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Netflix Fun For Kids

Posted July 1, 2015 by Loukia

Parenting is always an adventure, no matter how old the children are, and even every day activities—like a visit to the grocery store—can lead to unexpected adventures. (Like the time I walked out of the grocery store with my children only to notice my car was being driven away by a stranger!) No matter what, though, we make the best of any crazy situation.

Whether we’re on vacation or spending a quiet night at home watching shows on Netflix, we’re having fun together making new memories. Now that my boys are older, there are more movies and television shows we can enjoy watching together, including movies that I remember loving when I was a child, like Annie and The Goonies. I was excited to see that The Goonies is playing on Netflix right now—and so were my boys, because of course, they love this movie as much as you’d expect they would. It’s a classic, after all.

My boys also love How to Train Your Dragon, and they are looking forward to watching the all-new Netflix original series Dragons: Race to the Edge. Dragons: Race to the Edge will introduce some new exciting dragons, each with its own amazing abilities. I can’t wait to snuggle up on the couch with my boys for this one!

Other shows your kids can look forward to watching on Netflix right now? Puss and Boots, Penguins of Madagascar, and National Treasure. Happy Netflix-ing!

Disclosure: I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix and as part of the Netflix Canada Stream Team. All views and opinions are my own. 

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General

Five Mash-Ups That Would Make ‘The Love Boat’ Much More Interesting

Posted June 26, 2015 by John Seavey

I’m probably showing my age when I say that ‘The Love Boat’ was practically ubiquitous when I was a kid. Even if you didn’t make an effort to watch it, it seemed to run in some sort of bizarre, perpetual loop that meant you always wound up catching at least a half an episode here […]

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General

Amazing Race Recap: “Monster Truck Heroes”

Posted May 17, 2015 by John Seavey

Before the final leg begins, Phil, like us, reflects on the fact that despite starting with a lot of promising teams, we somehow got down to a pair of bland nobodies, two irritating douchebags, an epic train wreck of a team, and a very nice couple that stands no chance. Unlike us, Phil tries to […]

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General

Amazing Race Recap: “In It To Win It”

Posted May 13, 2015 by John Seavey

Well, that was amazing. I mean, I have not seen that many unbelievable, awesome twists and turns in a long while. It was funny, it was exciting, it had a great finish that left me wanting more, and the fight scenes! Wow, just the fight between Skye and the redheads alone was… Wait, sorry. I […]

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General

How America treats mothers courtesy of John Oliver

Posted May 11, 2015 by Jes

‘Merica…come on now. Let’s get some relief for your mothers.John Oliver explains on Mother’s Day how America really feels about its mothers – by asking them to get back to work.XOXOJes…

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General

Amazing Race Recap: “Fruits of Our Labor”

Posted May 10, 2015 by John Seavey

Sorry I’m now officially a week behind on the Amazing Race with no Batfleck to make up for it; it’s been crazy busy this week, but hopefully I’ll be able to catch up for the finale. But that means that “last time” is actually two times ago, when we were all in Amsterdam together and […]

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Entertainment

How To Cash In On Your Next DIY Project

Posted May 4, 2015 by Sonya

Since I’m definitely THAT kind of person who has a strong urge to pick up curb side finds, scour the flea markets and yard sales for  DIY projects, the experts on the show Buy It! Fix It! Sell It! have inspired […]

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Beauty

Blind Women Describe Their Ideas Of Beauty In Powerful Video

Posted April 30, 2015 by Anonymous

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It’s subjective and usually based off of societal standards, created and perpetuated by the media. These are what that help define our personal ideas of beauty and in turn, become […]

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General

Amazing Race Recap: “Can I Get a Hot Tub?”

Posted April 26, 2015 by John Seavey

Previously in the Race: Phil sums up two hours of racing in under a minute with, “Everyone ran around Africa for two straight legs and Steve and Aly couldn’t get out of last.” Would that I could have done the same. Before we go anywhere, we get our first good old-fashioned Eat/Sleep/Mingle since…what, TAR 5? […]

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General

Letter to…Shonda Rhimes, How dare you kill McDreamy!

