• DJ's 5th Birthday | Minecraft Party - www.thevegasmom.com

    DJ’s 5th Birthday

    I cannot believe DJ is officially five. I don’t know where the time has gone. It feels like just yesterday I was holding a brand new newborn in my arms. Now he’s a big boy. I am so proud of everything he’s learned and done in the last five years. DJ’s 5th birthday party was Minecraft themed. He was in heaven. He’s currently Minecraft obsessed. This year was definitely a little different from normal since we are in the middle of a pandemic. I still wanted him to have a great birthday either way. My main goal was to make sure I had green every where. In addition, I wanted…

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    16 Instant Pot Recipes to Try This Month

    It is hot here in Las Vegas. It’s going to stay hot until at least the end of September. The last thing I want to do is be cooking in the oven or standing over a hot stove. My Instant Pot has made it so I can have delicious and fast dinners, without making my house get even hotter. In addition, school is starting soon. I know most families are doing distant learning, but that is still time consuming. DJ is only going to be starting kindergarten, and I’m going to be needing to be with him the whole time. In addition to kindergarten, DJ also has two acting classes a…

  • Children's Book of the Week: Explode The Code primers | www.thevegasmom.com

    Children’s Book of the Week: Explode The Code primers

    This week’s book of the week is different from normal. Usually I post about books we are readying; however, this week I’m talking about a series of books I’ve been using to teach DJ how to write and phonics. The books are Explode The Code primers by Nancy Hall. There are three books in total. They’re the primer books for her Explode the Code series.  I really wanted DJ to get a head start on learning how to write and say his letters correctly before Kindergarten started. Originally, I was doing them every single day. However, COVID got in the way. David started working from home, and things needed to be shifted…

  • 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…

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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…

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    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…