Category Archives: MBMOMS-TO-BE

So, You’re A Modern Boca Mom (or Dad) To Be? There’s a Class for That!

Congratulations! You’re expecting your own #BocaBaby…how awesome is that?! Surely between bottles and diapers and car seats and classes, you are researching like crazy and seeking out only the absolute best for your Boca bundle! And whether it’s your first, your last, or maybe just one in between, newborns require around-the-clock care. While Modern Boca Mom can certainly help you find the nearest drive-thru Starbucks or blow dry bar, there ARE some tips and tricks you’ll need as a new parent for all that other stuff (AKA taking care of a human life, no biggie…). 

Luckily for all you parents-to-be, Boca’s top pediatricians (as voted by Sun-Sentinel) are now offering a one-of-a-kind Boca class for pregnancy for expectant parents. And, it’s different from any other out there!

Boca Class for Pregnancy: BABY UNIVERSITY by Boca VIPediatrics

Get ready to head to BABY UNIVERSITY by Boca VIPediatrics, our town’s favorite class for expectant parents! Grab your backpack, folders and pencils because school is in session. Whether you receive your Bachelors in Bottles or PhD in Pampers, you’ll be ready to face the world in your new role as mommy or daddy. If you’re expecting for the first time, or simply need a refresher for your next baby, you won’t want to miss this Boca class for pregnancy!

Here’s 5 Reasons Why:
  1. It Won’t Be Boring! Dr. Rudnick and Dr. Gilbert will keep you laughing nonstop. This Boca class for pregnancy is held in an interactive setting that feels more like hanging out with friends than a boring all-day study session! With games, prizes and great information, it’s no wonder this class sells out every time.

2. The Most Up-To-Date Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Since this class is taught by two board-certified pediatricians, you’ll be getting the most up-to-date information. This class has everything you need to know about caring for your newborn.

Your Professors: No ‘University’ would be complete without professors! Baby University is taught by South Florida’s favorite baby doctors, Chad Rudnick, MD & Paul Gilbert MD!

4. The Swag Bags! Aside from all of the great information you’ll receive about newborn care, you’ll receive a diaper swag bag filled with some of the best baby product samples for you to take home.

5. Did Someone Say “Food?” Your Baby University ticket includes a delicious bagel breakfast to satisfy those pregnancy cravings (and ‘hangry’ dads)!

I’m told tickets are selling out very quickly for their next class, coming up on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. So hurry! Grab your spot!

To purchase tickets and reserve your spot, visit

Sponsored: This post was sponsored by Boca VIPediatrics. 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 compensated for this post, but all opinions are mine.

Our Friends Won’t Start a Family Because of Student Loan Debt

It’s true. The other night, my husband caught up with one of his guy friends who’s lived with his girlfriend in New York City for more than a few years now. He told him that they aren’t getting married or starting a family because of her massive student loan debt.

There’s something seriously wrong with that. They both have great jobs (thanks to a good, yet clearly expensive) education. But, they work in an industry that requires them to live in or near big city. They are able to pay their (I’m sure somewhat higher than average) rent and bills each month, no problem. But due to massive student loan debt, there’s not enough money left over to save up to buy a house or pay for an engagement ring. That’s maddening to me!

Head to and use code: Boca1718 to get a discounted application fee.

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#modernbocadad and I are some of the lucky ones. We both graduated from college debt-free. I know this isn’t the norm. Student loan debt has reached $1 trillion of debt among Americans and I refuse to let our daughter join that statistic.

I talked about this on the blog before the holidays. But, we officially have a plan in place to prevent massive student loan debt for our child thanks to Florida Prepaid.

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How Florida Prepaid Helps You Avoid Massive Student Loan Debt

Florida Prepaid College Plan allows families to prepay, on a monthly or lump-sum basis, the future cost of 1) college tuition, 2) specified fees and 3) dormitory housing. It’s a simple 1-2-3! When your child is ready for college, the plan pays the tuition and fees at any Florida College or State University. However, 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. This is a win-win for parents!

Head to and use my promo code: ‘Boca1718′ to get $25 off your application fee! It is quick and easy to enroll mamas and the younger your child is, the smaller the monthly payment will be.

Enrollment is open through the end of February 2018! Don’t delay!

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Sponsored: This student loan debt post was sponsored by Florida Prepaid via Bloggin Mamas. 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, so 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.

The Boca Business That Became Hurricane Superheroes

During times of crisis is when people’s true colors really show. Although Boca Raton families dodged a bullet with Hurricane Irma, many are still dealing with major issues. The aftermath of damage to property, zero power, limited access to businesses and of course, the thousands upon thousands of evacuees who are trying to make their way back home.

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Top Pediatricians in Boca Spill Must-Have Parenting Secrets

Top pediatricians in Boca Raton, Doctors Chad Rudnick and Paul Gilbert, are no strangers to answering the most commonly Googled questions for parenting healthy kids. Every day at their local office, they block out an entire hour for their patients to conduct wellness check-ups and answer parents’ questions the way docs did in the good ‘ole days. Thecarry black “house call bags” for actual house visits, keep their cell phones on them 24/7 in case parents have questions via text or email, and spend a TON of time focusing on wellness.

More wellness = healthier patients in their book!

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