Posted April 24, 2015 by Jes

Has a petition been created for fans to boycott Grey’s Anatomy for the rest of its existence? If there isn’t, I will start one and be the first to sign. #boycottgreysanatomyDear Shonda Rhimes,Words cannot express the rage and sadness I feel, but I will…

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General

Amazing Race Recap: “Back in Business/Moment of Truth”

Posted April 23, 2015 by John Seavey

As you can tell by the double title, this is a double-length episode. The reasons they didn’t spread this out over two weeks will become increasingly clear as the episode goes on, but here’s a hint: It rhymes with “two granti-climactic jeppisodes in a row”. But before the airquote excitement starts, we get a reminder […]

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General

A Broom Closet Re-Haul With Command™ Brand

Posted April 21, 2015 by Guest Author

My husband and I are just in the final stages of a whole-house renovation, which included a brand new kitchen. Coming from our fairly small, badly-laid out previous kitchen, I was insistent on trying to make better use of the […]

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Entertainment

Mom Of 6 Boys Freaks Out When She Learns She’s Having A Baby Girl

Posted April 9, 2015 by Anonymous

It looks like seventh time’s the charm! A mom of six boys had one of the happiest surprises of her life when she learned her baby-to-be was going to be a girl. In the video, which was captured by close […]

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Entertainment

Netflix’s New Series Bloodline Burning Secrets & Lies

Posted April 9, 2015 by Sonya

We all tell lies maybe to get us out of a predicament or to avoid confrontation. Some are harmless, right? “Yes, that’s dinner you whipped up was fabulous!” And what about The Easter Bunny, Santa, and Tooth Fairy? But what […]

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Canada

Big Brother Canada Sindy with an S takes her exit

Posted April 3, 2015 by Jes

Sindy with an S was voted off of Big Brother Canada the second week into the game, but we may not have seen the last of her yet. Sindy and Risha both sit waiting to see if they will be able to go back into the house…and on Sunday another person will …

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Canada

Arisa Cox talks season three of Big Brother Canada

Posted March 23, 2015 by Jes

Big Brother Canada season three premieres tonight on Global, and no one is as excited about this as the BBCAN host Arisa Cox. “It is so huge, we are so thrilled!…because it’s on Global in prime time, I excited for the people who have never seen the show or have watched maybe one episode of Big Brother US and they don’t know what all the fuss is about – when they see tonight’s episode, they will be believers,” said Arisa when I talked to her this morning.

I think all of the regular Big Brother fans were excited last year when the announcement came out that the reality show would be moving from the specialty channel Slice over to the main Shaw channel Global. With the audience reach widening, there are all sorts of opportunities to make believers out of all Canadians instead of just the die hards.

If I were Arisa, all I would be thinking about would be the jump in audience. With so many more people potentially watching the show, would that put Arisa off her game? In her words, no. “…if one person is watching or if 3 million people are watching, I always want it to be the best.”

I tried to get Arisa to give me some spoilers (if I were her I would have given them to me and no one else – obviously), but she would not budge. What she did tell me, “We’ve got a ton of superfans in the house…everybody knows the game, everybody knows the show. They are well versed…As a production team we are going to make them throw all that stuff out the window.” So basically – get ready for a season of twists.

“What we have planned for the season is so next level – you won’t be able to look away,” said Arisa. I am counting on it.

Big Brother Canada premieres tonight on Global TV at 9 PM MST/8 PM EST…Arisa will be wearing a navy and black dress as all the superfans walk into the house.

XOXO
Jes…

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Entertainment

Robert Downey Jr. Presents Young Iron Man Fan With Bionic Arm

Posted March 13, 2015 by Anonymous

It’s not everyday you receive a bionic arm from your favourite superhero. But young Alex Mead got just that when he got to spend a special afternoon with Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr. Alex, who was born with a partially developed arm, […]

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Entertainment

WWE Live Left My Nephew With Tears Of Joy

Posted March 9, 2015 by Anonymous

Even though the WWE was in its heyday when I was a kid, I never really, truly got into it. Blame it on the fact that I was a girl, or (more likely) blame it on the fact that I […]

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Entertainment

Spark Creativity With Great Shows For Tweens & Teens

Posted February 25, 2015 by Sonya

As parents we sometimes wonder what the future will be like for our kids. What will they become when they are adults? For example, you see your kid playing endless hours with Lego and what goes through your mind? Maybe […]

