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 us every year, we knew our birthday was a special event. On our birthday, we would pick what we would eat for dinner and what dessert we would put the candles on to sing to each year. We did have the occasional party (I can only remember a handful).  Celebrating Family Birthdays As a parent, I

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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 preschool three days a week, I do have a little more time on my hands to carry out tasks.  But back to my opening statement about life being crazy. I thought that before I would jump back into blogging on a more regular basis, I should update day you on my life in general. It

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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 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.  What I didn’t realize is that our fights would feel and seem trivial in the beginning. Our first “arguments”, or what I

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I Want to Be a Superhero

I Want to Be a Superhero

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. “Wonder Woman!!!” I shouted at the top of my lungs and spun, imagining that I was turning into her so I could save the day. Naturally, my other friends wanted to turn into Wonder Woman, too. No one fought over it, we all spun in unison. It was a game played daily as a child in the 1970s. Although, at times we pretended to be Isis, Jamie from

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Parenting: Tribe Needed

Parenting: Tribe Needed

Taking my three little girls with me anywhere feels more like I’m wrangling wild animals than managing children who know how to behave. My children do know how to act, most of the time, but there are moments they “forget.” Like this weekend. On Saturday, my family drove up to north Chicago to attend a friend’s wedding with plans to stop for lunch with friends beforehand. As we drove, my oldest, Gigi, melted down. Her temper bubbled then festered until it exploded. She wanted something that we refused to give her. Gigi wasn’t shy in letting us know that she

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Lessons From My Mother

This morning, I drove with my girls to a local fast food place so I could get a fountain Coke. It’s something I do every day. I don’t drink coffee (or tea) so I get my caffeine from my one large Coke a day. (A habit I struggle to break.) As usual, I placed my order then pulled up to the window. After a brief conversation with the worker (yes, I know her name because I’m a “regular”), I wished her a good day and drove away. From the back, my oldest asked me, “Mommy, why do you always tell

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Road to Healing

Road to Healing

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. Pneumonia. We’ve all heard of it and shuddered at the thought. When you get it, it sucks. When you get it as an adult in mid-life, well, it really sucks! Recovering isn’t the quick process it was when you were younger. For some, it can take weeks and even months to recover.  The doctor diagnosed me with pneumonia on Christmas Eve. Here it is, four months later, and

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Afternoon Escape

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. After my kids finish eating lunch, I send them off to their room for “quiet” time. My two oldest play quietly and the toddler naps while I get at least an hour or two of peace. At least, that’s the idea. More times than not, this seems to work.  In the past, I would use this time to pick up the house, clean, or work on laundry without

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Back to the Classics

Back to the Classics

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 fell in love with movies as a child. My first memory of going to the movies involved a drive-in, lots of popcorn, and a double feature (The Jungle Book then Orca) with my sister and I asleep by the start of the second movie. The next movie I saw was Star Wars. When I was a teenager, I discovered AMC, back when they ran classic movies. I spent

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4 Types of Netflix Viewers

4 Types of Netflix Viewers

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. It’s winter. It’s the season of staying warm and bundled up. And, since it’s too cold to go outside (most of the time), it’s also the perfect time to stay home in your pajamas and do nothing but stream your favorite TV shows. Well, that is, if you don’t have kids who want to watch PBS, Disney, Jr., or Nick, Jr. I do have kids which means

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