Carry More Of The Media And Apps You Love With You! #SanDisk @BestBuy @SanDisk #Partner

    It's almost September and that means that I will start to create my lesson plans for my new classes.  Since I love to include images in my presentations, it is important that I be able to carry my media with me when I am going back and forth between work and home.  I know that I can get a memory card to support safe storage for all of my devices at Best Buy.  As an educator, I use a mobile device or tablet daily and I need to access my files wherever I am.     SanDisk products are available from professional-grade camera memory to point-and-shoot SD cards to microSD cards.  They deliver industry-leading performance as well as reliability and are designed to meet the security, capacity, performance, and environmental requirements of all our modern devices.  That is very important because you should be assured that all of your precious images and memories will be protected for a long time.     In my case, not having the … [Read more...]

Protect Your Home From Virtual Intrusions With CUJO! @CUJOUnited #cujounited #Giveaway #Ad

    This afternoon, I practically had to peel my boys from their electronic devices in order for them to get ready to go out to dinner as a family.  Although we monitor all of the time that they spend on the Internet, the reality is that they need to know how to navigate it in order to be successful in these technologically advanced times that we live in.  As a result, they are extremely savvy when it comes to using their tablets and the rest of their gaming devices.     My husband and I have always been concerned about the threat of having hackers or predators access our personal information, or that of our children, through our home network.  After all, you hear about it all the time on the news how people's identities are being stolen or how children are being lured into unsafe situations with strangers that they met online.       When I found out about CUJO, it gave me a sense of peace to know that it is available to protect … [Read more...]

Check Out How I Use My Intel 2In1 For Blogging! #Intel2in1 @Intel @Lenovo #Ad

    Any blogger will tell you that his or her laptop is one of the most important tools of their trade.  You will often see us at media events toting them and whipping them out during interviews and meetings.  It goes without saying that having a reliable and efficient device is necessary to being a successful blogger in the blogosphere.     Recently, while I was at the nail salon enjoying some of the little "Me" time that I manage to fit in between taking my sons to basketball games and teaching middle school students in New York City, I noticed that my nail technician was streaming movies on a new tablet.  The thing that struck me about her tablet was that it was a laptop that you could turn into a tablet.  When she explained to me that it was a convertible laptop with Intel 2in1, I knew right away that I had to have one for myself.     The moment I was notified that I would have the opportunity to review the Lenovo Yoga with Intel 2in1, I knew that my life as a blogger would … [Read more...]

3D Robotics Solo Drone – The Perfect Gadget For Dads! #SoloatBestBuy @BestBuy @3DRobotics #Ad

    Do you love gadgets? Are you an early adopter and tech savvy?  If you are, you probably have your eye out for the latest developments in technology.  The new 3DRobotics Solo Drone has arrived in over 400 Best Buy stores and is the perfect new gadget for all the dads in your life!  It’s the first-ever drone powered by two integrated Linux computers, making capturing the perfect shot easy for anyone.     Best Buy is the destination for drones, including the new Solo™ by 3DR.  Now is the perfect time to explore getting one for the dad in your life so you both can tinker with it over the summer.  Solo, the Smart Drone, arrived in over 400 Best Buy stores on June 8, just in time for Father’s Day.  It’s the first-ever drone powered by two integrated Linux computers which means that getting just the right shot is right at your fingertips, regardless of how experienced you are. The Solo retails for $999.     Solo can define its own flight, freeing users to focus on getting the … [Read more...]

I Have My Eye On The #AMDFX APU HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop At @BestBuy #Ad

    Last week, I attended a staff development workshop at my school and one of my colleagues had a laptop that caught my eye.  As soon as I saw it, I couldn't take my eyes off of it because it was so sleek and compact.  Honestly, I remember thinking how much work I could get done on-the-go if I had a laptop like that.  After the meeting I ran over to her to ask her where she got that laptop and she told me she purchased it at Best Buy and it was the AMD FX APU – HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop.     I wanted to know more about this laptop so I asked her about her experiences with it.  She couldn't stop raving about its extreme performance and how its AMD mobile processor allowed her to really enjoy the laptop for gaming and entertainment as well.  Additionally, she told me that the HP Envy TouchSmart 15.6” touch screen makes multitasking really easy so she is able to write lesson plans and create graphic organizers for those lessons at the same time!  Talk about a teacher's dream come … [Read more...]

