FOUNDER AND MANAGING EDITOR
Dani is a 30-something freelance writer and social media consultant who grew up in Singapore and has an unhealthy love for makeup, hair, and fashion. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and 4-year-old daughter, and dreams of retiring to a warmer climate one day. Preferably tomorrow. When she decided to put her career in corporate marketing on hold to stay home and raise her daughter, she was grossly unprepared for how difficult it would be, and while she enjoyed most moments of her first, sleep-deprived year as a mother, she started to feel as though she was losing a part of herself. So after a particularly long and colicky night, she put on a little lipstick, got out her best pair of high-heeled shoes, and decided to create a space where her ‘village’ could come together to share the things they’re most passionate about in an effort to make the lives of modern, fabulous women (hers included!) a little easier.
BEAUTY AND WELLNESS EDITOR
Kate is a freelance writer with a background in fashion, beauty and wellness. She’s always had a passion for the written word, and after interning at publications such as FASHION Magazine and The Kit, she knew she had to take her passion to the next level. When she’s not trying out new recipes, taking a hot yoga class, or curled up with a good book, you can find her blogging about lifestyle tips and entrepreneurialism at Layered Indulgence.
Sara Bradford is as passionate about her cocktails and duck fat as she is about green smoothies. And thinks real, whole, awesome food should taste delicious no matter what. A culinary nutritionist who takes (and leads) group cleanses by storm — all the while knowing the most toxic ingredient is guilt. Her company’s work at Nourish ~ Real Food allows her to wade through the nutrition b.s. by providing hilarious wisdom and delicious recipes. And her passion for writing, recipe developing and food photography means she’s ecstatic to be a Meraki Lane contributor . She lives in Stratford, Ontario, Canada with her two kids and her ridiculously extensive collection of Le Creuset cookware.
Nicole Johnson is the President of The Baby Sleep Site®, which was founded in 2008. Nicole is a married mother of two wonderful boys. When her eldest son was born, he had a lot of sleep problems – he would wake every one or two hours, all night long! She got busy and thoroughly researched literature and scientific reports until she became an expert in sleep methods, scheduling routines, baby developmental needs, and more. She began her journey to help moms cope with their babies’ sleep schedule by leading an internet-based message board. She overcame her son’s sleeping issues in a way that matched her own parenting style, and knew it was her mission to help other tired parents “find their child’s sleep”. Her goal was for new parents to overcome their own sleeping challenges much quicker than she had. Following that, she created The Baby Sleep Site® and expanded her offerings to include e-books, articles, a blog, and customized sleep consulting. The feedback from around the world has been incredible. The Baby Sleep Site® enjoys over 1 million visitors per month and has personally helped almost 20,000 families overcome their babies’ sleep challenges. Nicole and her team offer professional, sound support that works. Maybe they can help you, too!