Dani and Tess @dani_and_tess

Mom and daughter sharing travel, food and other fun pictures, including behind-the-scenes pictures from our Dani & Tess YouTube channel!

Dani and Tess photos and videos

4 weeks ago

Putting that luggage she got from Santa to good use! Another fun family trip in the memory book🥰🤗❤ . . #roadtrip #familylife #familytime #familyfun #travel #kalahari #sandusky #lovinglife ❤️ #havingfun #lovemyfamily #disney #nightmarebeforechristmas #domore #familytravel

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4 weeks ago

When you #roadtrip with the fam, but you are the only 100% #vegan 😁 Nothing beats a cooler packed with fruits, veggies and PB&J❤🌱 . . #veganforeverything #veganlife #vacation #sandusky #foodbreak #reststop #eatmoreplants #familyfun #lovemyfamily

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5 weeks ago

Every day, Tess likes to read the tidbits of info on my #pregnancy app, and looks forward to Sundays when we celebrate a new weekly milestone. But today at #kroger she spotted coconuts and yelled 'That is how much Finn weighs now!'...so of course we had to do a photo shoot🥰🤗😁👸🏼👶🏻 . . . #babybump #babyprepping #8months #babyboy #coconut #siblings #siblinglove #bigsister #pregnancylife #pregnantbelly #growingbelly #babyontheway #lovinglife ❤️

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last month

Fun #pregnancy fact....my heart rate while WALKING on the treadmill at #8months preggo is the same as JOGGING while not preggo...I think I peaked at 136bpm, but as fatigued and in pain as I have been for the last week, I can truly say this walk helped me feel better🥰 Futher proof that when you least feel like working out, your body needs it the most🏃🏻‍♀️🤰Now on to some #prenatalyoga 🧘🏻‍♀️🤗 . . . #pregnancylife #babyprepping #pregnantlife #babyboy #fitness #workout #yogalife #yogaeverydamnday #yogaforeveryone #findwhatfeelsgood #treadmill #domore #beactive

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last month

Whenever we snuggle on the couch, Tess begs to watch #nakedandafraid by #discoverychannel or #alone by #historychannel - she comments on and critiques each contestant while being wholeheartedly absorbed in their #survival and then reenacts her own version. Today, she asked if they could make a #kids version of one of these shows while she was making a "fire" and then "catching and cooking fish" (aka mulch ) 🤣😍 I can't wait to keep watching her grow every day and become an even stronger #warrior than she already is!! . . . . #kidsknowbest #raisingstronggirls #mommysgirl #independentwoman #strength #strongmind #independent #girlpower #survivor #wildling #strongwilledchild #learnonthego #neverstoplearning #homeschool

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last month

I still cannot believe today is our official last day of First Grade!! Oh, the year we have had...lots of fun and learning, of course, along with some tough times and new experiences. I am so proud of you my baby girl!! Straight A's again, and even more, the compassion and life knowledge you show at only 7 years old is mind-blowing🤯 While we never stop learning any day, let's have an awesome and fun Summer Break before Second Grade knocks on the door👩🏼‍🏫👸🏼 . . . #firstgrade #graduation #homeschool #ohdela #homeschooling #summerbreak #neverstoplearning #knowledgeispower #learnonthego #learningisfun #education #homeschoolmom #homeschoolers #havingfun #lovinglife ❤️ #mommysgirl #raisingstronggirls #plantpowered #lovemydaughter #7yearsold #schoolrules #lovetolearn #leadbyexample #lovemyfamily

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last month

Happy #worldoceansday everyone!! We absolutely LOVE the ocean and all life within, so we thought a video would be appropriate this time around🥰😎🐋🐬🐟🐠🦈🐙🦑🦀 Even if you don't live near the #ocean there are SO many ways you can help #savetheocean - you can do cleanups of rivers and lakes, donate to/purchase products from organizations such as #seashepherd or STOP USING SINGLE-USE PLASTICS😘 Have an awesome day!! . . . #lovetheocean #lovethebeach #savethesharks #savethewhales #seashepherdstoreusa #reusables #reducereuserecycle #defendconserveprotect #nomoreplasticstraws #beachgirl #cleanuptheworld #bekindalways #lovetheworld #leadbyexample #kidsknowbest #vegan #veganforeverything #friendsnotfood

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last month

So, I have been utilizing my standing desk feature at work every night for 90% of my shift, but the last few nights I have noticed my feet/ankles are getting tired, especially my left one...I guess it is a sign I should elevate my feet when my legging start creeping upwards😂🤣😂🤣😂🤪🤰 . . . #swelling #pregnancylife #pregnant #7monthspregnant #pregnantlife #babyboy #secondpregnancy #feet #babyprepping #life #bigfoot #momlife

