Category Archives: CLASSES & THINGS TO DO

West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit to Premier Summer 2017

A new summer West Palm Beach butterfly exhibit is coming to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium! It starts May 6th and wraps up September 29th! Fun for the whole family, “Amazing Butterflies” details the entire life cycle of the well-loved and beautiful insect.

Visitors will experience the challenges of being a caterpillar as it transforms into a beautiful butterfly. You’ll discover how caterpillars eat, move and live through a hands-on maze. It will be filled with activities the whole family will enjoy!

West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit Summer 2017

West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit- Summer 2017

Guests of all ages can learn what it’s like to fly like a butterfly, walk like a caterpillar and avoid getting stuck in a spider web. After learning about the life cycle of the butterfly, guests can explore butterfly gardens. They are located throughout the Science Center’s NEW Conservation Course, an 18-hole miniature golf course, to get an up-close look at the beautiful insects.

West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit Summer 2017

Tickets to “Amazing Butterflies” are included in the South Florida Science Center’s general admission. It is $15 for adults, $11 for children 3-12 and free to members and children under 3. For more information, call 561-832-1988 or visit

iFly With My Family | NEW Indoor Skydiving in Ft. Lauderdale

So…I took my 3 year-old SKYDIVING. Indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale that is, at the brand new iFLY!  

indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale iFLY

Judge me if you will (try not to though), but it was one of the most amazing family activities we’ve ever done together! Indoor skydiving was exhilarating, totally unique…and you pretty much look ridiculous doing it together. As a parent, I call  that #WINNING whether you have a toddler or a teenager!

indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale iFLY

Indoor Skydiving in Fort Lauderdale: iFLY

iFLY, the world’s largest indoor skydiving operation, is now delivering the dream of flight to adventure seekers age 3 to 103 in South Florida. With iFLY, people of all ages and abilities can experience human flight in a safe, comfortable and fun environment without having to jump out of an airplane.

PTL because I ain’t doing THAT. Nor am I letting any close family members do THAT.

indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale iFLY
Sporting my LL Scene Swag. I am a smart blonde! 🙂

iFLY is a marvel of engineering that replicates the sensation of freefall, creating conditions that allow you to fly on a smooth cushion of air.

In layman’s terms: you hover over a giant fan in a big, glass tube.

indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale iFLY
Yep, that’s me!
How does it work?

To prepare for your flight experience, you’ll complete a short training class guided by one of iFLY’s flight and safety instructors. Then, you’ll suit up in your flight gear, including goggles, helmet and flight suit, and enter the flight chamber.

indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale iFLY

MBMOM TIP: Mommas, put your/your child’s hair in a low bun or braid if you can. I can’t tell you how many intense tangles I had in my (short) hair post-flight! I also recommend going for the full face helmet as it helps restrict the airflow around your head. This momma drooled like crazy, LOL! Real cute.

With the help of iFLY certified flight instructors, you’ll actually learn to fly and control your body in the air. And it is tricky! Check out these videos:

We each flew 2x for one minute each time. The first flight…you’re pretty much getting your bearings. It’s shockingly a lot of core work and frankly just feels weird. The second time, you can add a “high flying upgrade” to your family flight package and really soar! I definitely recommend it as you’ll feel more comfortable the second time around AND have a lot more fun knowing what to expect.

MBMOM TIP: After donning all the flightgear, my daughter started to get a little nervous. I told her she only had to try it once and she totally did it…but only once. Make sure you get all of your photos/video on the first try in case your kiddo chickens out of round 2. iFLY also takes amazing professional photos and videos that you can purchase for a small fee at the checkout kiosks post-flight.

indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale iFLY

All flight packages include training, flight gear, and flight time with an International Bodyflight Association (IBA*) certified instructor.

You can read all about the iFLY packages available to you HERE.
Birthday Parties at iFLY Fort Lauderdale

Did you know you can also host your next adult celebration or BIRTHDAY PARTY at iFLY?! Not to mention, send your child’s class on an awesome STEM field trip.

