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Revel in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with The Fresh Market

It’s that time of year again, to don the green attire and celebrate the luck of the Irish with a wee bit of tasty fun! To help its guests get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, The Fresh Market will offer samplings of Irish soda bread, Kerrygold Cheese, pretzels and more through March 17th!

For those looking to create a hearty Irish meal at home, The Fresh Market suggests its Irish Cottage Pie recipe. Traditionally topped with a thick layer of creamy mashed potatoes, the specialty grocer’s delicious recipe saves a few steps by topping the comforting casserole with thinly sliced potatoes and shredded cheese.

Fresh Market Irish Cottage Pie

Fresh Market Irish Cottage Pie

Serves 6-8

1.5 lb. ground sirloin
3 tbsp. Kerrygold Unsalted Butter
1 tbsp. The Fresh Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 c. sweet onion, chopped (about ½ large onion)
2 celery ribs, chopped
2 c. carrots, peeled and diced (about 2 large carrots)
2 tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
1 tbsp. tomato paste
5 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 ½ c. The Fresh Market Beef Stock
1 c. Guinness
1 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
2 bay leaves
1 c. The Fresh Market Frozen Green Peas
1 ½ lbs. red potatoes
1 c. Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese, shredded


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Heat a Dutch oven or a large, wide skillet over medium high heat. Add beef and cook until crumbled and no longer pink. Drain beef of any excess grease and transfer to plate.

Add olive oil and butter to the same pan.  Once the butter melts, add onion, celery, carrots, salt and pepper and sauté until vegetables begin to soften and brown, about 7-10 minutes. Add garlic and tomato paste and cook until garlic is fragrant, about 3 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium and add flour, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Vegetable mixture will become very thick. Whisk in beef stock, beer, rosemary, thyme and bay leaves.  Use a wooden spoon to scrape any bits from the bottom of the pan.

Stir in beef and peas. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook 7-10 minutes. While mixture simmers and thickens, thinly slice red potatoes (the thinner the better).

Spoon mixture into a 10 x 13” or 10 inch round baking dish, both at least 2 inches deep. Top with sliced potatoes, heavily overlapping each. Sprinkle cheese evenly over potatoes. Cover dish loosely with aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, remove foil and return to oven for additional 30 minutes or until pie is bubbling and potatoes are nicely browned.

Remove from oven and allow to rest a minimum of 20 minutes before serving.


Seriously, What Did Boca Moms Do Before Apps?

2017 has been a doozy so far. With the flu and various other ailments hitting our house, work busier than ever, houseguests, travel and school, I am DESPERATE to simplify my life. I’ll be honest—I may have cried a few times over the past few weeks. My poor husband. As a result of the chaos that is my life, I wanted to share a few time saving tips I’ve picked up and how apps make life easier when the going gets BUSY in Boca…

How Apps Make Life Easier + Time Saving Tips

1. Always Know Where You’re Going

I loathe getting lost. If I don’t turn soon enough or miss an exit, I pretty much lose my mind in the car.

As you may have read, I love the LocaLynx app! One of my favorite features? In app directions to retailers, restaurants and businesses! They are simple and connect directly to your phone’s GPS system.

Still wondering how apps make life easier? Answer: This single feature. Download LocaLynx and try it out for yourself!

How apps make life easier

  1. Make Sure You Always Have The Latest Info

Ever head out to run errands and the very place you need is CLOSED? There are few things more annoying than that. Once you download LocaLynx, you’ll always have the latest information regarding operating hours for the local businesses you use plus links to websites for ordering online or purchasing tickets, etc.

You can also easily contact the business you need by tapping the phone icon at the bottom of their Micro App.  It couldn’t be easier!

  1. Stop Clipping Coupons

I love saving money when and wherever possible. However, trying to keep track of paper coupons, on top of my children, are the last thing on my mind.

LocaLynx has provided digital coupons to local businesses all around us. They are always in my phone and I can redeem with a simple click of a button!

How apps make life easier LocaLynx

Save money. Shop local. Simplify your life! Download the app for Boca moms >>> LocaLynx. Visit LocaLynx South Florida on Facebook for highlighted daily deals!

