around and i like feeling prepared.  we just used the insect repellant again the other night while we were at the park late as the mosquitos came out to play and for a solid few minutes there i felt like “super mom.” ;)

but mostly, i just love how babyganics products are made with natural plant based ingredients and don’t carry any toxic or harmful ingredients. they make tons of other great things too! we use their baby bath, detergent, soaps, and other things. if you’re out and about all summer, i recommend checking out the outdoor essentials kit.

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washing those fingers and hands clean before snack time! samson loves to scrub all the way up his arms. ha! like a doctor about to head into surgery. gotta get all those pesky germs.

193783458 8398656811998946756010948785hope you’re having a wonderful warm sand filled summer! and thank you to babyganics for partnering with us for this post!

  1. Sara

    hi taza, where are your pants/leggings from? they look sooo comfortable and they look great too!

    • TAZA

      from lulu lemon!

  2. Jenn

    Where can I find comfortable yoga pants like yours?

  3. So sweet! Will you remind us again what lens you use? Thanks!

  4. This is such a great gift option for my two best friends. They are both mommies now (one a mama of a 2 year old & a 9-month old; the other a mama to a 4-month old). Both of their families love the beach and enjoying the great outdoors. So, I know they will be happy to receive this in the mail. Thanks Taza :)

    Happy Thursday

  5. carly

    That kit is the perfect kit for Summer and you guys make a perfect “beach bum family” so why not move to Cali?!
    Dresses & Denim

  6. I hope this trip has finally made you guys a West Coast family :-) My boys miss snow men and hockey, but you just can’t beat year-round beach days.

  7. Micah

    Ah, I’m from Los Angeles but am currently living in Germany. Your gorgeous photos make me miss home :)

  8. Melissa

    Oh man, my kids are right there with Eleanor! They are definitely missing Grandma. Lately Elizabeth has taken to asking me, “Mom are we still in New York?” And when I tell her yes she replies rather dramatically, “It KILLS me to be in New York!”

    I’m just grateful we live in an age where travel is so possible, and our kids do get to visit family and experience both coasts.

    • TAZA

      lol! that cracks me up!

  9. Magda

    Taza, I love your T-shirt! Where is it from?

  10. Kristin

    So adorable, thanks for the great tips!!!xo

  11. ariella

    Not to be the annoying one, but I was looking at this brand the other day at the drug store because it looked all natural and great. There’s 11% zinc oxide in the sunscreen which is not great especially for babies with skin issues. So you know read the ingredients and all that to make sure this product actually works for you- just because something advertises are healthy doesn’t mean that it is.

  12. Ana

    I love you and your family… you inspire me so much. Also do you mind sharing where your top is from, looks so comfy =) thanks

  13. Nadia

    If you don’t mind sharing… Where did you get your sun glasses from?

  14. Mme Li.

    looks like a perfect day

  15. Emmy

    Such a big fan of your family videos!!!

    So cute.

    Which programme do you use for your video editing?

    Thanks xox

  16. Emmy

    Realised I was supposedly commenting on your previous LA post (sorry for the mix up)!!

  17. Alexe

    Beautiful pictures, are you still using the portrait lens?

  18. kelcie

    So fun! Where is your gray t-shirt from? Looks cozy and easy to wear!

  19. Erica

    This is perfect timing for me. We are headed to the east coast in two weeks to visit family and it is on my list to find an insect repellant safe for babies. I’ll be ordering it tonight. Thanks Naomi!

  20. Fiona

    Cute pictures of your family, as usual! Would love to go to Cali again <3
    Have a great weekend, x Fiona THEDASHINGRIDER.com

  21. Ursula

    Moving to California has entered my mind many times! I have great friends in the San Diego area but Seattle has been my home for 20 years now and I just can’t leave all the green and seasons… but it doesn’t mean it will never happen ;)

    We too have three kids and they love the water. You are doing an amazing favor to your kids to have them showered with Vitamin D and the magic of the ocean and beach! Congrats ;)

    Ursula @ http://kraftmint.com {lovely quick crafts}

  22. Ursula

    Oh just re-read the top paragraph and is your friends moving to California, not you city girl! Ha ha, sorry for the confusion! Maybe you’ll get the beach/sunshine bug and move someday? ;)

  23. Sinead

    Awww I’m not surprised Eleanor wants to move to California, it looks so beautiful! :-)

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