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2022 South Florida Fall & Winter Break Camps Roundup

Ho ho ho…I gotta GO! To work that is! Or, with schools closed for so many days, you might want your own little grown up holiday break…from your kids? Good thing there are some great camp options out there! Check out our 2022 Thanksgiving Break and South Florida Winter Break Camps Roundup featuring both full and half day options for your kiddos…

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Best Boca Center Restaurants Roundup for the Whole Family

When you’re sick of going to the same old restaurants (on Atlantic Avenue, downtown or throughout the mall), there just so happens to be a glorious cluster of fine and casual dining right at your fingertips (or taste buds?) in central Boca Raton that you may have overlooked. Located in a beautiful open air plaza, Boca Center restaurants feature a cuisine option for everyone in your family! Not to mention SO MUCH OUTDOOR DINING. And there have been a few recent additions you just may not have heard about yet.

Take a look at our complete roundup of the Best Boca Center Restaurants!

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I’m Not “Toying Around” With My Kid’s Future | Florida Prepaid Enrollment

The Florida 529 Savings Plan is an affordable, flexible way to put your child on the path to a debt-free future. And if you open a 529 Savings Plan between now and November 7, 2022, they’ll put $50 into your account, so you can enjoy that 529 feeling all year long!

Sponsored: This post was sponsored by Florida Prepaid. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. I was compensated for this post and given a Florida Prepaid discount code to share with my readers. However, that does not impact my views or opinions.

All photos in this post were taken in 2020 by Naomi Phelps of Sweet Memories Photography.


After one of the most challenging couple of years ever, fall weather and Halloween fun will make everything better, right? At least that’s what I keep telling myself. Sigh…

I couldn’t believe it when my photographer, Sweet Memories, reminded me about our annual cousins costume photo shoot. How was it already time for another one? The pictures turned out so cute though! I love this movie…

Florida Prepaid fall enrollment Toy Story costume photo shoot by Sweet Memories Photography
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Florida Prepaid fall enrollment Toy Story costume photo shoot by Sweet Memories Photography

My daughter Avery came up with this year’s “Toy Story” theme featuring herself (Bo Peep) and her cousin Aden (Woody)! The theme has also conveniently allowed me to be a little “punnier” than usual in this post. Because aside from adorable costumes and pumpkin EVERYTHING, the fall season also brings up a somewhat serious topic for our kids: Saving early for college. Continue reading I’m Not “Toying Around” With My Kid’s Future | Florida Prepaid Enrollment

Disneyland vs. Disney World: A Boca Family’s Perspective

Having grown up visiting Walt Disney World (on sometimes a monthly basis) and then doing it all over again with my own child as a Boca Raton parent, I really couldn’t see how any other Disney property could compare to Florida’s. On rainy days, sure, we looked at rides on YouTube only available at Disneyland Paris or Tokyo. However I never thought we’d make it a point to visit another Disney property when we had THE BEST ONE so close by!

Fast forward to Spring Break 2022 and we found ourselves on a post-pandemic trip heading to Los Angeles to visit cousins. Since we were going to be so close to Anaheim, we thought why not check out Disneyland in California? Let’s finally see what this Disneyland versus Disney World nonsense is all about! So, I booked the tickets (good Lord, they were not cheap) and made plans to drive down during our L.A. vacation.

Disneyland versus Disney World: A Florida Family's Perspective

The plan? Our family was on an (un)official mission to do all the things not currently available at Walt Disney World! (Quite challenging to accomplish in single day, by the way.) Here are the Top 7 Things this Florida Family found to be very different (and sometimes better) at Disneyland versus Disney World. Continue reading Disneyland vs. Disney World: A Boca Family’s Perspective