Category Archives: parenting

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…

You Want a Tattoo Where? How Netflix can Help open a Dialogue Between You and Your Kids

4 am is peak time in our house. It’s the time of the morning that our elderly cat starts the call of her people. It’s the time of morning that the fat cat begins to beg for attention and shoves her very large, unusual paws in my face. And 4 am is the time of…

Is There Therapy for Hamsters?

I woke up brilliant the other morning. Bright eyed and bushy-tailed. I was going to be the fun mom! Throw caution to the wind! Not get upset when the cushions were pulled off of the couch and thrown across the room and into the kitchen because they were bombs and bombs need to be thrown away…