The party rooms are amazing and guests can watch all of the high flying action courtesy of flat screen TV’s in each room. CLICK HERE for more events info.

indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale iFLY
Conference Room/Adult Party Room
indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale iFLY
Party Room

11690 West State Road 84 in Davie

*The IBA established the gold standard for training and safety standards for indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale instructors. All iFLY instructors meet or exceed IBA standards. 

Hosted: This indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale post was hosted by iFLY. 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 was given complimentary flights and media for this review, but all opinions are mine.

Summer 2017 Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program at Grandview Prep | REGISTRATION OPEN

The Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program at Grandview Preparatory School is one of the hottest summer class tickets in town! Join us for our next session!

#grandviewmoms Summer 2017 class registration and dates are below! PLEASE CALL 561-416-9737 ext. 1311 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR EMAIL MICHELLE@GRANDVIEWPREP.NET

If you’re hearing about this Boca Raton Mommy and Me program for the first time, here’s some background:

Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program

Each “Modern Boca Mommy & Me” class is held 2-3 times per month (per age group) at Grandview Preparatory School and is specifically tailored to capture the attention and imaginations of children in two age groups:

  • Babies- 6+ weeks to Walkers
  • Toddlers- Confident Walkers to Age 3

Classes will include a rotating schedule of activities including yoga, movement and music– all offered by top notch Grandview Preparatory School Early Childhood faculty. Our program offers moms the chance to have their children learn and explore in a professional educational setting.

How great is that?!

Don’t know much about Grandview Preparatory School? They are an independent college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1997 in east Boca Raton. Student enrollment is offered for Preschool (age 3) through Grade 12.

Grandview redefines ‘Preparatory’ with innovative learning experiences and focus on character and values.  In class and beyond, Grandview students discover their talents, create their own path, engage in meaningful activities, and contribute to the community.


Babies Class Pass (Babies-Walkers, 6 classes/$15.00 per class) is $90.00 for June-July 2017 classes.
Toddlers Class Pass (Strong Walkers-Age 3, 6 classes/$15.00 per class) is $90.00 for June-July 2017 classes.

Please see details below on how to register for the “Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me” summer session!



“Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program” Baby Class Dates (all at 10:30 a.m.):

6 Weeks- Walking

JUNE (10:30AM-11:15AM):

6/8  BABIES- Musikgarten with Miss Jules

6/14  BABIES- Musikgarten with Miss Jules

6/21 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

JULY (10:30AM-11:15AM):

7/14 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

7/21 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

7/28 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah


“Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program” Toddler Class Dates (all at 10:30 a.m.):

Strong Walkers – Age 3

JUNE (10:30AM-11:15AM):

6/6 Water Play Party TODDLERS

6/13 TODDLERS- Yoga with Miss Lisa

6/20 TODDLERS- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

JULY (10:30AM-11:15AM):

7/13 TODDLERS- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

7/20 TODDLERS- Yoga with Miss Lisa

7/27 TODDLERS- Yoga with Miss Lisa


Located at: Grandview Preparatory School

336 Spanish River Blvd. NW

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Space is limited to 15 families for babies and 20 families for toddlers (per class). Please note: the “Mommy & Me Yoga” and “Dance” classes are only for children who are walking confidently on their own.*

“Mommy & Me Yoga” Class Description: With yoga as the foundation, this class will be filled with music and movement, games, and relaxation. We’ll bark in downward dog, moo in cow, and flutter our wings in butterfly, while we take a yoga journey that your child will never forget!

Please note that Grandview Preparatory School is a peanut and tree nut-free campus. For the safety of their students, we ask that you refrain from bringing any item that may include peanuts and/or tree nuts (including those items that are processed in the same facility). Thank you for your adherence to this policy.

