...if you're feeling really naughty. "'Twas the night before Christmas,"...and you're exhausted, but you got everything done because you're awesome. Sit back and relax. You deserve a family-free night! Welcome back. Thanks for reading my "Nice List" and "(Slightly) Naughty List" films. Here are some Santa's "(Really) Naughty List" films for when your little Cindy... Continue Reading →
...if you're feeling kinda naughty. "'Twas the night before Christmas,"...and the stress of it all is getting to you. You're starting to feel like an angry South Pole elf. Take it easy. Make life easy. Thanks for reading my Santa's "Nice List" films for children five and under. If you have older children, play one... Continue Reading →
...if you're feeling nice. "'Twas the night before Christmas,"...and you still have gifts to wrap, laundry to fold, and a house to clean. How do you make sure "...all through the house, / Not a creature [is] stirring, not even a mouse;" for an hour or even for a few precious minutes? Gift yourself with... Continue Reading →
"Oooh fuuudge!" You still haven't finished your Christmas shopping. "...Only [you] didn't say "fudge." [You] said THE word, the big one, the Queen-Mother Of Dirty Words, the "F-dash-dash-dash" word!" Welcome back! Thanks for reading part 1 of this series. I appreciate you humoring me as I sprinkle my favorite A Christmas Story (1983) movie quotes... Continue Reading →
"Hey, kid! Hurry up, the store's closing!" If you could see my inner thoughts, I'd be muttering this every time I open a wallet, add items to an online shopping cart, or browse a book/candy/toy store aisle. Consumerism has already affected my 3-year-old son. It starts too early, a never ending list of wants. When... Continue Reading →
Hey boo-tiful, are you ready for Halloween night? Here are five Halloween costumes, for your kids, inspired by some of my favorite movies. As you may know, I have a preschooler boy and a toddler girl, so I scoured my brain and the Internet for sibling Halloween costume ideas that are easy, cheap (well, mostly!),... Continue Reading →
I’m reblogging this post in honor of Arrested Development’s new Season 5 on Netflix.
This stay-in-bed mom (SIBM) wouldn’t get through the day without at least twenty (-ish) minutes to watch or rewatch a favorite TV show in bed. I crave catharsis, a good laugh or a good cry. Something that’s just for me. I imagine you need comic or tragic relief in your busy mom life too.
Moms, like us, have limited downtime, so it’s important we use our free time well. But choose a TV series wisely. After becoming a mom, I had an epiphany: I have very little time. So why waste it watching bad TV?
Netflix and Chill-lax (Self-Love for Moms)
My preferred way to relax is to stay in bed and watch TV. For a mom with limited free time, I give my highest recommendation to Arrested Development (Seasons 1-3, 2003-2006, aired on Fox; Season 4, 2013, released on Netflix). This TV series is my standby. It’s no…
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This stay-in-bed mom (SIBM) wouldn't get through the day without at least twenty (-ish) minutes to watch or rewatch a favorite TV show in bed. I crave catharsis, a good laugh or a good cry. Something that's just for me. I imagine you need comic or tragic relief in your busy mom life too. Moms,... Continue Reading →