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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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All I Want for Christmas

All I Want for Christmas

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.  In less than 48 hours, it will be Christmas. Most of the time, I love this holiday. This year, though, I’m on the fence. 2016 sucked, big, especially in the last few weeks. Since Thanksgiving, I’ve had two deaths in my family (a brother-in-law and a cousin), two daughters with ear infections, a broken down minivan that won’t get out of the shop until the end of

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Thanksgiving, Gilmores, & Favorite TV Families

Thanksgiving, Gilmores, & Favorite TV Families

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.  Thanksgiving. Family. They are inextricably linked.  For some, family time at Thanksgiving is like a Normal Rockwell painting, a little bit of perfection. For others, it means tension and even avoiding those family members who cause the most stress. This year, strains between family members are higher than normal after a difficult election year where campaigns brought out the worst in each other.  Luckily, I’m still talking to

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9 Movies Perfect for Halloween

9 Movies Perfect for 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.  One of my favorite holidays is Halloween. I’m not sure if that’s because it falls ten days after my birthday or all that comes with the holiday–the costumes, candy, jack-o-lanterns, decorations, and trick-or-treating. In fact, it might be my favorite holiday of all. (Although my sparsely decorated house this year gives off a different impression.) While this year has been a bit crazy and I’ve had little

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Zootopia, Star Wars, and Captain America. Oh, My! Disney Comes to Netflix

Zootopia, Star Wars, and Captain America. Oh, My! Disney Comes to 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.  September 20th is a magical day. Since early spring, I’ve patiently waited. And waited. And waited.  What have I been waiting for? Simple. Disney on Netflix! In May, Netflix announced a huge deal they made with Disney and Disney’s subsidiaries (Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Marvel). Starting in September, Netflix would hold exclusive U.S. rights to all Disney movies (including the subsidiary companies). This news thrilled me! While I enjoy streaming TV

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My Love Affair with Stand-Up Comedy

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.  Years ago, as a teenager at a time when my parents briefly had cable, I found myself bored and clicking through the channels looking for something to watch after everyone else had gone to bed. I stumbled on a program with a woman telling jokes to an audience. As I watched, I became captivated and amused. Soon, I was laughing out loud, and I had a woman

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10 Awesome Summer Movies

10 Awesome Summer Movies

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.  Mid-July. Hot. Humid.  Miserable. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate summer weather? I’m sure I have. Thank goodness for Willis Carrier, who invented air-conditioning in 1902. He was a brilliant man who helped make summer more bearable.  Granted, this does not mean I can get out of spending time outside. With three little girls, spending most of my summer outside is a requirement, what with

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19 Ideas for Enjoying “Me Time”

19 Ideas for Enjoying “Me Time”

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.  Let me let you in on a little secret. Once you become a stay-at-home parent, you lose something precious you probably didn’t value enough. No, not money (although you do lose some of that). No, not sex with your partner, although that may happen less often. Who has energy for that after several days with little sleep? You lose “me time,” those quiet moments where you can

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#TooFemale? Too Awesome! Women on TV

#TooFemale? Too Awesome! Women on TV

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 other day I wrote a post about how CBS executives passed on a pilot that tested well but rejected it because the show skewed “too female.” To say this confused me might be an understatement. How could a show test “too female”? What does that even mean? After much thought, I think I know what “too female” means in TV speak. It means the men didn’t like

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