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last month

Yesterday was #worldenvironmentday but I would like to think we should be aware of how our actions impact the environment EVERY day. The simplest things make a BIG impact, and one of the easiest things we can do is teach our children to care about the environment. Our household believes that every experience is a learning opportunity, and with each lesson a seed is planted that can grow into a beautiful flower, as long as you take care of it (like Tess cares for her little flowers here ). What did you do to nurture your flowers today?🥰💞 . . . #environment #homeschoolmom #homeschooling #homeschoolers #learnonthego #education #neverstoplearning #growyourmind #plantpowered #bekindalways #bekindtoallkinds #veganforeverything #lovealways #teacherlife #kids #nature

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last month

Normally I don't post back-to-back, especially a 'rant', but in light of not having a chance to record my podcast for some time now, I felt this was the best forum to reach out to my fellow mommies regarding an issue we all have/will face that reached a peak for me tonight... On one of my many trips to the restroom at work, a coworker stopped me in the hall to ask how I was doing.  I said "Overall well, thank you!" - to which she replied "Great!  You look good and healthy...for a pregnant lady!" and walked away.  Ummmm, what does that even mean?!?! 🤔 Mind you, this is the most recent of comments I have hailed over the last 7 months... "Are there twins in there?" "You look ready to pop!" "There's baby!" "You're only __ months, are you sure?!" - and yes, these were all actual comments from FEMALE coworkers and 'friends'...🤯 People of the world, listen please - never, in any circumstance, is it YOUR responsibility to tell a woman what she should/shouldn't look like, ESPECIALLY when she is pregnant (unless you are a medical professional and it is for health purposes, not vanity )! The phenomenon of people believing a pregnant woman's body is fair game for their blatant, often rude, comments is truly baffling. So to all the mommas out there - don't let the haters and rude people of the world get you down - keep being healthy, and taking care of you and your baby - you must always remember that you are AWESOME and BEAUTIFUL and CAPABLE!🤰❤🥰 Rant over...thanks for listening😘 #truth #realtalk #thekindtruthwithdani #realitycheck #pregnancy #pregnant #body #babybump #babyprepping #dontberude #bekindalways #lovemore #beautiful #mommy #momlife #mybody #strongwomen #raisingstronggirls #lovemore #hateless #enjoylife

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last month

So apparently Tess snagged a pic of me to make up for all the pics I sneak of her😂 I will say this...yoga is truly helping me get through all these aches and pains of my growing belly and baby, and only little modifications have been needed so far in my practice🙏 Movement can be medicine, as long as you open your mind, body and spirit to it! Week 29 here we go!🤰🧘🏻‍♀️ . . . . #yoga #yogalife #yogaforeveryone #yogaeverydamnday #prenatalyoga #findwhatfeelsgood #yogawithadriene #movement #stretching #babybump #growingbelly #29weekspregnant #babyboy #babyprepping #dowhatmakesyouhappy #dowhatyoulove #selfcare #meditate #lovinglife ❤️ #namaste #exercise

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May 2019

What's for dinner?!?! How about some homemade quesadillas! 100% vegan, and 100% devoured by the fam...win win!😍 Best of all, they took no time thanks to @gardein chicken strips, @daiyafoods mozzarella and cheddar, and @tofuttibrands sour cream!! And @zero_empathy_4u bringing that perfect pan sear🥰🤤 . . . #veganforeverything #whatveganseat #vegankids #veganlife #vegan #plantpowered #plantbased #amazing #yummy #dinnertime #eatfortheplanet #foodmatters #putgoodingetgoodout #daiyacheese #tofuttisourcream #gardein #quesadilla #homemade #familylife #cookingfamily

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May 2019

So, the last few weeks have been rough sleeping due to some EXTREME leg cramping/pain (think Charley Horse on steroids ), and the peak hit me Saturday night. What did the best husband ever, @zero_empathy_4u do? Got me my FAVE breakfast from The Sleepy Bee (which I shared with Tess, of course, lol ), Starbucks, some compression socks, gave me a deep leg massage, AND cleaned the house, mowed and did all the laundry. Thank you SOO much! It means more than words can say to have your love and support🥰❤🤗😍🤰 #blessed #besthusbandever #lovemyhusband #lovemyfamily #lovinglife ❤️ #pregnant #6monthspregnant #thesleepybee #breakfast #veganlife #plantpowered #myhusbandrocks

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May 2019

Annnd ANOTHER favorite shirt joins the list of unwearables in order to preserve its integrity🤣🤰🥰❤ I love my son, truly, but he needs to stop ruining all of my favorite clothes😢🤗👼😁 #babybump #6monthspregnant #24weeks #pregnant #lovemyfamily #lovinglife ❤️ #thewilds #itsaboy #clothingissues #maternityfashion #growingbelly #momlife

