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How to make your own Mary Poppins costume for Halloween

Wouldn't it be great if we all had a Mary Poppins in our life? Someone who makes the kids enjoy doing their chores and sing Super-Cala-Fragilistic-Expialidocious while whipping up a delicious dinner. Ahh the life. While we can't all be Mary Poppins, we could totally dress up like her - and most of the items can be found in your closet! *TIP* If you don't have any of the pieces check out my favorite shopping site, Modcloth - they do! Over the course of the film, Mary Poppins (never just … [Read more...]

New On Netflix in July – Dragons: Race to the Edge and More!

This summer, Hiccup and Toothless, from the critically acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon films are embarking on unparalleled adventures in the all-new Netflix original series Dragons: Race to the Edge - and lucky us, we get to come along for the dragon ride. Soaring beyond their home on the island of Berk in search of new dragons, Dragons: Race to the Edge introduces some of the most exciting dragons yet, each with its own amazing abilities -- shock waves, cannon balls and fire blasts, just … [Read more...]

Grace and Frankie is Netflix Hilarious Original Comedy

Grace and Frankie, Netflix's new funny and fearless original comedy featuring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, is a perfect example of how today’s families can shift, rearrange and blend in unexpected ways. When Grace and Frankie’s husbands leave them after 20 years of marriage—to be with each other—the women find themselves facing a change that they never expected, but they shift their perspective to get through it together with the support of their new blended family … [Read more...]

19 Titles to Stream on Netflix This Month

This month Netflix debuted the first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and if there is anything the three main character have in common, it's resilience. But despite their circumstances, Kimmy, Tituss and "Jaqueline" were all able to reinvent themselves in one way or another to make it in New York City. Not surprisingly, a lot of our families favorite shows have some of these same qualities. It's one of the things that makes the hero of  a movie, the hero. Movies and TV can show kids that … [Read more...]

What Our Family Is Streaming on Netflix This Month

My family and I are still smack in the middle of a move and it's been chaos. In the first few weeks at the new place we were still living with just a bed to sleep on,  a few pots and pans to cook with and Netflix streaming on the laptop to keep our sanity. When we realized it would be another four weeks before our furniture arrived we broke down and brought a new smart tv. I didn't think it was possible but we might be streaming our Netflix now more than ever.  In our house we're big fans of … [Read more...]

10 Interesting Facts About Cats

10 Interesting Facts About Cats Did you know, cat's spend about 2/3 of every day sleeping?  That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life. Most female cats are right pawed, while males are often lefties.  Interestingly, 90% of humans are right handed but most of the 10% who are lefties are male.   There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with approximately 40 recognized breeds. Cats have been known to survive falls from over 32 … [Read more...]

Celebrate The New Year With Kids At Any Hour With Netflix

My four year old is ECSTATIC for the New Year and I'm not exaggerating in the least. I'm not entirely sure why a child who uses cartoon episodes as a unit to measure time is incredibly excited about a New Year but I know I love her enthusiasm. As much as I love to give into her whimsical enthusiasm I don't want to keep her awake until the final count down to midnight. And apparently I'm not alone. According to a recent survey from Netflix, a third of parents (34%) admitted they either had or … [Read more...]

The 20 Best Duos From TV Shows On Netflix This Month

Since the beginning of television there have been hundreds of famous duos:  Sherlock and Watson, Zack Morris & Screech Powers, Andy Taylor and Barney Fife, and Lucy Ricardo & Ethel Mertz, and Bert & Ernie are just a few that come to mind. Growing up I loved Tom and Jerry, Zack Morris & Screech Powers,  Rory and Lorelai to name a few. Don't all teenage girls wish for a mom similar to Lorelai? I still love visiting that duo from time to time but the relationship between Schmidt and … [Read more...]

Celebrate Mini Milestones With Netflix and a DIY Memory Box

One of the things I've noticed about having a small child is that there are SO many milestones during those first 5-10 years of life. I love celebrating and remembering each of major milestones and doing something special to recognize all of the little ones in between too. In recognition of "mini milestones," Netflix compiled a list of movies and TV episodes that highlight a variety of these achievements. Whatever "firsts" your family is celebrating this fall, Netflix can relate. In order to … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Guide: Top Kids Movies of the Year

Let it go, Let it go… - Does that song sound familiar? How about – A whole new world, a place I never knew… Maybe – Under the sea, down where it’s better… These are some of the songs of childhood from our favorite movies. These are the kind of movies that taught us about life and gave us precious memories as we watched them with our families and skipped along the sidewalk singing the songs with our best friend. So where can you get the movies of childhood and the classics we grew up on? You can … [Read more...]

Two Ideas To Make Your Next Family Movie Night Super Fun

Now that we have finally started to get back into the swing of school year routines - and we're no longer frightened to look at our schedules - we can begin to think about adding family time back into our week nights. Fright Night Family Movie Nights (or any other day of the week that works for you) shouldn't be reserved just for summer. Thanks to Netflix we have a whole list of family friendly titles that bigs and littles alike will love. Plus, two ways to make the night super fun. For … [Read more...]

12 Netflix Movies that Promote Kindness and Acceptance

A new school year is upon us. Teachers are busy readying their classrooms, students are anxiously awaiting the first day of school and parents are either holding on to the last few days of summer or gleefully anticipating the beginning of the school year. There is a lot to be taught this year and a lot to learn too! While that may conjur up thoughts of fractions, geography or writing skills back-to-school season is also a great time to reinforce the life lessons that are often taught outside the … [Read more...]