This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Netflix. My family loves our Netflix subscription, all opinions are my own.
Summertime is in full swing, and I love being home with my kids every day, but I’m not going to lie, sometimes the days can be long. I love the warm weather, and we spend as much time outside together as a family as we can, but some days it’s just too hot and humid to be outside for the whole day.
My oldest two kiddos are only 20 months apart, and they love each other, and play really well together most of the time, and are best little buddies, which I love. When my daughter is in school, my son misses her at home and they always spend a good couple hours playing together when she gets home.
Now that it’s summer break though, and we’re all home together all day, every day, things can get ugly pretty fast. The fighting can be intense sometimes, lately they’ve even been fighting over what show they watch during quiet time and who gets to hold the Kindle or iPad while they watch.
I’ve already shared how we deal with limiting screen time in our home, and one of the things I love about having Netflix is that you can stream it anywhere and on lots of different devices, so now they each get to have their own screen time, choosing their own show and watching by themselves on the Kindle or iPad.
This has helped to make our days less challenging because now there’s no more fighting during screen time, and the kids get a much needed break from each other while they each enjoy their own down time. It also helps things run a little bit smoother on days where we’ve been together all day and tensions are high.
Also, I use the time when one is watching to spend some quality one-on-one time with the other child. Because they’re only allowed to watch when the baby is sleeping, I can devote my time and attention to each of them, one at a time, while the other gets their down time with a quality or educational show.
I get to do the fun stuff like play baseball or football with my son, or paint nails, read or color together with my daughter. This one-on-one time with each of them recharges them and fills up their love tank, which also helps the rest of the day run more smoothly.
Netflix recently launched a family site that features great categories of family friendly shows and movies to choose from. Some of the kids’ favorite shows are on the Are We There Yet list, and I’m having fun introducing them to great new educational shows on the TV for Curious Kids list, as well as some of my own childhood favorites like Jem and She-Ra from the Classics to Share with Your Kids list!
We also love to have Family Movie Night with our kids during the summer. We snuggle up on the couch with popcorn, and let our older kids stay up a little bit later than usual to watch a fun family movie together. Netflix Family has great movies to choose from and we don’t have to worry about returning DVDs or getting charged late fees!
The great thing about the new Netflix Families site is that is it available for both members and non-members! You probably already have at least three Netflix-ready devices in your home. We stream Netflix through our Blu-Ray DVD player, on our iPhones and iPad and on our Kindle HD. You could also use your gaming system like PlayStation, XBox, and Wii. And Netflix delivers great entertainment without breaking the bank at just $7.99/month!
Netflix.com/Families is a new destination designed to meet your family’s summertime entertainment needs. On Netflix.com/Families, parents can find lists of movies and TV shows for all kinds of special summer moments.
Visit www.Netflix.com/Families for more information on the best ways to stream as well as videos from families using Netflix.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Netflix. Our family has used and loved our Netflix subscription for several years before this opportunity became available to me. As always, all opinions are my own.
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