Unleash your LEGO-tivity With Netflix! #StreamTeam @Netflix #Ad

    I've always encouraged my sons to use their imaginations and creativity when it comes to any project that they tackle or complete.  That's probably why I have always loved when they play with building blocks or LEGO.  From the moment that they hold their first block and envision what they are going to create, they embark on a journey of self-expression.     The best part is that my husband and I enjoy building with them and we often spend time as a family using our imaginations together.  It's the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together and to bounce ideas off one another.  We love seeing the smiles on our boys' faces when they are driven by inspiration and determined to bring their ideas to life.     As a Netflix Ambassador, I was so excited when we found out that our love of building is shared by many others who will be watching two new shows on Netflix :  LEGO Bionicle and LEGO Friends.   In Lego … [Read more...]

We Visited Legoland Discovery Center! @LDCWestchester #LegolandNYC #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Legoland Discovery Centers US. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating. All opinions are my own.        When I was a little girl, my younger brother had so much Lego® that we used to build magnificent structures and pretend play for hours on end.  There are just so many great memories that I associate with these building blocks that revolve around family and togetherness.     This past Easter weekend, my husband and I decided that we wanted to plan a fun family outing after attending mass in the morning.  Sunday is the day that we are both off from work and our boys are off from school and it is important to be able to spend quality time together.  Our destination of choice was the Legoland Discovery Center in Westchester, NY within the Ridge Hill shopping district.     Both of our boys are huge Lego® fans and have used them since they were toddlers to spend … [Read more...]

LEGO® Wildlife Forest Exhibit and Building Zone At The Bronx Zoo Giveaway

      In a previous post, we shared with all of you the opening of the LEGO® Wildlife Forest Exhibit and Building Zone at the Bronx Zoo.  We are now very excited to offer you this giveaway sponsored by the Bronx Zoo and the Wildlife Conservation Society.     The details of the giveaway contest are as follows: *  2 separate winners will be chosen for this giveaway. *  Each reader of Tough Cookie Mommy has to guess how many Lego bricks were used to build the Lego Penguins at the Bronx Zoo and/or how many hours it took to build them by looking at the photo below. *  Readers must leave a separate comment below in order to enter the giveaway. *  One winner will be chosen who comes the closest to guessing the correct amount of Lego bricks from the comments below. *  One winner will be chosen who comes the closest to guessing the amount of time it took to build the penguins from the comments below. *  Make sure you leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if … [Read more...]

Visit the LEGO® Wildlife Forest Exhibit and Building Zone This Summer At The Bronx Zoo!!

      There are some exciting things happening at the Bronx Zoo this Summer!  Visitors can journey to the Wild Forest and see giant Lego sculptures of tigers, flamingos, gorillas, and other unique wildlife while visiting their real-life counterparts around the zoo.     Your kids can also build your own Lego sculptures in the Construction Zone and view Wildlife Theater performances including the hit musical puppet show, Avenue Zoo.  They will be presented with thousands of colorful Lego bricks to choose from that they can use to create their own sculptures of animals.         Every visitor's own Lego creation will be displayed on bookshelves for everyone to see and enjoy and each child will have the chance to help complete the Mystery Mural display at Dancing Crane Plaza.     Through the Lego Family Challenge, families can join Lego Master Builder Dan Steininger as they compete with other families to see who can build their favorite animal out of Lego bricks … [Read more...]