This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Netflix.
As a working mom, summer is not as big of a change for me as it is for moms that stay at home. Instead of going from having my kids in school all day, I move to dropping my kids off at one place in the morning instead of two. Of course, the mom guilt wreaks havoc every single time I see someone in my Facebook feed post something fun and awesome they are doing with their kids during the summer.
Because of that I try to make the other time we spend together more relaxed and fun. We have a later bed time, and I try to plan something for the weekends. The problem with trying to create more fun is trying not to spend gobs and gobs of money. Not only does our daycare expense go up during the summer, but Cady also goes on weekly field trips and has tutoring expense that we don’t have during the year.
My kids love the movies, but with ticket prices and concession items, it can get really expensive. My answer to that is to create fun movie nights at home. Netflix makes it easy with their Families channel. They have everything broken down by category to help make it easy for you to choose.
One of our current favorites is Mirror, Mirror. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. So funny. All you need to make your movie night complete is homemade popcorn and movie box candy you can pick up while shopping, and the price is so much better than the theater that everyone can have their favorite.
The other great thing about Netflix is that you can take it with you on your smartphone or tablet. Whenever I need a few minutes to get something done, I know that I can stream one of the kids’ favorite shows, an educational documentary (Cady is so into the Science shows now), or find something new. If you are super lucky, you might even get your kids to agree on what they want to watch.
Netflix Families is a new destination designed to meet your family’s summertime entertainment needs. On Netflix Families, parents can find lists of movies and TV shows for all kinds of special summer moments. Everything is broken down into categories like “show your kid the world” and “classics to share with your kids”.
Parents spend nearly double on summer entertainment than they do during the holidays. A one-year Netflix subscription costs less than taking a family of five on two trips to the movie theater – and that’s without popcorn. Netflix delivers big entertainment without breaking the bank ($7.99/month). 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. All thoughts and opinions are my own.