Las Vegas Restaurant Week

The third annual Restaurant Week started last week here in Las Vegas.  By dining out in participating restaurants (which include some of the finest on the Strip), locals and tourists can contribute to Three Squares Food Bank by having a portion of their meal donated to this great cause. This year they extended the event […]

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The Joys of Cooking for a Baby…

Matthew and I both love and live to eat and it is our hope to raise our children to enjoy food as much as we do.  With the combination of Bianca vomiting after every single meal, weighing in at only 20th percentile for her age group, and my inability to produce breast milk after the […]

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Skin Care in Sunny Vegas

When it comes to skincare, I’m definitely on the lazier side.  Besides cleansing, moisturizing, and applying SPF in the morning, I really don’t do anything else.    I have had facials and microdermabrasions but I never see or feel any difference on my skin afterwards. Since I have very pale skin, I always try to avoid the […]

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Back to the Gym after a One Year Hiatus…

Although I was never an exercise fanatic, I’ve worked out regularly 3 to 5 times a week since I was in college.  Even in my first trimester of pregnancy I went to the gym all the time and ran outdoors.  Everything stopped however during my second trimester.  I was tired all the time and just […]

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My Kid Bumped His Tooth…Now What?

I received an email last week from a worried mom whose cute little baby girl bumped her tooth against the crib.  The tooth became a little loose and the gum tissue looked slightly swollen.  She asked me if it was important to bring the baby to the dentist for an evaluation.  My answer of course […]

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Dropping off Baby at Daycare – First Day

After much consideration and looking into all avenues of options, Matt and I have decided to try out one of our local daycare centers.  The location is close to my Las Vegas pediatric dentist office and everybody seemed very pleasant and professional during our tour.  One of my patients and her sister have been going there for some time and their […]

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Egg Hunt and Spring Break

Over the weekend I took baby to her very first Easter Egg Hunt at the Trails Park in Summerlin.  I couldn’t believe how many kids there were and we had a great time hanging out with Grandmother Kathy, Aunt Sandi, and Sandi’s little ones, Madison and David.  There was face painting, Spider Man, Cinderella show, […]

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Breast Pumping Woes…

Over the past 2 months I have gone from having never heard of Le Leche League to becoming one who thinks about breast feeding/pumping/formula at least 10 times a day.  This whole nursing business is really a science in itself, a concept that would have been totally unimaginable to my pre-pregnant self a year ago. I had been feeling great […]

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When do kids need to start braces?

The American Academy of Orthodontics recommend all children to have an orthodontic screening by the age six.  Typically, this is done by the child’s pediatric dentist.  Most children who have normal skeletal relations (how the upper maxilla and the lower mandible come together) don’t need to start orthodontic treatment until they have all their permanent […]

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Daycare vs. At-Home Care

My mom has been generously giving us her time and took care of our baby for the past 3 months.  She’s due to go back to Taiwan in the middle of May so now we have to start looking for childcare.  For the past few weeks our plan was to find someone who will come to our house […]

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