Category Archives: KIDS

Mickey & Minnie Mouse Halloween Photoshoot by Sweet Memories Photography

What do you do when the pumpkin patch you swore was open actually isn’t yet. BUT, you still need to get your daughter and nephew’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse Halloween photoshoot done?

You hire the most fabulous professional photographer you know, Sweet Memories Photography, and have her take you pumpkin and gourd shopping at the market down the street. ūüôā

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The red barn and brick make it look like autumn, right? #dailybocaavery and her cousin Aden improvised Florida fall like a boss at Cason United Methodist Church in Delray (which actually does have an amazing pumpkin patch in mid-to-late October).

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I was excited to continue our Halloween photoshoot tradition after last year’s rainy, but awesome session at Bedner’s. And this year, we were able to add Avery’s adorable baby cousin to the mix! How cute are they in this Mickey and Minnie Mouse Halloween photoshoot?

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Halloween Photoshoot

Avery decided she wanted to be Minnie Mouse (buy her costume on Amazon HERE)¬†for¬†Halloween this year after hearing that her cousin was planning to be Mickey (buy his costume on Amazon HERE). They’ll only agree to be matchy matchy for so long, right?

Props are key in any children’s photoshoot. That’s why I spent $34 on pumpkins and gourds, mamas. At least I can add them to our home’s fall decor!

If your child loves playing dress-up as much as mine does, you know how cute these photos can turn out. I see them as a time capsule…and a way to keep the grandparents off your back until you take your family holiday photos. ūüėČ

Naomi from Sweet Memories Photography has¬†such a passion for the real, sweet moments and true emotions of people in everyday settings. Despite my hot mess mom state that day¬†(I actually forgot Avery’s two other costume changes), she had Avery and Aden modeling like Disney pros for the camera! She is amazing with kiddos.


Scheduling your own Halloween Photoshoot with Sweet Memories Photography is easy and so, so worth it!
  1. Contact her by clicking HERE.
  2. Request the $299.00 Boca Mom Halloween¬†package and mention ‚Äúmodernbocamom‚ÄĚ for an additional 15% off!¬†Package includes:¬†One-hour of photography time at one location PLUS a minimum of 75 downloadable images through your own private password-protected online gallery. There‚Äôs no obligation to purchase prints (even though I often do), which I kind of love. One price = all the photos
  3. Download your photos and enjoy them as much as we love ours!

Sponsored: This Mickey and Minnie Mouse Halloween photoshoot post was hosted by Sweet Memories Photography. 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. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I received a complimentary 1-hour photoshoot, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

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Why 257,000 Florida Kids Don’t Have Health & Dental Coverage

It’s a staggering number, right? According to Florida KidCare, approximately 257,000 kids in our state don’t have health and dental coverage. And why is that? Because many families haven’t applied. It’s oftentimes that simple.

I’m so excited to announce that my family and I have partnered with Florida KidCare to share what we think is extremely important information with Modern Boca Mom readers over the next few months.¬†As kids get back into the swing of school after summer…and a hurricane, it‚Äôs now that time of year to make sure you have all of the essential tools in place to keep your kids happy and healthy.

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Photo by Sweet Memories Photography
Apply for Florida KidCare HERE
But what is Florida KidCare Florida Health and Dental Coverage?

Florida KidCare is designed specifically with kids in mind. Their coverage provides children with access to the services they need at each stage of growth and development. Health and dental services are delivered through quality plans that offer a choice of local doctors, dentists, specialists, hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare providers.

Yes, Florida KidCare does include free, subsidized and full-pay options based on family income/household size and most families pay nothing at all! However, families who do not qualify for free or subsidized coverage may purchase a competitively priced Florida health and dental coverage full-pay plan. That was news to me!

Florida Health and Dental Coverage
Photo by Sweet Memories Photography

Florida KidCare came in extremely handy for my family in 2014 when I lost my job and decided to become a full-fledged MOMpreneur. #dailybocaavery was less than a year old and I was pretty much freaking out that I wouldn’t be able to afford her pediatrician visits. Luckily, I didn’t have to worry. Watch this video to learn more about that challenging time in our lives:

Did you know the 5 counties in Florida with the highest number of uninsured children are Miami-¬≠Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Orange and Hillsborough? If you don’t have¬†Florida health and dental coverage, what’s holding you back from exploring Florida KidCare? Enrollment is open NOW, so don’t delay and apply today!

Apply for Florida KidCare HERE
Florida Health and Dental Coverage
Photo by Sweet Memories Photography

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Sponsored: This post was sponsored by Florida KidCare. 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 the provider. 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.

Trying for a Healthy Halloween this Year? Celebrate “GoGoWeen” with GoGo squeeZ

When you receive an Apple Pumpkin Spice Applesauce care package from GoGo squeeZ in the mail, as a mom…you get excited. Why? Because you finally realize there’s a healthy Halloween treat out there that your kid (and other kids) will actually LIKE. Dubbed “GoGoWeen”, this is the newest celebration in our Modern Boca household this year!

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