Tough Cookie Mommy

Tough Cookie Mommy is a family and lifestyle blog written by Maria Castro, Working Mom to 2 boys, and Reading Specialist to NYC middle school students. She blogs about family, parenting, education, and being a mom in the inner city.

Maria is a winner of Top 25 New York Moms - 2013

What do your kids love most about living in New York?

My kids love the diversity and all of the exciting things to do and see in New York. There is always something going on in New York City and one can learn so much about art, other cultures, and about music here.

What's a great destination for a family vacation in New York?

Visiting New York City and going to see all of the tourist attractions in Manhattan is amazing and anyone who has never done it should do so at least once in their life.

What's your favorite affordable outdoor activity to do with your kids?

My favorite affordable outdoor activity to do with my kids is visiting all of the beautiful parks that New York City has to offer. There is nothing like enjoying an ice cream and running through the sprinklers in NYC during the Summer.