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MOMpreneur Monday: Kickstart Reading Videos

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 Lauren Goldblatt, Co-Creator of Kickstart Reading Videos!

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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.

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I had so many colds before the holidays that I used up boxes and boxes of tissues! So, I’m super excited to partner with Scotties Facial Tissues, not only for the massive supply they sent me, but to also help me bring you these helpful tips and tricks on how to avoid flu in Boca Raton!

P.S. With their Winter Design Collection, Scotties will keep you ready for when colds or the flu  strike all winter long! How cute are these? There is currently a box in every room in my house. Not kidding.

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How to avoid flu in Boca Raton

1. Get a flu shot, especially if you have a baby

Moms can’t afford to get sick, so it’s time to use every weapon in our flu arsenal including the flu shot. It may not work for every strain, but it can’t hurt considering the severity of the season.

And if you have a Boca baby, it’s a MUST! Children under 6 months old cannot receive flu shots, so it’s essential for parents/family members and caregivers to get vaccinated.

2. Tell everyone you know to STAY HOME if they are sick

If someone you know is exhibiting flu-like symptoms, hand them a box of Scotties and tell them to GO HOME. They’ll only spread what they have to others and no parent has time for that!

3. Avoid touching heavily trafficked public surfaces

If your child is anything like mine, they like to touch absolutely EVERYTHING. Public bathrooms are my kid’s absolute favorite. It’s so gross. Encourage a lot of hand washing for your little ones.

As for you, grab a Scotties tissue out of your purse to use as a barrier before you handle that doorknob. And think twice before using the coffee station at work. Everyone has touched it. Sanitize your own hands consistently and try to avoid them coming into contact with your nose and mouth.

4. Consistently disinfect your home

You don’t know what germs you or your kids are bringing home on any given day. Wipe any frequently touched surfaces in your kitchen and bathrooms, doorknobs and TV remotes with disinfectant on the regular.

5. If you do get sick, try to avoid coming into contact with those who are at high risk for flu-related complications

We live in Boca. This means SENIOR CITIZENS. According to MD Now, you should also avoid kids under 5 and expectant mothers, so take note!

Good luck and please stay healthy everyone!

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Sponsored: This post is sponsored by the Scotties facial tissue. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and they are not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.


 

Our Friends Won’t Start a Family Because of Student Loan Debt

It’s true. The other night, my husband caught up with one of his guy friends who’s lived with his girlfriend in New York City for more than a few years now. He told him that they aren’t getting married or starting a family because of her massive student loan debt.

There’s something seriously wrong with that. They both have great jobs (thanks to a good, yet clearly expensive) education. But, they work in an industry that requires them to live in or near big city. They are able to pay their (I’m sure somewhat higher than average) rent and bills each month, no problem. But due to massive student loan debt, there’s not enough money left over to save up to buy a house or pay for an engagement ring. That’s maddening to me!

Head to www.myfloridaprepaid.com and use code: Boca1718 to get a discounted application fee.

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#modernbocadad and I are some of the lucky ones. We both graduated from college debt-free. I know this isn’t the norm. Student loan debt has reached $1 trillion of debt among Americans and I refuse to let our daughter join that statistic.

I talked about this on the blog before the holidays. But, we officially have a plan in place to prevent massive student loan debt for our child thanks to Florida Prepaid.

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How Florida Prepaid Helps You Avoid Massive Student Loan Debt

Florida Prepaid College Plan allows families to prepay, on a monthly or lump-sum basis, the future cost of 1) college tuition, 2) specified fees and 3) dormitory housing. It’s a simple 1-2-3! When your child is ready for college, the plan pays the tuition and fees at any Florida College or State University. However, if your child attends an out-of-state college or private college, the plan will pay the same amount as it would pay at a public college or university in Florida. This is a win-win for parents!

Head to www.myfloridaprepaid.com and use my promo code: ‘Boca1718′ to get $25 off your application fee! It is quick and easy to enroll mamas and the younger your child is, the smaller the monthly payment will be.

Enrollment is open through the end of February 2018! Don’t delay!

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Sponsored: This student loan debt post was sponsored by Florida Prepaid via Bloggin Mamas. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider, so please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I was compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

MOMpreneur Monday: Delray Beach Clinical Psychologist, KC Charette

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 KC Charette, Delray Beach Clinical Psychologist at the Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders!

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