MOMpreneur Monday: Child & Co. Boca Raton Workspace for Moms

MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.

Welcome to our latest installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas!


Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Adrienne Paolini, Owner of Child & Co., a Boca Raton workspace for MOMS!
Child & Co., a Boca Raton workspace for MOMS
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Boca & Parkland Sewing & Design Classes for Kids at Petite Designers

If you happen to be living with a budding “fashion designer” and seamstress like me, then finding sewing classes in Boca or Parkland for your child is a top priority this year. Enter: Petite Designers!

sewing classes in Boca at Petite Designers

Petite Designers, a sewing and fashion design school for kids ages 7-14, offers a semi-personalized enrichment program where students can learn sewing and fashion design by making wearable garments. They also practice other valuable skills such as drawing and taking measurements… Continue reading Boca & Parkland Sewing & Design Classes for Kids at Petite Designers

How to Host a Neon Foam Birthday Party in Boca Raton

Oh what a day! #dailybocaavery’s “Neon 9″ foam birthday party in Boca Raton was an event to remember! I’m still chuckling to myself as planned this shindig because I had vowed to do NOTHING after a big trip to Los Angeles for Spring Break. Gift enough, right?

However, once a close friend made the decision to fly to visit us all the way from London over Avery’s birthday weekend, I knew I had to come up with something special. Luckily, the day was filled with easy fun, family, friends and the aforementioned FOAM thanks to a local vendor.

Let’s get to it, so you can have all the info you need to host your own neon foam birthday party in Boca! Continue reading How to Host a Neon Foam Birthday Party in Boca Raton

Multigenerational Florida Staycation at B Ocean Resort Ft. Lauderdale

If there’s one thing I know about Boca moms, it’s that they looooove them a local staycation. And, that staycation tastes just a little bit sweeter when you have visitors (IMO). There’s a certain satisfaction that I get from showing off my beautiful state of Florida to out-of-towners. Whether it be the Florida Keys, the Space Coast or even the Gulf Coast, I am proud to be raising my family only a few hours away from some amazing vacation destinations. So when the opportunity to take my in-laws (from Maine) on a multigenerational Florida staycation arose, we decided to go for it!

Multigenerational Florida Staycation at Ft. Lauderdale's B Ocean
Dinner on the ocean in Ft. Lauderdale Beach…

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Hollywood Comes to Boca in this Blockbuster Museum of Art Exhibit

Did you know you and your family now have the opportunity to visit the Swiss Alps, ancient Rome and North Dakota…ALL while never having to leave Boca Raton? This “travel” is courtesy of the latest Blockbuster ‘get’ for the Boca Raton Museum of Art following the conclusion of Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru.

Yes, it’s official! Hollywood comes to Boca Raton with the world premiere of Art of the Hollywood Backdrop: Cinema’s Creative Legacy. This larger-than-life show is the first dedicated museum exhibition of its kind honoring the unsung heroes of Hollywood’s artistic DNA, going back through time almost 100 years!

Not to mention, it allows creators like me the opportunity to take some really fun Instagram photos…

Hollywood comes to Boca Raton with the world premiere of Art of the Hollywood Backdrop: Cinema's Creative Legacy.
Hollywood comes to Boca Raton with the world premiere of Art of the Hollywood Backdrop: Cinema’s Creative Legacy.

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How to Host a Paris Themed Sip and See or Baby Shower

We’re no stranger to throwing parties at “The Rogers Ranch,” a.k.a. our Boca Raton home as we’ve nicknamed it. From DIY boho pallet picnics to couples wedding showers and birthday parties, Modern Boca Dad and I (think we) have mastered the art of hosting groups both big and small. So when our friends announced their newest baby, we jumped at the opportunity to offer to host a shower for them. But with Omicron raging (at the time), we decided it would be better to host something after the baby was born. That’s when the idea for a Paris themed Sip and See was ALSO born!

The mama-to-be and her existing three girls all speak French pretty fluently, so we thought the theme was spot on. C’est bon!

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Best Family Dining in Boca Raton & Beyond

With the influx of families moving to our area, it’s no wonder parents are looking for the best family dining in Boca Raton and beyond! I see it on social media CONSTANTLY.

Luckily, this Modern Boca Mom has partnered with a local dining and lifestyle expert Shaina Wizov of Take a Bite Out of Boca and she’s sharing her recommendations and expertise regarding all things family and FOOD with us.

I’m already getting hungry!

Like our popular Spring Break and Summer Camp roundups, we’ll be updating this post as more favorites come to mind! So let’s get started…here are our picks for the best family dining in Boca Raton and beyond! Continue reading Best Family Dining in Boca Raton & Beyond

FREE Yoga-ahh Classes in Boca-ahh Raton

Namaste, Boca. To kick the New Year off right, we’ve put together a list of some of the incredible FREE Boca Raton yoga classes that our town has to offer!