Sponsored: This “Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program” post was sponsored by Grandview Preparatory School. 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 have been compensated or given a product free of charge, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

When Did the Sugar Sand Park Science Playground Open in 2017?

The Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District just announced that the Sugar Sand Park Science Playground opening to the public will be…

UPDATE: March 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The initial public opening scheduled for March 18 has been canceled due to colder temperatures, which have caused the curing time for the soft safety surface to be extended. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope you will join us on March 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to see the newly renovated, accessible playground!

The reopening will come after a week of circus and science-themed activities. These will be during the “Big Top, Big Universe” Spring Break event running March 17- 25. How excited are you?!

The NEW inclusive playground will feature new swings, slides, and an expanded climbing structure. It will allow for greater access to people of all ages and abilities. And, it will offer greater visibility for parents and children alike.

Sugar Sand Park Science Playground Opening

In order to preserve the history of the original playground, built in 1995 by both professionals and volunteers, the iconic “smiling face” still stands. They have also kept all of the names of volunteers on the pickets surrounding the structure. The updated interactive water feature will showcase various sea creatures. A new train station-themed toddler play area has also been been added. We can’t wait for the Sugar Sand Park Science Playground opening!

Sugar Sand Park Science Playground Opening March 25th

Built to American Society for Testing & Materials standards by Nujak Development, the playground will be stronger and safer. It will have a soft, impact-attenuating ground surface. This surface is also the key to the wayfinding feature. This allows parents and children to pinpoint their exact location within the playground through identifying markings.

Sugar Sand Park Science Playground Opening

I know so many Boca parents will be taking advantage of this playground year-round!

2017 South Florida Summer Camp Roundup

It’s already March and I can’t believe families like mine are already in the market for a SUMMER CAMP! But shoot, here we are. I have done my 2017 South Florida Summer Camps digging and found out there is a great option for every child whether you’re in Boca Raton or beyond in South Florida.

If your son/daughter is into theater, dance, sports, gymnastics, surfing– you name it–we have a 2017 South Florida Summer Camps recommendation below for you!

*** 2017 South Florida Summer Camps Featured Listing ***

2017 South Florida Summer Camps

 Camp Twisters

At Camp Twisters, we realize you have many choices when it comes to finding the best Summer camp for your child.  If your child LOVES climbing, jumping, running and flipping, then they will have a BLAST at Twisters.  Whether your child spends a session, a day, a week or the whole summer at Twisters, their time here will be filled with loads of fun!

We are excited to offer 10 weeks of fun in our clean, state-of-the-art facility with our professional, safety-certified staff! Registration includes the camp sessions of your choice, gymnastics instruction, healthy snack & juice each day, arts & crafts, movie time, fun & games! Lunch is available daily for $7.  In addition to summer camp, Twisters offers many day camps throughout the school year during holiday breaks and teacher work days! Click to see a typical day at Camp Twisters:

3100 NW Boca Raton Blvd #308

Boca Raton, FL


6805 Lyons Technology Circle

Coconut Creek, FL


CONTACT: Boca Raton -561-750-6001 or Coconut Creek -954-725-9199

*** 2017 South Florida Summer Camps Featured Listing ***

2017 South Florida Summer Camps

Be Cool this Summer! Curated Camp Experiences by Space of Mind

Summer Discovery! Space of Mind summer campers in middle and high school will explore their passions and discover new ones through the arts, music, movement, cooking, fitness, filmmaking, songwriting, yoga, maker labs and even environmental studies. Our experienced team of coaches have curated fun, personalized and exciting learning experiences including Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Adventure, Farm-to-Table Culinary Creations and Everything Water!

Campers can also hone their academic skills, whether for course credit or just remediation and enrichment. High school students looking to complete their online course requirement (through FLVS or another platform), make up credits or get ahead can do so in a fun and inspiring environment where academic coaches are on-hand to offer support, guidance, organizational and study skills. In addition, the Save our City Sustainable Summer Program allows campers to become a civil engineer for the summer and design a city that can sustain itself as our future redefines the environment and our way of life.  Have your child learn and grow socially, emotionally, creatively and intellectually this summer – all while having an aweSOMe time!

