How Do You Celebrate Family Milestones?

I’ve always been a bit of a sentimental person and when it comes to milestones in our family, I can sometimes go a little overboard. I have been known to bake cupcakes and throw a making memories and milestonescelebration for many firsts that aren’t exclusive to birthdays and first days of school. While I’m not the parent that gives a trophy just for showing up to play, I think you can pat someone on the back and let them know that they’re doing a great job and that we recognize they’re doing great things.

When I was growing up, my Grandfather worked for Southern Bell and was a very active member and volunteer of the Telephone Pioneers of America. While I don’t remember what he did, I know that every year he and my Grandmother went to their annual conference and every year he brought back this little cedar box and give it to me. I loved these boxes and would use them to hold my “memories” of things that were special to me. Usually it was concert tickets, corsages from dances, cocktail napkins from weddings and more. I’ve often wished that I could find more of these boxes so that I could give them to my girls for them to use them as their own memory boxes.

Netflix is such a big part of our family time that it’s great that they have a huge selection of movies and shows that can celebrate your family’s milestones right along with you!! Best part is that they pretty much cover ALL the bases!!

Here are some great ideas for movies that will celebrate the younger family members big moments:

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New Sibling: The Hive: S01E01, Babee’s Room
Losing Your First Tooth: Super WHY: S01E10, The Story of the Tooth Fairy
Getting Glasses: Arthur: S15E09, Through the Looking Glasses
First Sleepover: Bratz Kidz: Sleep-over Adventure
First Trick-or-Treat: Julius Jr.: S01E06, Dressed for Spook-cess
First Pet: Beethoven
First Move: The Croods
First Big Game: D2: The Mighty Ducks

Not to leave the tweens and teens out becasue those are some BIG first!! What about…

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
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

And what about mom and dad?? Even we old folk can have a new first now and then!!

New Job: The Office
Getting Married: My Fair Wedding with David Tutera
Having a Baby: What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Life as a Parent: Parenthood
Running for Office: Parks & Recreation
Buying a Home: House Hunters


I’m sure you’re jealous of my cedar memory boxes so Netflix has a super cute alternative that you and your kids can make together! I’m thinking this is our next craft project together!

making a memory box for your kids


What are some of the ways you celebrate your family’s milestones?

Disclosure: I am a member of the Nextflix Stream Team, and get to share monthly stories and suggestions about using Netflix streaming. (Which we use a TON) I have received a year of Free Netflix Streaming and a Roku. All opinions in this post are my own.

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