#StreamTeam and the perfection of nostalgia

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Disclosure: As a member of Netflix’s Stream Team, I get to watch an incredible amount of TV and tell you about it. (My kids are understandably tolerant.) Although I’m compensated, all thoughts, opinions, and second cups of coffee are entirely my own.* *So back off. *** I’m pretty lucky. I happened to marry a guy who shares my love of nostalgia- and puttering- on weekend mornings. Case in point: Saturdays are when P.J. makes the kids his world/household-famous chocolate chip {Read More}

Got teens who love films? Give them this experience, Chicago.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Fresh Films, a company whose programs I really, really admire. Although I’m compensated, all thoughts, opinions, and incredibly envious reactions are entirely my own. *** Popping in for some Friday fun because of a quickly approaching deadline for a company– and program!– you need to know about, Chicagoland. Not-for-profit Fresh Films is creating TV pilots for their annual summer program, and bringing on crews of local teens to learn lighting, camera {Read More}

Promoting STEAM with “Project MC2” & the #StreamTeam

Netflix Parenting Cheat Sheet

Disclosure: As a member of Netflix’s Stream Team, I’m super-duper happy to continue the convo this month about what the kids are learning- and from whom. Although I’m compensated, all thoughts, opinions, and gadget-happy kids are entirely my own. *** Half of parenting is instilling important values in your kids. (The other half is yelling inane things from either the top or bottom of any given stairwell. “Trucks aren’t for nostrils!” et. al.) And I’m not going to lie; raising {Read More}

Hey, gang, let’s put on a show! (With Netflix & the #StreamTeam)

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Disclosure: As a member of Netflix’s Stream Team, I get to have a stupid amount of fun and pretend it’s all for the children. Although I’m compensated, all thoughts, opinions, and felt creations are entirely my own. (Okay, fine, the kids helped.) *** Remember back in the day, back when Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, et.al were all about Putting On A Show? (I’m not saying it’s back in MY day, but it’s definitely in my mental Filofax of cultural {Read More}

Getting out of jail free with Netflix and the #StreamTeam

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Disclosure: As a member of Netflix’s Stream Team, I *usually* get to highlight their streaming awesomeness. But this month? I’m highlighting some questionable behavior. Although I’m compensated, all thoughts, opinions, and unethical husbands are entirely my own. *** Whoo boy, do you people have feelings. I asked a simple question- or rather a few simple questions- and learned some things about you guys. When it comes to Netflix “cheating,” or the act of continuing on in a season sans your {Read More}

Having “the talk” with the #StreamTeam

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Disclosure: As a member of Netflix’s Stream Team, I share tidbits about the streamiest best in programming each month; even though I’m compensated, all thoughts, opinions, and gaps in parental duty are entirely my own. (Unless some of the gaps can be attributed to P.J.) *** The Talk Having “the talk” has been a rite of passage (for sweaty-palmed parents) since the beginning of time; and guess what? Their offspring probably know every single thing they’re being awkwardly told, and could {Read More}

A #StreamTeam vlog from my 5 year-old

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Disclosure: As a member of Netflix’s Stream Team, I share my faves and the latest streaming releases. But this month- ha HA- I outsourced it. Although I’m compensated, all thoughts, opinions, and holiday screen time are entirely Susannah’s own. *** Parenting, like any other life sentence of your choosing, has its pros and cons. One of the major checks in the ol’ “plus” column is the ability to- ahem– encourage your offspring to do your job for you. May I {Read More}

Which Netflix family are you? (A #StreamTeam quiz)

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Disclosure: As a member of Netflix’s Stream Team, I’m here to save your holiday week with programming that truly understands your family. (Even if you don’t.) Although I’m compensated, all thoughts, opinions, and requests to PleaseStopTouchingMe are entirely my own. *** Sometimes you just want to throw a blanket over your head and tune out the world, you know? (Don’t even pretend like you don’t know. You know.) Netflix feels you. Netflix wants to snuggle up next to you on {Read More}