Parent Camp!

When moms and dads tour our whimsical and inspiring space, they always ask for a parent program! On Thursday evenings this summer get artsy, learn to cook healthy family meals, do yoga, enjoy wine and food pairings, learn to raise a tech-savvy and safe child, and more! Most of all, meet other parents just like you and have FUN!

Babysitting Drop-In!

Plan a date night and we will entertain your kids with fun activities, snacks and drinks.

Programs for kids run Mondays-Thursdays, June 12th-August 3rd from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and half day is available from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Parent Camp is held from June 15th-August 3rd from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Babysitting drop in is available from June 17th – August 5th on Saturdays from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

102 N. Swinton Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33444


CONTACT: 877-407-1122;

*** 2017 South Florida Summer Camps Featured Listing ***

STEM Camp with Wacky Wild Science

Campers (ages 6-8 and 9-12) go on a wild adventure with Wacky Wild Science. They interact with live land and ocean animals, conduct awesome experiments, become archeologists, make volcanoes erupt, travel through space in our mobile planetarium – and so much more!

Included in your Week-Long STEM Package:
  • 5 Full Days Packed with Hands-on STEM-based Activities
    • MONDAY: Get up close and personal with LIVE Creepy Crawlers (bugs, reptiles and arachnids). Campers even design their own insect houses before releasing lady bugs outside!
    • TUESDAY: Conduct hands-on experiments and become a robotics engineer.
    • WEDNESDAY: Dive into an underwater ecosystem and meet ocean animals.
    • THURSDAY: Dig & dissect while discovering real fossils, bones, and rocks. Then, make a volcano erupt!
    • FRIDAY: Turn down the lights and digitally travel through space in a mobile planetarium spaceship.
  • Supplies for Daily Take Home Projects
  • Published student written article on (online community of young journalists and digital magazine written by students in Florida)
  • Healthy Lunch Every Day
  • STEM Camp T-Shirt
  • Experienced STEM Educators (Current University Students, BA and MBA Staff)
  • Camp curriculum is developed by Wacky Wild Science. We’re a locally owned STEM-based education service with 11 years of experience inspiring students throughout South Florida with live animals, fun experiments and innovative technology.

Saint Andrew’s School
3900 Jog Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33434


CONTACT: 561-210-2100 

*** 2017 South Florida Summer Camps Featured Listing ***

Modern Boca Mommy & Me for Babies AND Toddlers

“Modern Boca Mommy & Me” class is held 3 times per month (per age group) at Grandview Preparatory School and is specifically tailored to capture the attention and imaginations of children in two age groups: Babies- 6+ weeks to Walkers; Toddlers- Confident Walkers to Age 3.

Classes will include a rotating schedule of activities including yoga, movement and music– all offered by top notch Grandview Preparatory School Early Childhood faculty.

Babies or Toddlers Class Pass (6 classes/$15.00 per class) is $90.00 for June-July 2017 classes. More on how to register for the “Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me” summer session + schedule, click HERE.

336 Spanish River Blvd. NW

Boca Raton


CONTACT: 561-416-9737 ext. 1311;


Here are Modern Boca Mom’s picks for 2017 South Florida Summer Camps:

Waves Surf Academy

Waves Surf Academy and The City of Delray Beach Surf Camp runs on select weekends, spring & summer dates. The spring break camp program is March 20th – March 24th. The summer camp program is from June – August. The surf camp is Monday though Friday from 9:00 a.m -2:30 p.m. We offer both daily and weekly camp rates. The camp offers a surf program to meet everyone’s needs. Whether you have never surfed before and always dreamed of learning or if you just want to improve your existing skills, we have the coaching that will enable you to reach your goals.

