• Book of the Week: Lionheart | www.thevegasmom.com
    family

    Book of the Week: Lionheart by Richard Collingridge

    This is the first post in my new weekly series. It is going to be my book of the week series. The plan is going to be to post every Tuesday. It’s going to be a mix of children’s books, and books that I have recently read. I’m starting off this series with a children’s book called Lionheart by Richard Collingridge. It’s one of the books DJ asks me to read to him before he goes to sleep for his nap. He usually has a different book or two for bedtime. This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission off of your purchase at no additional cost…

  • 5 Tips for Two Under Two | www.thevegasmom.com
    family

    5 Tips for Two Under Two

    As a graduate of the two under two club, I wanted to help other parents out there that will be joining the two under two club soon. Honestly, I remember being so nervous before Brooklyn was born. DJ was only 17 months old when Brooklyn was born.  It turns out I had nothing to worry about. Was it exhausting? Absolutely, but I love that I had them so close together. I’m sharing my 5 tips for two under two with you all. Truthfully, there is a lot more than five; however, these were the most important five for my sanity. This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission…

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

    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…

  • Brooklyn is Two! | www.thevegasmom.com
    family

    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,…

  • Tips for Traveling with a Toddler | www.thevegasmom.com
    family

    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…

  • family

    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…

  • Bath Time Essentials For Baby | www.thevegasmom.com
    family

    Bath Time Essentials For Baby

    I remember the first time I gave each of my little ones their first bath. It was so terrifying. I think the thought of giving such a small tiny human a bath while holding their heads up and making sure you don’t get water in their faces is a bit nerve-wracking. One thing that helped me is making sure that I had all of the bath time essentials for baby ready and in reach. It is important to remember not to fully submerge your baby until after their umbilical cord completely falls off. I created a list of bath time essentials to help you out to help make this less…

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

    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
    family

    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 We Don't Limit Screen Time | www.thevegasmom.com
    family

    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…