Spring 2020 Mommy & Me Classes at Grandview Preparatory School

Spring 2020 #grandviewemoms Mommy and Me in East Boca registration and dates are below. PLEASE CALL 904-806-4441 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR EMAIL DIRECTLY AT: MICHELLE@GRANDVIEWPREP.NET.

If you’re hearing about #grandviewmoms Mommy and Me classes in Boca for the first time, here’s a little background:

Modern Boca Mommy & Me at Grandview Preparatory School

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The Pediatric Office Of The Future Is Coming To Boca!

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! 

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MOMpreneur Monday: Pearth Blankets and Artisanal Goods

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 Jamie Raitan, founder and CEO of Pearth Blankets and artisanal goods!

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A Match Made in Boca: Koki Personal Chef Service + Party Host Helpers

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.

For my most recent “moms dinner”, I really wanted to enjoy myself. So, I brought in the Boca big guns: Koki In-home Personal Chef Service and Party Host Helpers Boca Raton! Continue reading A Match Made in Boca: Koki Personal Chef Service + Party Host Helpers

What YOU Need to Know About Your Toddler’s First Dental Checkup

You hear your toddler crying…and it’s not the usual ‘I want food’, ‘I’m sleepy’, or ‘check my diaper’ crying.

It’s a new one.

Your baby is clearly in discomfort and while he cries with his mouth wide open, you notice something.

Baby teeth!

Congratulations on this new stage of your child’s development!

toddler's first dental checkup

But while you’re thinking about how your baby will now be able to eat a variety of new food, you should also start planning your toddler’s first dental checkup.

When Is the Right Time for Your Toddler’s First Dental Checkup?

After the appearance of the first baby tooth, it won’t be long until your child will be flashing a toothy grin. To make sure it’s free of cavities, it’s important that you schedule their first dental visit before they turn one.

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i9 Sports Winter 2020 Registration Open for South Palm Beach County

It was love at first sight when I learned about the i9 Sports program in Boca/Delray. As a mom blogger, I often get asked for local recommendations for families. After chatting with the organization and seeing some of the teams in action, I knew i9 was changing the game (pun intended) for youth sports! And i9 Sports South Palm Beach winter 2020 registration is now open!

MBMom $15 Off Promo Code: MBMom20

i9 Sports South Palm Beach

Your child can sign up for Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Flag Football or Baseball at i9 Sports South Palm Beach (Boca Raton and Delray Beach).

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The Best NewAir Home Beverage Fridge, “Bar” None…

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 Boca after 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.

NewAir 126 Can Freestanding Beverage Fridge in Stainless Steel | AB-1200

It’s a beauty. 🙂

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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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Boca Raton Train Museum Holiday Photo Shoot

My favorite part about the holiday season is getting all of the fabulous photo cards in the mail from our family and friends! We literally cover an entire door in our family room with all of the cards we receive and leave them up through January…maybe even February. 😉 Last year, we ordered gorgeous foil stamped holiday cards from minted. This year, I decided I wanted to create less waste (sans envelopes) and send out holiday postcards. So, I went ahead and scheduled an October shoot with Sweet Memories Photography so I could get them out right after Thanksgiving. Are you ready to see the photos from our 2018 Boca Raton Train Museum holiday photo shoot?

Enjoy 15% Off Holiday Cards with code JOY18 at Minted!

Boca Raton Train Museum 2018 Holiday photo shoot

Boca Raton Train Museum photo shoot by Sweet Memories Photography

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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!

first visit to beaches turks and caicos
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!

moving to Boca Raton
Photo by Sweet Memories Photography

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5 Ways to Help your Family Avoid the Flu in Boca Raton

I don’t know if y’all got the memo, but the flu is B-A-D this year. Like really bad. I’m now that crazy person that packs hand sanitizer in her kid’s backpack and makes her take a bath as soon as she gets home from school to “rinse the germs off.” (Disclaimer: I don’t know if that actually works, but I’m feeling good about it…and I get a really sweet smelling, snuggly baby afterwards…so bonus!) But, you’re probably looking for actual USEFUL advice from me on how to avoid flu in Boca Raton…or at least deal with it once you have it. Continue reading 5 Ways to Help your Family Avoid the Flu in Boca Raton

Holiday Travel Gear for Kids You Can Actually Use Year-Round

After an exhaustive time traveling to/from the northeast for the Thanksgiving holiday this year, we vowed to stay local for Christmas. Well, easier said than done, especially when Disney invites you to come see their Candlelight Processional at Epcot two days after Christmas. You don’t say no to Disney when you’re a blogger. 😉 So, I was really excited when BubbleBum® reached out with some amazing recommendations for travel gear for kids– great for the car or on a plane/in transit.

travel gear for kids

BubbleBum is actually a family-owned company founded by mom of two, Grainne Kelly. Grainne was frustrated having to transport bulky, hard booster seats on planes and car rental companies not providing booster seats for her children. So, she designed her own portable booster seat and other travel innovations too!

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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 & Light. Make 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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Stocking Stuffers Your Boca Raton Teenager Needs

Gifts for teenagers are notoriously difficult to nail down. And I don’t even have one (yet, I still know this). They have to be on-trend and relevant and unique. And since teenager’s interests are often ever-changing, there’s a small window to find whatever “it-thing” is at the top of their list.  However, no matter how picky your teenager, these stocking stuffers are sure to win over a few hearts this Christmas season.

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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
www.swtmemoriesphotography.com

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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! Continue reading Holiday Safety Tips for Kids: MBMom’s Top 10

MOMpreneur Monday: Fashion Arts and Sewing Studio

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 Clara Lopez-Castro, founder of Fashion Arts & Sewing Studio Boca Raton!

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