Be the Cool Parent with Netflix

For Thanksgiving, we took a nice long road trip up the coast of California. Each kids brought their own electronic device. We also went with the unlimited data plan recently, which is impossible to live without these days. It comes in particularly handy when you’ve got two tweens are taking a long ride in the car. Netflix came in handy to keep the kiddos entertained.

My son’s favorite is Stranger Things. He discovered the series with the second season, but eventually got around to catching all of season one as well

My daughter is hooked on Riverdale. She has tried to explain the premise to me, which sounded good enough for teenagers, so we approved it for her. She loves the show!

What are some of the shows that you kids will binge watch over the holidays?

WONDER coming to a theater near you + Giveaway #WONDERthemovie


I love a good book. As a teacher and a mother, I love sharing my love of books with both my students and my kids.  One of my favorite books is Wonder. I have read this book with my class a few years ago and my children have both read it in 5th grade. In fact, my son just finished reading it last week. He loved every page and was super excited to hear that it a film adaption is opening up on Friday!

The film is based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER. It tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

We can’t wait to see this movie and in honor of its release, we’re giving away a prize pack. Here is what’s included :

  • T-shirt
  • Fidget Spinner
  • Lunch Bag
  • Book
  • Bookmark
  • Fish Eye Lens
  • Sky/Star Projector and a Screening Pass good for two to see the film in theaters.

All you have to do is let me know who you would take with you and why. Just leave a comment. Winner will be chosen by Random on Friday, November 17th. Good luck!


So Many Ways To Use Netflix With The Family

Netflix is such a handy tool for families. Whether it be to entertain for an hour or even educate. Kids may say the darndest things, but they also ask the hardest questions. Whether it’s the new way they’re learning long division or if they’re asking you science questions that seem much more sophisticated than their age (thanks Magic School Bus Rides Again), keep your family TV time moments intact with Google in the palm of your hand. So much learning to do!


By the way, are you also watching season 2 of Stranger Things? And if not, why?? If you haven’t seen the first season, go binge that first, and then get going on the new season!


*I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam and was compensated for my post. All opinions are my own.