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2020
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Meet the 2020 Sweetest Families Bloggers!

There's so much to do in Hershey, PA...why not hear it from the experts?!

Hershey, PA is a year-round destination with an incredible amusement park, amazing zoo, beautiful resorts, delicious dining, relaxing spa treatments and so much more! We want you to hear about it all from our Sweetest Families bloggers! Make sure to follow our 2020 participants throughout the year as they experience all we have to offer and share their sweet memories! 

The 14 bloggers chosen for the 2020 Sweetest Families program can help with all of your questions and point you in the right direction for the best Hershey, PA experience for the whole family! Stay tuned as they visit and share their experiences in 2020! 

Take a look below at our 2020 Sweetest Families bloggers: 

Ashley L. - Frugal Coupon Living

Ashley is the founder and blogger of Frugal Coupon Living. Begun in 2008, Frugal Coupon Living teaches moms how to do more with less while keeping money in their wallet and happiness and order in their home. A wife, mother, TV personality, Pinterest-addict, and deal chaser, Ashley has been featured in Good Housekeeping, on Dr. Phil and the Rachael Ray Show. This DC-based mother of five loves helping like-minded women create joy in the chaos of motherhood.

This is her first year as part of the Sweetest Families program. 

Ashley S. - Ashley & Company 

Ashley is a native of the DC Metro area where she lives with her husband and two amazing kids. She is the voice behind the lifestyle, travel, and geek blog Ashley & Company. Her family enjoys exploring and trying new things. Hersheypark is where, as a child, Ashley discovered her love for thrill rides when she rode her first roller coaster, the sooperdooperLooper!

This is her second year as part of the Sweetest Families program and she is thrilled for all the exciting changes coming to Hersheypark in 2020! The Sweeterie is calling her name! Ashley’s favorite Hershey, PA treat is the Reese's Extreme Funnel Cake in Founder's Way. Yum!

Courtney B. - The Chirping Moms 

Courtney is the mother of four (soon to be five!) children. She is the co-founder of the popular blog, The Chirping Moms, which shares adventures in motherhood along with great activities for kids, crafts, recipes, and ideas for family travel. Courtney loves family travel and you can view their travel adventures by following @TravelWeWill on Instagram. In addition to writing The Chirping Moms, Courtney has been a featured writer on the Four Seasons family travel site, Scary Mommy, Huffington Post, What To Expect and in Parents Magazine.

This is her first year as part of the Sweetest Families program.

Debbie Z. - The Jersey Momma 

Debbie was born with chocolate coursing through her veins and is a self-proclaimed Hershey expert. When not visiting The Sweetest Place On Earth, she’s busy running her blog, The Jersey Momma. The Jersey Momma is a website where fun-seekers of all ages can find travel advice, recipes, crafts, reviews, and more. Debbie was an elementary school teacher for over ten years and currently serves as the educational liaison for The Toy Insider’s Parent Panel. She loves spending time with her family and catering to her spoiled doggy, Spot. Debbie’s work has been featured in The Mailbox Magazine, Yahoo Voices and Thrive Global. Follow Debbie on social media for her latest Hershey adventures!

This is her second year as part of the Sweetest Families program.

Jenna R. - Glitz & GlaMOM

Jenna is the founder of Glitz & GlaMOM as well as the founder of Tri-State MAMApreneur Networking. She is also the lucky mother of two beautiful, smart, funny, hilarious, sweet, & loving daughters. Jenna married her darling hubby in 2010 (& together since 2006.) Her roots are in Brooklyn, NYC…and now they reside in Suburban NJ. In 2017, Jenna started a networking group called Tri-State MAMApreneur Networking as a way for female business owners to network with each other. 

Glitz & GlaMOM is a lifestyle brand focusing on fashion, beauty, motherhood & family travel. Glitz & GlaMOM is a space for sharing parenting moments, fashion & beauty finds, & family travels. The goal is to provide a place for mothers & women to find unique & cool things to do with their families. Jenna and her family love exploring places together as a family, from day trips to extended vacations!

This is her first year as part of the Sweetest Families program.

Jennifer A. - Jersey Family Fun 

Jennifer is a married mom of three boys, who saw a need for a resource that helps families find fun things to do together. She has been a Jersey Girl for nearly 35 years, a Jersey Mom for over 15 and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years. She founded Jersey Family Fun to help families experience all our region has to offer. She is a mom that just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them. She's looking forward to more sweet adventures this year as Hersheypark unwraps new attractions, activities, and more. Stay tuned to her sweet stories.

This is her first year as part of the Sweetest Families program.

