• Should We Have Another Baby? | www.thevegasmom.com

    Should We Have Another Baby?

    Is it okay to have more than two kids? I won’t lie to you I have always wanted a big family. There was a point in time where I wanted five kids. That is definitely not the plan anymore. However, I do really want another child. That would make three children in total. David goes back and forth between wanting another baby. The real question is should we have another baby? The thing that gets to me is how everyone has decided for me that I’m done. People love to say, “You have a boy and a girl! How perfect! Now you’re done.” Excuse me? I understand that people don’t mean…

  • Family Friendly Las Vegas | Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens - www.thevegasmom.com
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    Family Friendly Las Vegas | Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

    One of my favorite places to go each season in Las Vegas is the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. The conservatory is located next to the Hotel Lobby, and is 14,000 square feet. Flowers, plants, and tree create almost the entire space. It takes a horticulture staff of 120 to maintain the conservatory, and 90% of the flowers, trees, and plants are recycled. The Bellagio Conservatory changes every seasons, plus Chinese New Year. They are open year round, except  June 11-16, September 9-14, and November 25 – December 1.   For the summer the theme is That’s Amore. It was breathtaking. I have been there quite a few times, and this was…

  • Family Friendly Las Vegas - Fractured Prune | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Family Friendly Las Vegas | Fractured Prune

    A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to finally go the Fractured Prune. I definitely believe that coming here is a must, especially if you’re like me & my little ones, and LOVE donuts. Fractured Prune’s donuts are delicious. I was so impressed. They make all donuts to order, however you want. You fill out a sheet with how many donuts you want. You can choose from their list of options or customize them however you see fit with the glazes and toppings that they have. I’m actually so upset that somehow I misplaced our sheet, and can’t find the picture I took. I tried at least one bite…

  • Grief as a Parent | www.thevegasmom.com

    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…

  • 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

    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.…

  • Two Under Two Is A Good Thing

    Two Under Two Is A Good Thing.

    I know there is a lot of stigma around having 2 under 2. I remember finding out I was pregnant with Brooklyn when DJ was only 8 months old, and I panicked. He was only 16 months old when she was born. Now that I’m out of the 2 under 2 club, I truly believe two under two is a good thing. I know, you probably think I’m crazy. How is having two under two a good thing? You’ll have to trust me on this one. Now maybe it’s just that it was a good thing for me. Every child is different, as is every family. For my family though,…

  • 5 Must Visit Places On The Las Vegas Strip For Families
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    5 Must Visit Places On The Las Vegas Strip For Families

    I feel as though a very common idea is that Las Vegas is not for families. That may be true if you’re only coming to Las Vegas to gamble and drink; however, if you’re coming to have an actual family vacation than you can easily achieve just that. There are many places all over Las Vegas for families to go. This is just a list of my five favorites on the Las Vegas Strip for families. If you decide to have a dinner for just the adults I recommend Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, which you can read about in this blog post. 1) Circus Circus Adventuredome Adventuredome is an indoor theme…