The Top Holiday Gift Every Boca Grandparent Should Know About

Every grandparent (whether a Boca grandparent or beyond) is looking for ways to spoil their grandchild rotten, am I right? What if I told you that this holiday season, Modern Boca Mom has the exclusive on the gift that will surpass all the rest? So great, in fact, that Boca moms, dads, and grandchildren can all benefit!

It’s not a doll, or a drone, or an adorable outfit that you found at the Town Center Mall. It’s an annual experience that is unsurpassed by anything you could wrap in a box.

So what is this magical gift that will put you into the Boca grandparent hall of fame?

Consider the gift of “pediatrician-in-your-pocket” healthcare for your very own Boca grandchildren. With an annual membership to Boca VIPediatrics, Grandparents can “gift” both their children AND grandchildren the most priceless present of all…healthcare & sanity!

Boca grandparent membership at Boca VIPediatrics

Here’s how it works:
  1. 24/7/365 Access to Reach the Pediatrician by Phone/Text/Email

The hallmark of Boca VIPediatrics is the true 24/7/365 access directly to your board-certified pediatrician. That means there’s no after-hours on call service, no nurse triage line. There’s simply a cell phone number that calls or texts right to your pediatrician for questions or concerns anytime they come up. Whether it’s a rash, cough, bump, or bruise, a photo or video can be sent directly to Dr. Rudnick or Dr. Gilbert for a quick diagnosis and treatment plan…24/7.

  1. No Wait Times

You’ll find an empty “non-waiting room” at the entrance to Boca VIPediatrics, because they only schedule one family per doctor at a time. Instead of your Boca children or grandchildren wasting hours of their day, they’ll be seen on time, every time. With same day appointments, more time with the doctor, and true “small town care,” this pediatric smart office gives your Boca grandchildren the care and attention they deserve.

Boca grandparent membership at Boca VIPediatrics

  1. House Calls

As a Boca grandparent, we’re sure you remember when doctors used to make house calls. Boca VIPediatrics is bringing them BACK! Dr. Rudnick and Dr. Gilbert make house calls to see newborn babies and also for after-hours urgent care…black bags and all!

Boca grandparent membership at Boca VIPediatrics

  1. “Best Pediatrician In Boca” Award

With the ‘Best of Boca’ Sun Sentinel award to prove it, Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Rudnick trained at some of the top programs in the country (Johns Hopkins and Miami Children’s Hospital) to help earn them the “Best of Boca” title. They also have a slew of 5 star reviews on Facebook from parents and grandparents alike…check them out here!

  1. Care When They Stay At Grandma’s House (or anywhere else!)

Whether your grandkids are staying at your house for the weekend, up at Disney, or anywhere else in the world, they are connected to their pediatrician. With virtual visits through video chatting, telemedicine products (like a digital stethoscope or otoscope that clip onto your iPhone), and 24/7 access to reach their board-certified pediatrician, their healthcare is always on another level. 

Boca grandparent membership at Boca VIPediatrics

  1. Affordable Membership Plan

This membership model of pediatric care is ALL-INCLUSIVE. There are no co-pays and all visits (sick and well) are included. For less than a latte a day, your Boca grandchild can have access to 24/7/365 care whenever they need it. Monthly payment plans are also available!

Boca grandparent membership at Boca VIPediatrics

Interested in taking home the “Grandparent of the Year” award by gifting an annual membership to Boca VIPediatrics? You can learn more by visiting www.BocaVIPediatrics.com or calling (561) 923-9635.

Sponsored: This Boca grandparent holiday gift idea post was sponsored by Boca VIPediatrics. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are mine.

