Category Archives: HEALTH & BEAUTY

Can a Busy Mom Afford to Get the Flu? Spoiler Alert: HECK NO

“Moms don’t get sick days.” You know the saying, right? I used to think it was a cheesy marketing tactic to convince parents like me to purchase excessive amounts of over the counter cold medicine. But after becoming a mom, reality sets in…your child doesn’t care one iota if you’re sick. Neither does your job most likely. So can a busy mom afford to get the flu? The answer is HECK TO THE NO.

Can a Mom Afford to Get the Flu? Spoiler Alert: No.

I’m pretty good about getting the flu shot, I’ll admit. The one year I skipped it (cough, cough last year), I got the flu right before one of the biggest blog conferences and trips of my career. Typical.

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I headed to my local MD Now Urgent Care¬†on a Saturday morning and thought I had a sinus infection. Wrong. Twas the flu. ūüôĀ To this day, I’m so grateful they caught it early and gave me a flu treatment. It literally saved me (and my blogging career for all intents and purposes). I was able to go on my¬†Disney Social Media Moms Cruise and have a good (and healthy) time with my family!

I try not to make it a habit of hanging out at MD Now on a Saturday…even though the selfie with my mom friend below seems to contradict that statement. But as someone who’s usually scheduled to the hilt, it’s oftentimes the most convenient medical care option for me and my family. That also means it’s now my go-to location for getting the flu shot and I can just swing by!

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Post-workout MD Now visit
What kind of flu shot does MD Now have?

MD Now offers the Quadrivalent (4-strain) flu shot as its standard seasonal flu vaccine, providing your family with maximum protection at the lowest cost. We even have a coupon for you below! When it comes to facing cold and flu season, I feel so much better knowing I can count on MD Now Urgent Care for fast, affordable, and convenient treatment and prevention.

If there’s any chance you think you may have the flu, visit a local MD Now location for influenza testing, treatment and care.¬†For more information to find an MD Now location in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade or Broward County, visit MDNow.com.

And remember to get your flu shot!


Sponsored: This can a mom afford to get the flu post was sponsored by MD Now. 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 and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Repeat After Me: My Child WILL Have Healthy Teeth

I hate my teeth. They have given me trouble my entire life. Between cavities, crowding and two rounds of braces (yes two including a partial Invisalign treatment!), I stopped trying to have the “perfect smile” a long time ago. Sigh.

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Photo by Sweet Memories Photography

Instead, I’m channeling my ‘penchant for pearly whites’ towards my daughter and her precious baby teeth. #dailybocaavery has been going to the dentist since age one and we brush and floss every night. She’ll probably need braces eventually (hello hereditary overbite), but for now we’ve gotten a clean bill of oral health after every pediatric dental appointment!

Whether you personally have dental insurance or not, every child in our state also has the opportunity to have healthy teeth with Florida KidCare. Florida KidCare is designed specifically with kids in mind.

healthy teeth with Florida KidCare
Photo by Sweet Memories Photography
Get Healthy Teeth with Florida KidCare

Health AND dental services are delivered through quality plans that offer a choice of local doctors, dentists, specialists, hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare providers. Florida children from birth through the end of age 18 are eligible for coverage even if both parents are working. It is free to apply and with year-round enrollment, the time to apply is always NOW!

healthy teeth with Florida KidCare
Photo by Sweet Memories Photography

Making sure your kids have¬†healthy teeth with Florida KidCare¬†is easy. In fact,¬†90% of parents say enrolling was simple and quick! And 95% of parents are happy with the services provided by Florida KidCare including dental. So why not check their program out? I know I’m smiling more knowing that my daughter will always be covered thanks to Florida KidCare!

Apply for Florida KidCare HERE

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Sponsored: This healthy teeth with Florida KidCare post was sponsored. 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 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.

Why 257,000 Florida Kids Don’t Have Health & Dental Coverage

It’s a staggering number, right? According to Florida KidCare, approximately 257,000 kids in our state don’t have health and dental coverage. And why is that? Because many families haven’t applied. It’s oftentimes that simple.

I’m so excited to announce that my family and I have partnered with Florida KidCare to share what we think is extremely important information with Modern Boca Mom readers over the next few months.¬†As kids get back into the swing of school after summer…and a hurricane, it‚Äôs now that time of year to make sure you have all of the essential tools in place to keep your kids happy and healthy.

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Photo by Sweet Memories Photography
Apply for Florida KidCare HERE
But what is Florida KidCare Florida Health and Dental Coverage?

Florida KidCare is designed specifically with kids in mind. Their coverage provides children with access to the services they need at each stage of growth and development. Health and dental services are delivered through quality plans that offer a choice of local doctors, dentists, specialists, hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare providers.

Yes, Florida KidCare does include free, subsidized and full-pay options based on family income/household size and most families pay nothing at all! However, families who do not qualify for free or subsidized coverage may purchase a competitively priced Florida health and dental coverage full-pay plan. That was news to me!

Florida Health and Dental Coverage
Photo by Sweet Memories Photography

Florida KidCare came in extremely handy for my family in 2014 when I lost my job and decided to become a full-fledged MOMpreneur. #dailybocaavery was less than a year old and I was pretty much freaking out that I wouldn’t be able to afford her pediatrician visits. Luckily, I didn’t have to worry. Watch this video to learn more about that challenging time in our lives:

Did you know the 5 counties in Florida with the highest number of uninsured children are Miami-¬≠Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Orange and Hillsborough? If you don’t have¬†Florida health and dental coverage, what’s holding you back from exploring Florida KidCare? Enrollment is open NOW, so don’t delay and apply today!

Apply for Florida KidCare HERE
Florida Health and Dental Coverage
Photo by Sweet Memories Photography

Follow Florida KidCare on Facebook and Twitter

Sponsored: This post was sponsored by Florida KidCare. 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 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.

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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