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To Party or Not to Party

Posted by Mommy Oasis- Woman & Veteran Owned on January 8, 2016 at 5:05 AM

Every parent is different. From sleeping, diet choices and discipline all the way to holiday traditions, television time and birthday parties.


Speaking of parties, many parents grapple with the big decision to party or not to party. I have a few girlfriends who take the milestone approach of 1,5, and 16. And I have a few who do something every year, big or small. Then…there’s me. I’m not into the party scene for my child and uniquely enough, I want the day to truly be about her. Curiosity or raised eye brows?


Long before Kristin came on the scene, I really liked the idea of veering off of the standard birthday sugar shock bash and wanted to take an experiential approach.


I believe the gift of travel is something so special and irreplaceable. Unforgettable experiences stick with us for a life time. They provide perspective and shape our world as a child.


My husband and I decided to go ahead with the trip to New York for her birthday; everyone said it was too much too soon. As parents, I think we have all experienced unsolicited advice. Nevertheless, we were told she wouldn’t have anything to look forward to in life.

Can I share something? This was the best decision we ever made! She was bitten by the travel bug and we have since been to San Francisco, Vegas, and Oakland—all at her request. And for her 18th year, I dream of taking her to Paris.


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