MOMpreneur Monday: SPARK with Luly B.

MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.

Happy Monday Modern Boca Moms! Welcome to our next installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting Florida businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow mommas.

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Is balance really B.S.? Today’s featured MOMpreneur has built a successful business answering that very question!

SPARK with Luly B.

Meet South Florida MOMpreneur, Luly B. Carreras, President & CEO of Luly B., Inc., author of the Amazon.com best-seller released in 2013, Balance is Bull$h!t, and the mastermind behind SPARK, a day-long empowerment event designed for women coming up on Friday, May 3, 2019.   

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Is Sedation Dentistry Okay for Our Kids? Let’s Discuss…

Overheard at the supermarket checkout line: “It was fine, honey. The dentist knocked her out with gas and she didn’t feel a thing. Got salmon for dinner!” I know it’s not exactly okay to eavesdrop, but people with cell phones make it impossible not to. I glanced back at the woman behind me. She had a baby in the cart and a pre-teen daughter passing groceries onto the belt.  The dentist knocked her out. Wait, is it okay to knock a kid out for dental treatment? It’s obviously something that’s done, routinely, but does that mean it’s okay? After all, the list of things people routinely do that turn out to be not-okay is loooong. I’ve only been knocked out once by my dentist for wisdom tooth extraction. My child has never. But “Cell Phone Mom’s” remarks stuck with me. Was this something my own child would face? I was about to learn all about sedation dentistry… Continue reading Is Sedation Dentistry Okay for Our Kids? Let’s Discuss…

Meet Dr. Marc Goldenberg: Boca Raton Orthodontist & Braces Expert

I don’t own a crystal ball, but I know one thing: my kid is going to need braces. I had them myself…twice. First as a child in Boca and the second time as an adult in New York. It is our daughter’s future whether we like it or not. (And trust me, I see the crowding already.) Luckily, the one thing I DO like is the Boca Raton orthodontist we have partnered with for the next few months, Dr. Marc Goldenberg of Goldenberg Orthodontics!

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IPIC Delray Opens All Pod Movie Theater Downtown

Did you know that Boca is basically the birthplace of the luxury movie theater experience? I guess I’ve just been spoiled my whole life having access to The Premiere at Cinemark (formerly Muvico) and the gorgeous IPIC Theaters in Mizner Park. It’s truly a treat going to the movies with my family in Boca Raton! Now, your entertainment experience is about to get even better with the opening of IPIC Delray just in time for upcoming spring and summer blockbusters!

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2019 The Addison Boca Raton Event MUSTS for Families

The Addison Boca Raton cordially invites your family to join their family!

The Addison, a Five Star Diamond Award winning event venue and caterer (and in my opinion, one of the most beautiful landmarks in Boca Raton–check out the below historical photo!), would like you to mark your calendars. The public is cordially invited to the following upcoming Signature Events in 2019 and trust me, having been many times– they are MUSTS!

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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!

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Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Elissa Schwartzfarb Norton, MD board certified dermatologist and founder of Brilliant Dermatology & Aesthetics in Delray Beach!
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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

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.

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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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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.) 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!

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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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City Mouse & Country Mouse Coming to Willow Theater for One Day Only

School is closed this Friday, 4/19/19 and local families with children grades K-5 are invited to meet a mouse! No, it’s not Mickey…it’s “City Mouse & Country Mouse”, Rated G, playing at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Sugar Sand Park’s Willow Theater.

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MOMpreneur Monday: Frosted Willow Jewelry

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!

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Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Katrin Lerman. She’s the owner & designer of Frosted Willow Jewelry.

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Carnival Mardis Gras Cruise Terminal Breaks Ground in Nearby Port Canaveral

At a space-themed ceremony, the Canaveral Port Authority and longtime cruise partner Carnival Cruise Line officially broke ground for construction of Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3 complex. The new terminal, dubbed the Launch Pad, will be the home of the Carnival Mardi Gras, the cruise line’s newest and most innovative ship, beginning in 2020!

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Currently under construction, Mardi Gras will arrive at Port Canaveral mid-October 2020. It will feature:

  • BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea
  • 20 passenger decks
  • 6 distinctive theme zones of fun, dining and entertainment:
    • Grand Central
    • The French Quarter with Emeril’s Bistro 1396, the first restaurant at sea created by famed New Orleans chef Emeril Lagasse
    • La Piazza
    • Summer Landing
    • Lido
    • The Ultimate Playground

We can’t wait to see the Carnival Mardi Gras in all its glory!

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