Mommy & Me at Grandview Preparatory School: Spring 2018 Registration OPEN

#grandviewmoms Spring 2018 class registration and dates are below! PLEASE CALL 561-416-9737 ext. 1311 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR EMAIL MICHELLE@GRANDVIEWPREP.NET

mommy and me at Grandview

Each “Modern Boca Mommy & Me” class is held 3 times per month (per age group) at Grandview Preparatory School. Classes are  specifically tailored to capture the attention and imaginations of:

  • Babies- 6+ weeks to Walkers
  • Toddlers- Confident Walkers to Age 3

Classes include a rotating schedule of activities including dance, yoga, movement & music for toddlers and music & movement for babies. Classes are taught by top notch Grandview Preparatory School Early Childhood faculty. Our program offers parents the chance to have their children learn and explore in a true educational setting.

How great is that?!

Haven’t heard of Grandview Preparatory School? Now in their 20th year, they are an independent college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1997 in east Boca Raton. Student enrollment is offered for Preschool (age 3) through Grade 12.

Grandview redefines ‘Preparatory’ with innovative learning experiences and focus on character and values.  In class and beyond, Grandview students discover their talents, create their own path, engage in meaningful activities, and contribute to the community.

mommy and me at Grandview


COST:

  1. Babies Class Pass SPRING 2018 Session 1 (Babies-Walkers, 9 classes/$15.00 per class) is $135.00 for January-March 2018 classes.
  2. Babies Class Pass SPRING 2018 Session 2 (Babies-Walkers, 6 classes/$15.00 per class) is $90.00 for April-May 2018 classes
  3. Toddlers Class Pass SPRING 2018 Session 1 (Strong Walkers-Age 3, 9 classes/$15.00 per class) is $135.00 for January-March 2018 classes.
  4. Toddlers Class Pass SPRING 2018 Session 2 (Strong Walkers-Age 3, 6 classes/$15.00 per class) is $90.00 for April-May 2018 classes

Please see details below on how to register for the “Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me” summer session!


“Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me at Grandview Prep” Baby Class Dates:

SPRING SESSION 1: 6 Weeks- Walking

JANUARY 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

1/17 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

1/24 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

1/31 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

FEBRUARY 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

2/7 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

2/14 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah- Valentine’s Edition

2/21 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

MARCH 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

3/7 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

3/14 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

3/28 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SPRING 2018 BABIES SESSION 1

SPRING SESSION 2: 6 Weeks- Walking

APRIL 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

4/4 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

4/11 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

4/25 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

MAY 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

5/2 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

5/16 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

5/30 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SPRING 2018 BABIES SESSION 2


“Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me at Grandview Prep” Toddler Class Dates:

SPRING SESSION 1: Strong Walkers – Age 3

JANUARY 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

1/16 TODDLERS- Yoga with Ms. Espinosa

1/23 TODDLERS- Dance with Ms. Espinosa

1/30 TODDLERS- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

FEBRUARY 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

2/6 TODDLERS- Yoga with Ms. Espinosa

2/13 TODDLERS- Dance with Ms. Espinosa- Valentine’s Edition

2/27 TODDLERS- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

MARCH 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

3/6 TODDLERS- Yoga with Ms. Espinosa

3/13 TODDLERS- Dance with Ms. Espinosa

3/27 TODDLERS- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SPRING 2018 TODDLERS SESSION 1

SPRING SESSION 2: Strong Walkers – Age 3

APRIL 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

4/3 TODDLERS- Yoga with Ms. Espinosa

4/10 TODDLERS- Dance with Ms. Espinosa

4/24 TODDLERS- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

MAY 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

5/8 TODDLERS- Yoga with Ms. Espinosa

5/15 TODDLERS- Dance with Ms. Espinosa

5/29 TODDLERS- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SPRING 2018 TODDLERS SESSION 2


Located at: Grandview Preparatory School

336 Spanish River Blvd. NW

Boca Raton, FL 33431


Space is limited to 15 families for babies and 15 families for toddlers (per class). Please note: the “Mommy & Me Yoga” and “Dance” classes are only for children who are walking confidently on their own.*


Please note that Grandview Preparatory School is a peanut and tree nut-free campus. For the safety of their students, we ask that you refrain from bringing any item that may include peanuts and/or tree nuts (including those items that are processed in the same facility). Thank you for your adherence to this policy.


