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Hi! Thanks so much for coming to learn more about OKDani. If you ever have any questions, post or video requests or comments you’d like to make privately, just shoot me an emailMy Media Kit can be found HERE

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OKDani.com started in 2009 as a catch-all for my hair care and acting pursuits chatter. It was a hobby then and is now my business. It morphed into an African American mommy blog and has now evolved and settled into a dynamic lifestyle blog skewed toward family, wellness and travel. This space exists to inspire and relate, educate and entertain *cough* edu-tain if you will *cough*. The vibe is fun-loving, inclusive and 100% real. 100% candid.

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(If you’re looking for the “perfect” mommy blogger, with perfectly dressed kids sitting on a perfect white marble countertop in a perfect kitchen, with frosting meticulously placed on the tip of their nose and licking some more off of a too-neat spatula while smiling and looking at the camera and keeping their face perfectly angled to the light source….you’re going to have to look elsewhere. My life is so not a pinnable image. ….and sometimes I cuss.)

What you will find is an honest take on (and tips for) everything that today’s busy modern work at home mom/mompreneur/doer of all things has to consider in her full-to-the-brim life. This ranges from marriage and motherhood to finance and fitness, personal development and beyond. My stance is, you CAN have it all and it doesn’t have to be hard. #itsallaboutperspective #teamtakeiteasyonyourself

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Fun fact: “OK, Dan” is my mother’s codespeak for “please stop talking now, Danielle” because she’s too sweet to just say “omg shutup already!”… So fitting for the name of my blog, eh? 🙂 I can’t help it, I just love to share and meet new folks. OKDani.com readers are all my friends in my head and I love bringing my stories and experiences to to them through this medium.

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Hi, my name is Dani…and I’m pretty much a big deal.

OK that’s not exactly true… but I’m a big deal to these folks:

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That’s my gorgeous little family. The people I love the most and who drive me the most insane. John is my longtime love, science nerd, fixer of all things, biggest cheerleader and best friend that I got to marry. Rohan (2012) is my eternally curious, space obsessed comedian with quick wit who challenges us daily. Kaya (2014) is my fearless wordy adventurer who is always singing and doing something to injure herself. We recently left Manhattan and settled in “rural” south Florida so we’d have more space to play….and also because: warm. I share about my family liberally here and am excited to have more experiences and adventures with them to share soon.

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As for me: I am a coffee loving extrovert, Game of Thrones obsessive, usually laughing, almost never not talking, NYC to the bone, corny joke cracking, mom raising the tiny humans in the pic above and growing my business(es). My passion (outside of my family, fitness and travel) is empowering women and it manifests through my freelance writing/blogging, wellness coaching practice and web-based talk show, Moms & Biz. I’m a helper by nature and realized that all the legs of my business are focused on giving women the push toward greatness as they define it.

I hold a B.S. in Health, a life coaching certification from NYU and will eventually complete my lapsed M.S. in Counseling-Marriage & Family Therapy….well….maybe. (don’t tell my dad I said maybe!) I’m into people at large, laughter and positive energy, hair care, wellness and healthy living, parenting on purpose, traveling with and without my family, working out (these gains bro), connecting through the written word, practicing the law of attraction and just being the best me I can be (corny, but so true!).

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Let’s keep in touch!!


People.com — Good Housekeeping — Essence — Health (print) — Forbes — Buzzfeed — Cafe Mom — Reuters — PR Newswire — The Bump — Curly Nikki’s Better than Good Hair (print) — Ebony — Huffington Post


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  1. says

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment!
    Your family is beautiful, and I’m looking forward to following your posts.

    PS. I LOVE Shakeology! Yummm!

  2. Cheryl @ Artzzle says

    OK Dani,
    Love your great smile and that adorable child. Good luck with #2. Thanks for stopping by my site.

  3. Dee Williamson says

    I’m so glad I found your page. I love your picture! I’m going to go back and follow.

    Visiting from the SITS Girls comment challenge #sitsblogging

  4. says

    I’ve been meaning to stop and actually comment that I am absolutely loving the new look of your blog.

    Everything about it is rockin’

    I can feel your positive energy and love for your beautiful family. Aren’t we blessed!


  5. Sierra F. says

    I am really glad that I found your blog…this is everything I need and more…
    Thank you Dani ,keep up the kickass work!!


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