Yoga has long been known to provide endless benefits for both the mind and body. I always feel best when I include it in my daily life. Classes can add up quickly and get pretty pricey. So, I try to take advantage of some of the free Boca Raton yoga classes to fill in the gaps and keep me on the mat! Continue reading FREE Yoga-ahh Classes in Boca-ahh Raton

The Best (and Most Affordable) Takeout Family Meals in Boca Raton

Besides a lot more quality time with my family and the slower pace of life, I would have to say the best thing to come out of this global pandemic has been easy (and affordable!) takeout family meals in Boca Raton. We typically order them once a week, especially if my mom joins us for dinner. They have been a lifesaver if we don’t feel like grocery shopping, cooking or cleaning the kitchen…which is often these days. Ugh. Continue reading The Best (and Most Affordable) Takeout Family Meals in Boca Raton

Axe Throwing Near Boca Raton at Game of Axes

Overhand or tomahawk? Stark or Targaryen? Beer or wine? These are the terms that are commonplace at a sweet new venue dedicated to the art of axe throwing in Boca Raton. If you’re looking for a really fun group or family bonding activity to do this season, then this blog post is for you!

Since Modern Boca Dad and I are obsessed with Game of Thrones (like the rest of the world), I stumbled across Game of Axes in Boynton Beach, and now Boca Raton, on Instagram. I sent them a direct message with some questions and the owner got back to me personally about this fascinating sport that I knew very little about. He also invited me (and a group of 11 of my closest friends) for a friendly, Friday night axe-throwing competition complete with polite beverages and plenty of GOT-style photo opps. Spoiler alert: we had a BLAST! Continue reading Axe Throwing Near Boca Raton at Game of Axes

In Search of South Florida Pumpkin Patches this Fall?

Pumpkin Lattes. Spiced bread. Pumpkin pie. Pumpkin beer.

T’is the season in South Florida for all things pumpkin and fall. Unfortunately the weather does not come close to even reflecting the change in season, so we South Floridians rely upon pumpkins to set the tone…and nothing says pumpkin more than a good ole South Florida PUMPKIN PATCH.

Today we shall focus on two can’t miss South Florida pumpkin patches for Fall; one in the west and one that is east. Continue reading In Search of South Florida Pumpkin Patches this Fall?

New to Florida? Now is the Time to Storm Prep in Boca Raton

This storm prep in Boca Raton post is sponsored by Publix. The opinions and text are all mine.


Is your family new to South Florida? Welcome! The good news is you’ve relocated to paradise! The bad news is…well…we tend to get almost daily monsoons in the summer and a few bad tropical storms each year. If you haven’t been through a hurricane before, this native Floridian doesn’t want to break it to you, but: YOU NEED TO PREPARE NOW. It’s a good thing that there’s no better time to storm prep in Boca Raton.

Plus my favorite supermarket, Publix, has you covered! They are truly a one-stop-shop destination for all the storm supplies you’ll need for you and your family to feel ready for the hurricane season.

Here’s what we recommend new families to Boca Raton stock up on before the next named storm shows up a little too close to us in the Atlantic… Continue reading New to Florida? Now is the Time to Storm Prep in Boca Raton

How to Plan a St. Petersburg & Clearwater Family Road Trip from South Florida

I recently wrote about our “good ol’ fashioned family road trip” to St. Petersburg and Clearwater Beach, Florida in my column on BocaMag.com. Road trips are officially back in high fashion thanks to this lingering pandemic! One area of Florida we hadn’t hit as a family yet? Tampa Bay’s gulf coast area—specifically Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg (St. Pete to the locals). I was excited to visit a section of the state I hadn’t explored yet during spring break. On our long weekend St. Pete and Clearwater family road trip itinerary? Pirates, dolphins, a little Dali and some hands-on discovery of Florida’s gulf coast!

Read on to start planning your own family road trip…

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Renting a Tiny House in the Florida Keys with Your Family

I have an unhealthy obsession with tiny homes. You’d never know it considering I currently live in a 4 bedroom house in Boca. But, my current dream for retirement in 20 years or so involves a big pickup truck, a hitch and a luxury custom tiny home on wheels. The former Manhattanite in me knows I can live in a small space with my hubs and be (mostly) happy. I’ll definitely need some extra clothing, handbag and shoe storage, but everything else I’m willing to compromise on! So, for our 10th wedding anniversary, I thought we should give this type of living a whirl and commit to renting a tiny house in the Florida Keys for the weekend. It was time to put my mini living dreams to the test and see if my 6 foot 2″ husband and I could feel at ease in 200 or so square feet!

renting a tiny house in the Florida KeysWe took this amazing photo using this $20 selfie-stick tripod. #affiliatelink

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How to Enjoy Central Florida’s Westgate River Ranch on a Budget

Feeling the urge to get outdoors and embrace your inner cowgirl, but don’t know where to start? Experience one of the last untouched pieces of Florida wilderness at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo in Central Florida about two hours northwest of Boca Raton. Families have the opportunity to kick back and relax (in their favorite cowboy hats of course) in “the beautiful, great wide open.” The Ranch, which is situated on 1,700 acres overlooking the scenic Kissimmee River, features horseback riding, an award-winning Saturday night rodeo and so much more. And believe it or not, it’s totally possible to do Westgate River Ranch on a budget! Let me tell you how…

Westgate River Ranch on a budget
Posing in front of Westgate River Ranch’s Luxe Teepees. Snag my hat via my affiliate link below!