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Entertainment

Family Channel’s Next Step Dancers Impress On The Live Stage

Posted February 23, 2015 by Sonya

If you and your kids are fans of smash hit Family Channel television show The Next Step, you definitely don’t want to miss this opportunity to see the dancers in person and on stage. We had a chance to catch the […]

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Entertainment

American Kids React To Breakfasts From All Over The World

Posted February 13, 2015 by Anonymous

When it comes to eating unfamiliar foods, young children tend to be very picky! And in the latest viral video to hit the web, we get to see just how picky they can be by eating breakfast meals from all […]

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Entertainment

2-Year-Old ‘Celebrates’ Arrival Of Newborn Sister With Epic Tantrum

Posted February 10, 2015 by Anonymous

Not everyone gets excited over the idea of being an older sibling. And some of them definitely aren’t afraid to show it. It looks like little 2-year-old Piper was more than happy being an only child, because as soon she found […]

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Entertainment

Read This, Watch That: A Netflix Binge-Worthy List

Posted January 26, 2015 by Sonya

Over the holiday break I had this conversation with friends and family about what books we’ve read and then which corresponding movies we’ve watched. Are the characters in the movie or show who you’ve imagined?  With the highly anticipated 50 […]

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Entertainment

Odd Squad TV Series For Kids Solves Mysteries Using Math!

Posted November 26, 2014 by Sonya

Today, TVO launched a new live-action mystery solving kids series, Odd Squad, with math in mind. But before your kids tune out listen up! It’s not “ugh, math”…but a more “oh, that’s soooo cool math!” The television series involves a […]

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Entertainment

10 Funny Movies For A Stay-In-Your-Pajamas Day

Posted November 21, 2014 by Sonya

In my next life I am going to be a meteorologist. The only job that seems to be safe even if you’re wrong in weather predictions. About two months ago, one had proudly proclaimed that we are in for a […]

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Entertainment

Latest Netflix Original Series Is For Kids!

Posted November 6, 2014 by Sonya

We’re big fans of the original content offered on Netflix and this latest was recently announced! All Hail King Julien debuts December 19 and features the loveable lemur character Julien — aka the world’s biggest party animal! This all-new Netflix […]

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Entertainment

Ebola Used As Cruel Prank By Parents Of Boy

Posted October 31, 2014 by Anonymous

Listen, I love prank videos as much as the next person. You know, the ones where people jump out of closets to scare unsuspecting victims, switching sugar to salt — that kind of stuff. The kind of prank where both parties […]

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Entertainment

Awesome Halloween Costumes Inspired By Netflix

Posted October 22, 2014 by Sonya

Guys, did you hear? Halloween is on a Friday this year! Awesome! Which means the kids can stay up a little later and adults may choose to continue the night of spellbound fun to the wee hours of the morning! […]

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Entertainment

11 Questions With Max & Shred Actor Jean Michel Le Gal

Posted October 20, 2014 by Sonya

Award-winning actor Jean-Michel Le Gal stars in the new teen comedy Max and Shred (Nickelodeon and YTV). The show is about a unlikely friendship that forms when an easy-going superstar snowboarder moves in with a academic whiz kid and his […]

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Entertainment

Cooking For Food Critic Giles Coren? No Pressure, Right?

Posted October 6, 2014 by Sonya

I’ve always wanted to experience what it’s like to be on one of those cooking reality shows. You know, the ones where you’re under pressure and then presented to highly regarded food critics — like a sacrificial lamb? Yep. I recently […]

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Entertainment

Toddlers Debate The Weather And It’s The Cutest Fight Ever

Posted September 25, 2014 by Anonymous

There’s been a lot of talk on weather and climate change lately, but this is hands down the most heated weather debate I’ve seen thus far. I mean, is it really raining outside or is it just sprinkling?  We can’t […]

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Education

Building Confidence At School With Downtime At Home

Posted September 23, 2014 by Sonya

By now we’ve all settled into the new school year. First week jitters have been replaced by familiar faces and learning expectations. We had our curriculum night this week and the teacher reminded us to support our kids at home. […]

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