Anchor Park

340 South Ocean Boulevard

Delray Beach, FL 33444


CONTACT: Eric Dernick at 561-843-0481

Organic Movements Dance School Summer Dance Intensives

Organic Movements Dance School in East Boca Raton offers both a ½ Day Summer Dance Intensive for students ages 3+ (students must be 3 by January 1, 2017) as well as their traditional Full-Day Dance Intensive for students ages 7 – 18. Both programs are taught in their state of the art, professionally appointed 5,200 sq ft facilities, which feature an in-house performance space, sprung floor, full-length mirrors, sound systems, kitchen and dressing rooms. Each 3 week Session culminates in a performance review on the last Friday of the session at 4:00pm (12:00pm for the 1/2 Day Intensive students).

Dance Intensive Details

The ½ Day Dance Intensive runs M – F from 8:30am – 12:00pm. Students are introduced to foundational technique in an array of genres of dance, creative movement and performance arts, including: Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Creative Movement, Acro/Tumbling, Prop-Making, and music.

Students enrolled in the Full-Day Dance Intensive are placed according to technique level. Each morning is devoted to technical training, and afternoons are comprised of choreography as well as strength & conditioning training. The programs strongest focus is on classical ballet, yet each session will also focus on introducing, exposing and educating students in different dance disciplines to help create well-rounded dancers. Intermediate and Advanced level students’ training is reinforced through pointe/pre-pointe and classical variations. Additional genres of training vary by session, but include: Modern, Jazz, Broadway Dance, Contemporary and Lyrical.

2400 NW Boca Raton Blvd., Suite 12

Boca Raton, FL 33431


CONTACT: 561-395-6111;

Boca Raton Therapeutic Summer Camp

If your child has mild to moderate therapeutic needs that may benefit from the tools of therapy and fun and playful activities directed by licensed mental health professionals, then this 2017 South Florida summer camp is for you!

Designed for kids PK-5th grade, morning sessions are available from 9:00 a.m.-Noon. Weekly dates are available 6/5-6/26 and 7/10-7/31. $400 per week.

6971 N. Federal Hwy. #301

Boca Raton, FL 33487


CONTACT: 954-892-8603;

Summer was Made for Adventure at the South Florida Science Center

Summer is made for adventure! Perfect for young scientists ages 4-14, each exciting week of camp offers hands-on exploration on a variety of topics in science, engineering and technology. The days are packed with interactive lessons, daring laboratories, themed crafts, and outdoor activities led by our expert Science Educators. Themes include Seaside Science, Underwater Robotics, MinecraftEDU: Xtreme and many more!

Additional information: Camps run from June 5th to August 11th Mon.-Fri. from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with before & aftercare available from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. These camps are also offered at our Jupiter satellite location, STEM Studio.

4801 Dreher Trail N.

West Palm Beach, FL 33405


CONTACT: 561-832-2026;

Super Stars Summer Camp

At Super Stars, your child will learn the fundamental skills of sports through a variety of games. Children will engage in recreation and fitness activities, which will enhance their strength and motor skills. Activities include swimming, soccer, basketball, water slides, kickball, relay races, color war, obstacle courses, bounce houses, team challenges and much more!

Sports, fun and activities in Boca Raton at Loggers’ Run Middle School. Super Stars is entering their 14th year of providing fun for children grades k-6. This unique camp concept offers sports and activities in an environment that promotes FUN, fitness, health and sportsmanship. This non-travel camp for ages 4 to 12 keeps your child safe and active throughout the day.

Loggers’ Run Middle School

11584 W Palmetto Park Rd.

Boca Raton, FL 33428



CONTACT: 954-444-8548;

Sugar Sand Park Summer Camp

This summer children ages 5-16 have an incredible number of full and half-day camp options at Sugar Sand Park Community Center! Engaging programs range from rock music to robotics, drama to film, Explorium science to fitness, art to yoga, writing and more!  And for working parents, the Community Center offers an extended afternoon option to 5:30pm.

