Join Naomi Davis, creator of Love Taza, on adventures of marriage, motherhood, friendship, and family. By sharing her relatable
Life doesn't come with an instruction book for the role of perfect wife and mother. However, as Naomi Davis discovered on her journey from newlywed Juilliard dancer to mother of five, a joyful life is a work of art that only you can create for yourself.
When Naomi launched the popular blog Love Taza over a decade ago, she had no way of knowing where that first blog post would lead or the millions of lives she'd impact.
In A Coat of Yellow Paint, Naomi shares all-new stories, time-stamped as intimate and vulnerable essays, exploring her faith, personal heartaches, challenges balancing a home life with career, motherhood, and her struggles with infertility. Along the way, Naomi illustrates the urgency of celebrating life's most important things--family, faith, friendship, and an upright piano painted bright yellow--ignoring the critics.
Naomi shares life lessons she's learned, including how to
- communicate openly and honestly in your marriage and friendships
- be confident in the choices you make as a mother--and why you're more than "just a mom"
- overcome criticism--including from yourself--on body image, infertility, and doing "enough"
- make childhood feel magical, and seek out adventures with your little ones
- navigate spiritual upheaval and reclaim your faith
- find more soulfulness in your social media and online experience
If you dream of a life celebrating family, self, and work in a way that feels right for you, A Coat of Yellow Paint will inspire you to drown out the noise of others' opinions and expectations--so you can be empowered to love your life.
Praise for A Coat of Yellow Paint"Refreshing...that is a word I'd use to describe A Coat of Yellow Paint. Naomi's lighthearted candor about the reality of being a mama, the importance of faith, and the need for authenticity in this world will leave you nodding your head (and laughing) as you turn the pages. And she's right: all we can do is love fully, smile in response to the haters, and know that we are doing the best we can."
--Gabby Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author"Women from all walks of life--whether you're a mom, an entrepreneur, a twentysomething right out of college--will see something of themselves in her essays about claiming your confidence when it isn't easy, taking leaps of faith to follow your dreams, and finding the peace in figuring it all out as you go along."
--Rebecca Minkoff, founder, Rebecca Minkoff and The Female Founder Collective"Through a series of stories, you discover the lessons Naomi has learned through various points of her life--from parenting to body image acceptance to handling criticism from others. Some stories are silly, some sad, some funny, and some poignant. And, they are lessons that I took away with me as I turned each and every page of this book that gives a glimpse into the roots of Naomi's inspirational story."
--Joy Cho, author; founder and creative director, Oh Joy!