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…

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…

Inaugural Global Food Fair at Mountain House

This post is sponsored by Mountain House, but the thoughts and opinions are all mine. Thank you for supporting The Heart of Dani! Good food and family are what it is all about. I was so happy to be invited to the AMAZING Inaugural Global Food Fair at Mountain House, California. We have visited this…

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…

Summer Vibes :: The Water is Waiting

This post is sponsored by Discover Boating but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. What is my favorite thing about living near the coast? The water of course! The beautiful California summer sunshine is here and we have so many options when it comes to the outdoors and almost all include the…

The Beauty of Spontaneity

I tend to over-plan and over-organize often. With so many things on my plate constantly, sometimes the good times end up feeling like a chore that I am rushing through to get to the next task. I have to actually plan to not plan! Ironic...right?  Yesterday we decided to play hooky from everything and packed…

Maybe We Can Agree :: Lunchables Organics

This post is sponsored by Lunchables Organic, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Now that Kolton is in Transitional Kindergarten and attends ELEMENTARY School, he thinks he is a big shot and can make the rules around our house. It is pretty hilarious how he even tries to put ME in…