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…

Love Begins at Home :: Oliveto at Mountain House, CA

This post is sponsored by Mountain House Developers  but as always, the thoughts and opinions are all mine. Thank you for supporting The Heart of Dani! It is amazing to me how many beautiful areas there are in Northern California. We do quite a bit of traveling, but there is still so much we have…

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,…

Cheers to a Healthy Summer :: My Activia 2 Week Challenge

This post is sponsored by Activia but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. As a mom, I find myself constantly taking care of everyone else. What mom doesn't? This year I have started to really realize the importance of taking care of myself! If I am not in the best health mentally…

Gilroy Gardens NEW Water Oasis + DISCOUNT!

Summer is almost here and living in sunny California has so many perks! One of our favorite spots to beat the heat has always been Gilroy Gardens theme park, which is only about 20 minutes away from us. We love their Water Oasis, which I have posted about in the past. Well, I have some…

Tips for Spring Preparations

As much as I love seeing the flowers in bloom and knowing that our summer vacations are right around the corner, all of the preparations that go into a new season, in particular a season with a lot of activity, can be overwhelming. When Spring rolls in, I like to de-clutter and also stock up!…

Road Tripping :: Tips for Road Trip Success

This post is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Thank you for supporting The Heart of Dani!  Summer is right around the corner and we already have countless vacations on the books. Several of these are road trips and keeping kids entertained can be a task. What I…

What’s in my Toddler & Kid Survival Bag

As the kids grow and change, so does my bag. I cannot even really call it a diaper bag anymore since Kolton is five and Shayne is almost three and only wears diapers to bed now. Still, pockets are a necessity with little ones and let's face it, the only thing that really makes a…

Getting Tropical Vacay Ready…at home

If you are like me, getting ready for a tropical vacation almost make the trip not even worth it. The prep that goes into feeling beach ready is exhausting, and who has the time anyway? It's not like my kids will let me sunbath to get my base tan or get a relaxing facial to…

Love Where You Live :: Whitney Ranch

This post is sponsored by Whitney Ranch but as always, the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting The Heart of Dani! I must admit, I am always looking at homes and could be up for a move at any given time. Since Kolton will be in kindergarten next year, these…