How Long Should It Realistically Take for my Kid to Learn How to Swim?

We talk A LOT about swim safety and the best Boca swim schools on this blog. Living in South Florida, being able to swim is just about as important for our kids as learning how to walk. But parents always seem to have questions– when to start, how often should kids take lessons and how long should it realistically take for my child to learn how to swim in Boca?

We’re here to answer them all with our partner, Florida Swim School! Because learning to swim is a NECESSITY, not a LUXURY in our area. Continue reading How Long Should It Realistically Take for my Kid to Learn How to Swim?

Is Sedation Dentistry Okay for Our Kids? Let’s Discuss…

Overheard at the supermarket checkout line: “It was fine, honey. The dentist knocked her out with gas and she didn’t feel a thing. Got salmon for dinner!” I know it’s not exactly okay to eavesdrop, but people with cell phones make it impossible not to. I glanced back at the woman behind me. She had a baby in the cart and a pre-teen daughter passing groceries onto the belt.  The dentist knocked her out. Wait, is it okay to knock a kid out for dental treatment? It’s obviously something that’s done, routinely, but does that mean it’s okay? After all, the list of things people routinely do that turn out to be not-okay is loooong. I’ve only been knocked out once by my dentist for wisdom tooth extraction. My child has never. But “Cell Phone Mom’s” remarks stuck with me. Was this something my own child would face? I was about to learn all about sedation dentistry… Continue reading Is Sedation Dentistry Okay for Our Kids? Let’s Discuss…

Meet Dr. Marc Goldenberg: Boca Raton Orthodontist & Braces Expert

I don’t own a crystal ball, but I know one thing: my kid is going to need braces. I had them myself…twice. First as a child in Boca and the second time as an adult in New York. It is our daughter’s future whether we like it or not. (And trust me, I see the crowding already.) Luckily, the one thing I DO like is the Boca Raton orthodontist we have partnered with for the next few months, Dr. Marc Goldenberg of Goldenberg Orthodontics!

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The Best South Florida Home Projects for Spring

I love spring! But a lot of the time, spring in Florida is like an early summer. I guess this depends on where you live in state (and if you are always here, or have a second home up North). But for most of us, spring is just the beginning of summer…at least in my opinion. It’s not bad, though! I will take warm weather anytime over Florida’s winter’s chill. Spring is the perfect time to take advantage of all that Florida has to offer and it’s also a great time to start on some home projects.

Here are my favorite South Florida home projects for  spring:

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