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How to Plan a Space Coast Family Road Trip from South Florida

Never in a million years would I have thought my family and I’d be taking so many road trips in 2020. Like most, I’m still too nervous to get on a plane with my husband and daughter…but we’re all craving a major change of scenery. Luckily, we live in Florida and there are so many fun, active and cultural things to do right in our state’s backyard–even just two hours from Boca Raton! This in and of itself makes for a great long weekend away. So, let me ask you this: What do you get when you combine space, surf, sun and tons of cool animal species? A SUPER FUN Space Coast family road trip!

Space Coast family road trip

And we have all the COVID-era tips and tricks to help you plan the best visit for your crew… Continue reading How to Plan a Space Coast Family Road Trip from South Florida

Boca Raton Patio and Pool Makeover Reveal featuring Outer

Since the day #modernbocadad and I moved into our “forever home” almost 7 years ago, we wanted to make over our Boca Raton patio and pool. Our pool was built in 1981 and while our ages may be close, it was in much rougher shape initially.

Boca Raton Patio and Pool Makeover
Yuck.

See all those spots? No matter how hard we tried to clean them, black algae would constantly settle in, especially during the hot, summer months. The pool’s surface had worn away in many places due to its age and, in my opinion, was an eyesore considering it was a focal point of our house. Continue reading Boca Raton Patio and Pool Makeover Reveal featuring Outer

Handy Tropical Storm or Florida Hurricane Prep

From Modern Boca Mom contributor, Casey of Hunting for Rubies: I am not going to panic about a tropical storm or hurricane, but I will be prepared…and go get some beer, wine and vodka in the event we are stuck inside for 24-36 hours with no power.

We are not native Floridians, but I have been through a few hurricanes in my time. I have been lucky to not be impacted more than losing power for a few days, but that was all pre-kids, so this season, I want to make sure we are well prepared for any kind of storm that comes our way. At the end of the day, I am not terribly worried about a Tropical Storm or a Category 1 Hurricane, but it is better to be safe than sorry. Continue reading Handy Tropical Storm or Florida Hurricane Prep

Boca Raton Birthday Party Venues: Our Comprehensive Guide

Boca is a great place for parties. If the weather is nice, then you can have an outside party! If the weather isn’t the best, then there are plenty of venues you can go to for your parties. The only question is how many Frozen-themed parties will we all attend? That’s like asking how many licks will it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop…

It is nice that we live in an area that has numerous venues, so that even though most of us are having the same theme…we can at least have them in different locations! I have a few favorite Boca birthday party venues and some that I can’t wait to try out… Continue reading Boca Raton Birthday Party Venues: Our Comprehensive Guide

Best Boca Center Restaurants Roundup for the Whole Family

When you’re sick of going to the same old restaurants (on Atlantic Avenue, downtown or throughout the mall), there just so happens to be a glorious cluster of fine and casual dining right at your fingertips (or taste buds?) in central Boca Raton that you may have overlooked. Located in a beautiful open air plaza, Boca Center restaurants feature a cuisine option for everyone in your family! Not to mention SO MUCH OUTDOOR DINING. And there have been a few recent additions you just may not have heard about yet.

Take a look at our complete roundup of the Best Boca Center Restaurants!

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Disneyland vs. Disney World: A Boca Family’s Perspective

Having grown up visiting Walt Disney World (on sometimes a monthly basis) and then doing it all over again with my own child as a Boca Raton parent, I really couldn’t see how any other Disney property could compare to Florida’s. On rainy days, sure, we looked at rides on YouTube only available at Disneyland Paris or Tokyo. However I never thought we’d make it a point to visit another Disney property when we had THE BEST ONE so close by!

Fast forward to Spring Break 2022 and we found ourselves on a post-pandemic trip heading to Los Angeles to visit cousins. Since we were going to be so close to Anaheim, we thought why not check out Disneyland in California? Let’s finally see what this Disneyland versus Disney World nonsense is all about! So, I booked the tickets (good Lord, they were not cheap) and made plans to drive down during our L.A. vacation.

Disneyland versus Disney World: A Florida Family's Perspective

The plan? Our family was on an (un)official mission to do all the things not currently available at Walt Disney World! (Quite challenging to accomplish in single day, by the way.) Here are the Top 7 Things this Florida Family found to be very different (and sometimes better) at Disneyland versus Disney World. Continue reading Disneyland vs. Disney World: A Boca Family’s Perspective

Are You Raising a Mini Golf Pro or Tennis Star in Boca Raton?

Are you raising a mini golf pro or tennis star in Boca Raton? Better yet, do you want to and are struggling with how to fit in adequate training time for your budding athlete?

This Modern Boca Mom found out that Grandview Preparatory School expanded its passion-based and personalized approach to education to help with just that. The Boca Raton private school has education partnerships with Evert Tennis Academy AND Don Law Golf Academy.

Full time education + plenty of training time = a win for local parents!

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