Tag Archive: parenting

His Name Is Mr. Super – But Don’t Ask Him About His Powers

My daughter and I have a routine each night before she goes to sleep. I lay with her and she tells me the good things about her day. And then the not so good things about her day. Sometimes the not so great things outweigh the good, but we always find a way to put…

Netflix Prompts – So Your Kids Will Finally Watch Those 90s Movies With You!

I love to see an old show pop up on Netflix that I used to watch when I was a teen. The memories come flooding back and I inundate my daughter with quotes, bits of information, and trivia from my favorites. Que her eye rolls. I couldn’t wait to introduce her to The Muppets, Ace…

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,…

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…

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…