Summer Reading 2020 is Imagine Your Story at the Boca Raton Public Library

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 1 through July 31 will be designated as Summer Reading 2020! This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story” 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!

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Boca Raton Pediatric Dentistry and COVID-19 | 10 Changes Offices Are Making

As life slowly gets back to a new normal amidst our first global pandemic, parents are feeling (understandably) nervous. There are so many unknowns when it comes to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and clearly, we don’t want to expose ourselves or our kids to any danger. One place where you should feel confident about your family’s safety is at your pediatric dentist. When it comes to Boca Raton pediatric dentistry and COVID-19, your child’s doctor is taking the necessary precautions every day to prevent the spread of infection.

Practices all over South Florida are implementing measures to keep their patients safe. However, I wanted to share some of the ADDITIONAL precautions our dentist, Junior Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, is taking because we should all be in the know! Continue reading Boca Raton Pediatric Dentistry and COVID-19 | 10 Changes Offices Are Making

MD Now Virtual Visits Now Available + COVID-19 Antibody Testing at Select Locations

What a time to be alive! Gone are the days where you HAVE to see a healthcare provider in person if you aren’t feeling well. It’s all about the internet in 2020. Granted, we’re currently living through an unprecedented time. But, I’m so happy that telehealth services are finally the wave of the…present! And now, with public health officials advising families to stay home as much as possible to limit the spread of COVID-19, we’re excited to announce the launch of MD Now virtual visits in Boca! And we also have some BREAKING NEWS regarding COVID-19 testing and antibody testing to see if you have been exposed to or contracted SARS-CoV-2 or the coronavirus and may have developed antibodies. These are of course all available at select MD Now locations… Continue reading MD Now Virtual Visits Now Available + COVID-19 Antibody Testing at Select Locations

How to Create a Smart Home On a Budget

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been coming up with ALL KINDS of home improvement ideas after being stuck inside the past few weeks. And as much as I would like to purchase a new garage door, build an outdoor kitchen and gut my daughter’s 1980’s bathroom, those big ticket items are probably on hold until Boca is open for business again.

Luckily, one of the things that I can do on my own (…or maybe with a little assistance from my handyman husband) is make our home a little smarter. I’ve discovered that with some help from my friend Amazon, plus the 4 tips below, you too can create a smart home inexpensively while stuck indoors!

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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

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

POUND Out Your Stress & Worries at Organic Movements Boca Raton

Like most Boca moms, I LOVE me some cute accessories. So, I consider it a major bonus if my workout class includes a cool prop to use. It just needs to distract me from the inevitable sweating and minor pain during a (much needed) exercise session. My favorite workout class is POUND Fitness Boca Raton! Continue reading POUND Out Your Stress & Worries at Organic Movements Boca Raton

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!

moving to Boca Raton
Photo by Sweet Memories Photography

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Your Perfect Boca Raton Roof Cleaning “Solution” is Pressure Perfection

This Boca Raton roof cleaning post was written by my sister and Modern Boca Mom contributor, Lauren Ricks. I am so happy she decided to share her experience with Pressure Perfection with all of us!

P.S. Be sure to read all the way to the end for a special MBM discount!


It’s fairly easy to find any old pressure cleaning company among all the Clipper ads and door hangers strewn about. But, I wanted to find the “right” company for my (much needed) roof cleaning project. After a ton of research and two cleanings later, here’s why we chose Pressure Perfection! Finding the right roof cleaning company is just as important is finding the right cleaning company for your business, if you are looking for a cleaning company you might be interested in somewhere like http://www.greenfacilities.co.uk for your commercial cleaning needs.

Pressure Perfection Boca Raton roof cleaning

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Forget Baywatch…Here’s 10 of The Palm Beaches in all their Beachy Glory

Baywatch was fun to watch when it came out. We’re sure the classic TV show reboot inspired those in need of a beach-themed vacation in The Palm Beaches.

As a prime filming location for the Baywatch film, The Palm Beaches, Florida paves the way as the ultimate beach destination, with several scenes filmed at the luxurious Boca Raton Resort & Club and South County Inlet Park.

From the fabulous glistening waters of Lake Worth Pier to the infinite stretches of golden sand along Delray Beach, here are 10 of The Palm Beaches’ 47 miles of beaches, proving the destination as the ultimate beach getaway.

Keep your eyes peeled for hot lifeguards at the ready!

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Best PBC Parks Roundup: Where to Go When School’s OUT!

From Contributor, Essentially Erika…

In college, school breaks meant freedom, party time, bathing in the sun and bar hopping with friends. As parents, school breaks have an entirely different meaning. Now it’s more like traffic, confusion about what to do with the kids, baking in the the sun while loading and unloading children and park hopping.

My, how the mighty have fallen…

Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change it for the world. (Okay, maybe the baking in the sun in OCTOBER part.)

It’s no secret that I’m an advocate for unstructured outdoor play. If you follow me on Instagram, you are likely to be subject to any number of photos of all the park hopping we do. Classes and play dates are fun and we do enjoy them from time to time, but there’s a certain freedom of exploration and magic in spending the day at the best PBC parks. Continue reading Best PBC Parks Roundup: Where to Go When School’s OUT!

MOMpreneur Monday: Femme Fromage Grazing Boxes

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 mamas!

Modern Boca Mom MOMpreneur Monday


Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Angelique Partington, a partner in Femme Fromage Grazing Boxes Boca Raton.

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Hang In There! 2020 Florida Prepaid Enrollment Extension

***Get your $50 application fee waived through May 31, 2020 with my Florida Prepaid Promo Code: BOCA1920***

Sponsored: This post was sponsored by Florida Prepaid College Plans

All photos in this post were taken by Naomi Phelps at Sweet Memories Photography.

2020 Florida Prepaid enrollment extension

Wow, things have gotten real. This last post in my series with Florida Prepaid was originally supposed to be about wrapping up yet another successful open enrollment period. Clearly, life had other plans! COVID-19 is causing even more changes for local parents with the announcement that a Florida Prepaid enrollment extension for 2020 is officially happening.

But hang in there with me. At least it’s a positive update, right? We also have a few others we’d like to share, so let’s slide in, shall we?

THERE’S MORE TIME TO ENROLL! PLUS, GET YOUR APPLICATION FEE WAIVED THROUGH 5/31/20 WITH MY CODE: BOCA1920

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