Jenn G. - Journeys with Jenn

When she's not busy finding the best tacos on the East Coast, Jenn is busy running, Journeys with Jenn a travel and lifestyle blog. Hersheypark is where Jenn discovered her love for theme parks when she rode her first roller coaster, the sooperdooperLooper! Jenn loves to explore new places with her two daughters, and believes travel is the best educator.

This is her second year as part of the Sweetest Families program.

Jessica L. - Mommy University

Jessica is a full-time school psychologist, wife to an amazing husband and mother to 2 incredible boys. Every day Jessica is looking for fun and unique ways to enhance her children's development and then share those ideas with her readers. Jessica and her family especially love to learn through travel and that includes frequent trips to Hershey, PA. She has been visiting The Sweetest Place On Earth since she was a little girl and loves carrying on the tradition with her children. Jessica is so excited to be chosen for the Sweetest Families program and cannot wait to share her love of Hershey with everyone!

This is her third year as part of the Sweetest Families program.

Karen B. - Been There Done That With Kids 

Karen founded Been There Done That with Kids, a family travel blog, five years ago to help parents find fun places to take their kids. In addition to being a travel writer, Karen is also an Information Technology professional. In her spare time, her family of roller coaster enthusiasts travels the country visiting amusement parks. Karen enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children (ages 4 and 8), who consider Hersheypark their home park and visit over a dozen times per year.

This is her first year as part of the Sweetest Families program.

Karyn L. - Sand and Snow... and Everywhere in Between!

When Karyn's not traveling (she's a self-professed queen of road tripping!), she's at home writing about her adventures on Sand and Snow... and everywhere in between! where she's lead writer and photographer. While her home base is near Pittsburgh, PA, she's happiest living out of a suitcase and falls in love with every new city she visits with her husband and teen daughter. At the end of a long day, she's happy to sit in front of the tele with a bowl of ice cream (her favorite food) and binge-watch the latest Netflix shows.

This is her first year as part of the Sweetest Families program.

Lance S. - City Dads Group

Lance lives with his wife and two children in New York City.  Lance is the co-founder of City Dads Group: a dynamic, diverse, and burgeoning community of fathers with chapters in major metropolitan areas across the U.S. dedicated to being active in their children’s lives and redefining what it means to be a dad in the 21st century. When he's not on a family adventure, Lance frequently contributes to the conversation about modern fatherhood, work-life balance, shifting gender roles, and brand’s marketing to dads. He has appeared on local and national television, including CNN, Good Morning America, Today and Katie. He has been quoted by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time Out Kids, GQ, Parenting and The Atlantic. 

This is his first year as part of the Sweetest Families program.

Marissa M. - Mommy Knows What's Best

Marissa is a mom to four who owns Mommy Knows What’s Best, a parenting blog. At Mommy Knows What's Best, she writes about all kinds of parenting issues and struggles that she has encountered in her own parenting journey. She finds that many parents scour the internet looking for answers to everyday problems, only to find complex solutions or solutions that don't fit their family system. Her mission is to provide practical solutions that can work for almost every kind of family, based on what she knows works for her family. She also writes about recipes, DIY, family fun, and more. As a lifelong resident of NEPA, she has visited Hershey, PA on many occasions.

This is her first year as part of the Sweetest Families program.

Meredith S. - The Mom of the Year

Meredith blogs at The Mom of the Year, where she spoofily earns her Mom of the Year title one epic parenting fail at a time, striving to offer heart, practical help and hope with a sweet dose of humor for fellow parents of the world and all their empathizers. Her family has lived in the Hershey area for generations, and she grew up playing at Hersheypark. Meredith's first job was as a ride attendant in the Kiddie Rides group, and she later worked as a server at The Hotel Hershey. She never imagined she might someday experience these special spots with her own family! Meredith enjoys sharing her personal experience with ASD/SPD and grief and loss with her audience, while remaining fully committed to a real, relatable, less serious look at the world of parenting--including how-tos for visiting TheSweetest Place On Earth!

This is her second year as part of the Sweetest Families program.

Robyn D. - Mom the Magnificent

Robyn is the author of the lifestyle/entertainment blog, www.momthemagnificent.com. Robyn lives in the Washington D.C. area with her husband and three kids. Robyn loves to share her tales, tips, and tricks of the trade on travel, entertainment, DIY, parenting and more. You may have seen her popular DIY segments on your local news channel. Robyn and her family have made many sweet memories visiting Hershey PA, and they can't wait to make more! Her and her family love to try new things and are always seeking out their next adventure.

This is her first year as part of the Sweetest Families program.