• Grief as a Parent | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Grief as a Parent

    When I was fifteen years old I lost my step-dad Dennis. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever gone through. It felt as though someone ripped a piece out of me. The grief was too much. As a teenager I openly grieved. I did not care who saw my anger or depression, because I had nobody around me that I wanted to shield the pain from. I was experiencing grief as a teenager, not grief as a parent. On June 19, 2018 I lost my Nana. Until now the death of my step-dad was the hardest thing I had ever gone through. This time no matter how much…

  • Sephora PLAY! June 2018 | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Sephora PLAY! | June 2018

    This month’s Sephora Play box did NOT disappoint. Lets dive in to the June 2018 box. As per usual the insert is very cute. Perfect Setting Powder | Cover FX It said on the insert I received the light medium color, but I actually received light translucent. I’m definitely excited to try this for setting my concealer. I don’t use powder anywhere else though, because I have extremely dry skin.   Melted Matte | Too Faced I am so happy about this product. Melted Mattes are my FAVORITE liquid lip apart from Colour Pop. I cannot wait to use this color. It’s definitely one of my favorite kind of shades.…

  • Dominican Sofrito (sazón Dominicano) | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Dominican Sofrito

    One “ingredient” that is a staple in my house is Dominican sofrito. My husband is Dominican, and his family uses it to season all different kinds of meat. His family doesn’t actually call is sofrito, they call it sazon. This post contains affiliate links. I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. For more information check the sidebar. The Process: I start out my chopping up all the ingredients, except the cilantro, garlic, Goya packet, and one stalk of celery. My husband likes to use the stalk of celery to push the ingredients down.   Once everything is chopped, I add the peppers, onions, garlic, celery,…

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    Liebster Award Nomination

    I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award! Thank you so much Simply Sweet Mama for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I’ve only been blogging for about a month, and it means so much that you nominated me! What is the Liebster Award? The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet & is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes back as for as 2011. Link all queries to https://theglobalaussie.com/liebster-award-2018/ What are the rules? Thank the person who nominated you, and put a link to their blog on your blog. Display the award on your blog. Write a small post about what…

  • Family Friendly Las Vegas: Silverton Casino Free Aquarium | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Family Friendly Las Vegas | Silverton Casino Free Aquarium

    One of my favorite places to take my little ones is the Silverton Casino free aquarium. Normally, we will go to the buffet and then follow that up with the aquarium. On a good day we will catch the mermaid. For a schedule of when to see the mermaid, or live feeding you can check their website here. I’ve always liked the cylinder aquarium. It is beautiful. I love the aquarium even more now. Seeing things through DJ and Brooklyn’s eyes is such an amazing experience. DJ wants us to get fish for the house now. Both of them will just stare at the fish for as long as we…

  • Summer Infant Digital Touchscreen Monitor Review | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Summer Infant Digital Touchscreen Monitor | Review

    Review: Summer Infant Digital Touchscreen Monitor It’s crazy to think that our family never had a baby monitor until after my son was two. We didn’t really think we needed one since both of the little ones has their cribs in our room. The only times we sometimes wished we did was when we had friend over after bedtime, and we didn’t want to keep the door open and risk waking them. Right before our wedding this past October our neighbor was moving. She asked us if we wanted a baby monitor she has found while packing, and it was never opened. It was the Summer Infant digital touchscreen monitor.…

  • Why you should always back up your blog | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Why You Should Always Back Up Your Blog

    Why You Should Always Back Up Your Blog Always back up your blog. Always. I learned this the hard way a few days ago. I had posted a new post in the morning, and had spent the better part of the day promoting it to all different social medias. Since I’m a stay at home mom most of my day is spent taking care of them, and playing with them. I went to go back on my blog around 7 o’clock at night when I saw I had a few emails letting me know I had quite few comments. To my horror I couldn’t get on to the admin page,…

  • Father's Day Craft | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Father’s Day Craft

    It’s a week away from Father’s Day, and I wanted to make sure David got a cute gift from the little ones. I decided to search Pinterest for the best Father’s Day craft they could make for their Dad, and I was not disappointed. I found this cute monster father’s day craft. It’s perfect since I always call our little ones little monsters. Of course I wanted to tweak it a bit for my little ones. Brooklyn wasn’t into it, and didn’t really decorate hers. She is probably still too young. DJ LOVED it. He would have made a whole bunch of them if I had let him. It was…

  • Why We Don't Limit Screen Time | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Why We Don’t Limit Screen Time

    In the parenting world whether or not to limit screen time is a hard decision. Before we had DJ, we never really thought of it. Honestly, I don’t think David or I thought about whether or not to do it until after Brooklyn. Why We Don’t Limit Screen Time After Brooklyn was born I quickly realized that it wasn’t easy to keep a toddler happy and give him my full attention, while also taking care of a newborn. I wasn’t trying to rely completely on TV shows or the iPad, but it was definitely a big help in keeping DJ happy and calm. A big thing that I noticed is…

  • Cookie Butter Buttercream | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Cookie Butter Buttercream

    I have a huge sweet tooth. I’ve said it before in a previous post. Cupcakes are the easiest thing to make, so I decided I’d bake some. While trying to figure out what kind of frosting to make, I saw I had a whole jar of Cookie Butter. I already had a regular buttercream recipe from Culinary Arts, so I tweaked it. This is how Cookie Butter buttercream was born. Cookie Butter Buttercream The first thing I did was add he softened butter into my Kitchen Aid and turn the mixer on low to smooth out. I add the Vanilla, and mixed until combined, followed by adding the cookie butter…