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Thank you AstraZeneca for sponsoring this post. Many of you who are long-time readers of Tough Cookie Mommy know that I originally began this blog after being diagnosed with leukemia. The diagnosis literally rocked my whole world as a young … [Read More...]

A Laser Tag Arena Right At Home With Laser X Revolution! #ad

As the holidays are approaching, I find myself scrambling to get all the gifts on my sons' and nephews' holiday list. Since they range from all ages, it can be tricky making sure that I find gifts that meet their unique likes and interests. My nephew … [Read More...]

Battle It Out This Holiday Season With Wubble Rumblers! @SuperWubble #ad

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As my boys are getting older, it has become increasingly difficult to figure out what to get them as gifts for the holidays. I've been wanting to create more opportunities for us to spend quality time together as a family by setting up … [Read More...]

Media Events

Spider-Man Homecoming Is A Must See Movie! #SpiderManHomecoming #Ad

    I have to admit, I have never been a big fan of the Spider-Man movies over the years.  While I have always considered him to be an engaging superhero, I just didn't think all of the previous films did his character justice.  Despite this, I … [Read More...]

Visit Southampton, New York This Summer! @Southampton_Inn #Ad

    I've always wanted to visit Southampton, New York with my family but I never felt that such a vacation would be within our financial means.  After all, everything you see about the Hamptons on television features rich socialites spending the warm … [Read More...]

Recipes

Basketball Cookie Pops

    I definitely could not let the official start of basketball season at my son's school without commemorating the event with a fun basketball … [Read More...]

Coconut Cupcakes Recipe

    We are finally back in the full swing of things here in New York City. It feels like we were the last ones to start back to school after seeing … [Read More...]

S’mores Candy Bark

    Two years ago, I had the opportunity to make some S'mores outdoors for the first time. I know I'm kind of a late starter but, better late than … [Read More...]

Education

Start Saving For Higher Education Now! #NY529Event @NY529Direct #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Momtrends. All opinions are 100% my own.     Since even before both of our sons were … [Read More...]

Investing In The Next Generation Of Leaders! #RemakeLearning #Ad

Photos courtesy of Remake Learning and Ben Filio *This post was written in partnership with The Motherhood and sponsored by The Grable Foundation. … [Read More...]

Game-Based Learning Is Changing Student Learning! @LegendLearning #LegendsOfLearning #Ad

    Imagine a classroom where students are actually having fun while learning at the same time! As an educator, this is a challenge that I have faced … [Read More...]

Travel

The Ultimate Beach Trip Packing List

    Is your family beach bound soon? If so, you want to make sure you are well prepared! Packing for the beach can be tricky, because you might be in … [Read More...]

Disney With A Tween Or Teen

    Planning a Disney family vacation with a tween or teen who is not too excited about the trip can take some of the wind right out of your … [Read More...]

The All-New 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Has It All! @Chrysler #Ad

    Let me begin by telling you all that I have never been a big fan of minivans.  When I was a teenager, my father had one and it was … [Read More...]

DIY

Superhero Soaps

   In our family, we have been blessed with nothing but boys and they love wrestling, running around, riding their bikes, and pretending to be … [Read More...]

Cactus Bottle Craft

    Last Fall, we remodeled our kitchen and purchased new appliances. Now that we have a refrigerator that allows us to dispense filtered water, we … [Read More...]

DIY Purple Craft Stick Unicorn

    Lately I have been fascinated by anything having to do with unicorns. Did you know that they even have hair dyes to simulate unicorn colors? Since … [Read More...]

Hispanic

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

Stay In The Know With Notify NYC! #NotifyNYC @NotifyNYC #Ad

It's unbelievable how much can happen in a "New York Minute!" Those of us who have lived in the Big Apple for years know how important it is to stay … [Read More...]

Experience Indoor Extreme Sports! @indoorextreme #IndoorExtremeSports #Ad

    If you are the parent of a teenager, you know how difficult it can be to plan a birthday party for them. When they were little, it was easy to get … [Read More...]

Traveling To NYC For A Sports Tournament @hotelsforteams #Hotels4Teams #Ad

    Many of the sports parents that I am friends with around the country reach out to me when they find out that their child's team is scheduled to … [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

Teach Your Teen Independence With Amazon! @Amazon #Ad

*This is a sponsored campaign created in collaboration with Amazon and The Motherhood. All opinions are 100% my own.     My son started high school this year and I have been using this time to start teaching him real life skills that he will be … [Read More...]

20 Ways To Be A Supportive Sports Parent

    Do your children play sports? With options like basketball, volleyball, football, baseball, softball, soccer, and so many other athletic options, you could find yourself deep in the world of sports parenting in no time flat. Being a sports parent … [Read More...]