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3 Experiences to Gift a Child

It’s way too easy to get swept up by consumerism. That’s why when our daughter was born in January, my husband and I consciously decided to avoid accumulating too much stuff. We decided to give her wrapped presents for Christmas, like toys and clothes, and experiences for her birthday, like special trips and activities. So, if your house can’t take one more plastic, electronic or loud object, skip the toy invasion altogether by looking at these experiences to gift a child. 1. Event tickets Any mom knows it’s critical to have activities planned outside of the house in between nap times. There’s something about keeping a toddler cooped up at home that creates whining, tantrums, and just plain boredom. They are undoubtedly on better behavior when engaged in activity elsewhere. The trick is to keep the days interesting by getting a change of scenery. I love taking my daughter to…