Sponsored: This post was sponsored by Grandview Preparatory School. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

A Boca Raton Snow Day is Coming in December

When you hear the words SNOW and SOUTH FLORIDA in the same sentence…heck, the same context, you know there must be some holiday magic hard at work. That’s definitely the case at Sugar Sand Park this year! On Saturday, December 16 (2017) from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., children ages 5 to 12 are invited to play in 25 tons of “real” snow at the 7th annual Boca Raton Snow Day: Piles of Smiles event!

MBMOM TIP: Reservations are REQUIRED for this Boca Raton snow day. Be sure to stop by the Willow Theatre Box Office or go online to reserve your child’s time to play in the snow. Space is limited.

Boca Raton snow day Sugar Sand Park

The cost for the event is $12 per child, $15 beginning December 4th. It also includes access to all of the other “cool” winter activities. Get it? As for grownups, the fee includes one adult event admission with each paid child’s wristband. Each additional adult admission is $5.

In addition to snow, Piles of Smiles at Sugar Sand Park will feature giant slides, bounce houses, make & takes, a sock skating rink, winter characters and more! Rides & activities are for children only, with a paid wristband. Food vendors will also be onsite in case your kids work up an appetite from all that winter play.

Boca Raton snow day Sugar Sand Park

MBMOM TIP: Remember to pack winter gloves for your child to play in the snow! And, bring clean, dry socks for the skating rink!

Returning to the event in 2017 will be the Florida Panthers hockey team’s “Panther Patrol.” Local kids can test their skills in the Slapshot Cage. Families will also have a chance to win tickets to a Panthers’ hockey game or upcoming show at the BB&T Center. What a perfect present to put under the Christmas tree!

Will we see you at Sugar Sand Park on December 16th?

Boca Raton snow day Sugar Sand Park


Sponsored: This Boca Raton snow day post is sponsored by Sugar Sand Park. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Thinking About Springing for a Spring Break 2018 Cruise Vacation?

I really enjoy scrolling through Facebook this time of year. Parents posting happy travel photos as they visit extended family in far flung locations… I love to see where people are from or what new locale they’ve chosen to make new holiday traditions at with their families. Since we live in Florida, I know many of us prefer to host guests this time of year versus leaving town. But, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be thinking ahead to 2018 travel. Spring break and summer will be here before we know it! And I know I’m dreaming about a spring break 2018 cruise vacation. Dear Santa…

spring break 2018 cruise vacation

According to travel agent Christina Pinto, the cruise industry is entering what they’ve dubbed “wave season”. Believe it or not, the majority of 2018 and 2019 cruises will be planned by March! That means, there are major deals and discounts to be had from cruise lines. And here’s where you can get them: Boca Raton’s Expedia CruiseShipCenters. They have a brick and mortar storefront for all of your 2018 travel planning needs right in the Shoppes at Blue Lake (off of Yamato Road).

Why you shouldn’t wait to book your Spring Break 2018 Cruise Vacation…

I know that I personally can get into the mentality of “let’s wait till the last minute deals come out”. But, cruise lines aren’t offering too many of those anymore. They’re actually offering better deals up front. If you like Royal Caribbean, for example, they are incentivising cruisers by offering additional onboard credit to people who book more than 6 months in advance with a non-refundable deposit.

Yep, the early bird does get the worm in this case when it comes to your spring break 2018 cruise vacation! Time to get booking!

spring break 2018 cruise vacation


Sponsored: This spring break 2018 cruise vacation post was sponsored by Christina Pinto of Expedia CruiseShipCenters. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Modern Boca Mom’s 2017 Boca Holiday Card Preview

I ADORE getting holiday photo cards in the mail from family and friends during this season of love and celebration! We literally paper the entire door to our garage with all the cards we receive and leave them up through January…maybe even February. 😉 Last year, we did belated New Year’s cards from minted, but this year I got it together, planned ahead, and scheduled an October shoot with Sweet Memories Photography, so we could send out our cards in December. Are you ready to see our 2017 Boca holiday card photos?

