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Are Blog Retreats & Conferences Worth It for a Hyperlocal Blogger?

I’m not made of money. I know– I’m sure it’s an absolute shocker coming from a fellow Boca Raton resident. Especially with our town’s stellar reputation for financial success… 😉 But as a small business owner and mom of one, money tends to walk out the door quickly these days. Even though I 100% believe in investing in myself and my business, I have to be rather choosy about what events and conferences I attend on behalf of Modern Boca Mom. After all, I’m “just” a hyperlocal blogger.

A hyperlocal blogger with Palm Beach style… 😉

If you’re not familiar with the blogging world (and I certainly don’t expect you to be), there are tons of blog conference options out there for you to learn, grow and connect with potential sponsors. If you’re a blogger with a large or growing national audience, it definitely makes sense to find a conference or two in your niche (parenting, lifestyle, health, design, the list goes on…) to become more visible in your industry and increase your bottom line. Continue reading Are Blog Retreats & Conferences Worth It for a Hyperlocal Blogger?

How to Do Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Like a BOSS

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: No one does the holidays better than Walt Disney World. Two years ago, I experienced Christmas at the House of Mouse for the first time via Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Last year, my family and I were invited to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. And of course I didn’t get around to writing about it until now. Whoops.

I wanted to make the most of our first time, so I did my research before we headed to the Magic Kingdom for this popular family event. Here’s what I learned after attending!

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Walt Disney World’s Toy Story Land with Woody & Friends is Now OPEN for Play

This Toy Story Land Orlando travel post was written by my sister and Modern Boca Mom contributor, Lauren Ricks. I am so happy she decided to share her experience with these new Disney attractions with all of us! Enjoy!


It’s OPEN! So many people (including me!) have been waiting for the arrival of Toy Story Land Orlando at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. We Floridians wanted to see it for ourselves so badly after all the hype that we even braved the summer heat!

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Happy 30th Shark Week! Princess Cruises Celebrated with ‘Summer of Shark’ Activities

Want to know a great way to spend a Saturday? Get invited as a media guest to celebrate all of the Princess Cruises Shark Week activities onboard a big cruise ship! Want to know a not-so-great way to end that Saturday? That moment you have to get off the ship before it sails off to its first port, LOL. I was totally Googling Princess Cruises prices on the car ride home that day. Sad. Anyways…the reason I’m writing this post is to let you know that Shark Week is turning 30. YES 30! Can you believe? And there are major celebrations in the works!

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