Category Archives: parenting

Rainy Summer Nights are Saved by Netflix Download Option!

The past weekend we packed our bags and headed to our family cottage for a three-day mini vacation. We threw all of the bags into the vehicle, most of the garage, and three blocks of cheese because, you never know, and we made the three-hour drive to spend a weekend with my entire family; brothers, sister-in-law, parents,…

Getting Ready for Summer with Groupon

School is officially finished! Hello Summer!!! Time to pack up the beach bag, grab the flip-flops, slather on the sunscreen, and race to the beach! But wait… School papers, memories, art projects, report cards. All thrown askew. The table is covered in folders and cards, notes of thanks, and posters my daughter CAN NOT, WILL…

Netflix has you covered, morning, noon, and night

From the moment my daughter wakes up until the moment she goes to sleep she asks to watch her shows on Netflix. It takes routine and communication with her for her to understand that we aren’t going to spend every second in front of the television. But with the incredible shows that Netflix has to…

Netflix Social Experiment… Teens

Every day, after I pick up my daughter from school, I ask her how her day was. I get creative because I know that this type of closed ended question can lead to answers like, “fine,” “good,” “okay.” So I ask her what songs they sang, what games she played at recess, who she hung…

Promoting Strong Female Leads with Netflix

When I became a mother I knew I wanted to provide a safe and fun home for my child but I hadn’t given much thought to the pressures of society, gender roles, what being a parent meant, or how my thoughts, actions, and self doubts played a role in who my would child become. When…

Closure…tied up

Why did you do this? Why didn’t your husband do this? He’s weak! He’s selfish! He’s afraid! He doesn’t support you! No.  Wrong.  Ultimately the decision to have my tubes “tied” this past week (although this is far from what happens and if that is what truly happened it would have been much more pleasant)…

Reflecting on Social Media and Teens

Being an adolescent wasn’t easy for me, I went through puberty in the 90s before the internet, makeup tutorials, hair straighteners, and cover up that matched your skin tone. While I was going through the unfortunate phase of growing out my mushroom cut perm my friends and I owned our new blemishes, bad hair days, and…

But I Didn’t Mean to Snap Chap my Physical

I thought I was being proactive. I would make my daughters orthodontist appointment and my physical on the same day. I know what you’re all thinking. What? The doctor is going to do an internal. The doctor is going to use a speculum. The doctor will look in your vagina! I’m aware. But guess what?…

All You Need is Love… And Netflix

August has me sighin’ like, whoa. This summer has been super dee duper! Okay, my apologies, by child is watching Barney and that was uncalled for. I begged her to change it but she’s mesmerized now and there’s no turning back. I’ve lost her to the purple side. I’m not ready for summer to be…