The Sweet Smell of American History: Visiting Hershey, PA

The Sweet Smell of American History: Visiting Hershey, PA

This summer I was honored by an invitation to the headquarters of a nostalgic America brand, The Hershey Company! Did you know that there’s actually a town in Pennsylvania called Hershey? I’m a West Coaster, so I had no idea. While it is indeed a small town, Hershey, Pa is rich in charm and American history… and it all started from one man’s dream to bring others the sweet indulgence of chocolate. Hershey Chocolate Test Tasting One of my favorite parts of our trip was learning how to taste chocolate. How to taste chocolate, you ask? Well, yes! Under the direction of a Hershey chocolate … [Read more...]

 

5 Family Travel Tips To Create Meaningful Meals

5 Family Travel Tips To Create Meaningful Meals

Family Travel Legacy: Creating Meals That Mean Something If I’ve learned anything since beginning my partnership with Barilla and Share The Table, it’s that parents simply cannot underestimate the importance of creating meaningful meals. Children with consistent and quality mealtime routines describe themselves with varying social and emotional attributes positively – such as happy, respectful, confident, independent and hard working – in higher percentages. And it’s not just that – meaningful meals have also been shown to have a higher impact on our kids than extracurricular activities and … [Read more...]

 

10 Attractions At Universal Orlando For Toddlers And Kids

10 Attractions At Universal Orlando For Toddlers And Kids

Are we connected on Instagram? If not, let's do that! (You can find me as De Su Mama on Instagram.) It's likely my favorite social media network right now and where I shared the majority of the pictures from our recent trip to Florida - including our thrilling 3 days at Universal Orlando and Island of Adventures. It was a blast! Even with a toddler and preschooler in tow. I'll admit it - I dismissed Universal parks as something my young kids would like. We're not tv/media buffs (gasp!) and tend to lean towards the guy with mouse ears when it comes to family friendly theme park … [Read more...]

 

Colorful Sights and Sounds of the Iowa State Fair

Colorful Sights and Sounds of the Iowa State Fair

Who doesn't love a fair? The rides, games and food create nostalgic moments that we cherish. I was traveling in Iowa for an event last week and when I saw the itinerary included a night at the Iowa State Fair, I was instantly excited! Do you follow DeSuMama on Instagram? We had a great time at the fair and I shared all the fun! The only bummer was not having my babies with me. Summer photography is my absolute favorite. Filled with vibrant colors, the images created are usually ones I cherish. Documenting summer months through photography is a no-brainer for most moms, so I'm sure you know … [Read more...]

 

Passport to Culture Travel Party for Kids: Hawaiian Culture

Passport to Culture Travel Party for Kids: Hawaiian Culture

Culture Party for Kids: A Legacy of Multiculturalism These culture parties have been so much fun to do for and with the kids. Alina is learning so much! And for the factual information she may forget, the idea that the world is bigger than here and us - the family legacy of multiculturalism I've always wanted to build - is certainly being nurtured. At the beginning of summer, we put together a Hawaiian themed party that taught facts, embraced food cultures and incorporated cultural crafts for kids from the most tropical American state all of us want to visit... Hawaii! Passport to … [Read more...]

 

Passport to Culture: Philadelphia and 4th of July Party Inspiration

Passport to Culture: Philadelphia and 4th of July Party Inspiration

Culture Party for Kids: Philly Culture & American History We've had the best time coming up with fun and educational themes for our Passport to Culture, travel at home series. This month's is focused on Philadelphia, with 4th of July Party Inspirations. Alina has really learned so much through these parties. And even for the lack of details/facts she may have forgotten, the idea that this world is bigger and more beautiful than she can image is making its way into my girl's psyche. That's all I ever wanted with these culture party for kids: to combat prejudice and create a fascination, … [Read more...]

 

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