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May 2019

When people talk about life goals or having a bucket list, I listen as they go on about traveling or skydiving or other "normal" things. This picture right here (which was originally posted by @mermaid_kayleigh who is in the pic, and reposted by @abc4explore to bring awareness to this team's awesomeness )..this picture, well, it is MY bucket list. Top 3, easy...swim freely with great whites, swim freely with orcas, and inspire future generations to save them. What's on your top 3?? Check out the original post by @mermaid_kayleigh to get the beautiful story of how this dive happened ❤🦈 #deepblue #savetheocean #shark #sharksarefriends #savethesharks #beautiful #amazing #incredible #majestic #veganforeverything #lovinglife ❤️ #bekindtoallkinds #freedive #wildlifephotography #oneoceanresearch #oneoceandiving #camgrantphotography #leadbyexample #abc4explore #greatwhiteshark

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April 2019

So we got dressed in completely separate rooms...and both ended up wearing Lion King shirts with navy blue leggings🤣🥰🦁👑 #minime #mommysgirl #lovemydaughter #mommyandme #mommyandmefashion #twin #lionking #hakunamatata #familylife #momlife #lovemyfamily #lovinglife ❤️ #disney #lovedisney #havingfun

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April 2019

When you reach that point in your pregnancy where you are forced to stop wearing your favorite shirts to avoid permanently stretching them out😫🤰👶🏻 @seashepherdsscs - I would like to volunteer to try out a maternity option from your store🥰 There are already onesies, so why not let pregnany mommies also join the ambassador line🤔 #seashepherd #defendtheocean #savetheocean #babybump #thebigstretch #clothingissues #maternityfashion #ideas #lovinglife ❤️ #veganforeverything #momlife #pregnant #6monthspregnant

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April 2019

Happy #earthday everyone!! I wanted to take a moment to shout out to @motemarinelab - I was a proud volunteer when I lived in FL (at the whale and dolphin hospital ) and would ask anyone to donate to them today...time, money, resources, etc. While we shouldn't just care about our planet on Earth Day, today is a bold reminder that we only have one planet, and only WE can take care of her. Let's all work together to clean things up and stop wasting resources TODAY!!🥰🌎🌱🏞🗻🐺🐯🐮🦈🐬🐳👶🏻 #motemarine #earthday2019 #savetheocean #savetheplanet #savelife #everylifematters #everyonewins #bekindtoallkinds #veganforeverything #veganlife #plantpowered #lovinglife ❤️ #happy #dosomething #leadbyexample #lovenature #loveanimalsdonteatthem #cleanuptheworld

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April 2019

Nothing beats fresh, homemade orange juice😍🍊...except maybe if we still lived in FL and could get the oranges right off the tree🤔🤣🥰🌱 #orange #orangejuice #homemade #juicing #fresh #fruitforall #plantpowered #plantbased #vegankids #veganforeverything #veganlife #vegan #leadbyexample #lovinglife ❤️ #breakfast #organic #fruit #hamiltonbeachjuicer

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April 2019

Not even born yet, and Finn is already causing the women to fall in love🥰❤🤗😘👶🏻🤰 #babyontheway #babyboy #inlove #havingfun #bocaraton #bocaratonresort #florida #lovinglife ❤️ #danceparty #singingintherain #gorgeous #baby #babybump #bumppic

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April 2019

Enjoying a date night with @zero_empathy_4u to see my other man perform live😍🥰🤣 #nightout #danecook #tellitlikeitis #comedy #standup #standupcomedy #lovemyhusband #grownuptime #lovinglife ❤️ #havingfun

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March 2019

Can't believe this little bean will be turning 7 in less than 30 days!😱😢🤯 But I am also so proud of the amazing, intelligent, stylish, sassy little diva she has grown into❤😍👸🏼 Love you so much Tess!!! #proudmama #theygrowupsofast #almost7 #fashionista #amazing #girlpower #lovemyfamily #raisingstronggirls #independentwoman #homeschoolers

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March 2019

Baby brain got the best of me and I almost missed the #disneybound challenge featuring our fave gals!😱🤯🤪 Gotta rep #descendants2 and SO looking forward to #descendants3 😍❤ #disney #lovedisney #mal #uma #wicked #baddestofthemall #disneybounding #disneyboundchallenge #descendants #whatsmyname #rottentothecore #waystobewicked #cosplay #halloween

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March 2019

When it's still below freezing (28 degrees, to be exact ), but your neighbors insist they MUST start mowing because the calendar told them Spring is here🤦‍♀️😢🤧😷 #allergies #asthma #spring #winterweather #hiding #gardening #freezingcold #craycraypeople #breakfreefromthematrix #useyourhead

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March 2019

One of my fave dishes to eat (but so glad I have helpers to make it with me😁 )...eggplant parm with vermicelli, marinara, @daiyafoods mozz and a side salad of spinach, tomato and avocado😍😛❤ Eat what makes you feel good!! #veganforeverything #veganlife #vegancooking #vegan #plantpowered #plantbased #lovetocook #eatfortheplanet #putgoodingetgoodout #italianfood #siciliangirl #lovinglife ❤️ #eatmoreplants

