• We Were Surprised with a Puppy! | www.thevegasmom.com
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    We Were Surprised with a Puppy!

    On Sunday David and I went to the supermarket. We left the little ones with his parents. When we came back DJ came running towards us screaming “LOOK AT FLUFFY!” David & I looked at each other thinking what in the world is a fluffy?¬†Turns out it was the cutest little fluff ball of a puppy. It turns out that we were surprised with a puppy by David’s parents. Their friend’s dog had puppies on Christmas Eve. I cannot believe we were surprised with a puppy! Definitely the best surprise I’ve ever had. Meet Fluffy- yes, DJ named him. David’s Dad told us that when they asked DJ what the…

  • 5 Items for Your Baby in Winter | www.thevegasmom.com
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    5 Items for Your Baby in the Winter

    One of the hardest seasons for me when DJ & Brooklyn were babies was the winter. It was a bit easier with DJ to transition, because he was a summer baby born on a sunny 106 degree day. Brooklyn on the other had is a winter baby, and was born on a rainy 48 degree day. In Vegas that’s almost as cold as it gets normally. I found that there is only a handful of items that I needed specifically for the winter. Of course, if you live in a much colder area you might need more than I do. I came up with a list of 5 items for…

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    Brooklyn is Two!

    I still remember finding out I was pregnant with Brooklyn a few days before David’s surprise 30th birthday party. DJ was only 8 months old. It feels like Brooklyn was born, I blinked, and now Brooklyn is two. I am a little taken aback by how fast time seems to be moving. One thing that hasn’t changed much about Brooklyn is that she is pretty independent. She never wanted help with anything. When she hit around 6 weeks, she would get more mad at me trying to rock her to sleep than if I left her to sleep on her own. Once she was able to hold a bottle herself,…

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    Creating a Cleaning Schedule

    One thing that I find when it comes to cleaning is that I tend to get overwhelmed. I start to clean in one area of the house, and then end up cleaning a little bit all over. The end result is that it looks like I haven’t cleaned at all. It can be discouraging to say the least. I decided that with the start of the new year one of my goals would be to create, and stick to, a cleaning schedule. Creating a cleaning schedule was easier than I thought. I searched Pinterest and the Internet, and got a general idea of what I should be doing. Once I…

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    Tips for Traveling with a Toddler

    A lot of times as Thanksgiving and the Holiday season approaches, so does travel. Before kids traveling is easy. After you have kids it can get a bit more difficult. Especially if you have babies or toddlers. In my opinion, traveling with my kids as toddlers has been much more difficult than it was when my son was a baby. My tips for traveling with a toddler are for traveling on an airplane, because that’s how we travel due to our family being across the country. Tips for Traveling with a Toddler Take a Red-eye flight This one works great for my son. Since he was 6 months old we…

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    Black Friday Toy Deals 2018

    Black Friday is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I have been looking all over the internet for the best deals. I’ve especially been looking at the Black Friday toy deals. I can’t wait for Black Friday, especially now that I’ve found a pretty decent list of things that have great deals. Especially the first toy on the list. We plan on getting that for DJ for Christmas! Black Friday Toy Deals Target Anki Cozmo Black Friday Price: $139.99 Normal Price: $179.99 50% off select games & puzzle Peppa Pig Treehouse and George’s Fort Playset Black Friday Price: $24.99 Normal Price: $39.99 32″ My Size Moana…

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    Easy Fall Wreath Craft for Toddlers

    Fall is my favorite season, even more so now that I live in Las Vegas. The only thing that I don’t like is that there are no beautiful trees or falling leaves. I try to compensate by buying fake leaves and decorating with them. One way I wanted to use the fake leaves to decorate is by having DJ make a wreath with them. I made this to be an easy fall wreath craft for toddlers. That way any of you can easily do this too. If you want to make this as well you can use fake or real leaves if you have them. ¬†Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate…

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    Puff Paint Ghosts

    While scrolling through Pinterest recently I kept seeing something called puff paint. I thought it looked so cool. I decided that since it was Halloween time, I would make some puff paint for DJ & Brooklyn to paint a puff paint ghost. I left the puff paint white since they were going to be using it for ghosts. To start I cut out two ghosts out of regular printer paper, and then I made the puff paint. I made way too much for us. I used half a cup of shaving cream and half a cup of white glue and just mixed them together. If I was making more color…

  • Outdoor Halloween Decorations 2018 | The Vegas Mom
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    Outdoor Halloween Decorations 2018

    I am one of those people who love to have decorations for every holiday. I’m also one of those people who is pretty lazy with decorations, unless it’s Christmas. Luckily, Brooklyn’s godfather (and one of David’s best friends), Rich seems to love decoration for every holiday too (and isn’t lazy). I’d love to say another big thank you to Rich for making the outside of our house look incredible for Halloween. I love the decorations so much that I wanted to share with you all our outdoor Halloween decorations. Outdoor Halloween Decorations 2018 I wanted to start by showing you the front of my house and the driveway. I am…

  • My Top Three Baby Registries | www.thevegasmom.com
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    My Top Three Baby Registries

    When I was pregnant with both DJ and Brooklyn I used Babies R Us for my registry. Unfortunately, they closed down and I can’t recommend them like I used to. I thought it would be a good idea to research different baby registries that were out there. This way when someone inevitably asks me which one I recommend I can let them know. I narrowed it down to my top three baby registries for you. I’m going to give you the benefits of these registries along with any cons there may be, but to be honest I can’t see any cons about a registry. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links.…