Monday Mingle #123

    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, 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 rules. Here are the rules: WELCOME TO MONDAY … [Read more...]

Monday Mingle #122

      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, 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 rules. Here are … [Read more...]

Consider This Your Wake Up Call! ($25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway) #WakeUpCall #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Monster.com.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Many times, people become complacent and comfortable in their current employment positions despite the fact that there are a wealth of professional opportunities available to them that they choose not to take advantage of .  There are many reasons for this including the fear of change and lack of motivation.  Sometimes, it takes a wake up call to catapult a person outside of their comfort zone and propel them to broaden their professional horizons.     Monster.com strives to make this transition a productive one by providing users with the latest on job search advice, networking and cool jobs, and other tips and advice on managing your career.  It aims to make the process of changing careers or advancing within a career a less daunting one.  It is a tremendous resource for seeking out job opportunities and narrowing down career options for those who are looking to make an employment … [Read more...]

Are We Addicted To Social Media?

    Today at work, a colleague of mine stated that she had suspended one of her social media accounts because she got into a random argument with a stranger on some political page and it really shook her up.  Additionally, she feels that she has become a slave to checking her profile on her smartphone excessively.  Ironically, as she shared this with me, she was busy checking out another one of her social media accounts on her phone.     After our conversation, I began to reflect on my own love-hate relationship with social media.  It's no secret that I am a staunch supporter of interacting on multiple platforms and of using social media as a tool for engaging others in your brand.  However, at what point do we become consumed by our daily musings and exchanges there?  Although there are many benefits to being active on social media, it does have its downfalls too.  The question then becomes, are we addicted to social media?     In order to answer this question, we have to be honest … [Read more...]

Stiletto Media’s Kick Off Your Heels 12′ Party Recap #SMLatinas

    As many of you already know, I have proudly been blogging as a member of Stiletto Media for quite some time.  I'm proud to be a part of such an amazing and talented group of Latinas and we also know how to get together and have a great time!  This year I was invited to attend Kick Off Your Heels 12' which was a held on August 2, 2012 from 6-8 P.M. It was hosted by Stiletto Media at Pio Pio Peruvian Restaurant which is located at 604 10th Ave. between 43rd and 44th Streets in New York City.     This event allowed all of us to network with one another and to strengthen our already wonderful relationships while enjoying Latin cuisine and sangria.  I cannot even begin to explain to you all how rewarding it was to enjoy this celebratory time with my colleagues in an informal environment without the pressure of professional deadlines or time constraints.     I felt like a VIP as I walked to the back of the restaurant and descended a staircase laden with tea candles on every … [Read more...]

Reflecting On My Blogging Conference Experiences!

      I had the distinct pleasure of being sponsored to attend a blogging conference this past weekend by Latinos in Social Media (#LATISM.)  It was an incredible honor to represent them and to have the opportunity to attend such an amazing conference right here in my own town of New York City.     Since I only had a short time to prepare for the event, I frantically searched the internet for posts and articles that would help me to prepare for the weekend.  I was worried about everything from what I was going to wear to what seminars I wanted to attend.  Although there is a lot of information out there about blogging conferences, I wasn't able to find any one post/article that addressed all of my questions and concerns.  Hopefully, I will be able to give you some insight into the conference in this post.     Let's first talk about clothing...The truth is that, although there were some women who had on cute outfits with heels during the seminars, the vast majority of the … [Read more...]