about Us

Hi, we’re Dana and Andre.

We live in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA, with our happy 3-year-old son, Owen, and our 6-year-old dog, Bodie. We’re the brains behind this blog, inspired by our son’s sweet nickname from his “Tante” in Germany – “Oni Pepperoni.”

Parenthood has taught us that it’s a rollercoaster ride of emotions, filled with love, laughter, and countless unforgettable moments. But let’s be honest, parenting is hard work, too! It’s not all picture-perfect moments; sleepless nights, tantrums, and the endless “whys” sometimes leave us pondering our existence. But through it all, we’ve learned that the most rewarding moments often come from the little things, like a heartfelt hug or a precious “I love you.”

Here, you’ll find various topics, from tried-and-true parenting techniques to product recommendations that have worked wonders for us. We’re firm believers in celebrating the uniqueness of each child and each family, so our content is crafted with care to cater to various parenting styles and needs.

Whether you’re a new parent trying to find your footing or a seasoned pro seeking fresh ideas, we invite you to join us on this joyous ride. Together, let’s navigate the joys and challenges of parenthood and create lasting memories we’ll cherish forever.