The Community Center’s specialty programs offer parents and kids quality programs by popular instructors like Director’s Cut Film Workshops, Mad Science of Palm Beach, Happy Sunshine Yoga, Curtain Call Playhouse and Sugar Sand Park’s Children Science Explorium. Programs will run weekly June 5 through August 11 and with some multi-week options for the more in-depth advanced programs.  Space is limited. Registration is now open and can be done in person at the Community Center or online for households with an existing online account. The Community Center is open Monday-Friday 8am-10pm; Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday and holidays 10am-5pm. For more information about Summer Camp visit or call 561-347-3900.

Sugar Sand Park Community Center/ 300 S. Military Trail

Boca Raton, FL 33486


CONTACT: 561-347-3900

iD Tech Camps

iD Tech Camps is a summer technology program for students ages 7-17 with 180 locations across the US including 6 in Florida. We offer courses in programming, video game design, robotics, cryptography, 3D modeling/printing, filmmaking, photography, and more. These weeklong day and overnight summer camps include hands-on, personalized technology instruction and a variety of fun summer camp activities. iD Tech courses are led by tech-savvy staff in a dynamic, pressure-free learning environment. Our goal is to help our kids gain a love of learning through building critical 21st-century STEM skills, and have fun while doing it.

South Florida Locations Include: Florida Atlantic University, Pine Crest- Fort Lauderdale, & University of Miami

WEBSITE: Learn More Information and Register at:

CONTACT: 408-871-3748

Showtime Performing Arts Theatre Summer Camp 2017

Audition, Act, Sing, Dance and Perform! Offering 10 exciting weeks, June 5th – August 11th. Attend all sessions or just parts of the summer. Learn and fine-tune your performance skills from the very best Theatre Professionals South Florida has to offer! Now in our 11th year in the beautiful Royal Palm Plaza, Downtown Boca Raton, we have been voted Best Academic/Arts Program in Palm Beach County and Best Children’s Theatre in South Florida! Open year-round, we produce and perform over 20 family musicals per year in our intimate theater and teaching studios.

General camp hours are 9am-3pm with early and after care options from 8am-6pm featuring sessions for ages 3 through teens. Tuition begins at $300 + call for discounts. Dance, acting and voice classes after camp only $10 per class (normally $20)!  Voted “Best Summer Camp” and sold out 10 years in a row! Don’t be left out!

503 SE Mizner Blvd

Boca Raton

WEBSITE: For details, discounts and registration, visit our website 

CONTACT: 561-394-2626

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Sponsored: This 2017 South Florida Summer Camps Roundup was sponsored by the camps featured. 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 have been compensated, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

i9 Sports Spring 2017 Registration Open for South Palm Beach County

It was love at first sight when I learned about the i9 Sports program in Boca/Delray. As a mom blogger, I often get asked for local recommendations for families. After chatting with the organization and seeing some of the teams in action, I knew i9 was changing the game (pun intended) for youth sports! And i9 Sports South Palm Beach spring 2017 registration is now open!

i9 Sports South Palm Beach

Your child can sign up for Soccer, Flag Football or Baseball at i9 Sports South Palm Beach.

i9 Sports South Palm Beach County Spring Season Venues:

Starts April 1/2- Space will be limited in March so act fast!

One Day Per Week. Boys and Girls ages 3-13.

Days and Venues:

  • Saturdays at Omni Middle in Boca or Trinity Lutheran in Delray
  • Sundays at Olympic Heights HS

i9 Sports offers youth sports leagues, camps and clinics for boys and girls ages 3-17 in today’s most popular sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball, T-Ball and cheerleading. With a focus on fun, safety, convenience and good sportsmanship, i9 Sports Boca is reinventing the youth sports experience for families across the country and here in and around Boca Raton.


i9 Sports South Palm Beach


i9 Sports has core principles that they stand by. They want your child to have fun, be included, be safe, learn about good sportsmanship and and healthy competition. They even make parents take a pledge to “be nice.”

