Category Archives: KIDS

Help! My Boca Kid Hates to Swim! Tips for Coping…

Stuff happens. Maybe your child fell into the water when he or she was really small and it was super scary. Maybe they’ve had experiences with one too many aggressive swim lessons. Perhaps, as a parent, you’re not the strongest swimmer and are a bit nervous in and around the water. Either way, we are headed towards summer in South Florida and your child hates to swim.

And you don’t know what to do about it.

Of course you understand that learning to swim is a safety must. And even though your child may hate to swim, we as parents can work to reassure them that water can be a safe place. Because learning to swim is a NECESSITY, not a LUXURY in our area. Continue reading Help! My Boca Kid Hates to Swim! Tips for Coping…

Give the Gift of Florida College Tuition Later. Give Your Kids LEGOLAND® Now!

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


Buckle up mamas because the countdown is on! The countdown until 2019 Florida Prepaid open enrollment ends on April 30, 2019 AND the countdown to the LEGOLAND® Florida trip you had no idea you were taking with your family…until now. 😉

That’s right, LEGOLAND®, a partner of Florida Prepaid, would like to reward families who enroll for the largest, longest-running and most successful prepaid program in the whole nation with 50% off park tickets! Any family who enrolls in a prepaid plan during this Open Enrollment season will receive a 50% discount for their family! (3 tickets only, including beneficiary). If you’ve already enrolled, you can expect an email with more details on how to access your tickets after April 20th. However, tickets must be purchased by October 27, 2019.

Florida college tuition and family vacations can get expensive. Why not take advantage of some savings on both fronts?

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What is Florida Prepaid?

Florida Prepaid College Plan allows families to prepay, on a monthly or lump-sum basis, the future cost of Florida college tuition, specified fees and dormitory housing. When your child is ready for college, the plan pays the tuition and fees at any Florida College or State University. If your child attends an out-of-state college or private college, the plan will pay the same amount as it would pay at a public college or university in Florida. 

I’m going to need all the extra money I can get for all those college football games, right? And I guess LEGOLAND® now too…

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***Save $30 on your application fee through April 30, 2019 with my discount code BOCA19***

We’ve created a handy checklist, so you can get rolling with your Florida Prepaid enrollment quickly and easily before the April 30th deadline!

2019 Florida Prepaid Application Printable Checklist

It’s so easy and only takes about 15 minutes to complete!

Florida Prepaid 2019 Application Checklist Modern Boca Mom

Which Florida College Tuition Plan is Right for You?

For our daughter, when she was 4, we decided to start with the 1-Year Florida University Plan. With this Florida college tuition plan, we have been paying a little over $56 per month for 30 credit hours.

This year, at age 5, we decided to add a 1-Year Dormitory Plan. Hey– our girl will need a place to live during her freshman year! Because we started a whole year later, we’ll be paying about $60 per month for that plan. It pays to start early…literally.

Save on Florida college tuition with Florida Prepaid

Florida Prepaid College Plans start at just $47 a month keeping college savings affordable for families. But time is running out!

Get saving with my Florida Prepaid discount code, BOCA19, moms! And enjoy LEGOLAND®!

Save on Florida college tuition with Florida Prepaid

***Save $30 on your application fee through April 30, 2019 with my discount code BOCA19***

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How Long Should It Realistically Take for my Kid to Learn How to Swim?

We talk A LOT about swim safety and the best Boca swim schools on this blog. Living in South Florida, being able to swim is just about as important for our kids as learning how to walk. But parents always seem to have questions– when to start, how often should kids take lessons and how long should it realistically take for my child to learn how to swim in Boca?

We’re here to answer them all with our partner, Florida Swim School! Because learning to swim is a NECESSITY, not a LUXURY in our area. Continue reading How Long Should It Realistically Take for my Kid to Learn How to Swim?

Disney On Ice Presents Frozen in South Florida

If you haven’t heard the buzz or seen the trailer for the second Frozen movie, it’s time to get reacquainted with your favorite icy characters – Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf! Disney Frozen in South Florida is coming to an ice arena near you…

Disney On Ice presents Frozen

South Florida will get the chance to visit the kingdom of Arendelle one more time before the movie comes out when Disney On Ice presents Frozen skates into town. I took #dailybocaavery a few years ago when it traveled to our area for the first time. It is an IMPRESSIVE show! Continue reading Disney On Ice Presents Frozen in South Florida