There’s a City-Wide Scavenger Hunt in Boca Raton for Kids

Children ages 5-12 are invited to explore our fair city’s award-winning facilities in a month-long, scavenger hunt in Boca Raton! Through the STEAM through September initiative, a collaboration between the Children’s Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park, the Boca Raton Public Library and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center will provide engaging activities and exhibits at each of the locations focusing on (S)cience, (T)echnology, (E)ngineering, (A)rt and (M)ath.

What a fun thing to do with the kids this month in our area! And it’s free!

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2019 Mother of All Baby Showers to Take Over South Florida

All new Modern Boca Moms and moms-to-be (dads too!), REJOICE! It’s that time of year again. It’s time for the 7th annual The Mother of All Baby Showers (MOABS) and we’re thrilled to share the South Florida event details with you!

Mark your calendars! This year’s Mother of All Baby Showers is on Friday, September 6th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Young At Art Museum.

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See What There Is To ‘Sea’ At Miami Seaquarium

This Miami Seaquarium post was written by my sister and Modern Boca Mom contributor, Lauren Ricks. I am so happy she decided to share her experience and share a Miami Seaquarium coupon with all of us! Enjoy!


Being a big fan of sea animals and wildlife, it was a no brainer taking my son Aden down to the Miami Seaquarium! Did you know that you can visit world-class exhibits with manatees, sea turtles, penguins, rays and more? And it’s less than an hour away from Boca Raton!

Miami Seaquarium coupon

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A Fancy Family Trip to Miami Should Be at the Top of Your Bucket List

The beginning of summer was rough for my family. I’m always a bit burned out by the end of the school year since not only am I a mom, but I also work at a local Boca private school. But what complicated everything this year was that my grandfather (at age 92) passed away on June 1st. Yes, I know it was his time and he lived a great life (especially being married to my grandmother for 70 years!!). But it also created a lot of extra work for my family. We had never planned a funeral before. Now we are experts…unfortunately… :/

So when an invitation to experience a fancy family trip to Miami came across my inbox, I was grateful for the break. And the timing meant I would leave directly after my grandfather’s memorial service reception. It was perfect!

So are you ready to hear all about the fun, fancy things you can do with your own family just an hour south of Boca Raton? Let’s go! Continue reading A Fancy Family Trip to Miami Should Be at the Top of Your Bucket List

5 Parenting Hacks for Summer Sun Protection (That Also Work for Mom!)

I partnered with CeraVe for this post.

5 Parenting Hacks for Sun Protection (That Also Work for Mom!)


Any parent who’s ever tried to convince an impatient, dripping-wet child to wear a bucket hat…or to let you reapply their sunscreen knows the challenges that come with safeguarding kids’ skin. Even on cloudy days, there’s still no relief. Ultraviolet rays can cause sun damage before you’ve had a chance to blow up your pool floats! (And we LOVE our pool floats.) That’s why I am excited to share some parenting hacks for sun protection as we enter the hot, South Florida summer months ahead.

The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that more people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer annually than all other cancers combined. Even just a few sunburns can increase a person’s risk. And we certainly know how that goes in Boca Raton! On average, the likelihood of developing melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, doubles after more than five sunburns. Continue reading 5 Parenting Hacks for Summer Sun Protection (That Also Work for Mom!)

Dine Out at Downtown Delray’s 2019 Restaurant Week

Calling all foodies! The 4th Annual Dine Out Downtown Restaurant Week Delray Beach is kicking off August 1st-7th (2019). With more than 38 restaurants and merchant participants + brunch and happy hour experiences (and more being added daily on the website www.downtowndelraybeach.com/restaurantweek), there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy! At a discount!

Restaurant Week Delray 2019

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NEW Indoor Play Space to Open at Town Center at Boca Raton this Summer

Something NEW and EXCITING is opening up for families at Town Center! PLAY, the Town Center Mall indoor play space in Boca Raton, will debut this summer. It will be a dynamic destination where families can have fun, recharge & relax at the shopping center…and it’s at no cost to you.

PLAY is a 1,600 square-foot recreational space featuring a combination of seating and interactive play elements. They are inspired by local waterways and waterfronts. It is so FANCY!

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The Best Ever Boca Raton Kitchen Makeover

This Boca Raton kitchen makeover post is sponsored by ShelfGenie; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


As 2017’s Hurricane Irma was rolling into town, so were our new kitchen cabinets. Great timing, right? Modern Boca Dad, now better known locally as Handy Andy Boca, spent an entire afternoon dragging boxes of brand new white cabinets from our garage into our guest room to make sure not a drop of rising floodwaters got anywhere near them. This Boca Raton kitchen makeover was our BIGGEST investment in our home to date and I desperately wanted it to turn out beautifully!

