A Letter To My Readers:


Dear Readers of ToughCookieMommy.com,

    I am writing you this letter to thank you for being loyal readers of my blog.  Two years ago, when I began writing this blog, I never imagined that it would allow me to meet so many wonderful people.  My intention was to have a place where I could vent and discuss the experiences that I have daily as a Working Mom, wife, mother, and teacher.  Eventually, it became so much more than that.  The truth is that I have learned so much about myself through your feedback and through the connections that you have made to my life.  Everytime you share your personal experiences and stories with me, I am humbled that you trust me with such inner thoughts and private moments.  I spend a lot of time thinking about how to respond individually to each and every one of your comments.  After all, you deserve to hear what I have to say and not receive some kind of automatic response that I have set up in order to free up my time.

    Since the beginning, this blog has evolved and grown beyond my earlier expectations.  I thank all of you for that.  As I celebrate this holiday season with my family, I want to extend my deepest and most heartfelt wishes to all of you and your families for a Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas,  and a healthy and properous New Year.  I’m looking forward to connecting with all of you after the holidays and hearing all about the beautiful experiences that you had with your loved ones.  You guys can expect to continue to read authentic material on my blog and to receive personal responses to each and every one of your comments.  There are some exciting opportunities coming up by way of reviews and giveaways that will reward lucky winners and loyal followers alike.  Please continue to come by whenever you can to tell me how you feel, disagree with me, make a personal connection, or just wave “Hello.”  Believe me, I appreciate each and every one of you and all of your contributions. 

   As the New Year approaches,  I would love to hear your thoughts on specific topics or experiences that you would be interested in having me blog about.  Please take a moment to tell me what some of your favorite posts on ToughCookieMommy.com have been and which topics you would love to continue to see me blog about.  I am even open to suggestions regarding new topics.  Please take a moment to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  I look forward to all of your feedback.


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  1. Maria, I am so blessed to have ‘found’ you online. You have been nothing but an amazing person with a heart so full of love you are infecting everyone around you with joy. Thank you for the friendship and for all of your supports. I know I’m so behind in keeping up with the blogsphere and I need to start 2011 with a new resolutions…keeping up with the awesome blogs I love like yours.

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and will have a prosperous New Year! Hugs!

  2. Hi a new follower from Meet & Follow Sunday.

  3. Stopping by from Bloggy Moms. Great blog! I am following!

  4. It’s been a great year – glad to have found you 🙂

  5. wuv voo xoxox blogs, once again bring us all together 🙂

  6. Happy Holidays from The Adventures of Mommy B !!

  7. Tiffany/ His Little Mrs says

    Thanks for joining the his little mrs & the love lives here blog hop! I didn’t see our button so be sure to add it and follow the hosts:)

  8. Hope you’re enjoying your holiday weekend! I’m following you from the blog hops I’d love a follow back @ http://myadventures-in-mommyland.blogspot.com/

    Tania 🙂

  9. new follower/subscriber hopping from new years hop. Though I am new, I like to read what interests the author of the blog, it is what makes them uniquely them and their blog theirs, thats what I like to see. I love to read what interests others and how they work, and things like that. Though it may be my ADD lol, I don’t just like to read the same exact things all the time, I like variety. Well check out Mari’s Fun! one day, thankx. Have a great week.

  10. Just stopping in to say hi 🙂
    Anyway, I have some giveaways going on, if you are interested… I am trying to boost the entries!! They are all listed at the top of the page: We Don’t Have It All Together
    Have a great week!

  11. I have enjoyed reading you the past few months..and I’m looking forward to reading more in the upcoming new year.

  12. What a great idea! Visiting from BlogFrog Mom Loop

  13. You are one of the most fantastic people I have met online! I could never pick one post over another because they are all great for so many different reasons. I hope you and your family had a magical Christmas! Here’s to a happy and healthy 2011!

    • Kat, you are so nice to say those things. Believe me, the feeling is mutual as you are an amazing Lady. I am so glad that we met online. I want to wish you and your family a healthy and happy New Year!

  14. I liked the one about Church because I think it’s a very difficult topic to write about and handle well and I thought you did an amazing job with it! I love your posts about your parenting struggles because they make me feel better about my own.

    Personally, I would love more insight into what parents should know about their kids from a teacher’s perspective – kids that get lost in the cracks, kids that act up in class and are angles at home (vice versa), the peer pressures middle schoolers are facing, how to advocate for your kids, what to do to have the teacher WANT to give your kid extra attention, gifts for teachers, etc…

    But overall, just keep doing what you are doing! You are brave, true to yourself, and supportive all at the same time. Good job!

    • Thank you for all of your support and feedback, Daria. I am so glad that I met you! I’m thinking that there might be an Education Series in my future to address all of these issues. What do you think?


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