The Perfect Tablet For Busy Moms On A Budget! @ASUS #MeMoPad #Giveaway #Partner

    Let's face it, we live in technologically driven times.  Just about everything that I manage on a daily basis revolves around my smartphone, laptop, or tablet.  The tricky part is finding these devices and purchasing wireless plans for them that fit into our monthly budget.  After all, nobody wants to be without all of the latest features found in more expensive devices.  This is why the ASUS MeMO Pad  7 LTE is the perfect tablet for a busy mom on a budget like me!     I really love that this tablet was built specifically for entertainment in mind.  It boasts a 7" display and dual front-facing stereo speakers which allow me to listen to my favorite songs while enjoying amazing sound.  Also, I can take as many selfies and usies as I want with its remarkable dual HD PixelMaster Cameras, 5MP in the rear and 2MP in the front.     Now, I'm sure that you have a lot of little hands like I do just waiting in the woodwork to get your tablet and play games on it.  Thanks to the screen’s … [Read more...]

Do Your Children Love Fossils And Dinosaurs? @NintendoAmerica #FossilFightersFrontier #Ad

    Ever since they were little, both of my boys have loved learning and reading about fossils and dinosaurs.  Now that they are older, they still enjoy doing so but they also love video games and technology so I try to integrate the two in enjoyable ways.  That is why I knew that my younger son would be thrilled to explore, dig and battle on his Nintendo 3DS with the game Fossil Fighters: Frontier!     The Fossil Fighters series first launched on the Nintendo DS system in 2009.  This is the third game in this series and the first one that young gamers can enjoy on the Nintendo 3DS.  Players are catapulted back 65 million years to the time of the dinosaurs and have to collect and battle with vivosaurs.  They are prehistoric just like dinosaurs but a lot more dangerous.  My son loves exploring and digging through a fully 3D world and battling with the vivosaurs that he collected with his friends. Here are some of the other fun features of Fossil Fighters: Frontier: Upgrade … [Read more...]

A Smartphone That is Helping Working Moms Get Ahead! @HuaweiDeviceUSA #Ad

    Last week, I lent my son my smartphone so he could watch videos on it.  He's normally very responsible with it so I didn't think anything of it until I asked him for the phone a while later.  It seems that he had put it down and forgot where he had put it so we spent a few nervous moments looking for it. During this uncertain time, I realized that my entire life is on that phone including my personal and my business contacts.  It's amazing how much I depend on my smartphone for everything that I do in my life.     The Huawei Ascend Mate2 is the perfect phone for resilient, Working Moms like myself who juggle many roles on a regular basis.  It features a 6.1-inch high-def screen and incredible screen-to-body ratio which means that you can conduct all of your business and enjoy all of your entertainment apps in more pixels.  Its unique floating screens also allow you to multitask like having your calculator, messages, and much more open at the same time.  Believe me, being able to … [Read more...]

Amazing Holiday Gift Ideas From Best Buy! @BestBuy #HintingSeason @Xbox, @TomTomUSA @Garmin #Ad

      I've noticed this year that it is becoming increasingly harder to buy Christmas presents for my two boys because they are now 11 and 8 and they don't really play with toys like they used to.  Everything now is about gadgets and technology for them and they both drafted extensive Christmas lists outlining what devices they want to receive this year.     Believe me, they know all about what new techie stuff that has come out and they have been teaching me all about these items.  The ironic thing is that they have also been giving me pointers about what presents their father might like to receive.  It seems that they have really done their homework this year.  Thankfully, Best Buy has all of the items on their lists and here are just some of their's and Hubby's favorite products: What is Xbox One?     Xbox One is a gaming console that was built by gamers, for gamers. It boasts the best exclusive titles such as Halo, Sunset Overdrive, the biggest blockbusters such as … [Read more...]

Get Latest Cameras And Camcorders At Best Buy! @BestBuy #CamerasatBestBuy #HintingSeason #Ad

    You guys are probably really tired of hearing me talk about how much I would love to get a new camera for Christmas.  The problem is that I can't stop talking about it because I am enamored by the beautiful images that I've been seeing that were taken by the cameras that are on sale this holiday season.  I'm sure that getting one would take my photography skills to the next level and allow me to include more vivid photos in my blog posts on Tough Cookie Mommy.     Best Buy is your  destination for the latest cameras and camcorders to capture your precious memories. These three cameras from Nikon, Sony and Samsung, all come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi so you can share amazing photos with ease.  Imagine being able to upgrade your camera in time to capture holiday memories that you want to reflect upon for years to come.     The Nikon D5300 DSLR w/18-55mm VR Lens is a DSLR that comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi so you can capture high quality photos and share them instantly … [Read more...]