Looking for some tips to keep your kids engaged in learning until the next school year begins? We reached out to Aileen Palmer, Dean of Faculty at Grandview Preparatory School, for some ideas on how to keep your child’s summer education on track. Here’s what she personally had to say…
Us moms know Amazon is the most convenient way to shop. And i just got even more convenient depending on what car you own. Just days ago, Amazon announced free, one-day shipping and now, Ford is announcing that Amazon shipping can go right to your Ford or Lincoln VEHICLE with Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery.
I love to take my daughter to New York City. Modern Boca Dadand I lived in the Big Apple for almost 9 years and really enjoy heading back to the site of our 20’s to visit and reminisce. But now that we have a six year-old, our priorities as tourists have changed. These days, we’re more interested in having Tea with Eloise vs. Sleeping No More. And after a recent trip to the city, I have some awesome new recommendations for your next family visit. Here are Modern Boca Mom’s top things to do with kids in NYC this spring and summer!
So I had braces twice in my life. Once as a kid and once as a single adult woman living in New York City. It was glamorous, let me tell you…NOT. You don’t need to know all the details, but I had Invisalign (or the generic equivalent) on my top teeth and metal/ceramic braces on the bottom. And in 2019, I’m now considered “old school” by Boca orthodontics treatment professionals. Go figure.
As parents, we all know how important summer learning is. There will be no “summer slide” in my house! Luckily, Modern Boca Dad and Mayor, Scott Singer, agrees. He recently issued a proclamation declaring that June 3 through August 9 will be designated as Summer Reading 2019! This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.” Residents are also welcome to participate in the over 100 programs and classes for all ages at the Boca Raton Public Library (BRPL). I can definitely appreciate some free summer fun!
Exciting mysteries await visitors to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium with their newest exhibit, Rainforest Adventure, opening May 4 and staying until September 4, 2019. We love visiting–this is a great museum with tons to do without being overwhelming!
In this NEW exhibit (for all ages), visitors are invited to experiment with physical and mental challenges as they descend through the four layers of rainforest. By the time visitors reach the forest floor, they are better equipped with an understanding of how humans impact this diverse yet fragile forest, and how they can make a difference.
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→
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!!!
The City of Boca Raton Summer in the City 2019 series promises a lineup of great concerts, movies and events this year! All will be held at Downtown Boca’s Mizner Park Amphitheater!
Even though the weather is quite warm this time of year in Boca Raton, there’s something special and seasonally appropriate about grabbing your beach chairs or a big blanket and catching some great entertainment under the stars. I would also recommend a few paper fans.
For all City of Boca Raton free events, blankets and chairs are welcome. However for your convenience, chairs will also be available to rent for $5.00.
#grandviewmoms Summer Mommy and Me classes in Boca Raton at Grandview Preparatory School are one of the hottest tickets in town! Join us for our next session!
#grandviewmoms 2019 Summer Mommy and Me class registration and dates are below! Toddlers is already SOLD OUT. PLEASE CALL 904-806-4441 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR EMAIL MICHELLE OLSON-ROGERS DIRECTLY AT: MICHELLE@GRANDVIEWPREP.NET.
If you’re hearing about Summer Mommy and Me classes in Boca for the first time, here’s some background:
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!
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.) Before moving here a friend of mine suggested looking at new homes in spartanburg sc, however, we decided against it, plus moving to Boca was a challenge in itself.
Now with a happy and adjusted kindergartner, my veteran Boca mom friends and I have some major tips to share with families like you who are new to our area!
Summer is almost here and as the kiddos finish school and the days get longer, you’ll want something to keep them busy! When you need to get out of the house, here are some of the top attractions in Boca Raton *and beyond*!
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…
Graduating from high school is so exciting. It feels like you are getting ready to leave your old life behind and start a new one at college. Starting at a university is full of new challenges and unexpected surprises. Here are some tips to help make the Boca high school to college transition a little easier…