Monday, May 18, 2015

Netflix #StreamTeam May 2015: Family is What You Make It

My family consists of my husband, my daughter Scarlett, and our dog Carolyn.  I'm a stay at home mom to Scarlett, while my husband works.  This makes the most sense for our family at the moment, but I do plan on returning to work at some point.  I feel very grateful that I'm home with Scarlett daily to play with her, watch her grow and develop, and make memories.

In my opinion, my family is pretty traditional.  Both my husband and I do not have half siblings, step parents, or any adopted siblings.  I'm actually an only child.  If that makes us a little boring, I'm okay with it! For the month of May Netflix is focusing on untraditional families.  Families have long evolved since the white picket fence days of the Cleavers.  Today's families may include a mom and step dad raising step and half children all while their grandparents live in their 3rd floor loft.  This is surely reminiscent of today's modern family.

Grace and Frankie, is Netflix's new funny and fearless original comedy featuring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, and Sam Waterston.  This series is a perfect example of how today's families can shift, rearrange, and blend in unexpected ways.  When Grace and Frankie's husbands leave them after 20 years of marriage-to be with each other-the woman find themselves facing a change they never expected, but they shift their perspective to get through it.  They both use humor and their newly found blended family for guidance.  

What's your family like? Maybe your house consists of an untraditional definition of family, but that's ok.  In the end, family is family and that's what's important.  What is it about your modern family that you wouldn't trade for the world? 

Netflix has compiled a list of picks that make other families unique.  Why not gather the family around the TV and celebrate by choosing a show that emphasizes that your family is special and one-of-a-kind.  Don't forget Junior Mints, white cheddar popcorn, and Dr. Pepper.  You can thank me for those suggestions later!

For your little kids:

1. Lily's Driftwood Bay
2. The Tigger Movie
3. Guess How Much I Love You: S1E5 Big Like You
4. Angelina Ballerina: Superstar Sisters

For your big kids:

1. Crash and Bernstein
2. Life With Boys
3. Spy Kids
4. Russell Madness

For teens and adults: 

1. Raising Hope
2. The Fosters
3. Gilmore Girls
4. Life Unexpected

Whatever adjective describes your family, the important thing is being close and making each other feel loved.  That's what family's all about.

1 comment :

  1. I have Netflix and wouldn't be without it!
    thanks for the info