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Tips on Celebrating Milestones with The Family

Tips on Celebrating Milestones with The Family #StreamTeamWhen was the last time you celebrated a milestone? Life sometimes gets in the way, but we try to celebrate the little moment every chance we get. Our celebration isn’t limited to the obvious first Christmas, first dentist visit, or birthdays. We’re that weird family that celebrate pretty much all the quirky first from the girls first trip to the movies to their first train ride,  the list is endless. My 4 year old just started Preschool, my 8 year old is now a third grader. Yes, life is moving at record speed so it’s important to us to celebrate each moment as a family. It doesn’t have to be something elaborate, a family movie night can do the trick.

Tips on Celebrating Milestones with The Family

  • Capture the Moment – I just spent an insane amount of time looking through albums of my daughters 1st year. It’s incredible how much we forget.
  • Create a Milestone Memory Box – Call me a hoarder all you want, but I keep everything from umbilical cord, first teeth, hospital bracelet, to movie stubs. Not sure, how long I will hold onto these items however my goal is to share them with my girls once they’re older. My 8 year old daughter enjoys reading through the first year memory book, I created when she was a baby.
  •  Have a Ritual, one of our rituals is a family movie night. Here are some great suggestions from Netflix on celebrating life’s many first.

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First Trick-or-Treat: Jake and the Never Land Pirates: S02E15, Tricks, Treats and Treasure!
First Pet: Beethoven
First Move: The Croods
First Big Game: D2: The Mighty Ducks

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First Spelling Bee: Akeelah and the Bee
First Dance: Kickin’ It: S01E20, The Wrath of Swan
First Break-Up: Good Luck Charlie: S01E20, Girl Bite Dog
First Road Trip: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

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First Kiss: Wizards of Waverly Place: S01E02, First Kiss
First Job: Good Burger
First Time Babysitting: The Baby-Sitters Club
First Concert: Taylor Swift: The Journey to Fearless

How does your family celebrate mini milestones?

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam. 

Kira is the founder of award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. Prior to launching The Afropolitan Mom, she was a marketing executive in the technology industry. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two kids. When she's not on carpool duty or scrolling through Insta, she spends time adding items to her shopping cart while binge-watching shows on Netflix!

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