MOMpreneur Monday: Brilliant Dermatology & Aesthetics in Delray Beach

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 Elissa Schwartzfarb Norton, MD board certified dermatologist and founder of Brilliant Dermatology & Aesthetics in Delray Beach!
Brilliant Dermatology Delray
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FREE Manatee Tales Story Time All Winter Long at Manatee Lagoon

Do the children in your family happen to enjoy a solid story time and fun crafts? If so, I have some great news for you. All of the above and more is now available for your 2-5 year-old at the FREE Manatee Tales Story Time at Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center® this winter!

Manatee Tales Story Time
All photos by Sweet Memories Photography

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Introducing In the Details: Mobile Car Detailing in Boca Raton & Beyond

I’ve really been into creating “mom quotes” lately for my Instagram account. One of my most popular ones so far, inspired by a recent experience with In the Details mobile car detailing Boca Raton, received a fair amount of attention:

Because dang, my car gets DIRTY (and sometimes it does need a spa day more than I do!). I try not to let it get to the point where I’m embarrassed to get my car cleaned, but between my daughter, the car seat, her friends and my (wonderful) hubby, our Highlander takes a beating.

In the Details Mobile Car Detailing Boca Raton

Enter In the Details Mobile Car Detailing Boca Raton (and Beyond)

In the Details is a local, family-owned-and-operated Boca Raton car wash on wheels serving Palm Beach & Broward counties. They are licensed and insured, dependable, prompt and thorough. Because they know that when you have your car cared for, “it’s all in the details!”

In the Details is 100% mobile and will arrive to your home or office on time. They also make booking their services just as easy and hassle-free as their mobile car wash. BOOK HERE Continue reading Introducing In the Details: Mobile Car Detailing in Boca Raton & Beyond

New Etiquette App & Album for Kids Makes Manners & Courtesy Simply Child’s Play!

Knock knock! Who’s there? Sir Dapp. Sir Dapp who? It’s Sir Dapp the app! A new manners app for kids that makes learning about etiquette and courtesy…well, really fun! Sir Dapp is a ‘Manners Master’ who gently teaches through example. His fun raps show children the right way to start living the Golden Rule. (Do you know it?  It’s really cool. Just treat others the way you want to be treated!)

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I Lost My Kid at an Orlando Theme Park

Despite all blog appearances, I don’t pretend to be the perfect mom. I’m doing my best, day by day. I have triumphs. I have failures. And those failures are tough. But the one thing they all tend to have in common is that they happen in front of an audience. Gotta love it!

Take the summer of 2017, for example. We were on our annual family pilgrimage up to Maine and decided to stop in Wilmington, Delaware to see friends. There happened to be a bar/restaurant with a playground, so we thought that would be the perfect option for Avery to run some energy out while we had lunch. The playground was covered in pebbles. She put one in her mouth…and accidentally swallowed it.

Modern Boca Dad and I flipped! We tried to make her throw up, there was lots of yelling, Avery was crying. It was a disaster and it happened all in front of our friends. Mortifying. But, she “passed” the stone without incident and we’ve tried to forget it ever happened. Hopefully our friends have too.

I lost my child at a theme park
Post-pebble 2017

But over winter break this year, something super scary happened at an Orlando theme park. Something I honestly swore would never happen to us. Because #dailybocaavery isn’t a runner or an escape artist; never has been. She stays close to her parents or we’ve had the luxury of a stroller to contain her. But, I lost my child at a theme park. Continue reading I Lost My Kid at an Orlando Theme Park

POUND Out Your Stress & Worries at Organic Movements Boca Raton

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

When Should You Consider an In-Home Tutor or Academic Coach for Your Child?

When I launched Modern Boca Mom, I knew that little ol’ mom me could never personally be 100% representative of ALL the types of moms in our area. I originally brought on several contributors to give this blog a broad voice, hoping to tap into the psyches of all the crunchy moms, twin moms and fit moms in Palm Beach County. (It was great! Go figure that a couple of them went on to become even bigger bloggers and MOMpreneurs than me! #success) 

Modern Boca Dad and I also have an only child, a girl. So, I definitely know I’m not an expert when it comes to topics like sibling dynamics or “toys that are popular with boys.” I’m also relatively new to school and all of the “education” (for both parents and students) that goes along with it. She has been doing well in Kindergarten so far…I think? But to be honest, I’m not that confident I would know if or when it was in Avery’s best interest to hire educational help like a tutor or academic coach in Boca Raton.

academic coach in Boca Raton
Kindergarten! How did this happen?

That’s why, as Modern Boca Mom, I’m grateful to have access to many fantastic local experts. Since we’re on the topic of educational support and coaching, I’m excited to announce that I have partnered with The Support for Students Growth Center and Dr. Eric Nach, Ph.D., M.Ed., A.S.D. to walk me through some of the vetting process, if and when I should ever need the help. Continue reading When Should You Consider an In-Home Tutor or Academic Coach for Your Child?

The Most Exciting 2019 Walt Disney Studios Movies To Look Forward To

We’re so excited for all of the 2019 Walt Disney Studios movies coming out this year! In fact, we’ve already tweeted about a few of them as information became available. Thank you Disney PR! And let me tell you, you better start saving your pennies because this a BIG YEAR for Disney Studios. Perhaps the biggest that I can remember.

2019 Walt Disney Studios movies

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Spring 2019 Mommy & Me Class Registration at Grandview Preparatory School

Spring 2019 Boca Raton Mommy and Me class registration and dates are below! PLEASE CALL 561-416-9737 ext. 1311 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR EMAIL MICHELLE@GRANDVIEWPREP.NET FOR THE QUICKEST RESPONSE.

Boca Raton mommy and me

Each #grandviewmoms “Modern Boca Mommy & Me” class is held weekly at Grandview Preparatory School. These Boca Raton Mommy and Me 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 and partners in our own dedicated classroom. Our program offers parents the chance to have their children learn and explore in a true educational setting.

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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!

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 kindergartner, 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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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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What to Look for When Booking a Med Spa in Boca Raton

It’s way too easy to get lost in your routine, especially as a Boca mom with a ton of responsibilities. So, it’s not uncommon to feel the effects of aging, especially when you’re not giving your body the attention it deserves. Fortunately, there are several med spa in Boca Raton options that will have you feeling like your old self in no time!

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5 Great Gifts to Reward Your Soon-To-Be College Grad

From kindergarten to college, it seems like your sweet baby girl or boy grows up in a flash. When they walk across the stage to accept their hard-earned diploma, you’ll be filled with an overwhelming sense of pride at their accomplishments. Whether their alma mater will be the University of Miami or Florida State, treat your soon-to-be-grad to a special present this spring. Not sure what to get? Take a look at these 5 great gifts for a college grad that will help usher in his or her transition to a fully-fledged adult. Continue reading 5 Great Gifts to Reward Your Soon-To-Be College Grad

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