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March 2019

One of our fave parts...the finale...celebrating 90 years of love with Mickey and Friends at Disney on Ice Frozen. Growing up with Disney on Ice is a memory I cherish and feel blessed to share now with Tess❤🤗😍 #disney #mickeymouse #90yearsofmickey #disneyonice2019 #disneyonice #frozen #familyfun #lovinglife ❤️ #mommysgirl #disneyprincess

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March 2019

What's for lunch?! How about a homemade buffalo wrap with @beyondmeat chicken stips, @daiyafoods cheddar and dairy-free ranch, lettuce, tomato, and @franksredhot 😋❤🌱 Side of asparagus and some tots...that is one BOMB #vegan meal the whole fam enjoyed!! #veganforeverything #veganlife #plantpowered #plantbased #lovetocook #yummy #lunchtime #eatfortheplanet #familylife #lovetocook #lovinglife ❤️

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March 2019

One part of my duty as both mother and teacher is to make sure Tess understands our responsibility to this planet and ALL of the creatures who share it. This statistic is just one part of an epic problem, and we must all teach our children not to follow the path of destruction❤🌎 #savetheocean #savetheplanet #teacherlife #momlife #parenting #seashepherd #veganforeverything #lovinglife ❤️ #bekindtoallkinds #leadbyexample #bekindalways

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March 2019

I could watch them all day...so beautiful and peaceful @newport_aquarium 💞🧘‍♀️ #ohdela #fieldtrip #jellyfish #peaceful #beautiful #newportaquarium #lovetheocean #familyfun #meditate #zen

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February 2019

Just winding down the weekend with some Call of Duty...my fave part is at the end when she switches to the handgun instead of wasting time reloading (smart girl )...and yes, she ALWAYS plays in that position🤣😍🧘‍♀️🎮⚔ #gamergirl #flexible #havemorefun #familyfun #lovinglife ❤️ #unwind #armyfamily #gamer #callofduty #yogalife #futureyogi

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February 2019

I was awakened this morning by the BEST husband ever @zero_empathy_4u with the Avi Tofu Scramble and Lemon Poppyseed Scone from The Sleepy Bee (one of my fave restaurants ever!! )....tofu scramble with avocado, spinach, mushrooms, tomato and onions, sweet potatoes, and toast...pure heaven!! Happy 15 weeks to me today!!😍👶🏻💗 #plantbased #plantpowered #vegan #veganbreakfast #veganforeverything #amazingfood #besthusbandever #thesleepybee #eatgoodtofeelgood

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February 2019

Nothing tastes better than homemade...Tess LOVES making the tofu ricotta and dicing the mushrooms for our rendition of the @onegreenplanet tofu mushroom lasagne😍 Our motto to kid-friendly meals...if they help cook it, they will eat it😉 #plantpowered #vegan #familyfun #lovetocook #plantbased #onegreenplanet #lasagna #lovinglife ❤️ #foodmatters #youarewhatyoueat #veganforeverything

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February 2019

Tessa's obsession with unicorns has spread to her growing sibling...the baby's hand is next to the face, but according to Tessa, that is a unicorn horn🦄💗🤷‍♀️😂 #unicorneverything #siblingdrama #unicornbaby #imagination #blessed #lovemyfamily

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February 2019

Definitely my favorite pizza EVER!! @modpizza knows how to take care of #vegan pizza!! Mushrooms, artichokes, black olives, green olives, mixed greens, onions, tomatoes, and #dairyfree cheese😍💗💙💜🌱 #veganforeverything #plantpowered #plantbased #pizza #goodfood #goodvibes #familyfun #modpizza

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February 2019

Best husband ever @zero_empathy_4u made the best breakfast ever!! Homemade chocolate chip pancakes layered with strawberries, bananas, blueberries and @so_delicious cocowhip🤩😍💙🌱 #vegan #homemade #nofilterneeded #amazingbreakfast #besthusbandever #pancakes #plantbased #plantpowered

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February 2019

Tess made lunch for me the other day to help me feel better, and I am still in awe at both her kindness AND how much I really LOVED that peanut butter and celery sandwich!😍🥪 #sweetestkidever #lovemyfamily #peanutbutterandcelerygoodness #lunchtime #mommysgirl

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February 2019

Just came across this miracle on Twitter! Newborn calf caught on video at https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2019/01/31/rare-video-of-newborn-humpback-whale/ 😍 Just another reminder to never take life for granted, always have love and kindness in your heart, and do your part to protect our world🌲🌎🌊 #cetaceansociety #hawaii #humpbackwhale #miracle #dronephotography #marinemammals #seashepherd #savetheocean #marinemammalresearch

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