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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.

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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?

Calling All Fashionistas…2019 Delray Beach Fashion Week is Here

It’s season in South Florida which means it’s time to start dressing up and going down…town that is! I’m especially excited for Downtown Delray to come alive with style from January 23-27 for 2019 Delray Beach Fashion Week. It’s the 6th year running and the events are so much fun!

2019 Delray Beach Fashion Week

2019 Delray Beach Fashion Week

The 2019 Delray Beach Fashion Week theme is “Fashion Never Dies”, inspired by 007. It will be woven throughout the event featuring spectacular fashion, local designers, entertainment and beauty.

MBMom Tip: Events will take place throughout Downtown Delray Beach. Two of the 2019 Delray Beach Fashion Week runway fashion shows are free to the public to stand and watch.

2019 Delray Beach Fashion Week

The VIP Pass and runway show reserved seat tickets are available at www.DelrayFashionWeek.com100% of ticket proceeds benefit the Achievement Centers for Children and Families. The 2019 Delray Beach Fashion Week VIP Pass is $150, is limited, and includes a reserved seat at all runway shows and the luncheon, a 1-Year VIP iPic Theater membership (opening in Delray Beach Spring 2019), a VIP Lanyard, entry to VIP Receptions and a special edition of the 2019 Fashion Week Amanda Perna SWAG Bag. Runway show reserved seat tickets and other event tickets range from $25-$50.

2019 Delray Beach Fashion Week

There is a “Chance to Win” Downtown Delray Beach Package valued at $500 which also benefits the Achievement Centers for Children & Families. Receive one “Chance” with each VIP Pass or runway seating ticket purchased. Additional Chances to Win will be available at each runway show for $5 per chance or $10 for three chances.

2019 Delray Beach Fashion Week

2019 Delray Beach Fashion Week Highlights

Events details will be continuously updated on www.DelrayFashionWeek.com

As of 01.02.2019 

2019 Delray Beach Fashion Week

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019:  “Fashion Royale” Evening Wear & Designer Fashion

Location: Atlantic Avenue in front of The Colony Hotel, 525 E Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

7PM- 10PM: Ticketed runway seating, Live performance by Edge Effect – an acappella group, Red Carpet with Step & Repeat, Downtown Merchant Tent, Beauty Bar with stylists from local salons and beauty stores

8PM SHOW: Live runway show featuring Evening Wear & Designer wear Fashions from the Downtown retailers.

Emcees: Heather McMechan and Dana Peller of Local Mom Scoop, Pellerini and SoFlo Moms on the Go, with Amanda Perna, House of Perna and Neon Bohemians

Recommended attire: Cocktail Attire

Tickets: $30 per seat for runway show reserved seating – benefiting the Achievement Centers for Children and Families, free to stand and watch.

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019: “For Your Eyes Only” Shop the Runway In-Store Shopping Event throughout Downtown Delray

10AM – 2PM:  Shop the Runway! This new Fashion Week event provides a fun, unique way to shop the participating retailers within Downtown Delray Beach. Attendees will enjoy a welcome reception at Brule Bistro, 200 NE 2nd Avenue with champagne and light bites, Fashion Week swag bag, complimentary transportation to participating retail stores for a festive shopping experience, chances to win fabulous prizes when you shop, and a post-event reception with the chance drawing at Papa’s Tapas, 259 NE 2nd Ave.

Tickets:  $25 per person – benefiting the Achievement Centers for Children and Families.

Friday, Jan. 25, 2019: “Fashion is Forever” Resort Wear Luncheon and Fashion Show

Location: CHE!!! Restaurant, 900 E Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

11:30AM – 2PM:  Luncheon, resort wear fashion show, entertainment, silent auction

Recommended attire: Resort Wear

Emcee:  Amanda Perna, House of Perna and Neon Bohemians, and Jule Guaglardi, Co-Founder, Delray Beach Fashion Week

Tickets: $50 per person includes lunch and the fashion show – benefiting the Achievement Centers for Children and Families 

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019: “License to Swim” Fashion Show featuring Swim and Surf Wear

Location: Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach

7PM – 9PM:  Celebrate the 007 Swim theme Delray Beach Style! This resort town is filled with all types of swim and surf fashions – check out the over 60 models who will strut the Avenue and the runway in the heart of Downtown Delray Beach. Music, beach games, & vendor tables followed by runway fashion show, chance to win drawing, thank you ceremony and final walk. VIP Ticket holders will enjoy a pre-event reception from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 pm.

Emcees:  Lindsey Swing and Lilly Robbins of LL Scene, with Jule Guaglardi, Co-Founder, Delray Beach Fashion Week

Recommended attire: Tropical

Tickets:  $25 per seat for runway show reserved seating – benefiting the Achievement Centers for Children and Families, free to stand and watch.

Thursday, January 24 – Sunday, January 27, 2019: Trunk shows, shopping and fashion events throughout Downtown.

**Additional trunk shows and fashion events will be added to the schedule of Delray Beach Fashion Week. Visit www.DelrayFashionWeek.com for the latest information.

3 REAL Goals Every Boca Mom Should Set for Herself in 2019

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Healthy Choice

It’s a new year, so only natural I guess that women in droves are setting BHAGS. You’ve heard the term, right: big, hairy, audacious GOALS? Huge goals have always seemed intimidating to me, honestly. I’m an ambitious person by nature, but have found way more success by starting small and growing my goals step by step. And they usually run the gamut each year– family, work and personal growth. Let’s just call them my Boca mom goals!

Once I started writing them all down for this year, I realized so many are easily applicable to my fellow local mommies. If you’ve struggled to find your “word” for 2019 or decide what to strive for during this challenging season of life (with young-ish kids), then this post is for you!

3 REAL Boca Mom Goals to Work Towards in 2019

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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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