Create and Explore :: Galileo Camps

This post is sponsored by Galileo Camps but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Thank you for supporting The Heart of Dani. I am sure you have heard of STEAM based learning but you may still be a little unsure of what it really means. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts…

Favorite Family-Friendly Places to Eat and Play in Tucson, AZ

If you have been following me, you may know that I have some deep roots in Arizona... Tucson in particular. While my heart will always be in the Bay Area, my soul is in Tucson. Let me explain... I was born in Tucson, moved to San Jose, CA when I was two-years-old and lived there…

The ALL NEW Chuck E. Cheese in Newark

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese's . The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting The Heart of Dani! If you are like me, you grew up with pizza and a giant mouse named Chuck E. Cheese. Being born right after Christmas, most of…

10 Ways to Teach Children to Give Back Around the Holidays

The holidays are about so much more than Santa, presents and sparkly lights. The true meaning of Christmas is about celebrating Christ through love and giving to others. With so many tragedies in our world today, teaching our children how to give back is more important than ever. While my goal in life is to…

Rainy Days :: FIVE Favorite Activities

Across the country, rain is a common occurrence. Here, in California, every year is different and so far we have only had a handful of rainy days. Because of this, we tend to be under prepared for indoor activities. This is why I am putting together a short list of our favorite things to do…

How to Jump Start Your Children’s Imagination with JumpOff Jo!

Every childhood should consist of imagination, dreams and a little magic. Growing up in an era before tablets, smartphones and artificial intelligence, with three siblings, pretend play and imagination was everything! A favorite activity was building forts and pretending we lived in them. We would even make them in the backyard and no one could…

Why I Choose Plant Based Nutrition.

This post is sponsored by iWi but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. This summer has really kept me on my toes and has easily been the most active couple of months I have ever had. I owe my energy levels and mental clarity to my healthy lifestyle choices. Daily exercise, self-care,…

South Lake Tahoe in the Summer :: 10 Things to do With Kids!

We just completed our annual trip to South Lake Tahoe, and like every year, I leave feeling a little nostalgic. The memories that this beautiful place holds in our lives is irreplaceable. My in-laws have been hosting this annual family trip for over 15 years (10 that I have been a part of). Every year,…

A Better Version of ME and My Journey to Get Here

I was craving a space to be open and honest, which is why I began this blog. My life has had many highs and some extreme challenges which has made me who I am today. While I am not ashamed, some experiences are not only mine to share. Instead, I would like to create an…