Sponsored: This how apps make life easier post is sponsored by LocaLynx. 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, but 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.

Spring Fashion for Toddlers to Tweens from JoBella Girls Boutique

Yes, it’s true. In Boca, kids fashion is a THING. Boca moms bring their babies and toddlers to “Mommy & Me” classes in head-to-toe designer duds. Trust me, I’ve seen it firsthand. Boca moms blow up their Instagram accounts with #fashionfriday snaps of their pre-schoolers and tweens (IF they can get their kids to smile and pose- I know I’m guilty myself!). Now, spring fashion for kids is arriving hot off the runways in stores citywide. And Boca moms are taking notice.

Spring Fashion for Kids at JoBella Girls Boutique

#dailybocaavery and I visited JoBella Girls Boutique in West Boca to scout out all of the new Spring 2017 trends for girls from babies to toddlers to tweens. Remember? They’re the ones I recently posted about who have the amazing Mini Melissa Beauty and the Beast shoes??

Well, they had plenty of spring fashion for kids to share with us too. I even convinced (read: bribed) Avery to model a few looks for us. 🙂

Spring Fashion for Kids 2017 at JoBella Girls Boutique

Trend: Under the Sea
Spring Fashion for Kids at JoBella Girls Boutique
HavenGirl Mermaid Tunic $40/Blue Wave Leggings $29.00 at JoBella Girls Boutique

Let the sea set you free! Ariel just happens to be the hottest fashion model for kids right now. Mermaid, nautical and beach-oriented fashions are very on-trend for spring. And let’s be honest, this look is trendy year-round in South Florida!

For Baby: Lemon Loves Layette Seashell Treasure Bubble Multi $64.00 at JoBella Girls Boutique
Shade Critters Mermazing Rash Guard Set $56.00 at JoBella Girls Boutique

Trend: Girly Girl
Tutu Dumonde California Dreaming Tutu Dress in California Orchid $168.00 at JoBella Girls Boutique

Does this trend ever go out of style with girls? I know it doesn’t with mine! Anything pink, sparkly and frilly is always a winner with my (almost) 4 year-old. This trend also looks super adorable on babies. These would make fantastic Easter or Passover dresses!

Baby Biscotti Pink Dress $78.00 at JoBella Girls Boutique

Trend: Denim Dreams

Mayoral Chic Denim Combo Dress Light Blue $57.00 at JoBella Girls Boutique

Jeans, denim, whatever you want to call them– they are hot for spring 2017! However you style it, denim is a versatile fabric that can be dressed up or down. Since jeans aren’t always practical in the Boca Raton heat, a vest or dress can be a great alternative for spring fashion for kids.

PPLA Zella Vest Denim $65.00/Brookanne Dress Teal $55.00 at JoBella Girls Boutique

Trend: Pop Color
Egg by Susan Lazar Romper $47.00 at JoBella Girls Boutique
PPLA Macaroon Tank in Ivory $45.00 at JoBella Girls Boutique

Or a “pop of neon” as I like to call it. From babies to tweens, pops of color are standing out this spring. With white as the base, kiddos can get away with wearing every color of the rainbow in their spring wardrobes.

What’s your favorite trend for spring 2017? Comment below!
JoBella Girls Boutique
9858 Clint Moore Rd C129

Boca Raton, FL

Sponsored: This Spring fashion for kid post was sponsored by JoBella Girls Boutique. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor and 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 that does not impact my views or opinions.

14 Reasons Why Boca Moms Really LOVE this Pediatrician

If you’re a new, semi-new, or even a veteran Boca Raton mom, there’s one essential thing you need…a membership to Boca VIPediatrics! This Boca pediatrician phenomenon taking local parents by storm launched in 2014 as a new wave in personalized, pediatric care.

But don’t just take my word for it! Check out why Boca moms are loving on this new pediatric experience that makes life oh-so-much easier.

This Boca Pediatrician is LOVED: 14 Reasons WHY!

  1. It’s Like a Real-Life 24/7 “Doctor-In-Your-Pocket”

The mind-blowing fact is you essentially have “your pediatrician in your pocket.” If you have a question or concern, you don’t have to Google or go down the WebMD rabbit hole thinking your child has some rare form of the flu. Instead, you simply send an email or text directly to your Boca pediatrician, anytime day or night, and you get an answer back in minutes!

