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    Family Fun Activities in Hershey, PA

    Thanks to Hershey Park and Visit Hershey and Harrisburg Tourism for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.  

    If you are looking to take your family on a vacation close to NYC than look no further than Hershey, PA. This was my first time going to Hershey Park and it won’t be the last we went in the beginning of June so there were certain things that weren’t opened yet like Hershey Towers and Chocolate Factory but we still had a great time.

    With so many places to chose from thanks to Hershey Bureau for helping to sponsor our trip. Here are 3 reasons why you should visit Hershey, PA

    Attractions
    1.Civil War MuseumNot everyone thinks about going to a museum while on vacation but I said why not. I love for my kids to learn new things. The exhibits were well thought and put together. We loved how they showed the involvement of African Americans in the Civil War. We learned so much while there.

    ZooAmerica- ZooAmerica is apart of Hershey Park its a huge zoo and an attraction you shouldn’t miss.

    Susquehanna Boat-While we couldn’t go on this boat because of the rain this is a great way to see Pennsylvania by water.

    Hershey Park-Last but not least what everyone comes to visit none other than Hershey Park. Filled with rides, games, zoo you create some special memories here. What I love about Hershey Park is that they have something for everyone. Our kids are 5 and 7 there was more than enough kid rides for them to enjoy.

    Lake Tobias Wildlife Park & Safari Tour
    Not a zoo but a working farm we got up close and personal with bison, deers and goats.

    Food
    Hershey Pantry- Situated in a house this charming restaurant offers charm and sophistication we went there for breakfast we got chocolate chip pancakes which were good. You don’t want to pass this place up when traveling to Hershey.

    Chick Fil-A
    As a chick Fil-A mom ambassador I don’t turn down the chance to find the restaurant in the area while there I has a conversation with a great employee while trying out their famous peach tea.

    Now if you are looking to save some $$$ on food there was one night when we ordered Dominos.

    Hotel Accommodations

    Hershey Lodge– We stayed at the Hershey Lodge for our hotel accommodations. There are many reasons why I enjoyed staying here one of those reasons
    a.Shuttle bus to Hershey Park you can arrive earlier than everyone else
    b. Take photos with Hershey characters
    c. Kids sign in
    d. Indoor WaterPark
    e. Hershey Kisses on bed
    f. Free admission to Hershey Park

    If you haven’t made your way to Hershey, PA what are you waiting for?

    Visit here to get more info and to plan your visit!!!

     

     

     

     

     

    Hair Product Reviews Reviews Sponsored

    Desert Essence Anti-Breakage Shampoo and Conditioner

    I received this product for free from Moms Meet in exchange for my honest opinion. Compensation for this post was provided and may contain affiliate links.

    It wasn’t until my hair became unhealthy is when I understood the importance of natural ingredients in your hair. I am a 4c natural and for years I used a chemical relaxer in my hair making it weak and brittle. Once I stopped putting chemicals in my hair I noticed length, strength, shine and health. When I chose hair products I make sure they contain natural ingredients which is why I was happy when chosen to review the Desert Essence haircare products.

    Desert Essence Anti-Breakage Shampoo and Conditioner

    Founded in 1978, Desert Essence is a leader in natural personal care. Their inspiration and ingredients draw from the desert, as it is “a model of pristine balance and sustainability, where limited resources, if used responsibly, offer the body and spirit untold benefits.” Using nutrient-rich botanicals revered in native cultures for their healing properties, Desert Essence’s body, skin, and hair care products work in harmony with the body to soothe, nurture, and restore. True to its principle, they work to ensure both their products and practices reflect the serious commitment they have made to the health of the planet. Continue Reading

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    Why Mazda CX-9 Is The Perfect Family Car

     

    “Thanks for Mazda I was provided the new 2018 Mazda CX-9 to test drive for a week. All opinions expressed here are my own”

    Recently, we took a trip on a well needed vacation to Hershey, Pennsylvania. We wanted to go somewhere that was just a drive away so we decided to go to Hershey Park. We got the opportunity to ride in style with the 2018 CX-9 Mazda Touring.

    Why Mazda CX-9 Is The Perfect Family Car

    The first thing you notice about the car is the color (the soul red crystal is the best). We got complimented on this car everywhere we went.

    Interior

    The interior will appeal to your senses the model we had the seats were beige (sand)and the trim was black it was just the right touch of elegance. The interior is also unique in that the rotary center console is high (feels different at first) but you come to appreciate its uniqueness. The navigation was at the top of the dashboard my husband says its easier to stay focused on the road.