  • All skill levels welcome – No tryouts! No drafts!
  • Everyone plays – every game
  • No fundraisers of any kind! (Which is amazing for a working parent like me)
  • No mandatory volunteering! (Again, amazing for a working parent like me)
  • One day per week – practice is conveniently scheduled prior to the game.
  • Trained officials at every game.

For someone who really wants to expose their kids to sports, but doesn’t want to spend their entire weekend at the ballpark or field, THIS IS IDEAL!

i9 Sports South Palm Beach

Spring Registration has already started and i9 Sports is offering MBMom readers readers a special deal. Use code “MBMom” and you’ll save $15! 

Sponsored: This post was sponsored by i9 Sports. 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 have been compensated, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

2017 Spring Break Programs, Classes, Activities & More at Sugar Sand Park

Spring Break 2017 is only a few weeks away! Have you started looking for a spring break camp in Boca Raton yet? If you don’t have the luxury of taking the whole week off to be with your kids (is is really a luxury though?), then we have a great, local solution: Sugar Sand Park.

Sugar Sand Park’s spring break camp in Boca Raton this year includes week-long programs, daily classes, and more from March 17-25!

spring break camp in Boca Raton

This year’s spring break theme, “Big Top, Big Universe,” will feature activities such as face painting, a juggling workshop, and Cirque Du Jour’s It’s Circus…It’s Science in the Willow Theatre on March 25.

This family-friendly show will explore the “science of the circus” and help kids familiarize themselves with basic scientific principles through circus tricks, stunts, and skills (ticket details below).

There will also be a family-friendly movie on March 22 in the Maple Room. Tickets are $1 and include the movie, popcorn, and a drink.

Get ready to have some fun under the Boca big top!

Programs for the week include:

  • Bright & Smart 3D printing
  • Drawing & Painting Art Class
  • Fun & Fitness Activities program
  • Fun Chefs
  • Curtain’s Up Drama Workshop
  • Theatre Make Up activity 

The Explorium will also be hosting Spring Break Blast from March 20-24 for grades 1-5. Campers will perform activities and experiments, play games, and more! Starlab Adventure (March 24) will give kids the opportunity to explore the galaxy in the inflatable planetarium.

More details >>>

The Community Center will feature Food On The Field, where food trucks and vendors will set up at the park around midday from March 22-25. Whether your family is participating in Spring Break programming or not, families can bring a blanket, sit outside and spend some time at the park with good food and Community Center activities!

spring break camp in Boca Raton

To register for programs, call the Community Center at 561.347.3900. Information is also available on the website at
It’s Circus…It’s Science tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 & under, and attendees of all ages must have a ticket.  They can be purchased in person at the Box Office, by calling 561.347.3948, or online at

Sponsored: This post is sponsored by Sugar Sand Park. All opinions expressed in this blog post about their spring break camp in Boca Raton are my own. They are 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 have been compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Beauty and the Beast Coloring Sheets + HSN Collaboration Details

It’s Disney news day! We have NEW featurettes from the film to share along with some awesome Beauty and the Beast coloring sheets to download and print for your Boca Belle…or beast. 🙂 We also have some details on the movie’s upcoming collaboration with HSN. Let’s just say the collection is nothing short of magical!

Having seen the first 8 minutes of the film at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration (!!!), you MUST check these new clips out:

Download these Beauty and the Beast coloring sheets:











To recap, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic. It refashions the classic characters from the “tale as old as time” for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.

How do I look with the Beast’s enchanted rose?

Did you know Disney and HSN recently collaborated on a special Beauty and the Beast collection?

Bloggers and influencers had the opportunity to preview HSN’s offerings at the 2017 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and the collection was pretty spectacular– not cheesy at all like I was expecting! (You never know!!!)

Beauty and the Beast Coloring Sheets
Handcrafted hook pillow [“Be Our Guest”] by Clever Carriage, ($69.95)

I’m obsessed with that pillow.

