Category Archives: KIDS

Parents Gotta Work? 2018 Thanksgiving Break Camps for South Florida Kids

With Palm Beach County schools closed all Thanksgiving week, some families hit the road! Others…still might have to go to work. 😉 What to do with your kids? Check out our 2018 Boca Thanksgiving Break Camps Roundup for all your options!


2018 Boca Thanksgiving Break Camps

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DIY Greatest Showman Costume | Sugar Sand Park Photo Shoot with Sweet Memories Photography

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for… I think Sweet Memories Photography and I might have outdone ourselves this Halloween! We started a tradition 3 years ago taking cute costumed photos of #dailybocaavery. Then, we added in my nephew Aden after he was born– it’s a fun (but tiring) process. Boca Raton photographer, Naomi Phelps, and I scout locations, get the kids dolled up (with the help of my sister of course). Then, we basically bribe them to pose adorably for the camera. Hey- gotta do it for the ‘gram! Avery informed me back in March that she wanted to be Anne, the trapeze artist from The Greatest Showman, for Halloween. I think it was the pink hair. Maybe Zac Efron. Of course, no such costume exists on Amazon. So, I had to somehow “Rewrite the Stars” and create a DIY Greatest Showman costume for her. And obviously, Avery convinced her aunt to turn Aden into a tiny ringmaster to match.

Here are the adorable results! {And continue reading below to see how you can dress your child up as “Anne / Zendaya” too}


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Fall Family Activities: The EveryParent App Has Recommendations for All

This post was sponsored by Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County parenting app. All opinions expressed in this blog post about fall family fun in Palm Beach County 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.


It’s fall y’all! I know, it’s hard to believe with the current (blazing) temperatures outside. But, pumpkin spice lattes are at Starbucks and Target is STOCKED with every Halloween costume under the (Florida) sun!

Fall Family Fun in Palm Beach County
Exhibit A | Photo by Sweet Memories Photography

I broke the news last month, but I’m so excited to be working with Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County! They are doing BIG things in our local community, especially when it comes to expecting mamas and families of young children. I recently downloaded their NEW EveryParent app to keep track of all the fall fun in Palm Beach County for families.

And do you know what I learned? We’re going to need some costumes…major costumes for all of the amazing fall events ahead. Download for yourself and check out my picks straight from the EveryParent app below!

Download the EveryParent App HERE
Check out the EveryParent Mobile Website HERE

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Tackling Teenage Teeth: Stop Your Boca Teen from Doing This ASAP

We’re excited to have Dr. Popper of Junior Smiles back with us this month for Part II of our “Tackling Teenage Teeth” blog series! (Read Part I about when your child might need braces HERE.) This month, Dr. Popper is talking about all of the annoying oral habits you need to get your Boca Raton teenager to stop doing NOW. I get it– easier said than done, but as parents I guess we have to try!



Dr. Popper, Junior Smiles | Boca Raton Teenager
Dr. Popper, Junior Smiles

I know, I know: teenagers! I guess I was one myself, thousands of years ago. Although for the life of me, I can’t believe I did any of, you know, those things teenagers do. But I did. We all did…

In terms of my own oral health, I definitely can’t forget “those things” because I’m reminded of them every day working with my Boca Raton teenager patients. I’m going to get to the lifestyle issues in just a moment, but I want to point out that there’s at least one teenage oral health issue that isn’t due to their behavioral antics.

Did you know that a little over half of all teenagers (including Boca Raton teenagers) have gum disease, aka gingivitis, in some form?

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