    We took full advantage of the BOSE speakers listening to our favorite tunes. Immediately, my 7 and 5 year old loved the built in charger port is the middle console. While we didn’t use the third row it was great to have and you wouldn’t believe how comfortable they are (yes soft) and you don’t feel cramped.

    Space & Storage

    This model is a 7 passenger which is great for a large family. With two carseats in the second row I was there was still space for a person to sit in the middle of them. The truck space is very spacious being able to hold all of our luggage.

     

    Safety

    When you have a family you want to ensure your child’s safety. Mazda does a great job of ensuring safety on the road. They have 24 hour roadside assistance, Latch child safety seat anchors, dynamic stability control, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, rear parking sensors just to name a few.

     

    Fuel Economy

    The Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring has an average 23 mpg. The annual fuel cost is estimated at 1,550 and the city average is 20 with 26 mpg being the average for a highway. We drove from New York to Hershey Pennsylvania and didn’t need to fuel up until the next day in the afternoon.

    Final Verdict

    If you are looking for a car that will make the entire family happy look no further than the Mazda CX-9. My brother-n-law loved the car so much that he brought it the following week. I don’t drive but I do believe my first car will be a Mazda.

    Price: 43,903

    For more info on the 2018 Mazda CX-9 and to find a Mazda dealership near you, head on over to Mazda.com

     

     

     

     

    Family kids and fun Reviews Sponsored

    Black Panther Movie Night

    I received this Black Panther Movie Pack in exchange for my honest opinion.

     

    Black Panther was my movie. Jam-packed with suspense, thought, drama, women empowerment and a sense of Black pride. Black Panther shows Black people in a positive light. Because the movie was so great I was excited to host a Black Panther Movie Night.

    I saw the movie in the movie theatre and I showed my African pride.

    While I saw many families go together I couldn’t take my son because he doesn’t like going to the movies. So when I got the opportunity to review the Black Panther on digital I was excited. We hosted a Black Panther Movie Night!

    The movie pack included:

    • Black Panther Bingo
    • Black Panther Throw Blanket-We snuggled up that night (it was so soft)
    • What movie night would not be complete without popcorn
    • Black Panther Posters

    We had a great movie night and my son and daughter loved it but my daughter who is 5 couldn’t completely understand everything but my son could and his favorit line from the movie is “What Are Those?!” Black Panther is a must see movie!

    Black Panther is NOW available on DVD.

     

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    Osmo Proves Technology Is Good For Kids

    “I received Osmo Genius in exchange for my honest opinion”

    We have all heard that screen time is bad for kids. According to researchers, children should not be on computer devices for a certain amount of time. I say all of that to say that it’s not so much about how much time they spend but what they are doing with that time. Too much of anything is not good so it’s all about balance.

    Read also: This is what too much screen time does to teen girls

    When my kids are on their tablets I like for them to play games that stimulate their brain in an engaging way. Osmo is one of those games that stimulate thinking. Osmo is a tangible hands on play approach for learning, smiling, curious, questioning, happy healthy children.

    What I like about Osmo is that it engages them and makes them use their imagination. Osmo comes with different Kits but the one I will be talking about is the Genius Kit. The genius kit comes with 5 hands on games. The games are Tangram, Numbers, Words, Masterpiece and Newton.

    Tangram– You get 7 puzzle pieces and you have to use the shapes to copy the shape on the screen yes it may look easy but it’s really not that easy. What I love about it is that the levels increase as you pass each stage. At first my 7 year old son had a hard time matching what he saw on screen to actual figure off screen. He’s not very hands on but as he kept playing he got better and loves this game.

    Numbers– This was a perfect game as we are making sure that he effectively knows how to add numbers. Numbers app teaches them how to combine different numbers to get the same result. They get 40 textile numbers, 2 sets of digits and 2 sets of dots. The objective of the game is that they have to pop bubbles by adding the correct number to free goldfish.

    Words– We like words because it teaches them how to spell but in a way that makes it fun. My son also helps my daughter learn how to spell the words. The word appears and they have to find the missing letter I have watched my son help my daughter spell certain words by sounding it out.

    Masterpiece– This is for the aspiring artist. My daughter is always drawing so this app is perfect for her what I like about this app is that you can still draw using a sheet of paper if you don’t get the drawing board (but of course its more cost effective).

    Conclusion

    We absolutely love Osmo and I know you and your little ones will get excited about it too. Osmo has a great price tag too. My only problem is that it wasn’t around when I was a kid. My son can’t wait to try the other packs like Hot Wheels and Pizza Co.