  1. You Don’t Have to Wait…EVER

Believe it or not, when you walk into Boca VIPediatrics, the staff is waiting for YOU and you head straight back to see the doctor. You will save HOURS (maybe even days?) by not waiting on your Boca pediatrician.

  1. You Get that Old-Fashioned Relationship with Your Doctor…

Because of their very small practice size, you get more time with your Boca pediatrician. Dr. Rudnick and their newest pediatrician, Dr. Gilbert, take the time to get to know your whole family. They know your child’s health history like the back of their hand. This helps parents to rest easy that should they need anything, they can always reach the doctor who knows their child best!

4. You Can Send a Quick Text or Email, and Get a Response Back in Minutes

Boca pediatrician VIPediatrics

When you have the ability to send a text or email right to your Boca pediatrician, you can oftentimes save yourself and your child from a trip to the office. Whether your little guy or gal wakes up with pink eye or goes to bed with a brutal cough, you’ll get a treatment plan immediately texted or emailed back to you from the doctor. That means no more having to take a half day waiting for, or wondering if you’ll even get an appointment at another office.

5. They’re Bringing House Calls Back!

Boca pediatrician VIPediatrics

One of the best parts of Boca VIPediatrics is that they perform house calls. For your first newborn visit after you leave the hospital with baby and for urgent after-hours care, they will make arrangements to come to your house. Wow.

6. You Will Be the Envy of All Your Mommy Friends

Imagine sitting with a group of friends at a park playdate when you notice a bug bite on your child’s arm. “OMG! Should you put something on it?”, your mommy friend asks. “No worries. I’ll just text a photo to my pediatrician and ask,” you reply.

Within minutes, you have an answer, the medication dosage, and have officially become the coolest mom on the playground. BAM!

  1. You Have a Quarterback for your Child’s Healthcare

Say your child needs a blood test, an x-ray, an MRI, or needs to see a specialist? When you are a VIP, the Boca VIPediatrics staff sets everything up for you. Whether it’s a same-day visit to see a specialist, an advocate to follow up on test results, or even top priority for lab/imaging, they have your back! Your Boca pediatrician will quarterback all care to make sure your little one is always getting the VIP treatment.

  1. There Are No Sick Kids in the Waiting Room

Boca pediatrician VIPediatrics

Because there are no wait times and office visits are private, you won’t see a waiting room full of sick kids when you arrive. You will never have to worry about your child getting sick from a visit TO the doctor.

9. The Absolute Coolest Telemedicine Products

VIPs have access to the latest & greatest health/tech gadgets. Boca VIPediatrics has even been featured on some of South Florida’s top news networks for utilizing a digital otoscope and stethoscope that clips onto your iPhone to send video/audio to the doctor securely for review.

10. Their Customer Service is Awesome

How much do you LOVE companies with great customer service? Boca VIPediatrics is family owned and operated and has Disney-level hospitality training. You’ll be greeted at each visit with a bottle of water or cup of coffee. They’ll even escort you down to your car to help with your stroller or carseat.

Because of the small practice size, every member of the staff will know you and your family by name. But, the experience is really about your kids. Let’s just say a bubble machine goes a long way with the little ones! And, older kids love experimenting with virtual reality while getting vaccines. These things help make the doctor’s office experience less scary and more fun!

11. They’ve Just Opened their Nearly Year-Long Wait List

After nearly a year of having a wait list in almost all age categories, Boca VIPediatrics opened up a few more spots, so South Florida parents can bring their child’s healthcare to another level. {Although I’m told spots are very limited!!!}

Boca pediatrician VIPediatrics

12. Very, Very, Very Personalized Care

Perhaps one of my favorite reasons why Boca moms LOVE VIPediatrics is their belief that there is no such thing as “one size fits all” healthcare. Every child and family is different and care this personalized actually keeps your children healthier with wellness plans and preventative care. They believe that a “parent’s intuition” plays a big role and take the time to listen and provide an individualized approach.

