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Family Ties

These Key Biscayne moms are on a mission filled with pure love and total devotion to ensure that their kids lead the happiest lives possible and that all their dreams are come true no matter what their aspirations.
Interviews: Jorge Arauz Photography: Nick Garcia for Blindlight Studio Photographer’s Assistant: Alvaro PEralta Hair & Make Up: Teresa Miranda; 786.343.1727; TeresaNorma@Gmail.com; FrisOnCoiffure.com Special thanks: 730 Harbor Drive, Key Biscayne | June 4, 2018 | People

Paula Baroni

RESIDENCE: Key Biscayne Ambassador

PROFESSION: Teacher for Miami-Dade County Public Schools

CHILDREN: Isabella (18); Lorenzo (16)

WHY KEY BISCAYNE? “We moved from our home in California after the 1992 Earthquake and immediately fell in love with the family-oriented lifestyle, excellent schools and the feeling of a real community we found here. I could go on and on. There’s no place like it!”

BEST PART OF BEING A MOM? “I’m lucky to have been fortunate enough to be a part of the growth and development of 2 extraordinary human beings. I’m still in awe of the magic of it all!”

MOST CHALLENGING? “Sometimes it’s hard to just stop and put everything to one side and be completely present for them and not think about the hundreds of things I need to accomplish.”

MOST ANTICIPATED LIFE STAGE? “Since my children are teenagers, I’ve already been through many of their milestones , but I’m looking forward to seeing which career paths they select and how they will hopefully continue to develop into honest, respectful and responsible members of society.”

BEST MOTHER’S DAY GIFT EVER? “Nothing beats being served breakfast in bed and being pampered like a queen!”

Angeles Padilla

RESIDENCE: The Towers Of Key Biscayne

PROFESSION: Music Therapist

CHILDREN: Simon (13); Javier (11); Pedro (7)

WHY KEY BISCAYNE? “Relaxation and work can be blended together within the beautiful setting of island living that The Key offers. I am completely committed to my community.”

BEST PART OF BEING A MOM? “My kids mean the world to me! I love their hugs, kisses, smiles and laughter. I even cherish the fears and tears that we share as a family. It’s amazing to see them grow, holding them tight during hard times and celebrating their successes.”

MOST CHALLENGING? “It’s tough to keep nurturing them in a balanced way so their minds, bodies and souls can help them grow into responsible and caring adults.”

MOST ANTICIPATED LIFE STAGE? “I look forward to when my kids open their wings and fly in their own direction with the confidence that they will carry with them all they need, knowing that I will always love them!”

BEST MOTHER’S DAY GIFT EVER? “Definitely having breakfast made by my husband and kids, and the big smile on their faces as they hand me flowers.”

Inbal Horovitz

RESIDENCE: The Towers Of Key Biscayne

PROFESSION: Importer of a clothing line named Pas Pour Toi

CHILDREN: Dana (10); Roy (7); Mia (3)

WHY KEY BISCAYNE? “This is the most beautiful and peaceful place I could ever imagine! I feel like I’m on vacation every day!”

BEST PART OF BEING A MOM? “To love and to be loved. My kids can make me the happiest woman in the world just by hugging and kissing me.”

MOST CHALLENGING? “Each day brings a new challenge…and just when you think it can’t get any harder, they grow up and challenge you even more!”

MOST ANTICIPATED LIFE STAGE? “There’s none in particular I’m looking forward to, every day brings new surprises. I just want my family to enjoy every minute and be happy and satisfied at every stage of our life together.”

BEST MOTHER’S DAY GIFT EVER? “To have my eldest daughter reunited with us. She lives with my ex-husband outside of the U.S., and I miss her so much when she’s not with me.”