Category Archives: HEALTH, FITNESS & BEAUTY

The Wait Is Over…How to Snag a Spot at Boca VIPediatrics

In a post-COVID world, I’ve realized a few things:

  • My germaphobe status is here to stay.
  • My family’s health will always top my list
  • Having a relationship with our family’s doctors is one of the things I’m most grateful for!

Since 2014, the family-owned & operated 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 cell phone 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. They also help save money by eliminating panicked urgent care or E.R. visits. And then there’s the whole ‘priceless’ factor about saving a mama’s sanity!

How to Snag a Spot at Boca's pediatric smart office Boca VIPediatrics

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Maternity Services at West Boca Medical Center Cater to New Moms

When you give birth isn’t necessarily up to you, but WHERE you decide to give birth IS. (Pending extraordinary circumstances of course!) I’ve seen so many moms, especially on social media, seeking out the “best place to give birth in Boca.” But really, the best place to give birth looks really different from mom to mom.

I gave birth to #dailybocaavery in New York City and I remember looking at several different delivery options. However, I ended up netting out at my local hospital because I was so nervous that the pain would be too intense and I’d want an epidural. Spoiler alert: I was right.

Maternity Services at West Boca Medical Center

Luckily, my friends at West Boca Medical Center have been doing their research and their Boca Center for Women’s Care provides new moms the privacy and peace of mind they deserve backed by the medical expertise of a 5 star labor and delivery hospital.

Read on to find out more about all of the maternity services at West Boca Medical Center for expectant Boca moms… Continue reading Maternity Services at West Boca Medical Center Cater to New Moms

Vaccinated Boca Parents, Unvaccinated Kids: What’s Safe to Do as a Family?

COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone age 16+, so many Boca parents have done their part to help combat the spread of COVID in our community by getting their shot. But what happens when you’ve had your vaccine (yay vaccinated Boca parents!), but your kids aren’t eligible to get theirs yet? And how long until kids ARE eligible? When can we resume family travel? And the biggest question of all…WHEN CAN WE ALL JUST GO BACK TO NORMAL?!

Vaccinated Boca Parents, Unvaccinated Kids: What's Safe to Do?Local Pediatrician, Chad Rudnick M.D. FAAP of Boca VIPediatrics weighs in with some sound advice on keeping us all sane during this vaccine “limbo” time. “Clinical trials are underway and we expect kids ages 12 and up to be eligible in the next couple of months,” says Dr. Rudnick. “But the timeline for younger children may stretch out until closer to 2022.” Not exactly the news vaccinated Boca parents want to hear…

So…does this mean that those of us Boca moms with little ones at home are stuck isolating again like last summer?!

“Not necessarily,” says Dr. Rudnick. “As long as we continue to stress the importance of vaccines for those who are eligible, we’ll hopefully see the number of cases decrease and we can protect babies and young children who are not yet eligible.”

Okay…so no isolating, but no giant crowds either? Is there a happy medium? How can we best protect our Boca kids while still enjoying life events, time with family/friends and activities?

“Each family is going to have to determine their own comfort level with risk…while the long term effects of COVID are still unknown, there is also the balance of keeping kids completely isolated from social activities and the resemblance of a ‘normal’ life,” Dr. Rudnick says. “We’ve seen that schools and daycares can be run safely and kids can interact with other kids and learn, play and most important… just be kids.”

So we compiled a list of top tips for venturing out with young children this summer, with Dr. Rudnick weighing in on his best advice for each scenario. Whatever your family chooses, remember the most important rule of thumb: If you or your child is sick or were sick recently, please stay home!” Continue reading Vaccinated Boca Parents, Unvaccinated Kids: What’s Safe to Do as a Family?

How to Have the Most Relaxing Boca Raton Evenings

Relaxing during your Boca Raton evenings is a difficult goal for most of us. We live in a fast-paced, busy world! Your mommy to-do list and the voices in the back of your mind telling you to be MORE, and to do BETTER, don’t help either.

Thinking too much is an unfortunate consequence of spending too much time alone. We get it. This past year, isolation was necessary for safety. But, it has nevertheless been destructive to mental health. Let’s take back control, one Boca Raton evening at a time, using these tips to have the most relaxing nights ever! Continue reading How to Have the Most Relaxing Boca Raton Evenings