Get 20% Off your own Holiday Cards on minted.com.

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Can a Busy Mom Afford to Get the Flu? Spoiler Alert: HECK NO

“Moms don’t get sick days.” You know the saying, right? I used to think it was a cheesy marketing tactic to convince parents like me to purchase excessive amounts of over the counter cold medicine. But after becoming a mom, reality sets in…your child doesn’t care one iota if you’re sick. Neither does your job most likely. So can a busy mom afford to get the flu? The answer is HECK TO THE NO.

Can a Mom Afford to Get the Flu? Spoiler Alert: No.

I’m pretty good about getting the flu shot, I’ll admit. The one year I skipped it (cough, cough last year), I got the flu right before one of the biggest blog conferences and trips of my career. Typical.

mom afford to get the flu

I headed to my local MD Now Urgent Care on a Saturday morning and thought I had a sinus infection. Wrong. Twas the flu. 🙁 To this day, I’m so grateful they caught it early and gave me a flu treatment. It literally saved me (and my blogging career for all intents and purposes). I was able to go on my Disney Social Media Moms Cruise and have a good (and healthy) time with my family!

I try not to make it a habit of hanging out at MD Now on a Saturday…even though the selfie with my mom friend below seems to contradict that statement. But as someone who’s usually scheduled to the hilt, it’s oftentimes the most convenient medical care option for me and my family. That also means it’s now my go-to location for getting the flu shot and I can just swing by!

mom afford to get the flu MD Now
Post-workout MD Now visit
What kind of flu shot does MD Now have?

MD Now offers the Quadrivalent (4-strain) flu shot as its standard seasonal flu vaccine, providing your family with maximum protection at the lowest cost. We even have a coupon for you below! When it comes to facing cold and flu season, I feel so much better knowing I can count on MD Now Urgent Care for fast, affordable, and convenient treatment and prevention.

If there’s any chance you think you may have the flu, visit a local MD Now location for influenza testing, treatment and care. For more information to find an MD Now location in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade or Broward County, visit MDNow.com.

And remember to get your flu shot!


Sponsored: This can a mom afford to get the flu post was sponsored by MD Now. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Holiday Mommy & Me Cuteness for Little Girls & Boys from Janie and Jack

This holiday Mommy and Me post is sponsored by ShareASale and includes affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will be compensated. Thank you for supporting our blog!

From classic red hues and luxe velvet to elegant necklines and plush accents, the J&J Holiday collection captures the glamour and excitement of the most wonderful time of the year!

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Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond*

Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond!*

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*!

Top Attractions in Boca Raton

    1. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

      At the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, there is always something happening! And Summer is even more exciting and full of plenty of fun! From the Science Summer Camp to Nights at the Museum to the Amazing Butterfly exhibit, there is an endless array of things to do! For more information: https://www.sfsciencecenter.org/

  1. Palm Beach Zoo

    This summer, the Palm Beach Zoo will not only feature animal experiences, educational programs and nights out, but they are also exhibiting some amazing seasonal event! For more information:  http://www.palmbeachzoo.org/

  2. Lion Country Safari

    Between the drive-thru safari and awesome entertainment park (hello giraffe encounter!), Lion Country Safari is a great way to get out of the house and have some WILD fun! Don’t forget about the 2017 Summer Savings Pass! For more information: http://www.lioncountrysafari.com/

  3. PLAYMOBIL Fun Park

    Top Attractions in Boca Raton

  4. I-FLY in Ft. Lauderdale

    A super fun time for parents and kids alike; check out my full review HERE.

