• Simple Calm Down Bottle | www.thevegasmom.com

    Simple Calm Down Bottle

    The terrible twos are a very real thing, and Brooklyn has a terrible case. I have been looking for ways to try to get her to calm down. I remembered that when I was a preschool teacher they had calm down bottles. Which led me to trying to make my own simple calm down bottle.  This is only my first attempt. My goal is to make a bunch of different kinds. Next time, I want to have Brooklyn and DJ pick out their own colors and things to put inside. This post contains affiliate links. I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. For more information…

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

    Father’s Day Footsteps Craft

    With Father’s Day this weekend I wanted to make sure the kids got their gift for David done. I wanted to do something we haven’t done yet before. However, I wanted it to be something that showing their age for the future. After thinking for a little I remember a craft we did back when I was a preschool teacher. It was a Father’s Day footsteps craft. We took an adult male’s show and traced it. We had the students cut it out, and then step on the cut out show print with their painted foot. This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission off of your…

  • BOTW: Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street? | www.thevegasmom.com

    Book of the Week: Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street? by Eleanor Hudson

    This week’s book of the weeks is Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street? by Eleanor Hudson. They love Elmo a lot. Which makes this book a huge hit. My Mom actually got this book for DJ and Brooklyn at Kohl’s a while back. One of the things I love about this book in particulate is that my mom bought it at Kohl’s, because it was part of their Kohl’s Cares program. That mean 100% of the new profit was donated to childcare’s initiatives in communities nationwide. This story follows Elmo around as he is up in the sky after being flown into the air while flying a…

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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…

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    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

    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…