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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Are School Review Websites All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

Working at a Boca Raton private school, I am always extremely tuned into how our families find us. I know why I personally love Grandview Preparatory School, but what are our students’ reasons? I’m also constantly researching “the reps” of our private school neighbors in the area. This is obviously made easier by social media…and Google. But, I like to check out various school review websites too.

Not familiar with school review websites? There are a few out there such as GreatSchools.org and Niche.com among others. And, a new one that just launched, CityGrader.com. CityGrader is an online tool that allows parents to grade their child’s school and teachers and share their reviews with other parents.

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Courtesy of CityGraders

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Finding the Right Dentist for Your Child with Special Needs

Patients with special needs are best defined as those who require special consideration due to physical, mental, emotional or behavioral impairment. Whatever impairment they face, it is likely to limit their day to day activities in some way. Healthcare for a child with special needs, in specific, requires specialized training as to not aggravate the person on the receiving end of any treatment.

A child with special needs faces a higher risk of contracting gum disease and tooth decay. This is exactly why good dental care is a very important part of your child’s health. Finding the right dentist for your child is what is going to ensure that they get the best possible care! Here are a few factors to take into consideration while looking for a dentist… Continue reading Finding the Right Dentist for Your Child with Special Needs

MOMpreneur Monday: Pilates Playspace Delray Beach

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!

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Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Loni Markman. She’s the owner of Pilates Playspace Delray Beach and creator of the Positive Body Program!

Pilates Playspace Delray Beach

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Learn All About the NEW Baby Trend Going Viral in Boca Raton

Soon-to-be parents, you’re in the right place for welcoming a new baby into the world! Boca Raton is booming and there is no shortage of baby-friendly places, businesses and professionals to be a part of your family’s “village” and help your Boca baby arrive in style! But there is one particular Boca baby trend for expectant parents that is causing a stir like no other.

No, it’s not a new baby swing or some futuristic diaper. It’s the ability to have your “pediatrician in your pocket” 24/7 with Boca VIPediatrics.

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Camp, Classes, Celebrations & More! This Boca Venue for Kids has it All

Summertime may bring the heat here in South Florida, but you know what else it brings? Discounts! From restaurant specials to local country club deals, year-round residents like us have the great opportunity to save money and take advantage of a less crowded Boca Raton. Our blog partner, Twisters Gymnastics, is even offering some major specials during the summer months. And it’s a good thing too because this Boca venue for kids has it all…

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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!

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Boca Orthodontics Treatment as an Adult: Tech Advancements, the Truth Behind Smile Direct Club & More

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.

But that’s okay by me! I like learning and honestly, I still have one tooth that bugs me. But after speaking to Dr. Marc Goldenberg of Goldenberg Orthodontics, I’m apparently not alone in my quest for perfect teeth. More and more adults are looking to improve their smiles! Continue reading Boca Orthodontics Treatment as an Adult: Tech Advancements, the Truth Behind Smile Direct Club & More

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!!!

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2019 Summer in the City of Boca Raton Calendar

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.

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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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