Any Time is Family Time with Netflix (and a giveaway!)

Any Time is Family Time with Netflix (and a giveaway!)

Posted by: on Jun 23, 2017 | No Comments
  "My kids will never have screen time." Be honest- before we became parents, we told ourself a lot of things. The reality is that life with kids isn't always easy or perfect. It's not as simple as we once imagined. Still- we'd never trade it for anything. The key is finding what works for our own families. As long as everyone is healthy, happy and (relatively) well-adjusted, then who cares about those hard-and-fast rules we once imagined would be part of our lives?  Screen time is part of Read more [...]
Julie’s Greenroom is a TREASURE

Julie’s Greenroom is a TREASURE

Posted by: on Apr 11, 2017 | No Comments
If you haven't yet checked out Julie's Greenroom on Netflix, RUN, don't walk and turn it on NOW. If there ever was a female role model who is strong, poised, talented, intelligent, eloquent and can own the attention of any room she's in (even if she's not actually physically in it), that woman is Julie Andrews! Julie's Greenroom is a show about theatre and creativity and freedom of expression. It seeks to teach kids that the theatre "does not discriminate" and offers something for every person: Read more [...]
I Cheated…

I Cheated…

Posted by: on Mar 7, 2017 | No Comments
Here it is... my confession... I cheated. I love my husband dearly, but I just COULD NOT resist... Especially since he started it with his own cheating! #SorryNotSorry It turns out, we're in good company, though. It seems that 46% of global Netflix viewers are cheating RIGHT NOW... with their favourite Netflix shows. It also turns out that we Canadians are not quite as polite as we like to think, with over 1/3 (37% to be exact) of couples streaming behind each other's backs. In fact, cheating Read more [...]
Only Some Resolutions Were Meant to be Broken #StreamTeam

Only Some Resolutions Were Meant to be Broken #StreamTeam

Posted by: on Feb 8, 2017 | No Comments
As a habit, I don't make resolutions at the New Year. I don't really believe in resolutions. I figure that if saying you're going to do something got you anywhere, we'd all be rich and famous and successful, and that's just not the case. I'm more of a do-er. I believe that getting 'er done is more about planning and discipline and commitment rather than a wishful hope. That said- I did make a promise of sorts to myself this year... I promised that I would be more open and honest here. That I would Read more [...]
Netflix Downloads are a GODSEND (or: how Paw Patrol saved our lives) #StreamTeam

Netflix Downloads are a GODSEND (or: how Paw Patrol saved our lives) #StreamTeam

Posted by: on Jan 6, 2017 | No Comments
I have yet to write a full recap of our incredible adults-only vacation from this holiday season, but before I share that, here is a little introduction to how it began. Picture this: It's Thursday evening, December 22nd. You've finally completed the packing process for a long trip: organizing, planning, washing, folding, sorting, packing for 1 dog to go the sitter, 1 cat to go to a friend, 2 kids to spend a week with their grandparents and 2 adults to be out of the country for a week. The Read more [...]
A Letter to My Younger Self #StreamTeam

A Letter to My Younger Self #StreamTeam

Posted by: on Dec 8, 2016 | No Comments
One thing I really love about Netflix's original content (and being a representative blogger for them) is their tendency to feature strong, independent and (mostly) relatable female characters. We hear so much about how there aren't enough roles for REAL women out there aside from the 2-dimensional characters we see in so many popular films and television. There is also the awesome bonus that shows like Jessica Jones will hire all-female directors for its second season, and Orange is the New Black  Read more [...]
Mommy Time:

Mommy Time:

Posted by: on Nov 4, 2016 | One Comment
I've been having a rough go lately. I'm sure you can tell from my silence on here (the blog) and most of my social media channels. It's been a tough few months for me, personally (to say the least), and I just haven't been able to find the words to share what I want to share with everyone. That said-- I am really excited to have something I've been looking forward to for a while finally arrive to offer me some respite from the stress: a brand new Netflix original that looks absolutely incredible Read more [...]
Me and Mia and Me #StreamTeam

Me and Mia and Me #StreamTeam

Posted by: on Oct 7, 2016 | No Comments
First it was Dora... Then came Paw Patrol. NOW there is only Mia and Me. What is Mia and Me? Funny you should ask. Mia and Me is the ONLY show either of my children want to watch these days on Netflix. Why? I honestly could not tell you. One day, my daughter was at a playdate with my niece, and they watched this show together, and that was the end of any and all alternatives to Mia and Me. It's half live-action, half animated, and it's honestly not all bad. I'm sure I would Read more [...]