Would You Be Ready for a Pediatric Dental Emergency?

Parents sometimes need to bring their children to the dentist in between regular checkups. Sometimes, it’s for a planned treatment. Then, there are those…more urgent scenarios. Crash. Boom. OUCH! A pediatric dental emergency in Boca Raton can happen at any time, anywhere. Hence, Dr. Drew Popper of Junior Smiles advises parents to recognize when one is underway.

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Pediatric Dental Trauma

Childhood is a never-ending adventure. Over the years, most kids manage to chip and crack their teeth. They get their teeth knocked loose or knocked out. Things get stuck between them. In fact, Dr. Popper occasionally sees a patient with a tooth knocked in. Knocked into the jawbone. Whoa. Continue reading Would You Be Ready for a Pediatric Dental Emergency?

5 (REAL) Thoughts Every Mom has During Boca Raton’s Cold & Flu Season

I have a love/hate relationship with this time of the year. On one hand, it’s the holidays! Happiness and joy! On the other hand, it’s also the season of SICK. It’s when our kids bring home ALL OF THE GERMS and pass it on to us: the caretakers. The list makers. The meal creators. The housekeepers. It is brutal. Did you know last year’s Boca Raton cold and flu season was one of the worst and longest on record? This is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending everyone get their flu shots early.

It’s also why I’ve partnered with Scotties Facial Tissues, to share the 5 (REAL) Thoughts Every Mom has During Boca Raton Cold and Flu Season.

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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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Why Boca Raton, Florida is the Healthiest Place to Raise a Child

I’m a mom. And I live in Boca Raton. Hooray! I personally think our town has everything you need (and more) to raise an awesome kid. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be writing this blog. But where do we stand when it comes to health? Is Boca Raton really the healthiest place to raise a child?

I reached out to the board certified pediatricians at Boca VIPediatrics to find out the facts…

Here are Dr. Chad Rudnick and Dr. Paul Gilbert’s Top 5 reasons why Boca Raton is the healthiest place to raise a child:

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Parents Gotta Work? 2018 Thanksgiving Break Camps for South Florida Kids

With Palm Beach County schools closed all Thanksgiving week, some families hit the road! Others…still might have to go to work. 😉 What to do with your kids? Check out our 2018 Boca Thanksgiving Break Camps Roundup for all your options!


2018 Boca Thanksgiving Break Camps

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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 kindergartner, 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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Walt Disney World’s Toy Story Land with Woody & Friends is Now OPEN for Play

This Toy Story Land Orlando travel post was written by my sister and Modern Boca Mom contributor, Lauren Ricks. I am so happy she decided to share her experience with these new Disney attractions with all of us! Enjoy!


It’s OPEN! So many people (including me!) have been waiting for the arrival of Toy Story Land Orlando at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. We Floridians wanted to see it for ourselves so badly after all the hype that we even braved the summer heat!

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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. Continue reading The Top Holiday Gift Every Boca Grandparent Should Know About

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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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 & 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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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
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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

Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Coloring Sheets

We love this time of year! With family gatherings and all the holiday feels, not to mention Disney bringing a beloved holiday story to life…I am so excited to see The Nutcracker and The Four Realms, in theatres now! My daughter is also going to go bonkers over these Disney Nutcracker coloring sheets…

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