Celebrating the Holidays with Netflix – Enter to WIN!!! #NetfliXmas #StreamTeam

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December is one of my favourite months of the year: Hanukkah, Christmas, Christmas Music (my absolute favourite), lights on neighbourhood houses and trees, Christmas movies and the smell of baking in friends houses. To be quite honest, the only smell of baked goods in my house is the purchased kind or even the pre-made cookie dough kind. I have seen so many amazing cookie recipes via #streamteam bloggers, however my best recipe is going to the grocery store and picking up those pre-made cookie dough rolls, roll them into balls and put them on the cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes creating the perfect, delicious cookies for all my family members to enjoy for their late afternoon movie chill. Netflix has an amazing lineup for the month of December!

December Netflix

1. Casper’s Haunted Christmas

2. Cat in the Hat knows a lot about Christmas

3. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

4. Dreamworks Happy Holidays from Madagascar

5. My Little Pony: A very Minty Christmas

6. Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: Christmas Special

7. The Search for Santa Paws

8. The Swan Princess Christmas

9. Thomas & Friends: Merry Christmas Thomas

10. Christmas with the Kranks

11. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

12. A Nightmare before Christmas (somehow this is my kids favourite Christmas movie – how are they not more scared of this movie)

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Get Cozy with Netflix – #StreamTeam

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Officially I can say it feels like Fall! The temperatures have drastically dropped, you have retired your summer wardrobe and brought out all your favourite fleece slippers and most importantly, your cozy sweatpants.

Truly, what is better than getting home from work (or a full day’s worth of errands in some cases), slipping on those comfy sweats (or pj’s in my case) and a big, baggy sweatshirt, popping fresh popcorn with some sprinkled chocolates in it (to satisfy the sweet and salty of course) and sitting down on the couch with your kids to watch a movie or favourite television show. Ok so let’s be real, in my house it doesn’t quite go down like that since I have two very rambunctious boys who don’t sit for a mere second (well at least until 7:00pm), but when they do settle down and want to want to watch television, I truly thank G-d for Netflix. There is always one (or six or seven) shows on there that they both want to watch and then there is peace and quiet that comes over the room … ahhhhh SUCCESS!!!

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Netflix September Shows

1. Lilo & Stitch
2. Nanny McPhee Returns
3. The Muppets
4. Shark Tale
5. Meet the Robinsons
6. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
7. Freaky Friday
8. Homeward Bound
9. The Princess and the Frog
10. The Lizzie McGuire movie
11. The Aristocats
12. The Rescuers

Oh and don’t forget about yourself, the kids bedtime means it’s your time to kick your feet up and get your Netflix on … I sure did!

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T.
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Nothing is Better than Family! #StreamTeam

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Gone are the days of the traditional “nuclear” family and we welcome the “modern” family comprised of two moms or two dads, single moms or single dads, half siblings, step siblings, adopted siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents … did I miss anything?

My dad has always told me that “family is everything” and he is right! Every day I am reminded of how lucky I am to have the family I have: my husband and two little (crazy) boys, my mom, my dad, my sister, her husband, her two kids, my  brother, his wife, their two kids (our littlest one’s were born one day apart – we were in the hospital together) and that’s just my side of the family. My husband comes from a family of 4 kids and his siblings all have kids. In this large family of mine, each person is uniquely quirky and I love every single one of those quirks.

Want to know how quirky other families are and have a good laugh? Check out this new Netflix series Grace and Frankie staring Jane Fonda, Martin Sheen, Lily Tomlin and Sam Waterston. What a fabulous show, give it a shot you will not be disappointed.

Here are some titles for the little kids

Little Kids Netflix Shows

1. Curious George
2. Stellaluna
3. Lily’s Driftwood Bay
4. Pound Puppies: “The Yipper Caper”
5. Veggie Tales: “Pa Grape’s Son / Larry’s Cardboard  Thumb”
6. Baby Jake (this is a new one for us, my little guy loves watch baby Jake)

Some titles for the big kids

Big Kid Netflix Shows

1. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
2. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
3. Despicable Me (a fan fave – love how family is tied to this movie)
4. Kung Fu Panda
5. Full House (an oldie but a goodie – love rewatching these episodes)
6. Yours Mine and Ours

Titles for the teens and adults

teens and adults netflix shows

1. Fresh Prince of Bel Air
2. Wolfblood
3. The Addams Family
4. Raising Hope
5. Gilmore Girls
6. Party of Five

What are your favourite Netflix family shows?
Sit back and enjoy time with your loved one’s
T.
xo

Oh the Lies! #StreamTeam

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Put your hand up if you lie? If for even one second you thought about not raising your hand, your lying! We all do it … period … the end!

I feel bad telling my little one itty bitty lies, but come on, it must be done! Yes honey the park has a bed time too, one day when your tooth falls out a tooth fairy will come, the DVD player magically turns off … to name a few

I kept telling my husband over and over that our big guy never lied … until the day he lied and well it hasn’t changed since. At first I thought it was cute and now it is just innate (odd how quickly they pick it up). We tried teaching him about Pinnochio and his ever growing nose when he lies, but we couldn’t find the movie to help him better understand (my kid is better with visuals).

If you are going through this now, do not fret as Netflix has a bunch of great titles for all age groups that will teach your little one about lying (and there are even one’s for adults, because sometimes we need a lesson too).

Little Kids:

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 1. Super Why! S1, E15: Humpty Dumpty and Other Fairytale Adventures: Pinnochio
2. Curious George: S1, E19 Truth about George Burger
3. Clifford the Big Red Dog: S1, E26 The Kibble Crook
4. The Adventures of Chuck and Friends: S1, E9 The Pothole/ Chuck’s Perfect Plans

Big Kids:

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1. Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action
2. H20: Just Add Water
3. Mean Girls
4. iCarly: S1, E12 iPromise Not to Tell

The Biggest Kids of them All (Shows for us):

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1. Bloodline
2. Just Go With It
3. Liar, Liar (the old time classic)
4. Pretty Little Liars (my next series that I am going to watch)

Science Madness with Netflix #StreamTeam

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All of a sudden out of nowhere my 4 year old became interested in Science!! What happens when you mix oil and water; what happens when you mix water, red food colouring and blue food colouring and the list goes on. It’s fun to find things around the house to create Science experiments out of, though I am running low on ideas these days.

When I told my son that Netflix was has shows about Science, he got all excited and wanted me to show him some. For those of you who want to get your children Science-inspired check out these new interesting titles.

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Science-inspired Netflix titles

 

1. The Magic School Bus Gains Weight
2. Fetch! with Ruff
3. Animal Mechanicals, Balloon Volcano Island (Go Go MechanaStretch – we are a fan of this show)
4. Sid the Science Kid

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Netflix Science Titles

1. Nova: Hunting the Elements
2. Cosmos
3. Deadliest Volcanos: Nova
4. Let Your Mind Wonder

Looking for something fun to do with your kids to get them excited about Science while watching one of these great shows? Make your own volcano using staple ingredients in your house. Click here to learn how to create it.

The world is your child’s oyster
T.
xo