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.

Halloween Weekend Fun

Can you believe that Halloween is already upon us? This is the last weekend before the big night, which means it’s your last chance for some fun activities?

Legoland Brick or Treat – Saturday night is the final night for this year’s event at Legoland. There’s lots of great entertainment and treats for the whole family.

Knott’s Scary Farm – both kiddos went this year, ages 10 and 12 and loved it. It’s not for the younger kids, however, there is Knott’s Spooky Farm held on the weekends. Kids can wear costumes, get treats and see fun entertainment.

Balboa Park Halloween Family Day – Oct. 28. Kick off Halloween activities at Balboa Park, where over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions will present free craft projects, spooky surprises, costume parades and contests. Families will enjoy food trucks, prize-drawing booths and a rooftop pumpkin drop. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo is Oct. 29 from 5:30-8pm. Trick-or-treating, entertainment, games, costume parade & more. Admission required.

Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade is Saturday the 28th in Downtown Anaheim. Festival starts at 11am, parade starts at 6pm. Games, costume contests, pumpkin patch, Dia de los Muertos altars, food & more. Free.

Sneaking is the new bingeing for moms #StreamTeam

#MomSneak. America has spoken: 97% of moms say that they had more time for themselves before motherhood, and now, three-quarters (71%) of moms admit to sneaking in TV “me-time” while juggling a busy schedule, with some even hiding from their kids for just a moment of peace. With moms doing it anywhere and everywhere in the neighborhood when the kids aren’t around, sneaking is the new bingeing.

So smuggle a tablet into the bathroom for a little GLOW during your morning routine, but be forewarned: distracted makeup application may result in a look as bold as one of the gorgeous ladies of the 80s. And if you find yourself overstaying your welcome in the grocery store parking lot watching The Walking Dead, don’t feel guilty. As long as the ice cream doesn’t melt, no one will know your little sneak-ret. Be the life of the party with all the pop culture knowledge you’ll accumulate sneaking—your friends will thank you for talking about something other than the kids. If anyone questions your motives, let them know that according to a recent Netflix survey moms are feeling less stressed and more refreshed and even 19% say it makes them feel like a better parent by sneaking “me-time.” And dads, don’t feel left out. I know you need a break to sneak too.

My favorite time to #MomSneak is usually between the hours of 11 PM and 1 AM. I often fall asleep late, especially during the school year when I’m up prepping lesson plans or entering grades. What are your favorite shows to #MomSneak on Netflix?