How to make it a “Netflix and bone-chilling” Halloween

How to make it a Netflix and bone-chilling Halloween.

So whether your version of “Netflix and bone-chilling”, includes a screening of “Super Monsters” with your wee ones or a marathon session of “Stranger Things”, Season 2, here’s what you’ll need for a spook-tacular TV night. Continue reading

How to help your teenage daughter cope when period pain is more than “just PMS”

What to do when your child suffers from acute pain related to her menstrual cycle.

I am, by turns, good cop/bad cop: gently soothing tones tempered with firm reminders to breathe when she begins to get hysterical. This is no ordinary period pain.  Continue reading

5 Ways to Eliminate Birthday Stress and Party Like It’s 1987

Birthdays are a lot of work. So we've got 5 no-stress ways to party like it's 1987. #streamteam

Thirty years ago, there were no themes. A party was a party. Guests arrived, played games, ate cake, and…wait for it…watched while we opened our gifts. Here’s how to get rid of that birthday stress bring back some of that old-school party charm. Continue reading

Art of Persuasion: I Know What You Did to Survive Last Summer

Art of Persuasion: I know what you did to survive last summer (and it may have included Netflix).

And you’re wondering, “How the hell did we just survive the last two months without all those planned distractions?”

I’ll tell you how: with the art of persuasion. And a little Netflix. Continue reading

Netflix passport: How to explore Canada and beyond this summer

Bust out the ketchup chips and pour the Caesars because Netflix has a slew of Canadian shows and movies that’ll keep you “right on, eh?”ing for hours. Continue reading

Hey, Parents, “13 Reasons Why” is Finding Its Way to Your Teens Whether You Like It or Not

Why "13 Reasons Why" is the conversation starter you need to check in with your teen.

Parents, this is why I encourage you to watch 13 Reasons Why or at least inform yourselves of its content before your kids get to it. Because despite any best laid plans, if there’s buzz around it, kids will seek it out. Continue reading

How to raise strong girls in the age of Instagram, YouTube and Netflix

How to raise strong girls in the digital age. #streamteam

Strong women: may we be them. Strong girls: may we raise them. As I silently repeat these words in my head I realize how important it is to teach our girls, from an early age, to be strong in mind, body and spirit. And with a most memorable International Women’s… Continue reading

Confessions of a Netflix Adulteress or How Cheating Made My Marriage Stronger

Once a cheater... Fess up, have you cheated on your sig other with...Netflix? I know I have! http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

The cheating started out innocently enough. One episode here. A few more there. Betrayal. Deceit. Before I knew it I was a full-blown Netflix adulteress. Back when I was in the throes of baking day and night, I needed a distraction and my music playlist just wasn’t cutting it anymore.… Continue reading