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Meet the 2023 Sweetest Families Bloggers

Hear from the experts why Hershey, PA really is The Sweetest Place On Earth

Hershey, PA is a year-round destination with a premier amusement park, AZA-accredited zoo, world-class resorts, delicious dining, relaxing spa treatments and so much more. While we continue to share destination information across our social media channels and blog, we want you to hear all about Hershey, PA, from our Sweetest Families bloggers!

Make sure to follow our 2023 participants throughout the year as they experience all we have to offer and share their sweet memories. The 12 bloggers chosen for the 2023 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 this year! 

Take a look below at our 2023 Sweetest Families bloggers: 

Elia G. - Conservamom

Elia is the mom of 6 behind Conservamom blog, a Blog dedicated to helping busy moms conserve their time, money, and sanity.  She started this blog in 2010 as a way of sharing the adventures a mom of little ones goes on and finding ways to simplify the struggles of motherhood. Over time it has grown as a medium to help parents find their way through the chaos of parenting. She loves checking out the newest products for kids, family, and home to “conserve” what little time parents have. Elia currently lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her husband,6 kids, and a plethora of pets. Follow her on all the adventures of raising 6 active kids, with a bit of Hispanic Flair, laughs, love, and fun!

Emily and Amazing Abigail Grace

Emily and Abby create mom + daughter/family content on their social platforms listed below. Abby happens to have cerebral palsy and their lifestyle content shares their experiences and helps to de-stigmatize how people look at individuals with disabilities. They love to make this impact through sharing kind, positive, and genuine content! They love Hersheypark for so many reasons, especially the rider accessibility program!

Jaqueline S Blog

Jaqueline is a mom of two little boys. She was born and raised in Brazil and moved to NYC to attend college when she was 17 years old. She got her Bachelor's degree in Fashion Marketing and that’s when she launched her blog to share the latest news on fashion and a bit of her lifestyle. When her family started to grow, she left the fashion world in NYC to stay home and raise her kids in NJ. That’s when Jaqueline started to really focus on blogging, not only on fashion and beauty but also sharing her experiences in motherhood, family adventures and travel.

Jaqueline just recently moved from New Jersey to Palmyra, PA with her husband and two kids and they are loving the new lifestyle and being so close to all Hershey has to offer. On her blog and social medias she has been sharing a bit of their everyday life including travel adventures, road trips, fun things to do with kids, mom style on a budget and now all about their move from NJ to PA.  They are always exploring new places as a family and love to share insights on those day trips and extended vacations. She is very excited for all the sweet adventures that awaits! 

Jehlisah V

Jehlisah is a Clinical Social Worker, Motherhood and Lifestyle Creator and Course Creator.  Creating a safe space online for women and moms to live authentically, she strives to empower those around her in all aspects in life.


Karen - Been There Done That with Kids

Karen founded Been There Done That with Kids, a family travel blog, eight 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 7 and 11), who consider Hersheypark their home park and visit over a dozen times per year. This is her third year as part of the Sweetest Families program.

Karyn L - Sand and Snow

When Karyn is not traveling (she's a self-professed queen of road tripping!), she's at home writing about her adventures on her blog 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.

Kristin Growing with NY Headshot

Kristin is the mom behind @growingwithny. She lives right outside of Washington, DC and is a special education teacher, wife, and mom of 2 girls. She has been teaching for 17 years and aspires to open up a preschool in the future. Kristin loves helping and watching kids learn and grow, she gets to do this at work with her students and at home with her lovely daughters. Kristin's daughters, Yara and Nyla are fun and adventurous and enjoy arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and checking out new places. Her social media accounts are all about her 2 daughters, family life, and adventure. She enjoys watching her kids explore and navigate the world. Her goal is to share the places they explore and their activities with other families. Kristin is so excited to be one of the Sweetest Families, so that she can spend more time experiencing and sharing everything Hersheypark and Hershey, Pennsylvania has to offer. 


Lance head shot

Lance lives with his wife and two children in New York City. 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 CBS Sunday Morning. He has been quoted by The New York TimesWall Street JournalUSA TodayTime Out KidsGQ, and The Atlantic

Lauren - Sweeties in the Suburbs

Lauren is a lifestyle blogger in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She is a wife, a mother to 3 beautiful elementary-aged sweeties and a full-time licensed Realtor! Lauren and her family live in Bucks County, PA with their dogs, Bear and Tucker & a flock of chickens. She is a self-proclaimed realist who shares her real-life daily experiences in the most transparent (and sometimes chaotic) ways. Lauren and her family like to spend time together making memories in the sweetest ways! 

Robyn Davis HS

Robyn is the author of the lifestyle/entertainment blog, Mom the Magnificent. 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! The Chocolatier has become a favorite stop each visit. Robyn and her family love to try new things and are always seeking out their next adventure. 

Sarah This Messy Mamahood

Sarah is a mama, content creator, and educator who is committed to providing an authentic glimpse of life through the lens of her multiracial and bilingual family. She is originally from the Midwest, but currently lives in Southern Pennsylvania with her husband and two young girls. She loves to feature travel content on her social channels, showing that it is absolutely possible to travel with small kids, it just requires the right preparation. Sarah's family loves to visit Hershey - it holds a special place in their hearts since her oldest daughter was born at Hershey hospital! 

Sudipa - A Sip of Life

Sudipa is a New Jersey based travel blogger. She loves exploring new places in East coast and beyond and provides tips and tricks learned during those travels to help improve the experience of families, who are also hoping to create memories through travel. She travels with her family (husband and 9-year-old son). So, all the places she shares are absolutely family friendly. Her family adventures include fun day trips, weekend getaways and out of state Travel destinations!