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Have the Family ‘Day of a Lifetime’ at this Boca Raton Athletic Club & Spa

What if I told you there was a hidden gem in Boca where your family could focus on health, wellness and fun for the day…or EVERY day? Well, I’ve uncovered it and FYI–it happens to be a gorgeous Boca Raton athletic club: Life Time Boca Raton.

Whether you grab a day pass or become a member, I have some major intel to share on this recreational mecca in north central Boca just in time for the heat of summer!

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Not familiar with Life Time Boca Raton?

I wasn’t either– I didn’t even know where it was! So, I was thrilled to be invited to experience their facilities earlier this month. Life Time was built to be a home away from home for your Boca family. You can work out and play in spaces that were designed to move and inspire you. Then, you’re invited to take advantage of Life Time’s FREE childcare so you can relax in lounges and social areas. Or, you can play with your kids in the pool! Win/win!

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The Life Time Boca Raton Executive Locker Room
Life Time Kids Playground
Did you know that Life Time Boca Raton has a spa?

I didn’t. But the LifeSpa (and salon) is kind of the best concept ever. I can see it now– “Honey, I’m headed to the gym!” But instead, you really hit up the spa. LOL!

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I actually did both during my visit. I took a BarreFusion class and then followed that bad boy up with a massage. It was mom heaven. Oleg stretched and manipulated my jacked up muscles in ways I couldn’t even comprehend. And I swear that helped me to be less sore from class the next day. I need Oleg to move into my house ASAP BTW.

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There’s also a BONUS. Non-members are welcome to book services at the spa, too and can use the club on the day of as long as your treatment is $50 or more. And yes, that includes the free childcare. Time to treat yo-self mamas!

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This Boca Raton athletic club offers a family day pass!

Picture this- your family is bored…or you just need a freaking BREAK. Come and purchase a day pass to Life Time Boca Raton for only $35 and use the club facilities and childcare for the day! The pool alone is worth it. Trust me!

Plus they have a delicious LifeCafe that serves breakfast and lunch (I even spotted a couple of beers on tap- what what!). They serve healthy food options, smoothies and even have a pretty good-sized kids menu. Non-members can stop by to eat anytime.

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And they can host your child’s birthday party

Did you know you can book your child’s Boca birthday party at Life Time? I can just picture a Moana-themed bash in the pavilion by the pool…can’t you? You can find more info on Life Time birthday parties HERE.

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Plus so much more…

There is so much more that I could talk about, but I’m hoping Life Time Boca Raton wants to keep working with me- ha! So, sufficed to say…stay tuned for more on this amazing Boca Raton athletic club!

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Hosted: This post was hosted by the lovely ladies at the Gab Group and Life Time Boca Raton. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the host. 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 was given a complimentary day pass, lunch and a spa treatment in exchange for a blog review, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Happy 30th Shark Week! Princess Cruises Celebrates with ‘Summer of Shark’ Activities

Want to know a great way to spend a Saturday? Get invited as a media guest to celebrate all of the Princess Cruises Shark Week activities onboard a big cruise ship! Want to know a not-so-great way to end that Saturday? That moment you have to get off the ship before it sails off to its first port, LOL. I was totally Googling Princess Cruises prices on the car ride home that day. Sad. Anyways…the reason I’m writing this post is to let you know that Shark Week is turning 30. YES 30! Can you believe? And there are major celebrations in the works!

Princess Cruises Shark Week

If you’re not familiar, each year Shark Week takes viewers on a week-long journey to the depths of the sea to uncover the secrets of the ocean’s top creature. Airing around the globe, Shark Week is a pop culture phenomenon that thrills fans of all ages with dynamic programming around these often-misunderstood sea creatures.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, Princess Cruises has transformed Shark Week into a full season, with its first-ever “Summer of Shark” onboard the Caribbean Princess for its summer sailings in the Caribbean.

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This past weekend, Princess Cruises, in partnership with Discovery, Inc., invited us to the official launch of its “Summer of Shark” activities plus the unveiling of artist Phillip Colbert-designed shark decal on the starboard surface of the Caribbean Princess. It is a cool design!

