It’s no secret that most Boca moms LIVE for social media. Online groups or chat rooms discuss parenting drama, Facebook is a forum for planning play-dates around town…where there’s a mom + a smart phone, there’s another status update about her #bocakid.
Guilty as charged…
I personally love Instagram. It’s my favorite social media platform by far. I think moms who take the time to post interesting and beautiful photos on Instagram are marvelous. In fact, when I moved back to Boca, the first hashtag I searched to fill out my Instagram feed was #bocamom.
I’ve weeded through most of the search results for you and have the Boca Mom Talk on the top fabulous local moms to watch (and follow!) on Instagram:
The Luxury Mom
If you’ve ever wanted an inside look at the life of a fashionable (and purse-obsessed) mommy-member of the Boca Resort, follow the ultimate Boca luxury mom @lalainboca. Her account is visual candy. I love it. A stay-at-home mommy to Landon (8) and Luca (1), Loretta Barsotti, has called Boca home since 2003. She and hubby, entrepreneur Mike Maguire, love raising their two boys here because Boca truly has it all.
“The city is safe and schools are top rated,” Barsotti says. “My older son enjoys academics at Saint Andrew’s School and sports year-round, while my toddler and I spend our free time at Mommy & Me classes and the pool at The Boca Beach Club.”
Her top three #bocakid biz picks: Elegant Child, iPic Theaters and the Boca Raton Resort & Club
The Stylish Mom
A Boca-based lifestyle and fashion blogger after my own heart, April Erhard ofAprilGolightly.com, is the Boca mom you MUST follow for fun, yet realistic style advice. Mommy to an 18-month-old little girl, @aprilgolightly has been enjoying and featuring the fashionable Boca Raton lifestyle on her site for almost two years with her husband Kevin, a filmmaker and senior project manager.
“We love Boca because it’s a safe city with great people, good schools and plenty of things to do with kids like the free, outdoor family movie nights at Boca Center,” Erhard says. “It’s perfect for parents like us who miss going to movies.”
Her top three #bocakid biz picks: Farmer’s Table, Patch Reef Park, The Shoppes at Boca Center
The Organic Mom
If you have any appreciation for organic or natural living (and parenting), follow write-at-home mom, Erika Villolobos. In fact, her blogEssentiallyErika.blogspot.com focuses on raising her two boys, Evan (4) and Nate (3) with husband Victor, in a playful environment that’s always as all natural and wholehearted as possible.
“Boca Raton, my home for 8 years, is a mini melting pot. It is an awesome place to raise kids because it can accommodate every family style,” Villolobos says. “One moment you could be shopping at Saks, and the next you’re watching a sea turtle release at Spanish River Beach. While parenting in Boca Raton, I’ve come across some of the fanciest over-the-top moms and some of the most down-to-earth tree huggers. Being a native New Yorker myself, I can appreciate the diversity.”
Her top three #bocakid biz picks: Sunflower Creative Arts, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Sugar Sand Park/Science Explorium
Michelle Olson-Rogers, a native to Boca, is the founder of ModernBocaMom.com, a lifestyle website for the stylish & modern South Florida Mommy. Modern Boca Mom features events for both mom and kids, activities, classes, fitness, dining and shopping options as well as a weekly Mompreneur spotlight! A Mompreneur herself, Michelle truly believes that working moms (and dads!) instill an unparalleled work ethic in their kids. She and her husband Andrew have one daughter, Avery.