  5. Sugar Sand Park

    Featuring the NEW Science Playground, Explorium & Willow Theater, Sugar Sand Park is one of the best hidden gems in Boca Raton! (And one of the top attractions in Boca Raton *and beyond!*). For more information: http://www.sugarsandpark.org/

  6. Daggerwing Nature Center

    Top Attractions in Boca Raton

  7. Boca Raton Museum of Art

    From the finest in adult exhibits to the fun and interactive sights for kiddos of all ages, the Boca Raton Museum of Art has some of the most interesting fun and activities you can find. For more information on what is going on: https://www.bocamuseum.org/

  8. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
  9. Boca Raton Children’s Museum

    The pinnacle of kids fun in Boca Raton, all you have to do is bring your imagination and flair for fun and games!

  10. CHALK Cafe in Delray Beach
  11. Monkey Joe’s

    A place for fun, families and Monkey-ing around, Monkey Joe’s is a ton of fun for your whole group!

  12. Bedner’s in Boynton Beach

    A farm fresh market where you can not only enjoy the outdoors, but you can also pick your own fruit and veggies when in season! For a list of what you can pick and when, look here: http://www.bedners.com/upick.html

  13. Butterfly World in Deerfield Beach

    Top Attractions in Boca Raton

  14. Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach
  15. We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym

    A kids gym that is a safe, nurturing and sensory friendly environment. For more on fun events: https://www.werockthespectrumkidsgym.com/

  16. Patch Reef Park

Which of these top attractions in Boca Raton and Beyond is your favorite? Which ones are you dying to try?! Comment below!

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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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Save Energy this Holiday Season: 9 Easy Ways to Get Started

Between the massive amounts of cookie baking, late nights of gift wrapping and the addition of hundreds of twinkly lights to our Boca Raton house this month, any measure that helps to lower our January energy bill is a welcome one. And let’s be honest, who couldn’t stand to save some money this holiday season? In my ongoing effort to streamline our family budget, I have been actively seeking out ways to save energy this holiday season at our home.

Save energy this holiday season with Modern Boca Mom & FPL

The best online resource I’ve found? Go figure, it’s from our energy company itself: Florida Power & LightMake it your New Year’s resolution to visit their site year round for energy (and money) saving tips and tricks: FPL.com/EasyToSave

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Unwrap the Holiday Magic at Walt Disney World this Season

When you’re an annual passholder at Walt Disney World, there’s no weirder feeling than going to the parks without your kid(s) and all their “stuff” in tow. Alas, that’s just what I did before Thanksgiving when I was invited to unwrap the holiday magic at Disney with a fabulous group of media friends. I still haven’t told #dailybocaavery. What she doesn’t know can’t hurt her, right?

Holiday Magic at Disney World- Modern Boca Mom

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How to Wrangle Your Family into Taking Boca Raton Holiday Pictures

I have a love/hate relationship with family portraits. My entire childhood, my mother would drag my sister and I over to the Sears Portrait Studio at the Town Center Mall (RIP) to take our Boca Raton holiday pictures. We did this even AFTER I graduated from college. But now that I have my own daughter, I totally see why it was important to her.

Boca Raton Holiday Pictures
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Holiday Safety Tips for Kids: MBMom’s Top 10

Children have a great time during the holiday season. As for parents, it’s definitely a fun but also very busy time with many distractions, long to-do lists and changes in routine. In order to fully enjoy the season, it is important to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Take appropriate safety measures and follow these 10 holiday safety tips for kids that will help everyone in the family, especially the little ones, enjoy a safe holiday season!

10 Holiday Safety Tips for Kids

  1. Keep Christmas trees safe

If you have purchased a natural tree, make sure to water it regularly. This helps to minimize fire risk and keep the tree as fresh as possible. Make sure to keep the stand filled with water at all times and check water levels daily. If you have an artificial tree, double check the label and make sure it specifies “Fire Resistant”.