13. It’s More Affordable Than You Think

Just when you think everything sounds too good to be true and this type of care is going to break the bank, I’m here to tell you…it won’t. With monthly payment plans and insurance reimbursement, you’re going to pay more for your cable bill or daily latte than a membership to Boca VIPediatrics. The words “worth every penny” and “priceless” often come up in online reviews…impressive!

14. The Best Pediatricians (and the Sun-Sentinel “Best of” Award to Prove It!)

Boca pediatrician VIPediatrics

The backbone of Boca VIPediatrics is Dr. Chad Rudnick, who certainly has won the hearts of kids and parents alike in Boca and beyond. With a slew of 5 star reviews on Facebook, and a bedside manner that’s set the town abuzz, Dr. Rudnick has become Boca’s own “Patch Adams!” Joining the team is new Boca pediatrician Paul Gilbert, MD, who comes from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

With second-to-none training at the top hospital in the U.S. and years of experience as a physician at a premier sleep-away camp in the Berkshires, Dr. Gilbert brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Boca VIPediatrics family.

Welcome Dr. Gilbert! I’m sure Boca will be happy to share the LOVE!

Interested in learning more about Boca VIPediatrics for your family?
Call Boca VIPediatrics (561-923-9635) or fill out their online contact form HERE.
You’ll speak with a friendly member of the family owned & operated pediatric smart office, and they’ll give you all the details, membership highlights and amenities for joining as a VIP family.

Sponsored: This Boca pediatrician is loved 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.

Snag these Beauty & the Beast Shoes for Your Boca Belle + NEW Movie Trailer

Um, I totally wasn’t ugly crying as I watched this…I swear. The new trailer for Disney’s live-action adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST debuted Monday night on ABC’s “The Bachelor” featuring new footage and Ariana Grande and John Legend’s duet of the iconic song Beauty and the Beast.

OMG, it was actually good. Like really good! I’m so relieved because Celine and Peabo slayed that song back in the 90’s…I think it was one of the first music tapes I owned.

Directed by Bill Condon, the film brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life in a stunning, cinematic event. And, it looks so, so stunning.

On top of the new trailer release, our favorite store for girls right here in Boca Raton, JoBella Girls Boutique, just informed Modern Boca Mom that Mini Melissa has created special edition Beauty and the Beast SHOES inspired by the new movie! It’s coming out on March 17th by the way.

Beauty and the Beast SHOES!!!

How cute are these? I need them immediately.

These beyond adorable Beauty and the Beast shoes will be available at JoBella Girls Boutique in west Boca sometime in February (SRP $65). We can’t wait to see them in person and promise to keep you posted on their availability at the store.

Call JoBella Girls Boutique at (561) 617-5334 to reserve your pair!

9858 Clint Moore Rd C129

Boca Raton, FL

Beauty and the Beast shoes at JoBella Girls Boutique

Sponsored: This Beauty and the Beast shoes post was sponsored by JoBella Girls Boutique. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor and 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 that does not impact my views or opinions.

The Hottest Boca Raton Neighborhoods of 2017

Boca Raton is HOT! Like, really, really (real estate) hot. Redfin just released its predictions for the hottest neighborhoods (including the hottest Boca Raton neighborhoods) to look for in 2017. I’m proud to say Boca took ALL 3 SPOTS in the West Palm Beach category.

hottest Boca Raton neighborhoods

To rank the neighborhoods that are heating up the most, the brokerage analyzed hundreds of millions of page views to and homes that users favorited to monitor for price and status changes. The analysis also takes into account insights from local Redfin real estate agents who specialize in Boca Raton neighborhoods.

You can view the full report by clicking HERE.

hottest Boca Raton neighborhoods

hottest Boca Raton neighborhoods

Drumroll please…

The Hottest Boca Raton Neighborhoods are:
  1. Hidden Valley
  2. Boca Raton Square
  3. Boca Greens

hottest Boca Raton neighborhoods

What do you think MBMoms? Do you agree with Redfin’s picks? Comment below!