Princess Cruises Shark Week

Princess Cruises Shark Week

As part of the Discovery at SEA program, Caribbean Princess will be the one ship in the fleet that will be celebrating sharks all summer. She will have specialty themed designed public spaces including elevators, restaurants and casino tables. Additionally, select sailings in Alaska and the United Kingdom will have Shark Week rolling out starting July 7. Guests onboard all ships will also get to view programming from Shark Week 2018 including ”Great White Abyss,” available exclusively on Princess Cruises in June, in advance of it airing on the Discovery Channel during Shark Week, which begins July 22.

Princess Cruises Shark Week Activities for Families

As for the family activities, kids and teens aboard these sailings will have shark-themed fun in the newly redesigned Camp Discovery teen and youth centers. Children ages 3 – 17 can turn into their favorite type of shark with glitter tattoos and shark face painting (check out Avery’s art below!). Or, they can create arts and crafts to take home, including shark teeth jewelry and shark clay models. Avery loves the ones she made onboard!

Princess Cruises Shark Week

Princess Cruises Shark Week

Adults can get into the spirit with specialty cocktails that have been carefully curated onboard including a Shark Attack Margarita and the tropical Great Blue Shark. I might have indulged in one or two at lunch. 😉

Princess Cruises Shark Week

Beyond the Princess Cruises Shark Week theme, those looking to have their very own Shark Week experiences can book the ultimate adrenaline rush with Animal Planet Exclusive and Recommended excursions such as the Princess Exclusive Great White Shark Diving Encounter in Honolulu or Whale Shark Encounter in La Paz, Mexico. No big deal.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237), or by visiting the company’s website at princess.com.

I also urge you to check out some of the other fun Shark Week partnerships they’ve arranged for their 30th like Build-A-Bear Workshop, Swedish Fish and Vineyard Vines!

Summer Reading ROCKS at the Boca Raton Public Library

As parents, we all know how important summer learning is. There will be no “summer slide” in my house! Luckily, Boca Raton dad and Mayor, Scott Singer, agrees. He recently issued a proclamation declaring that June 4 through August 10 will be designated as Summer Reading for 2018! This year’s theme, “Libraries Rock!,” encourages residents of all ages to “rock out and read!” Residents are also welcome to participate in the over 100 programs and classes for all ages at the Boca Raton Public Library (BRPL). I can definitely appreciate some free summer fun!

Boca Raton Public Library Summer Reading

Public libraries like BRPL play a critical role in providing a bridge for education and academic skills for students over the summer months. This is to help prevent the “summer slide,” during which students may lose educational achievements made over the previous school year. To combat this, the Boca Raton Public Library is presenting an exciting summer of educational initiatives!

The Boca Raton Public Library is a place of learning and discovery for residents of all ages. Adults are also encouraged to participate in Summer Reading to set a good example for their Boca kids. Reading helps adults improve memory, learn new things and enhance well being. We can all use that, right?

Boca Raton Public Library Summer Reading

The Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, through a recent donation, will also provide “Libraries Rock!” book bags for registered summer reading participants. There will also be prizes for participating children, ‘tweens and teens. Library staff will also wear themed Summer Reading shirts this summer thanks to the Friends’ donation.

Get your kids signed up today, Boca moms! We all need something to do when it’s raining outside, right?

Sign up for 2018 Summer Reading through the Boca Raton Public Library website at bocalibrary.org or visit the Downtown or Spanish River Library.

Incredibles 2 Movie Coloring Sheets for Bored Kiddos

It’s been 14 years since the INCREDIBLES swooped into movie theaters (2004, OMG…I graduated from college that year). Now, I actually have a kid to take to see the sequel coming out on June 15th! To celebrate the 2018 Disney movie opening, we have some awesome movie coloring sheets and activities available for download! They will probably come in handy with all of these rainy days and bored kiddos, so check them out below. Here’s what you can expect from INCREDIBLES 2!

Incredibles 2 Movie Coloring Sheets

ABOUT THE MOVIE

In INCREDIBLES 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.

INCREDIBLES 2 Movie Coloring Sheets and Activities

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INCREDIBLES 2 opens in theatres everywhere on June 15th!