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The Boca Reopening Checklist for Parents That’s Pediatrician-Approved

Our city has reopened (sort of), so should we celebrate Boca reopening or panic? Maybe a little bit of both? With a curve that continues to spike upward, but also the need to preserve our mental health and support local businesses, what’s a mama to do?

While there’s no instruction manual for parenting in the age of COVID-19, there IS my go-to source for all things pediatrics health/safety related! I reached out to Dr. Chad Rudnick, Dr. Paul Gilbert, and Dr. Scott Fisch, Boca’s fan-favorite pediatricians from Boca VIPediatrics to help compile this handy dandy checklist for parents on surviving reopening plans with little ones in tow. Continue reading The Boca Reopening Checklist for Parents That’s Pediatrician-Approved

The Boca Raton Laundry Service Local Moms Never Knew They Needed

Of all the house projects I tackled during the 2020 pandemic, who knew my Boca Raton laundry room would be my favorite one. Yes, I have officially fallen victim to making the workhorse room of our house look worthy enough for the ‘gram. Good thing I married a handyman! And P.S. I’m not alone. If you search the hashtag #laundryroommakeover on Instagram, you’ll find drool-worthy laundry stations featuring everything from trendy floral wallpaper and custom shelves to cheeky signs and ornately stenciled floors.

But of course now that I have this gorgeous laundry room, why in the world would I want to mess it up by actually…doing laundry? 😉

I’m only half kidding, but you moms know what I’m talking about!

Boca Raton Laundry Service & Laundry Room Makeover

Sometimes, the laundry process can be arduous. Tedious. Overwhelming. I have no idea how my family creates so many dirty clothes every week–and I only have ONE KID!!! That’s why I’m so excited to introduce you to HappyNest, the Boca Raton laundry service us moms never knew we needed.

Boca Raton Laundry Service & Laundry Room Makeover

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Party Discounts & Private Play Dates at Twisters

If you didn’t receive the memo, private gatherings are the new norm, mamas! Luckily, many businesses have adapted to serve local families, doing everything they can to make us feel safe and more comfortable. No one really knows how to navigate all of this successfully 100% of the time. That’s why I’m grateful for local businesses like Twister Gymnastics that go above and beyond with their services for our kids. For Summer 2020, offerings even include party discounts and private facility rentals at Twisters Boca Raton AND Coconut Creek. Read on to learn more! Continue reading Party Discounts & Private Play Dates at Twisters

West Boca Medical Center Pediatrics & Obstetrics | How the West Became the Best

If there’s one thing I’ve learned while being a mom, it’s that parents (and parents-to-be) like OPTIONS. Whether it’s schools (public vs. private, home school), healthcare (traditional, holistic) or even ice cream (fro-yo, nitrogen, standard fare), Boca moms *in particular* like to have choices. We are fortunate to live in a place where that is our reality…especially when it comes to ice cream. 😉 In the healthcare category, our city has two hospitals and several more nearby. However, I’m of the mommy mind that ‘west is best’ and am thrilled to announce a 2020 partnership with West Boca Medical Center pediatrics and obstetrics! Here’s why they are my top choice for hospital care…

West Boca Medical Center: The Only Pediatric Emergency Room in Town

Did you know that West Boca Medical Center (WBMC) has the only dedicated pediatric emergency room in town? An ER visit can be traumatic enough for your family and young child, but you can rest assured they will be well taken care of at WBMC. They offer pediatric ED physicians, skilled ED nurses and even have a separate area in the ER just for kids so that they’re not surrounded by unfamiliar grown-ups in the regular waiting room.

By the way, keep this address on hand. You’ll probably need it someday (because kids are reckless): 21644 State Road 7, Boca Raton, FL 33428

Small Facility Providing Total Care

If your child requires something specific in terms of their health, chances are that West Boca Medical Center pediatrics has a department to assist. They have over 80 pediatric specialists in areas such as neurology, orthopedics and ENT. In addition, they have a pediatric sleep diagnostic center, pediatric intensive care unit and outpatient pediatric therapy center. Your kids will be in the best of hands. Plus, there is continuity in care! Their dedicated staff will make sure your child is taken care of from the moment you enter the hospital while keeping you informed and updated every step of the way.

BTW- WBMC also has board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists on staff in case your child needs surgery. That is a huge sigh of relief for me as a mom!

West Boca Medical Center Birthcare Pavilion

All you Modern Boca Moms-TO BE out there–this one is for you, especially if you’re a first time mama! WBMC is a wonderful place to have your baby.

West Boca Medical Center’s obstetrics department has highly skilled compassionate nurses. Not to mention a team of longtime doctors to make sure you’ll get the very best in family-friendly care. Their goal is to make your birth experience everything you hoped it would be. Let’s give a shout out to all of their team members, shall we?

  • Obstetrician-Gynecologists
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians
  • Certified nurse midwives
  • Neonatologists in-house 24/7
  • Obstetric anesthesiologists
  • Ultrasound technicians

These professionals are available to answer questions, nurture your baby and make your birth experience a happy (and private) one. Did you know WBMC offers private, comfortable, post-partum rooms with single bathrooms? YES!

For additional peace of mind, should your baby require intensive care, WBMC offers the only level 3 NICU in Boca Raton, Florida’s highest level of critical care for newborns.

I also appreciate that West Boca Medical Center is getting candid on care when it comes to mothers-to-be in labor and delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. This video is a must watch, mamas.

The Only Five Star Labor and Delivery Unit in Boca Raton

They’re award-winning, people! West Boca Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery Unit has been a recipient of the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award for five years in a row (2015-2019).

National Certified Silver Safe Sleep Hospital

West Boca Medical Center is also a certified Silver Safe Sleep Hospital by Cribs for Kids. They are committed to reducing infant sleep-related deaths by establishing a hospital infant safe sleep policy.

I can’t wait to share even more information about West Boca Medical Center in the months to come. Special thanks to all of the healthcare providers working on our front lines during COVID-19. You are definitely hero level and Boca Raton parents are grateful!

Sponsored: This blog post was sponsored by West Boca Medical Center. 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.

All photos in this post were taken by Naomi Phelps at Sweet Memories Photography.