Category Archives: KIDS

Is Halloween Happening?! Boca’s Favorite Pediatrician Weighs In…

It seems as though our kids have really taken the brunt of the COVID-19 disappointment in 2020. Between no school, no camp, no birthday parties, no sports, the list goes on & on, it’s straight up DEPRESSING. I know I’m not alone in saying that Halloween is a HUGE deal in our household. It’s a holiday that our Boca kids look forward to. So how, HOW, can we let them down yet again and take away ANOTHER childhood joy in 2020? I mean, is Halloween happening in Boca this year?

I went straight to my source for all things COVID-19 and Boca’s favorite pediatrician, Dr. Chad Rudnick from Boca VIPediatrics to discuss the Halloween dilemma and see if he had any insight. It seems all of Boca Raton {and everywhere else} is waiting for a Halloween hero to come and save the day…

But can it be saved? Continue reading Is Halloween Happening?! Boca’s Favorite Pediatrician Weighs In…

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

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All photos in this post were taken by the amazing Naomi Phelps at Sweet Memories Photography. Book her for your own Halloween/Fall photo session HERE!


After one of the most challenging 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 friend and photographer, Sweet Memories (who you should absolutely book for a Halloween session ASAP!), 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
All photos by Sweet Memories Photography

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

My daughter Avery and I 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 Fall Enrollment

Becoming a Mommy Master of Parenting in Our “New Boca Normal”

Lately, I’ve been waking up each morning and thinking to myself: W-T-F. I even read somewhere that there’s a campaign going to make ‘2020’ a curse word! 😉 With everything parents are dealing with, it’s no surprise either. Life is hard right now and us moms are being asked to accept it as our “new Boca normal.”

Who would have ever thought that school wouldn’t happen in person this fall for the majority of local kids? And, face masks would become the hottest back-to-school accessory? It’s a tough pill to swallow…so that’s why I’m glad to know a local Boca Raton therapist to help.

New Boca Normal for Parents- Lori Lundin-Fish

Lori Lundin-Fish, PhD, LMFT, is the owner of Palm Beach Therapy Center and is a licensed marriage & family therapist. She is at the ready for anyone needing a mental health boost.

And best of all, she had some great advice on how to become a “Mommy Master” of parenting in our new Boca normal. Continue reading Becoming a Mommy Master of Parenting in Our “New Boca Normal”