• 13 Delicious Brunch Recipes | www.thevegasmom.com

    13 Delicious Brunch Recipes

    My birthday is coming up in a few weeks, and one of my favorite things is brunch. I love that during brunch there are different options from savory to sweet. Brunch for me is an all out thing. I save it for holidays, and sometimes birthdays. I decided this year I want to do a big brunch for my birthday, because I’m not doing anything else due to COVID. During my search for the perfect brunch recipes, I decided to compile a list of my favorite delicious brunch recipes for all of you as well. I will be sharing what I choose for my birthday on my Instagram. 13 Delicious…

  • A Weekend at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino | The Vegas Mom
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    A Weekend at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

      My family and I recently spent a weekend at the Westgate Resort and Casino here in Las Vegas. I was nervous at first with everything going on. However, after I saw their WestgateCARES program I knew we’d be safe staying. Honestly, we needed a good Vegas staycation. It’s been several anxiety filled months. We definitely needed a weekend getaway. “WestgateCARES is our enhanced health and safety plan, developed in response to the current COVID- 19 pandemic as part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of all our guests, Team Members and the communities we work and live in. Listed below are all of our plans,…

  • 5 Tips for Driving Cross Country with Kids | www.thevegasmom.com

    5 Tips for Driving Cross Country with Kids

    Last October, before COVID-19, my family drove from Las Vegas to New York. We rented a mini-van, and piled 4 adults and two young children inside. It took us three nights on the way there, and four nights on the way back. It was different then I thought it would be, but one thing that really helped was being prepared for anything. I’m not sure if I would ever drive that far again with my kids, but now I think I’m okay for a trip that we need to stop for at least one night. I came up with five tips for all my fellow parents who plan on driving…

  • Stuffed Peppers | www.thevegasmom.com

    Stuffed Peppers

    I’m back with another recipe! I haven’t been posting many recipes recently, and that makes me a little sad. I’ll be honest though, David made these. I have to give him all of the credit, because they were delicious! When I was younger my Nana would make stuffed peppers, but I wasn’t a fan. I assume it’s because it’s food inside of a green pepper. What kid likes green peppers? Definitely not me. I love them now though. Stuffed Peppers are an entire meal inside of a hollowed green pepper. Whats not to love? Stuffed Peppers I started out by combining the ground beef and italian ground sausage, and cooking…

  • Children's Book of the Week: Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker | www.thevegasmom.com

    Children’s Book of the Week: Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker

     I’m back with another children’s book of the week. This week’s book is Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker written by Christianne Jones, and illustrated by Richard Watson. As usual, I am using Kindle Unlimited to read this book. I haven’t actually read this book with DJ and Brooklyn yet, but I do plan on it tonight. However, I have read this book myself to make sure it was a good fit for them and this blog. Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker  Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker follows around a little owl named Lacey. She has a habit of talking nonstop. She constantly needs to be reminded to do what she needs to do and to…

  • 12 Father's Day Gift to Make With Your Kids | www.thevegasmom.com

    12 Father’s Day Crafts to Make With Your Kids

    Father’s Day is next weekend, and it’s time for me to have DJ and Brooklyn make David something. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the craftiest person. I spend a lot of time searching Pinterest for the perfect gift. I figured there is probably more people like me who need a little help to figure out what to make. Instead of you searching for hours on Pinterest, I decided to make a list of Father’s Day crafts you can make with your kids. Hopefully, this makes things easier for you.   12 Father’s Day Craft to Make With Your Kids 1 DIY Photo Display for Father’s Day…

  • 10 Things to do When You Feel Anxious | www.thevegasmom.com

    10 Things to do When You Feel Anxious

    One of the things I’ve struggled with for as long as I can remember is Anxiety. It took some time, but I finally am in a place where I can recognize my anxiety. In addition, I have things I know I can do to help myself stop feeling anxious. Normally, I wouldn’t talk about this stuff; however, with everything going on in the world more people than usual are most likely feeling anxious. I know how hard anxiety can be, because it feels like you have no control of anything. I used to get panic attacks that would last a long time. The first time I had a panic attack…

  • Children's Book of the Week: Eraser | www.thevegasmom.com

    Children’s Book of the Week: Eraser

    It’s time for another children’s book of the week! I always look forward to these posts, because I love discovering new books to read to DJ and Brooklyn. This week’s book is Eraser written by Anna Kang and illustrated by Christopher Weyant. As usual, I have this book through Kindle Unlimited. Eraser is a new book in our collection, and I haven’t actually read it to DJ and Brooklyn yet. However, I’m extremely excited to read it to them tonight. I have read it through a few times to make sure it’s a good fit. In addition, I wanted to be able to share it with you. This story follows around an Eraser.…

  • Single Serving Sparkling Sangria | www.thevegasmom.com

    Single Serving Sparkling Sangria

    Summer is approaching, and we’re spending most of our days outside. One of my favorite drinks to have on a hot day is sangria. The problem is that I don’t drink it often, and nobody else drinks it. That means a big pitcher goes to waste. I wanted to find my perfect sangria that I could make a glass at a time. Thats how I created this single serving sparkling sangria recipe. The addition of seltzer makes this sangria even better, because it keeps it light enough if I want more than one. Single Serving Sparkling Sangria This recipe is insanely easy. I started by adding a handful of frozen…

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    Children’s Book of the Week: The Bad Seed

    It’s time for another children’s book of the week! This week I’m going to be sharing The Bad Seed written by Jory John & illustrated Pete Oswald. As usual, I have this book through Kindle Unlimited. Sign up and get your first month free! The Bad Seed is definitely a bedtime favorite for DJ. Not only is the illustration gorgeous, but we love the story. DJ loves yelling, “I’M A BAAAAAD SEED!” This book follows a “bad” seed. He starts off by explaining all the bad things he does. In addition, he explains why he is the way he is. He told us his life story, and why he became a “bad” seed.…