You can’t pour from an empty cup. I always joke that in my case it’s more of a wine glass or coffee mug…but, the bottom line is that us moms need to take care of ourselves FIRST, so we can take care of OTHERS. It’s not easy to do–I get it! Yet it turns out that self-love is key to being a well-rounded parent both in Boca Raton and beyond.
The year has started out with quite the bang for my little blog that could, folks! I’m so, so happy to announce an amazing local collaboration: Modern Boca Mom is the NEW (and first-ever) Boca Center Family MOMbassador for 2020!
The 2020 Summer Olympics is around the corner which means gymnastics fever is about to erupt in my house, big time. Luckily, you don’t need to take your child all the way to Tokyo for them to fall in love with the sport of gymnastics. All a parent has to do is sign them up for gymnastics classes in Boca Raton or Coconut Creek at Twisters!
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When ‘season’ hits South Florida, there’s one thing that’s for certain: houseguests will follow. Most Boca residents have family or friends who live in a much colder climate (with the exception of California and Hawaii). So, it’s no wonder they flock to us during the winter. I personally love it. We have a guest room! We have a pool! I just don’t enjoy having to meal plan (and shop) for a large group. That’s where your ultimate Boca Raton houseguest survival kit from Perdue Farms comes in…
No parent wants to get sick or injured…especially at an inconvenient time such as an evening over the December holidays or a weekend. And let’s be honest, that’s when it ALWAYS happens! I’ve had a cough and cold on and off since November 1st. This is what happens when a parent runs herself ragged, people! Not to mention I tweaked my wrist and managed to burn it on an oven rack after Thanksgiving. Cheers to being a hot mess mom! 😉
When you haven’t visited Universal Orlando Resort in over 10 years, it’s safe to say…a few things have changed. 😉 The most obvious–the expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter from Islands of Adventure into Universal Studios Florida. The second most obvious? So many NEW Universal Orlando hotels and resorts!
What if we asked local parents to design the Boca pediatric office of their dreams? An office with no germs, no wait times, awesome doctors, “on top of it” staff, all in the most modern and fun setting? A mom can fantasize, right?
Modern Boca Mom has the *exclusive* that our favorite pediatric office in Boca is indeed, “movin’ on up!” And our town will never be the same! Get ready parents…because my favorite pediatric office in town, Boca VIPediatrics is moving to a brand new space and getting a major makeover!
There are few things that I love more than entertaining friends and family. We were always the apartment in NYC that our friends would flock to. And now, our house in Boca is (IMO) the destination for girly gatherings, family celebrations and play dates for my daughter and her buddies. What I don’t love about entertaining, however, is 1) cooking and 2) cleaning up. But who does? Luckily we live in a time where there’s pretty much an online solution for everything. Need a personal chef? No problem! Someone to clean up? I have your people.
When we re-did our kitchen in 2017, we had to nix our dream of building a ‘home bar’ to stay on budget. We had so many cabinets and pricey counter tops to buy, I just couldn’t justify the additional cost at the time. But then I got the itch…that home renovation craving to do a project this fall. Can you blame me? I’m married to Handy Andy Bocaafter all! I’m the queen of the ongoing honey-do list. 😉 But I’ll be honest. It was also fueled by NewAir(remember their amazing 19 bottle wine cooler??) shipping us a ridiculously cool (pun intended)126 can Newair Home Beverage Fridge to try out.
I mean, how could I NOT include it our dream/future home bar?
With the capacity to hold up to 126 standard cans, you can fit all the drinks you want inside — without having to make room for a larger appliance. That’s over 20 full six-packs, so you’ll never be left high and dry in the middle of a party or with your thirsty children.
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→
If you’re a new, semi-new, or even a veteran Boca Raton mom, there’s one essential thing you need…a membership to Boca VIPediatrics! This Boca pediatrician phenomenon taking local parents by storm launched in 2013 as a new wave in personalized, pediatric care.
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.)
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!
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*!
It’s true! Grandview Preparatory School will award one full tuition scholarship, up to a $20,000 value,* on $10,000 scholarship and three $2,000 scholarships. Why wouldn’t you encourage your child to GO. FOR. IT??