A Good Man Walks Among Strong Women – Lessons For My Sons

A Good Man Walks Among Strong Women – Lessons For My Sons

Studies have shown that girls as young as six are influenced by gender stereotypes, and that role models from the entertainment they chose can have a lasting effect.  What about the boys? Do gender stereotypes focused on female leads send the same influence to their male counterparts? Seems that the way we model women in the media DOES in fact have a big impact on our young sons too. While raising my own two boys I have noticed that a lot of their perceptions of women are not just made…

Are You a Netflix Cheat? New Study Confirms You are Not Alone

Are You a Netflix Cheat? New Study Confirms You are Not Alone

Late nights without my husband at home (he works nights) has prompted me to cheat on him, not by choice but because I just can’t stop! Initially, when we got Netflix we would watch shows together, snuggle and wait for one another until the next episode or season would come out…lately, I just don’t have the will power to wait! I don’t mean to cheat, it simply just happens – usually followed by guilt, sore eyes and a whole lot of wanting more! At first it started off with the…

For mature audiences, and some younger ones too- Life 101 with Netflix!

For mature audiences, and some younger ones too- Life 101 with Netflix!

My husband and I like to think that we are creating a very open family when it comes to social issues in our home. We talk freely, discuss and make sure to keep the lines of communication open with our children – this sometimes comes at a cost. A lot of parents and family around us seem to think that sometimes a little less information is good for our children – but we beg to differ. So far, with honesty all we have seen is gratitude and tiny humans doing…

Holiday Boredom Busting With Netflix!

Holiday Boredom Busting With Netflix!

Just a few more days until your children will be home for the Holidays and that means the constant nagging, arguing and ‘mommy I’m bored’ sentences will be uttered daily. Perhaps not for the first few days as Christmas will keep them entertained however, for sure right after the novelty of toys and sugar rushes come to an end….that means almost an entire week of this. Any mama (or daddy) would be at their wits end without a solution. That’s where I come in…well Netflix actually. Netflix has made vacation…

To My Younger Self: Get A Grip

To My Younger Self: Get A Grip

It’s very hard to look to the future when you are young- to be able to reflect on the things that you will learn if you have yet to learn them, to engage in situations if you have not experienced them and to look upon yourself with respect and grace if you have yet to meet your true self yet. After watching The Crown on Netflix this month I have realized that even the most powerful of women in history have all grown to reflect on their past and offer…

Sneak Peek At Our Halloween Costumes & Some Fun DIY Costume Ideas #StreamTeam

Sneak Peek At Our Halloween Costumes & Some Fun DIY Costume Ideas #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It’s no secret that I love Halloween – luckily my family does too because we start brainstorming as soon as one year is done and work our way to the next year using nothing but pure imagination. Inspired by themes and movies of course, we really try to include the whole family (sometimes the dog too) in our overall Halloween look for the season. This year, we will be dressing up as the crew from Alice In Wonderland and I am super-excited to give you a sneak peek…

Family Movie Night Fun With BINGO! #StreamTeam

Family Movie Night Fun With BINGO! #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I don’t know about you, but when it comes to watching a movie together as a family we are often interrupted by questions, trips to the bathroom and endless snack attacks. Seems that on matter what we do, when it is finally time to settle and enjoy a film, the kids are always too distracted to watch. At our house, Fridays are always secluded for popcorn, munchies and family-favorites. We make up our family room with blankets, lights and sometimes tents to set the mood and settle down…

Inspired By Music – The Beat Bugs, A Netflix Original Series #StreamTeam

Inspired By Music – The Beat Bugs, A Netflix Original Series #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ So many great memories happen when my family is together, little moments are those I cherish forever and usually are accompanied by a soundtrack of our lives. Music is everywhere, I can still remember what was playing when all those tiny momentous moments happened in my life, and I am thrilled that even through the chaos of motherhood I can still hold onto those moments with my kids and husband too. I have always been a huge Beatles fan, listening to them since before I was born because…

Sweatin’ The Canadian Heat With Netflix #StreamTeam

Sweatin’ The Canadian Heat With Netflix #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Can we say hot? This summer has proven to be a scorcher! Since my kiddos and I are not fans of the heat unless lounging pool side, we have been watching a lot of the old tube lately. That means, mama gets to watch her Netflix on the good ol’ipad while the kids enjoy it on the big screen. Shhhh….they don’t know that I watch a completely different show/movie then they do. I simply put those earbuds in and clean the kitchen while catching up on my much…

Kick-starting Dialogue With Your Kids And Netflix!

Kick-starting Dialogue With Your Kids And Netflix!

Raising children can sometimes be overwhelming and most of the time they hit you when you are down with a question or position that you are not ready to answer. That’s why I am thrilled that Netflix has made kick-starting dialogue with your kids easy, because we as parents are not always prepared – let’s face it we mostly are not EVER prepared for those hormonal little bodies and the endless gush of intrigue they posess! From sibling arguments, to peer pressure and body image, Netflix has parents covered! Check…