Introducing REVIV: Delray Beach Botox, Fillers and Microneedling

Every once in awhile, I crave a change from my usual “look.” I recently chopped my hair and have been booking regular facials every six weeks or so to keep my skin healthy and clear(ish). But, maybe you’re craving a little something more on the age-defying side of things? That’s where REVIV, founded in 2016, a Delray Beach Botox, fillers and Microneedling office comes in.

Delray Beach Botox REVIV on Modern Boca Mom

Introducing REVIV: Delray Beach Botox, Fillers and Microneedling

Founded by Domenique Massari MHS PA-C, a Certified Physician Assistant, REVIV aims to revive and improve your skin. As a now 34 year-old mom, I’ve started researching all of my options.

Delray Beach Botox REVIV on Modern Boca Mom
Domenique Massari MHS PA-C, Founder of REVIV in Delray Beach

Domenique excels in the art of cosmetic medicine and overall wellness. She believes in treating the whole body. Her services include Botox, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion and PRP injections, among others.

I personally met with Domenique and she is LOVELY. She puts you right at ease and is happy to go through the specifics of any procedure with you. In addition to being just overall awesome, she is board-certified by the National Commission of Certification for Physician Assistants and is licensed by the Medical Board of Florida. These are important things to know before you undertake any cosmetic procedure!

Before/After Fillers
Before/After Microneedling

The best part? They will customize a treatment plan that will have you looking and feeling healthy and rejuvenated. REVIV offers a truly therapeutic approach to cosmetic procedures and is nestled in an adorable medical office in Delray Beach.

Want to check them out? Give them a call below and start to look and feel your best in 2017!

15340 Jog Rd.
Suite 202
Delray Beach, FL 33446

Phone: (561) 501-3177

Delray Beach Botox REVIV on Modern Boca Mom

Hosted: This Delray Beach Botox, Fillers and Microneedling post was hosted by REVIV. 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 given a complimentary beauty treatment for consideration in this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Delray Beach Fashion Week was HERE!

FASHION WEEK! I love it. I miss it. And since it’s unlikely I’ll make it back for a show in NYC anytime soon, I am so happy to celebrate spectacular fashion, local designers, art and beauty at the 4th annual 2017 Delray Beach Fashion Week created by the Downtown Development Authority and the Downtown merchants.

2017 Delray Beach Fashion Week

When I attended my first BIG show at the Bryant Park tents in the city years ago, my friend Nic (@nixcruz), a fashion editor in Manhattan, gave me this LOL-worthy gem of advice:

Mkay so here is the deal: arrive 15 to 10 mins before the show but they NEVER start on time — usually 20 after the start time. Walk in the tents and act like you know where you are going. There will be signs either to the left or right that say “[designer]” the people waiting around will not have their seat assignment or are standing … You will have a seat so scoot to the front and flash them that shit. When I send you your seat asst, write it on the invite so they see it and wont annoy you at the entrance. Then sit in your seat and act like EVERYTHING. Wear your shades indoors, don’t smile, don’t be nice to the person next to you, look constipated & you’ll blend. Teehee.

I will try channeling it at Delray Beach Fashion Week starting January 25th! 😉 I feel like my friends and I succeeded in 2015…

2017 Delray Beach Fashion Week

Local designs and diverse fashions will take center stage at the fashion runway events, designer showcase, fashion luncheon, Stiletto Race, and for the first time a Boutique Pop Up Shopping Event.

A highlight of 2017 Delray Beach Fashion Week is “Delray on the Runway.”  The January 26th event at Il Bacio invites guests to dress for a “white party,” and includes a runway show, reception, and silent auction.  The event features local Downtown Delray Beach Designers: Jules Guaglardi – Roxy LuLu; Lizzi Lambert – Haystacks; Ronald Furst – Furst Handbags; Stephanie Graniero – Oh My Bod; Arianne Brown – Ramona LaRue; Jen Scoz and Hawk Stillwind – House of Zen Dali; Jelena Lovric – LoveRich Boutique; Glavidia Alexis – Glavidia Hair Studios; and Jully Ortega – The Sandy Shoppe.

