Us moms know Amazon is the most convenient way to shop. And i just got even more convenient depending on what car you own. Just days ago, Amazon announced free, one-day shipping and now, Ford is announcing that Amazon shipping can go right to your Ford or Lincoln VEHICLE with Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery.
As parents, we all know how important summer learning is. There will be no “summer slide” in my house! Luckily, Modern Boca Dad and Mayor, Scott Singer, agrees. He recently issued a proclamation declaring that June 3 through August 9 will be designated as Summer Reading 2019! This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.” Residents are also welcome to participate in the over 100 programs and classes for all ages at the Boca Raton Public Library (BRPL). I can definitely appreciate some free summer fun!
Looking for a unique birthday party idea for your somewhat *impossible to please* son or daughter? I feel like at this point my daughter has seen it all in terms of birthday parties. All I got as a kid was a pool party with ice cream cake! *END RANT* You know that we do our birthday party research here at Modern Boca Mom. And now we’re happy to report we’ve found the best LEGO birthday party in Boca Raton and Delray Beach! Welcome to South Florida Young Engineers!
Exciting mysteries await visitors to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium with their newest exhibit, Rainforest Adventure, opening May 4 and staying until September 4, 2019. We love visiting–this is a great museum with tons to do without being overwhelming!
In this NEW exhibit (for all ages), visitors are invited to experiment with physical and mental challenges as they descend through the four layers of rainforest. By the time visitors reach the forest floor, they are better equipped with an understanding of how humans impact this diverse yet fragile forest, and how they can make a difference.
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
Us parents tend to have a love/hate relationship with check-ups for our kids, am I right? Sure, they’re an important milestone for our Boca kids. They need that yearly physical! It’s the best way to track progress as our little ones grow with their trusted pediatrician. Whether you do a well check-up with your pediatrician before the start of summer camp or when the school year begins, or right around your child’s birthday, it’s important to get a baseline check-up to keep your Boca child the healthiest.
But what should a check-up consist of, anyway? We all know we need those updated school/camp forms, but how can we make sure our kids are staying on target in terms of wellness, exercise, nutrition, sleep, behavior, study habits, etc.?!
I asked the experts at Boca VIPediatrics and Boca’s favorite pediatricians, Dr. Rudnick & Dr. Gilbert, just how a well child check-up should go in a perfect world. What questions should we moms (and dads) be asking? What information should we be receiving from our pediatrician? Are we doing everything we can to keep our child the happiest and healthiest? Continue reading The Essential Check-Up Checklist for Boca Raton Parents
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.
Get ready for your family to be cultured because May 2019 promises to offer some amazing deals during “MOSAIC“, a Month of Shows, Art, Ideas and of course…Culture. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is partnering with Discover The Palm Beaches to offer residents and visitors alike some great artistic savings for MOSAIC in May! And trust me, you don’t want to miss out.
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!
Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Elissa Schwartzfarb Norton, MD board certified dermatologist and founder of Brilliant Dermatology & Aesthetics in Delray Beach!
Like most Boca moms, I LOVE me some cute accessories. So, I consider it a major bonus if my workout class includes a cool prop to use. It just needs to distract me from the inevitable sweating and minor pain during a (much needed) exercise session. New Year’s resolutions are a bitch, aren’t they? Continue reading POUND Out Your Stress & Worries at Organic Movements Boca Raton
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.) Before moving here a friend of mine suggested looking at new homes in spartanburg sc, however, we decided against it, plus moving to Boca was a challenge in itself.
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!
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*!
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…
The Häagen-Dazs shop in Gulf Stream Park just south of Boca Raton is celebrating in a BIG way Tuesday, May 14th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.! They will be offering all guests a free cone and they will be able to choose from select flavors.
In addition, Gulfstream Park will be hosting an afternoon of FREE entertainment at Champions Plaza featuring an interactive DJ, face painting, balloons, sing-alongs, and appearances by characters from Frozen. There will be Olaf Meet and Greets starting at 4:30 p.m., which will be followed by a character show at approximately 6:30 p.m. How fun is that?
Are you ice-screaming for joy like I am yet? I know my daughter definitely will be…
I am slightly obsessed with Häagen-Dazs vanilla chocolate chip flavor. I’m not going to lie. Their ice cream is incredibly good! It’s a true treat when I have a sweet tooth.