Denise Geelhart

Denise Geelhart

Motherhood, Food, Life, & So Much More

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New Year, New on Netflix

New Year, New on Netflix

One month into the New Year and I’m still struggling to write the correct year on all documents and checks. I’ve even been known to “think” it is still 2017. But time continues to move despite my ability to adapt. Thank goodness for some things […]

20 Books to Read in 2018

20 Books to Read in 2018

Disclaimer: There are some Amazon Affiliate links throughout this post. If you click the link and buy a book, I would get a small commission. Just enough for me to indulge in my favorite guilty pleasure, Taco Bell. This post was not influenced by my […]

Top Ten Netflix Streams in 2017

Top Ten Netflix Streams in 2017

It’s hard to believe that 2017 comes to an end tomorrow night. Yet another year ends and another begins. For some of us, it means time to reflect on the past year while anticipating a great new year. I don’t know about you, but this […]

25 Christmas Movies to Love on Netflix

25 Christmas Movies to Love on Netflix

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own.  The Hallmark Channel has become well-known for their sappy, romantic movies, especially […]

And These Are a Few of My Favorite Things….

And These Are a Few of My Favorite Things….

Disclaimer: There are some links throughout this post where I might earn money if you click the link and make a purchase. All opinions are my own. For more information on the links, please scroll to the bottom for a full disclaimer.* [pullquote align=center] Raindrops […]

My Typical Monday

My Typical Monday

Before I gave birth to Sweet Pea, two and a half years ago, I used to write blog posts two to three times to week. Since I’ve had her, I’m lucky if I get in two posts a month. Basically, going from two children to […]

What to Watch This Halloween

What to Watch This Halloween

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own. I love watching paranormal movies and television shows all year round. But […]

Happy Birthday From Netflix

Happy Birthday From Netflix

Growing up, birthdays were always a big deal in my house. My parents made a big deal of my sister and my birthday every year. Their birthdays were also celebrated with cake and singing!    While my parents didn’t throw a spectacular birthday party for […]

Life Has Been Crazy

Life Has Been Crazy

Life has been crazy. Granted, my life has been in constant motion since giving birth to our third beautiful daughter, Sweet Pea. As I’ve moaned before, time is no longer my own. Although, now that my youngest is two-years-old and my middle child goes to […]

The Art of Persuasion

The Art of Persuasion

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own. Before I married my husband, Chris, I knew there would be times […]


My Diary

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Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own.

Before I married my husband, Chris, I knew there would be times when we might fight. We didn’t fight when we dated or even when we were engaged. I understood that living together would change our relationship and fights would be a part of it. 

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What I didn’t realize is that our fights would feel and seem trivial in the beginning. Our first “arguments”, or what I prefer to call “negotiations”, involved the television. Since our relationship was a long-distance one before we married, we discussed our likes and dislikes. From our conversations, I was under the mistaken impression that my husband loved TV as much as I did. I was wrong. While he had told me that his favorite shows were on Food Network, I didn’t understand that 90% of the shows he watched were on the Food Network. 

I quickly came to learn that my husband is not a fan of scripted programs. He prefers reality TV. For him, the ideal TV night would involve watching Good Eats, Naked & Afraid, and Survivor. I balked. While I like a few reality programs, I love scripted programming. So, our first few months of marriage involved frustrating conversations and me developing the art of persuasion to get my husband to go beyond his normal night of reality TV.

After eight years of marriage, we’ve found a good balance. I’ve learned that it will be difficult to get him to watch a scripted TV series with me (without groaning), but that there are a few he watches every week with me. At the beginning of a new TV season, I can usually persuade him to try several shows with me. He may like one of the bunch and then I DVR the rest.

We have 5 categories in our home. My husband, our girls (where they can pick and choose children’s programming on their own with no worries for us), our Family choices, and even my parents who come for visits.

When it comes to streaming shows on Netflix, I’ve given up trying to persuade my husband to watch what I like. I’m grateful that we can each have our own profile to surf and stream programs. I love watching a lot of the original Netflix programming (now I’m streaming The Defenders) but Chris does not. What we do agree to watch together are a lot of the stand-up comedy specials and Star Trek shows. 

I am, however, able to persuade my children to try new shows. They love TV and, in particular, Netflix. I keep track of what they watch and often guide them to new shows they might not know about otherwise, like Puss in Boots and Trollhunters.

Even if the art of persuasion doesn’t work for your family, it’s nice to know that you can have your own channel that is all yours and you don’t have to share. It would be nice to have a few more people watch with me, but I’m good. It’s my husband who is missing out.

 


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