On Wednesday March 1st, HSN will launch a digital storefront on, with all of this special “Beauty and the Beast” merchandise. Beginning at 11 p.m. on March 14th through midnight on March 15th, HSN will invite customers to “Be HSN’s Guest” as it launches the exclusive collection via an interactive on-air shopping experience inspired by the Disney movie.

Items in the Beauty and the Beast collection include clothing, shoes, jewelry, china, glassware, home decor items and more!

Beauty and the Beast for HSN
Bone china tea sets and accessories by Royal Albert

Are you counting down the days until the movie is released on March 17th? I know we are. Hopefully this HSN collection tides me over in the meantime…


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Have Some Xtreme Fun at Xtreme Action Park in Ft. Lauderdale

Looking for some Xtreme Fun and entertainment in 2017? Then look no further than Ft. Lauderdale’s Xtreme Action Park!

Sweet Hot Mess Shelby back to let you in on some Xtreme Fun and exciting local South Florida news. Xtreme Action Park, Florida’s largest family indoor entertainment center, has announced new attractions and details on “Phase Two” of its ongoing expansion!

Xtreme Action Park Ft. Lauderdale

This thrilling park now offers more than 10 interactive attractions; such as the all new Bazooka Blast Glow in the Dark Arena and the Evolution Escape Rooms. It’s fun for adults and kids alike!

Xtreme Action Park

They also feature an XD Dark Ride 3D Theater, a *super cool* Rockin Jump Trampoline Park and so much more.

Xtreme Action Park

They also offer some awesome event spaces that cater to a wide range of corporate activities and special occasions (think: birthday party of the year).

Xtreme Action Park

After a fun day of burning off some energy with the kiddos you can head to the All-American Café for a burger and fries. If your sweet tooth is aching, you can enjoy 30 flavors of creamy ice cream and treats at the Hershey’s Shake Shoppe.

With Florida temps inevitably heating up again this spring, this is a great time for the kids (and your inner kid) to go have some “Xtreme Fun” together!

5300 S Powerline Rd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

My name is Shelby and I am the Founder of The Sweet Hot Mess, a blog and beauty brand inspired by my life being such a sweet and beautiful one, even though (despite my best efforts) I am almost always a hot mess. I have such a passion for beauty, positivity, fashion and making things around me beautiful.

NEW Palm Beach Zoo Exhibits Open, Introduces Female Florida Panther

Exciting news, MBMoms! The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society just unveiled new Palm Beach Zoo exhibits in its Florida wetlands section. Here’s the scoop…

NEW Palm Beach Zoo Exhibits

The crown jewel of these new exhibits is the John and Carole Moran ‘Panther Prowl,’ home to both cougar Micco and a rescued Florida female panther Sassafras a.k.a. “Sassy”.

New Palm Beach Zoo Exhibits

Sassy was in the temporary care of the Naples Zoo before arriving at Palm Beach Zoo. She was rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in Collier-Seminole State Park. It is believed the orphan panther’s mother was hit and killed by a vehicle on U.S. 41 East in the early part of October 2015.

New Palm Beach Zoo Exhibits

“Sassy was at such a young age when she was left to fend for herself, she will never be able to return to the wild,” explained Nancy Nill, Associate Curator for the Zoo. “Simply put, she is a survivor.”

Don’t forget about the reptiles…

Mardi, the zoo’s resident white alligator also received a new spacious home with stunning underwater views. The bald eagle exhibit, the roseate spoonbill, and the ibis exhibits were also upgraded.

New Palm Beach Zoo Exhibits

We can’t wait to schedule our next visit to see the new Palm Beach Zoo exhibits!

About the Palm Beach Zoo Exhibits & Conservation Society

The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches exists to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. We advance our conservation mission through endangered species propagation, education and support of conservation initiatives in the field. Our commitment to sustainable business practices elevates our capacity to inspire others. The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is located at 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit