Monday Mingle #132

    The time has come for another Monday Mingle. It is always a pleasure to meet those of you who are linking up for the first time and to see those of you back who have been linking up for a long time. It is so exciting to link up with you guys week after week!  Thank you to all of you who voted for us as we came in the top 5 of the 25 NY Moms on Circle of Moms!     There are always exciting things going on here at Tough Cookie Mommy.  We discuss important topics, try out new products, attend great events, travel with the family and conduct exciting giveaways.  Please make sure you don’t miss any Monday Mingles and remember to subscribe via email.     This blog hop continues to be for everyone with NO RULES. Personally, I hate having to follow a bunch of rules just to connect with all of you so this hop will continue to be RULE FREE!     I hope you are all ready for a great week of networking. So please link up and follow each other on Google Friend Connect, Facebook, or Twitter. … [Read more...]

Monday Mingle #131

    The time has come for another Monday Mingle. It is always a pleasure to meet those of you who are linking up for the first time and to see those of you back who have been linking up for a long time. It is so exciting to link up with you guys week after week!  There are only a few more days left to vote for Tough Cookie Mommy as a Top 25 NY Mom!  Please click on the button below to vote once daily until August 27th.     There are always exciting things going on here at Tough Cookie Mommy.  We discuss important topics, try out new products, attend great events, travel with the family and conduct exciting giveaways.  Please make sure you don’t miss any Monday Mingles and remember to subscribe via email.     This blog hop continues to be for everyone with NO RULES. Personally, I hate having to follow a bunch of rules just to connect with all of you so this hop will continue to be RULE FREE!     I hope you are all ready for a great week of networking. So please link up and follow … [Read more...]

Dear PR Person

    Today as I was going through my emails I had at least 10 emails from PR companies asking me to "spread the word" about their products or services on Tough Cookie Mommy.  Those of you who are bloggers and are reading this post already know where I'm going with this.  Of course, I have time to spread the word about your product because this blog is just a hobby and I have no other responsibilities besides providing free advertising and promotion to every company that asks me to.  Insert sarcasm here.     Let me begin by saying that it takes a tremendous amount of work, time, creativity, and money to run a blog.  Yes, I said money.  It costs money to pay for web hosting, blog design, owning a domain, etc.  I'm sure those of you who are not bloggers are probably incredibly shocked to learn this information.     Also, if you follow me on social media, you know that I rarely go to sleep before 2 AM.  That is because I am busy writing posts, answering emails, fielding conference calls, … [Read more...]

Monday Mingle #130

    The time has come for another Monday Mingle. It is always a pleasure to meet those of you who are linking up for the first time and to see those of you back who have been linking up for a long time. It is so exciting to link up with you guys week after week!  I hope you all had an amazing Summer as I know some of you have gone Back to School already.  Please share whatever tips you have for Back to School in the comments below with the rest of us!     There are always exciting things going on here at Tough Cookie Mommy.  We discuss important topics, try out new products, attend great events, travel with the family and conduct exciting giveaways.  Please make sure you don't miss any Monday Mingles and remember to subscribe via email.     This blog hop continues to be for everyone with NO RULES. Personally, I hate having to follow a bunch of rules just to connect with all of you so this hop will continue to be RULE FREE!     I hope you are all ready for a great week of networking. … [Read more...]

Monday Mingle #129

    The time has come for another Monday Mingle. It is always a pleasure to meet those of you who are linking up for the first time and to see those of you back who have been linking up for a long time. It is so exciting to link up with you guys week after week!  I hope you all had an amazing Summer as I know some of you have gone Back to School already.  We will be returning the first week in September so I am still trying to enjoy the last weeks of Summer over here!     There are always exciting things going on here at Tough Cookie Mommy.  We discuss important topics, try out new products, attend great events, travel with the family and conduct exciting giveaways.  Please make sure you don't miss any Monday Mingles and remember to subscribe via email.     This blog hop continues to be for everyone with NO RULES. Personally, I hate having to follow a bunch of rules just to connect with all of you so this hop will continue to be RULE FREE!     I hope you are all ready for a great … [Read more...]

Are You Thinking About Changing Careers? #WakeUpCall

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Monster.com.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Thinking about changing careers can seem like a daunting task.  Most people become very complacent in their jobs despite the fact that they might not truly be happy working there.  In many cases, they are not content with their earnings or they just have their sights set on other career paths.  Whatever the reason, it's important to have a job or a career that makes you happy.     Monster.com is a great resource for those of you who have been seriously considering a career change.  It allows you to search for hundreds of jobs in a variety of areas and that cater to different skill sets.  Users can gain valuable insight into the types of career options that are currently available and the requirements for getting hired and creating new opportunities for yourself and those you love.     As you can see from the photos in this post, my husband did not enjoy getting his own wake up … [Read more...]

Monday Mingle #128

    The time has come for another Monday Mingle. It is always a pleasure to meet those of you who are linking up for the first time and to see those of you back who have been linking up for a long time. It is so exciting to link up with you guys week after week!  I hope you are all having as amazing a summer as we are over here!  It's always great to have that quality time with the family!     There are always exciting things going on here at Tough Cookie Mommy.  We discuss important topics, try out new products, attend great events, travel with the family and conduct exciting giveaways.  Please make sure you don't miss any Monday Mingles and remember to subscribe via email.     This blog hop continues to be for everyone with NO RULES. Personally, I hate having to follow a bunch of rules just to connect with all of you so this hop will continue to be RULE FREE!     I hope you are all ready for a great week of networking. So please link up and follow each other on Google Friend … [Read more...]

Monday Mingle #126

    The time has come for another Monday Mingle. It is always a pleasure to meet those of you who are linking up for the first time and to see those of you back who have been linking up for a long time. It is so exciting to link up with you guys week after week!     There are always exciting things going on here at Tough Cookie Mommy.  We discuss important topics, try out new products, attend great events, travel with the family and conduct exciting giveaways.  Please make sure you don't miss any Monday Mingles and remember to subscribe via email.     This blog hop continues to be for everyone with NO RULES. Personally, I hate having to follow a bunch of rules just to connect with all of you so this hop will continue to be RULE FREE!     I hope you are all ready for a great week of networking. So please link up and follow each other on Google Friend Connect, Facebook, or Twitter. Monday Mingle will always be easy and fun because nobody wants to follow some boring list of blog hop … [Read more...]

Monday Mingle #125

    The time has come for another Monday Mingle. It is always a pleasure to meet those of you who are linking up for the first time and to see those of you back who have been linking up for a long time. It is so exciting to link up with you guys week after week!     There are always exciting things going on here at Tough Cookie Mommy.  We discuss important topics, try out new products, attend great events, travel with the family and conduct exciting giveaways.  Please make sure you don't miss any Monday Mingles and remember to subscribe via email.     This blog hop continues to be for everyone with NO RULES. Personally, I hate having to follow a bunch of rules just to connect with all of you so this hop will continue to be RULE FREE!     I hope you are all ready for a great week of networking. So please link up and follow each other on Google Friend Connect, Facebook, or Twitter. Monday Mingle will always be easy and fun because nobody wants to follow some boring list of blog hop … [Read more...]

Join Us For The #SMBloggers July Instagram Challenge!

    Taking photos is one of my favorite things to do because they document all of the wonderful experiences that I have with my family and friends.  Many social media platforms have made sharing photos so much easier and it has allowed us to connect with one another and to get special insight into each other's lives.  In my case, being able to share photos online has allowed me to stay connected to my family overseas in Spain and, although we still miss each other very much, we manage to stay involved with one another through our wonderful photos.     Many of the online friends that I have met have ended up becoming great friends in real life and I really enjoy exchanging photos with them on social media and being able to share in their joys and celebrations despite not always living close by to one another.  As a Stiletto Media Blogger, I want to get to know you through your photographs and I want to introduce you to some of my wonderful blogging friends through their photographs … [Read more...]