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Annedroids Inspires Kids Using STEM Curriculum! @KidzVuz #Ad

    I have been an educator for over fifteen years and I can't even begin to tell you how important exposing kids to a STEM curriculum centered around science, technology, engineering, and math is to their academic development. … [Read More...]

Give Him Mobile Virtual Reality This Father’s Day! @BestBuy @SamsungMobileUS #GearVR #Ad

    My husband has never been a really techie kind of guy but he has always enjoyed experiencing new types of technology.  Since I have been wanting him to become more savvy in this department, I have decided to expose him to different … [Read More...]

Who Are The Strong Women In Your Life? #ZenniStyle @zennioptical #Giveaway #Ad

    When I was growing up, I don't think that I ever really gave my Mom the credit that she deserved for being a strong woman.  You see, I always assumed that to be strong you had to be intimidating and aggressive.  Mommy has … [Read More...]

Media Events

Find Your Sweet Escape in Hershey Pennsylvania! #HersheyPA @HersheyPA #Ad

    There is a reason why this blog is called Tough Cookie Mommy.  Those of you who are long-time readers know that I am a New York City public school teacher by day, Blogger by night, and mother/wife/Survivor all of the time.  It … [Read More...]

Fall In Love With The All-New 2017 Chrysler Pacifica! #PacificaPlayZone @Chrysler #Ad

    We are a family of four and it's very important that we have a comfortable and roomy car because we spend a lot of time in our vehicle.  On any given day, we will be on the road on our way to our son's basketball games or heading … [Read More...]

Recipes

Patriotic Jello Cups

    Next weekend is Memorial Day and many people forget that this special holiday is for remembering the men and women who died while … [Read More...]

Strawberry Bread Recipe

    Lately, I have been seeing photos all over social media of my friends and colleagues baking bread.  I'm not sure if it is a new … [Read More...]

Dairy Free Blueberry Pecan Popsicles

    They are dairy-free, gluten-free, and processed sugar-free but these Blueberry Pecan Popsicles are far from taste-free! Giving up milk … [Read More...]

Education

Science Project Idea: Cloud Experiment

    Those of you who follow me on social media know that, last month, I helped my twelve year-old son with his Science project for school. … [Read More...]

Support STEM Programs In Schools! #YoungScientist @3M @TheMoms #Ad

    Recently, I visited one of my teacher colleagues who teaches math at our middle school.  It was fun to work out math problems with … [Read More...]

Spark Curiosity Through Early Learning! #SparkAMind #IC @HMHCo #Ad

*This post was sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.     When I was … [Read More...]

Travel

7 Ways To Save Money At The Fair

    Do you love the fair but feel like it always leaves you broke? Do you wish there was a more budget friendly way to visit and enjoy all … [Read More...]

5 Things To Cross Off Your Bucket List In St. Louis! @ExploreStLouis #FunnestFamily #Ad

    A few years ago, my Sister In Law moved with my nephew to St. Louis and I have been wanting to visit and spend some time there with … [Read More...]

Find Your Outdoor Adventure In Hershey Pennsylvania! #HersheyPA @HersheyPA #Ad

    As many of you know, I had the wonderful opportunity recently to spend the weekend in beautiful Hershey, Pennsylvania.  A few weeks … [Read More...]

DIY

Fortune Teller Craft Activity! #StreamTeam @Netflix #Ad

    Although my family and I definitely agree on the fact that we all love Netflix, we sometimes cannot agree on what we should watch next … [Read More...]

7 Tips For Planning The Perfect Picnic

    The arrival of spring means it is time to get outdoors and dine alfresco style! Eating a meal outdoors can be wonderfully relaxing and … [Read More...]

Make Your Own Easter Bunny Bar Soap!

    Lately I have been on a DIY kick and have been researching different ways to make some of our favorite products, or items we use every … [Read More...]

Latina

Teach Your Children To Celebrate Their Differences! #LaFamiliaCool #Giveaway #Ad

    As many of you know, I have been a Literacy Specialist for over fifteen years in New York City.  Working in such a diverse city, I … [Read More...]

Put A Healthy Twist On Holiday Traditions! #FuelGreatness @FUTP60 #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with National Dairy Council Fuel Up To Play 60 en español and Latina Bloggers Connect. As always our … [Read More...]

Immortalize Your Family’s Memories! #MiVidaShutterfly @Shutterfly #Ad

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMeMedia and Shutterfly. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     Over the … [Read More...]

New York

The Perfect Last Minute Stocking Stuffer At Dunkin’ Donuts! @DunkinDonuts #Giveaway #Ad

    If you are a procrastinator like I am, you are scrambling at the last minute trying to get everything ready for the holidays.  This … [Read More...]

Experience New York City And Its People On The Ride NYC! @The_Ride_NYC #Giveaway #Ad

    I have a confession to make, although I have lived in New York City most of my life, I have never really attempted to go sightseeing in … [Read More...]

A Mom’s Guide To Parking In NYC! @ParkWhiz #Giveaway #Partner

        Have you ever been to New York City?  Chances are, if you have, you know that it is nearly next to impossible to find parking downtown.  We … [Read More...]

Marriage

Keeping The Romance Alive In Your Marriage

    Wouldn’t it be awesome to still have a romantic relationship with your spouse, even years into your marriage? The good news is that it’s very possible to keep the romance alive in your marriage. Here are several tips for helping you to … [Read More...]

Parenting

Increasing Communication Between You And Your Tween

    Wouldn’t it be great to increase communication between you and your tween? The question is: how do you make that happen? Communication is an important part of parenting, no matter what stage you are at. Here are some tips to help you make … [Read More...]

Honor Important Women In Your Life This Mother’s Day! #PutYourHeartToPaper @Hallmark #Sponsored

    This weekend is a very important one because, although we like to think that we honor the important women in our life all year long, we don't always stop to give them the recognition they deserve.  On Mother's Day, we take some time away from all … [Read More...]