Events will take place throughout Downtown Delray Beach and many are free to the public.  Tickets for the Delray Beach Designer Show, Fashion Luncheon, and runway seats at the fashion shows can be purchased at each event or online at

Raffle tickets will be included with each event ticket purchased and will also be available for $5.  The raffle prize package valued at $1,000 includes:  a 2 night/3 day hotel stay; spa, restaurant and retail gift certificates; tickets to Old School Square events and Delray Yacht Cruises.  All event and raffle tickets sold throughout Delray Beach Fashion Week benefit the Achievement Centers for Children and Families.

2017 Delray Beach Fashion Week

2017 Delray Beach Fashion Week Highlights

Events details will be updated on

Wednesday, January 25 – “An Evening Downtown”

6 p.m.:  Art Invitational – Downtown Artists/Gallery Showcase

7 p.m. : Entertainment and “Hair and Evening Wear” Runway Show

On Atlantic Avenue in front of The Colony Hotel at 525 E. Atlantic Ave

The launch of Delray Beach Fashion Week.  Free event, with $25 ticketed runway seating.

Thursday, January 26 – “Delray on the Runway”

7 p.m. – IL Bacio – 29 SE 2nd Ave

Fashion show featuring the Downtown Delray Beach designers, reception, silent auction, Guest Host – Amanda Perna of Project Runway, and guests invited to dress in white.

Tickets: $40.

Friday, January 27 – “Tropical Paradise”

11:30am-1pm – Che!!! – 900 E. Atlantic Ave

“Tropical Paradise” Resort Wear Fashion Show and Luncheon

Tickets: $35

Friday, January 27 – Stiletto Race

6 p.m. – SE 4th Ave & Atlantic Ave.

Stiletto Race hosted by Vince Canning Shoes

Register:  $25 advance, $35 at event

Saturday, January 28 – “Swim & Surf”

7 p.m. – Old School Square Park @ NE 2nd Ave.

Swim & Surf Finale Runway Fashion Show, Guest Host – Suzanne Boyd, WPEC News12; entertainment by Spider Cherry.

Free event, with $25 ticketed runway seating.

Sunday, January 29 – Fashion Week Boutique Pop Up Shopping

1 p.m.  – 4 p.m. – The Fieldhouse at Old School Square – 51 N. Swinton Ave.

Fashion Week Boutique Pop Up Shopping event for customers to see and purchase items shown during 2017 Delray Beach Fashion Week.

See you there…and don’t be fashionably late for these events!

The One New Year’s Resolution Boca Moms Can Keep

It’s already mid-January. How are YOU doing with your New Year’s resolutions, Boca mamas? I can tell you the one area I’m definitely rocking in 2017 so far: saving money.

We’ve been cooking more at home. I’m making better use of existing pieces in my wardrobe and we canceled our cable. Who knew how easy it would be to put a digital antennae in our attic for network stations and simply use Hulu and Netflix to catch our favorite shows?

I’m also taking full advantage of all the new deals on my LocaLynx app. Have you downloaded it yet?! It’s the easiest New Year’s resolution for Boca mamas to keep, EVER. And the best part? The app focuses on local businesses.

Boca Mamas LocaLynx

The One New Year’s Resolution Boca Mamas Can Keep

The app is separated into 12 handy categories with the top being: Dining & Drinks, Shopping & Retail and Health & Beauty. Those are also my favorite categories.

Boca Mamas LocaLynx

Getting great, local deals is a big part of my 2017 money saving strategy! And I have some inside info–the newest January deals for you to snag on the LocaLynx app include 1 free week of classes at Ashley Sica Fitness, $10 off at Fixit Phone20% off any service Bardot Salon and BOGO free entree Rotelli’s!

I love that all of these local deals are always inside my phone. All you do is show your coupon at checkout, click the green ‘Use Coupon’ button and that’s it! LocaLynx has made it so easy to support the local businesses around me.

Boca Mamas LocaLynx

What are you waiting for? Make at least one of your New Year’s resolutions super successful this year and save some cash with LocaLynx!

Save money. Shop local. Download the app for Boca mamas >>> LocaLynxVisit LocaLynx South Florida on Facebook for highlighted daily deals too!

Sponsored: This Boca moms post is sponsored by LocaLynx and 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, but 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 Wait Is Over…How to Snag a Spot at Boca VIPediatrics

Since 2014, Boca VIPediatrics has been providing Boca parents and their children something no other pediatric smart office currently offers…many somethings, in fact.