Spoiler alert: it did. The bulk of the project was completed before the holidays that year. We suffered little damage from Irma, thankfully, and Handy Andy did the install himself. Since that time, we’ve added a sparkly backsplash, wine cooler and strip lighting under the upper cabinets. We’re even planning on building a bar to round out our Boca Raton kitchen makeover! But the best investment into the kitchen we made BY FAR was partnering with ShelfGenie, Continue reading The Best Ever Boca Raton Kitchen Makeover

How a NewAir Wine Cooler Inspired Our Latest Boca Kitchen Project

As the wife of Handy Andy Boca, let’s just say that home improvement projects are a regular occurrence around our house. You see, we moved into a big fixer-upper after we relocated to Boca Raton from New York City. We have learned to get creative when it comes to designing/re-doing a room or carving out a project budget. Honestly, we were only able to afford our Boca kitchen project by doing the install ourselves. And I had to nix my dream ‘home bar’ in the process…

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MOMpreneur Monday: Palm Beach Therapy Center Boca Raton

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!

Modern Boca Mom MOMpreneur Monday


Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Lori Lundin-Fish, PhD, LMFT. She’s the owner of Palm Beach Therapy Center in Boca Raton and a licensed marriage & family therapist!

Palm Beach Therapy Center

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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 near 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 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

6th Birthday Party at Little Princess Spa Boca Raton

I don’t know about you, but to me there feels like such a huge gap between ages 5 and 6. When your child is 5, they’re reaching the end of the “baby stage.” But age 6 is the start of something else…my baby is now more than halfway to the double-digits. Wow. We decided to spring for a party at Little Princess Spa Boca Raton this year to celebrate (instead of me crying into my coffee on the big day). 

#dailybocaavery hasn’t had a traditional birthday party since she turned 4. We like to mix things up, alternating celebrations each year with a trip instead. Luckily, she’s agreed to that strategy so far!

But I have to say (and this post is totally NOT an ad, but it does contain affiliate links. If you decide to purchase party items through these links, Modern Boca Mom will get a little kickback. Thank you for supporting this blog!), that spa party experience was worth every penny. Bring on the hardworking Spa Fairies!!!

P.S. All party photos in this post are by our go-to family and event photographer, Naomi Phelps of Sweet Memories Photography. 🙂 Continue reading 6th Birthday Party at Little Princess Spa Boca Raton

Beaches Resorts for Beginners | 10 Things to Know Before You Go to the Turks & Caicos

If you are lucky enough to reside in Boca Raton, Florida and have our town’s pristine beaches at your disposal year-round, it’s hard (at least in my opinion) to justify going on a “beach vacation” with your family. Nine times out of ten, I’d rather spend my holiday budget on a cruise, Disney World or a country residing on the other side of the Atlantic. But after my first visit to Beaches Turks and Caicos for the 2018 Social Media on the Sand Conference (SMOTS), call me a convert!

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Grace Bay, 2018

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So You’re Moving to Boca Raton! Now What? Tips from Veteran Moms

So you’re moving to Boca Raton! Or perhaps you’ve re-located recently and are scratching your head, wondering what to do, where to go and who to see in our fair city. Well first off…WELCOME! We were in the same boat not too long ago even though this mom personally grew up in Boca Raton. (After 4 years of college and 9 years living in New York City, let’s just say my needs as a parent had majorly changed.)

Now with a happy and adjusted elementary school child, my veteran Boca mom friends and I have some major tips to share with families like you who are new to our area!

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Photo by Sweet Memories Photography

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Cruising on the Disney Wonder with a Preschooler: Hit or Miss?

Is a Disney Cruise for preschoolers? That was the question I seriously asked myself as I accepted Disney’s wonderful invite to the 2017 Social Media Moms Celebration. I mean, CLEARLY Walt Disney World parks are perfect for preschoolers (as we took complete and utter advantage of our annual passes in 2016).

But a cruise? And without my mom for travel backup? I figured we’d take a chance and give it a shot anyways…

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How to Make Your Boca Mom Fashion Work for You

Look, it’s no secret that the adjective version of “mom” is often shorthand for dorky, dated, and no fun. Ever heard of mom jeans? Or a mom haircut? Yeah, not exactly a compliment. Well, I think it’s time we South Florida moms take back those phrases and show the world that dressing like a Boca mom can be fun, stylish, and cool. Check out these mom-tastic tips for absolutely rocking your Boca mom fashion and wardrobe. Next time you pull up in that luxury mini-van, folks will definitely turn heads. Continue reading How to Make Your Boca Mom Fashion Work for You

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