Finding some needed motivation and a Netflix Giveaway!!

A new year means some new goals, right? I actually try to make and update my goals all year round, but I think that the start of a fresh new year is always a good time to look at those things that you'd like to get done and really solidify a plan. I think that it is a great time to get yourself motivated and inspired, and to do the same for your family. It may be time to remind yourselves to chase … [Read more...]

Family movie night? Don’t mind if we do!

Do you do family movie nights? We LOVE watching movies together, everything from Disney favourites to Superheros, Curious George to Catching Fire. Q and I go to the movies a lot too, but it seems that kid appropriate movies come in fits and spurts and a lot of times either there is nothing we'd like to see playing, we've already seen it 20 times, or we just don't feel like going out. We like to … [Read more...]

Life lessons from Dinotrux

September is almost here, and that means back to school time is almost upon us. New class, new teacher, new friends. This also means possibly being separated from good friends from last year, and the challenges that going along with navigating the year with new people by your side. This month, a fun new original series called Dinotrux debuted on Netflix. Q first learned about it when an official … [Read more...]

What do dragons, Bootcamp and Garfield have in common?

Are you a How to Train Your Dragon fan? We have read all of the books and seen all of the movies, and are always excited when new stories and shows are released from the land of Berk. In the new Netflix original series, Hiccup and Toothless lead the Dragon Riders as they soar beyond the borders of Berk and discover the mysterious Dragon eye -- an ancient artifact filled with secrets that will … [Read more...]

Bandaid rippers, truth skirters, and secret buriers

Lies. They always start out small, but they never stay that way, do they? You tell one lie, then you need to tell one more to cover the story you told with the first lie. Then it turns into one, two, three more, until there are so many layers of lies that you can't even keep track anymore, and the truth comes out in the end. It's funny, as grown-ups and parents, we often think nothing of telling … [Read more...]

You can’t learn anything from Netflix. Or can you????

"Come on the magic school bus, step inside it's a wilder ride. Come on and ride on the magic school buuuuuuuuus!!!" I hear sung gleefully and at the top of his lungs from the computer room. I wonder which episode he is watching today? Will they be going into space? Up someone's nose and into their body? Inside a tuna?  Q is hugely into learning and science and when I have found a show … [Read more...]

We should all follow our dreams

The notion that you can be whatever you want to be when you grow up is a powerful and often defining notion. As a parent, I want to encourage my son to peruse his dreams, find his passions and follow them into something that is interesting to him. I think that following your interests is important in pretty much all aspects of life, actually, and that trickles down to what you choose to watch. No … [Read more...]

Stories turned shows? Yes please!

It's no secret that we are totally in love with Netflix in our house. It's not because I'm a StreamTeam member either, this love happened before that did. Our poor PVR feels neglected, I'm quite sure, as it used to be my good friend, helping me get caught up on all the shows and movies I didn't have time to watch, well, ever. Even better, Q can watch his (more annoying) shows without me having to … [Read more...]