Whether it’s a house call for urgent after-hours care, texting/calling/emailing your pediatrician directly on their smartphone 24/7, no wait times at the office, or a virtual visit via video call. These services help parents save valuable time, allowing them them to avoid having to go to the doctor’s office for every little thing.

I noticed Boca VIPediatrics developing a cult-like following with savvy new parents in Boca Raton (and our surrounding cities) who valued personalized care, convenience, time, and an “old-fashioned relationship” with their pediatrician.

Boca VIPediatrics operates on a membership model with an extremely limited number of patients. In order to be on call 24/7 and provide all of the amenities I listed above, they have to cap their practice. This helps avoid the (sadly) all-too-familiar assembly line approach to pediatric care.

Essentially, they take on a very small number of children in each age category to make sure they are providing the best possible care to their VIPs (Very Important Patients!). Within 6 months of opening their office in central Boca Raton, several age groups quickly hit their cap.

”While I wish we could take care of everyone, it’s important that our practice maintains a small, personalized feel so I can truly make myself available to all my patients 24/7 and guarantee no wait times,” explained Chad Rudnick, M.D., founder of Boca VIPediatrics.

With Boca Raton now becoming a booming city for babies and families, word started circulating that this “pediatric smart office” was changing the game for pediatric care. There wasn’t a preschool, mommy & me class, or breastfeeding support group that wasn’t buzzing about Dr. Rudnick, the “house call doc that you can actually text!”

Pediatric Smart Office Boca VIPediatrics

So, they opened a waiting list and started a nationwide search for a visionary pediatrician to join forces with Dr. Rudnick {more on that later}. Now…

Modern Boca Mom has the exclusive word that the wait is over!
Boca VIPediatrics is opening their waiting list and will be taking on new VIPs in ALL age categories…but not for long!

Due to the high demand and limited number of spots available, you’ll want to follow this blog carefully over the next few months if you’re looking to snag a spot for your Boca kid.

Especially since Dr. Rudnick was recently named “Best of Boca – Best Pediatrician 2016” by the Sun-Sentinel…

Here’s how it works, step by step:

Step 1: Call Boca VIPediatrics (561-923-9635) or fill out their online contact form here: You’ll speak with a friendly member of the family owned & operated pediatric smart office, and they’ll give you all the details, membership highlights and amenities for joining as a VIP family.

Step 2: Schedule a “Backstage Tour.” This is when you’ll tour the pediatric smart office, meet the staff, and sit down for a ‘one-on-one’ with the Pediatrician to go over your child’s health history and learn more about the practice.

Step 3: Sign up for an annual membership and breathe a sigh of relief that your child’s healthcare is now on a whole other level.

The process of joining Boca VIPediatrics is similar to joining a health club. You’ll pay a monthly membership fee (equivalent to a Starbucks latte each day) for 24/7 access to the doctor’s cell, no wait times, house calls and private, un-rushed office visits (FYI- there are also no co-pays at the office, everything is included in your membership). They work with your insurance a little differently. Instead of billing your insurance company for visits to the office, they let you collect the reimbursement directly, which helps to offset the annual membership cost. Your child’s insurance is still used for all prescriptions, labs, imaging, and referrals to specialists.

You essentially have “your pediatrician in your pocket!”

And remember, you don’t have to visit their pediatric smart office for EVERY. LITTLE. THING.

  • If your little one has a rash, you can text a photo.
  • Suspect an ear infection late at night? You can send a video using Boca VIPediatrics’ Oto Home iPhone attachment, which clips onto a parent’s iPhone to send secure video of the inner ear directly to Dr. Rudnick for his review.

  • Hear a cough that doesn’t sound right? Either send a video or use the virtual stethoscope they offer VIPs that clips to your phone and sends secure heart/lung sounds right to the doctor.

Grab your spot while you can — you don’t want your children to be waitlisted for this type of quality, concierge care!

Spots are extremely limited and will fill up soon at Boca Raton’s pediatric smart office. For more information on how it all works, visit or call 561-923-9635. 

Sponsored: This pediatric smart office 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.