Nuclear Cowboyz Are Coming To IZOD Center! Ticket Giveaway

    The Nuclear Cowboyz will be taking over the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ on March 15th and 16th!  My family and I had the pleasure of attending their show last year and we had a wonderful time.  It is the only high octane-fueled freestyle motocross touring production in North America.     Two freestyle motocross tribes battle it out for survival in their futuristic world and tell the story through aerial feats, gravity-defying stunts, and an amazing pyrotechnic and laser display accompanied by an electrifying soundtrack.  This year's cast includes recent X Games 2012 medalists Ronnie Faisst, Mike Mason, Taka Higashino and Winter X Games gold and silver medalist Colten Moore.     The tour also includes former gold medalists Adam Jones and Matt Buyten as well as award-winning freestylers Derek Garland, Brody Wilson, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Wes Agee, Nick Dunne, Geoff Aaron, Keith Wineland and Marco Picado.  We had the opportunity to speak to Keith Wineland and ask him some … [Read more...]

Come To the Macs Kids’ Expo! #MACsKids

    It may be cold outside but the fun will be going on this weekend :  Sunday, February 24, 2012! Where:  Life the Place To Be 2 Lawrence Street, Ardsley, NY 10502 (Right off the Saw Mill River Parkway; Exit 16).  Northbound (Make Right) Southbound (Make Left) Free Parking on premises!  Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p. m.     MACs Kids' Expo 2013 is in its 4th year of bringing fun-filled activities, educational and informative information to families all over Westchester County and the Tri-State NY areas. All day activities including Rock Climbing, Laser Tag, Live musical performances, Social Media Lounge for Mommy bloggers Powered by Happy Family! Where you can tweet to your heart’s content! Tickets are normally $25 per family of 4.  If you order your tickets NOW, it will be $12.50!  Use Discount Code: MACS4  Tickets include Rock Climbing and Laser Tag ($14.00 value)     Mommy bloggers come spread the word about your blog, try some new products, gain some new followers, MACs Kids … [Read more...]

Family Time At Monster Jam!

    This past weekend, my husband, sons, and my sister in law all attended Monster Jam at the IZOD Center in New Jersey.  Unfortunately, I did not get to attend due to being sick with pneumonia.  I normally don't do Wordless Wednesday posts but I do love taking pictures.  The photos from the event were amazing so I thought I would share them with you all!           Make sure you check out the Monster Jam website to see when they will be coming to your town!  I'm sure your family will have a great time just like mine did! Disclosure: I received one or more of the products/tickets mentioned above to test/review in exchange for my opinion and for the purpose of writing this post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in … [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...]

Meet Jeff Kinney, Author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days in Theaters Aug. 3rd! #WimpyKidDogDays

       This past Monday, we had the opportunity to attend an exclusive screening of the new 20th Century Fox film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days which will be opening in theaters across the country on Friday, August 3rd.  The movie was a big hit with all the kids and adults alike but, you'll have to see for yourself this Friday!         Nobody could have possibly anticipated the widespread success of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of books which have catapulted their author, Jeff Kinney into being named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2009.  This was no surprise considering that, in the four years since the publication of his first book in this series, there are 52 million copies in print and has been translated in over 37 languages.   photo credit: Matt Hoyle    As a Literacy Teacher, I have had quite a bit of experience with this series in my own classroom.  Although I teach English Language Arts to seventh and eighth … [Read more...]

Take A Cruise Around NYC With Kiddie Cruise! Review and Family Ticket Giveaway

     Since I am off during the Summer due to being a teacher, I am always looking for new and exciting activities and adventures that I can share with my children during this precious time.  We were very pleased to be offered the opportunity to take a cruise on the Hudson around New York City and the Statue of Liberty with Kiddie Cruise!     It is a family and kid friendly two hour cruise on a ship called the Queen of Hearts which is a 3 tier paddlewheel boat reminiscent of the ones that Mark Twain wrote about in his classic novels.  It is recommended for children ages 2 to 8 and includes various activities including face painting, puppet shows, singing, dancing, group games, story telling, balloon animal sculpting, and live music.     We really liked that the cruise was all-inclusive.  Adults and children received paper bagged lunches which included a sandwich, individually packed snack, and a bag of apple slices.  Juice and soft drinks were available on every level of the … [Read more...]

Nuclear Cowboyz Family-FMX Show and Ticket Giveaway! #NYC

        We love sharing family friendly shows and entertainment here at Tough Cookie Mommy.  This is especially true when these shows are available for family fun within the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Tri-State area.  That is why we are very excited to introduce you to the 2012 Nuclear Cowboyz® tour at IZOD Center on March 2-3, 2012.     Nuclear Cowboyz is a freestyle motocross tour that is full of high octane-fueled entertainment.  The show depicts the legend of two freestyle motocross tribes  whose survival in their futuristic world is acted out through freestyle aerial feats, stunts that surely defy gravity, and pyrotechnic displays accompanied by hard rock music and a narrative full of non stop action.          The 2012 Nuclear Cowboyz tour boasts having one of the best casts of freestyle motocross, trials and quad riders ever joined together to perform under one roof.  They include recent X Games 17 medalists Mike Mason, New Jersey’s Ronnie Faisst and Adam … [Read more...]