Check Out The Hyatt Regency McCormick Hotel Next Time You Stay In Chicago! @HyattMcCormick #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hyatt Regency McCormick Hotel. All opinions are 100% mine.As many of you already know, I will be attending a blogging conference in Chicago this year. We have been very fortunate to have the Hyatt Regency McCormick come on board and offer us a discounted stay at their hotel. Since I am taking my family with me on this trip, the most important thing to me was to secure reservations at a hotel that would make them comfortable and see to all their needs. After all, making sure my family is happy is my number one priority whenever we travel anywhere or stay at any hotel. After seeing the images of the Hyatt McCormick online and experiencing first-hand their amazing customer service when I booked our reservations, I was confident that this was indeed the perfect hotel for our visit to Chicago.What's even more exciting is the fact that the Hyatt McCormick has just recently undergone a $110 million dollar renovation and expansion … [Read more...]

Noodle Education Is A Life Long Education Search Engine For All! @NoodleEducation #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Noodle.org.  All opinions are 100% mine.    I am very excited to announce that Noodle.org is supporting Tough Cookie Mommy as I attend a blogging conference this year!  This collaboration is a virtual match made in heaven for this veteran of the New York City public school system and the first education search engine.  It truly is an honor to be representing Noodle.org at any event where I am networking with fellow bloggers and educators.     Noodle is the first and only FREE, life-long education related search company in the world.  Founded by John Katzman in 2011, who is the founder of the Princeton Review, the goal of Noodle.org is to help anyone find educational opportunities at any level.  This is an invaluable tool because the task of searching for educational opportunities can seem daunting when one considers the plethora of overwhelming information that is available.     Noodle.org offers extensive data on over 150,000 … [Read more...]

Will You Sponsor Me?

    I'm sure most of you who are serious Bloggers like I am have already found out that a certain blogging conference is going to take place in New York City next August.  Obviously, I don't have to tell you how exciting that bit of news is to me because I live in NYC so it has become entirely possible for me to attend next year.  Attending such a prestigious event with my fellow Bloggers would definitely be the culmination of all my hard work on this blog for the past two years.     Recently, I wrote a post about how there is some secrecy in the blogging world with regards to monetizing and PR.  You can read all about it here.  In any case, I am finding out that this is especially true when it comes to what's involved in having a company sponsor you to attend a blogging event.  I'm not sure if everyone is afraid that all of the sponsorships will run out if they share the information with other bloggers or if a lot of them really don't know how to go about obtaining a … [Read more...]