Get ready, because I’m going to reveal the biggest non-secret among Boca parents: We live for social media. Most of the time, it’s a mom’s actual lifeline while she’s nursing her baby at 2 in the morning, waiting in the car line in the afternoon or planning the next play date. If there’s a Boca mom and a smartphone—there’s either going to be parenting questions posted on Facebook or another photo of her cute kid added to Instagram. Just wait.
My social media platform of choice is Instagram. I love it when a mom really takes the time to capture and edit a gorgeous photo and write a creative caption on “IG” (as my friends and I call it). Fun fact, when I moved home to Boca a few years ago, the first hashtag I searched to fill out my @modernbocamom Instagram feed was, in fact, #bocamom.
To kick off 2018, and as an update to one of my first ever Boca Mom Talk posts, I’ve selected my personal Boca mom favorites to watch (and follow!) on Instagram this year:
The Traveling Mom
This Boca mom lives for luxury travel and lifestyle. @allureoftravel is helmed by local resident Molly Dare Hillenbrand who also has two additional Instagram accounts to round out her glamorous business and personal life. Most often, she features gorgeous pastel locations, designer bags and lots of bubbly.
In her feed: Expect to see photos of her beloved Boca Resort along with other exotic destinations around the world from a stylish mom’s point of view! #fancy
The Fashionable Moms
One’s a mom of two girls, Meggan of @goldenstylebook. One’s a mom of three boys, Katie of @palmbeachfarm. Either way, these Boca-based lifestyle bloggers have been enjoying and featuring their fashionable mommy lifestyles through Instagram for almost a year now. Both of their accounts focus on affordable, easy-to-recreate, effortless (and shoppable) outfits. And as a bonus? They feature their adorable Boca kids on the regular.
In their feeds: Expect to see styled photos of each lady around town solo and with their families, as well as occasional cameos together on each other’s feeds. I love a good Instagram BFF! #bloggerbffs
The DIY Mom
Since I am probably the least crafty mom on the planet, I truly love watching the DIY prowess of Boca Raton mom and blogger, Cristy Stewart-Harfman. This creative event and brand stylist features photos of beautiful parties, DIY projects and recipes, and always includes a link on how you, too, can (attempt to) do it yourself!
In her feed: Expect to see perfectly styled images of treats, travel, holiday-themed projects and cute photos of her 5-year-old daughter, B.
Unicorn hot chocolate anyone? #psimadethis
Michelle Olson-Rogers is a mom of one and the founder of Modern Boca Mom, a lifestyle website for the stylish & modern South Florida Mommy. She can also be found on Instagram at @modernbocamom. www.modernbocamom.com.