Norton Sculpture Gardens Festival of Trees 2015- Holiday Safety Tips for Kids

  1. Check lights regularly

Check your sets of lights for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires or loose connections. Throw out damaged sets.

Make sure to keep lights away from small children as these may pose a choking hazard.

Turn off all lights before going to bed or leaving the house. The lights could short out and start a fire.

  1. Keep burning candles in sight

Move candles away from Christmas trees, curtains or other decorations that can catch fire, and make sure they cannot be knocked down or blown over.

Keep burning candles in sight, away from places where kids and pets can reach them or knock them over.

Blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed.

  1. Avoid ornaments and decorations that may pose a choking hazard

Avoid sharp or breakable decorations. Make sure trimmings with small removable parts are out of the reach of children, who could swallow or inhale small pieces. Eliminate trimmings that resemble candy or food that may tempt a child to ingest them.

Keep potentially poisonous holiday plant decorations including mistletoe berries, Jerusalem cherry, and holly berry, away from children.

  1. Keep a close eye on the kids during parties

If you are planning on attending a party with your children, remember the house you visit may not be childproofed. Be very vigilant about potential dangers such as stairways, pools or accessible laundry products.

If you are hosting a party at your home, consider hiring a trained babysitter or designating a family member to look after the children.

One way to make sure the little ones are safe and sound and do not wander off while everyone is enjoying the party is to install safety gate latches around your house.  Consider a safety gate latch such as MagnaLatch ALERT, which includes both visual and audible alarms. It can be easily installed in minutes and is ideal for all child safety or pool applications. The latch also works well as pet security and general-purpose gates around the home and garden. 

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  1. Have an emergency plan

The majority of house fires occur during winter months, so make sure to pay close attention to chimneys, space heaters and candles when you use them during colder weather in South Florida. Have an emergency plan and practice it regularly along with these holiday safety tips for kids.

Keep a list with all of the important phone numbers you or a babysitter is likely going to need in case of an emergency. Include the police and fire department, your pediatrician and the national Poison Help Line, 1-800-222-1222 when it comes to holiday safety tips for kids.

  1. Handle food safely
  • Wash hands and surfaces often.
  • Avoid cross-contamination.
  • Cook foods to proper temperatures.
  • Refrigerate foods promptly.

Illness-causing bacteria can grow in many foods within two hours unless you refrigerate them. Do not leave perishable foods out for more than two hours.

  1. Keep safety top-of-mind during meal preparations

Move hot liquids and food away from the edges of counters and tables, where they can be easily knocked over by young children.

Keep children away from hot ovens and make sure oven doors are closed at all times. To be extra safe, you may want to install a safety gate to keep children completely out of the kitchen area.

  1. Toy and gift safety

Make sure to keep these holiday safety tips for kids in mind when buying toys for your children. Also, make sure gifts from friends and family are also safe:

  • Purchase toys that are labeled for the correct age range. Age recommendations on toys are about safety, not the ability of a child to master the toy or game. Young children can choke on small parts contained in toys or games.
  • Inspect toys before giving them to your child. Remove tags, strings, and ribbons from toys before giving them to young children.
  • Purchase helmets and other safety gear for ride-on toys.

Holiday Safety Tips for Kids

  1. Once the party is over

Clean up promptly after a holiday party. A toddler could rise early and choke on leftover food or come in contact with alcohol or tobacco. The older kids can even help by collecting dishes, plates, silverware and tablecloths.

Thanks for reading  these holiday safety tips for kids! Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year, MBMoms!

MOMpreneur Monday: LoSoMo Digital Marketing

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!

MOMpreneur Monday Lily Among Thistles


Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Veronica Iglesias Romney, Co-founder of LoSoMo Digital Marketing in Boca Raton!

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MOMpreneur Monday: Lily Among Thistles

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!

MOMpreneur Monday Lily Among Thistles


Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Sarah Kiedis, Founder & Creator of Lily Among Thistles hand lettering!

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