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How Netflix Was Like Our Chicken Soup For The Soul | #StreamTeam

When I turned the page in my personal agenda and saw June in bold font, I immediately counted down the days.

It is 21 days.

“21 days until summer!” I shouted to no one, because no one listens to mother.

I bolted from room to room in a hysterical fit…

…just kidding.

I can’t physically run because my back is held together with metal and osteoarthritis but if I could, I still wouldn’t run because I’m also lazy.

Basically, I just sat there but with a really big smile on my face that burned at least 1 chocolate chip probably.

That counts.


You know that old adage about Spring?

In like a lion, out like a lamb?

Well our Spring went in like a lion and went out like the end scene in the movie Pompeii:



That is just Jon Snow walking through the rain…walking through the rain…walking through the…walking throu—

Oh, sorry.

We had so much rain that led to flooding. Β That resulted in a wall being torn out of our basement and probably our bedroom. We had car troubles times two, a death in our social circle, we had to drive up to London for some medical testing, I had a kidney infection on Mother’s Day that lasted almost 2 weeks, and my son wrote the school EQAO tests this month which caused a lot of undue anxiety.

Then May just had to end with my son’s never ending diarrhea. Yes, 7 entire days of…well gastrointestinal Pompeii:

We ended up at the doctor’s again which resulted in blood work and me scooping “you-don’t-want-to-know” out of a bucket all in the name of figuring out what was causing the illness.

Oh May…

May, we are so done with you.

I’ll tell you what though, in our times of sickness and in our down trodden moods, I am thankful that we had Netflix and I am not just saying this because I write for them. I’m saying this because we were able to huddle all together in our living room or bundle up in our beds and stream the loving heck out of it. For brief periods of time, we let our minds get lost in other worlds and adventures. We were entertained by cartoons and superheros and our sides were tickled by comedians.

For us in May, Netflix gave us moments of respite, a time to focus on joy, laughter, silliness. It let our imaginations soar and diverted our focus from the little chaos bombs going on around us. It made us stop, sit, and recharge together as a family, and we will continue to do so as we take on June one day at a time.

Yes June.

Here we are and we are all healthy as we take on June.

We will continue to move forward like we always do, focusing on those little things that make life so wonderful.


The shows/movies I discovered and LOVED:

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore

Doctor Strange

Bill Nye Saves The World

My 8 year old son’s picks:

Pete’s Dragon


The Mighty Ducks

Daddy Day Care


SpongeBob Squarepants


There is tons of shows and movies on Netflix to suit everyone’s preference.

And if you’re having a hard time picking, Netflix came up with this cool spinner to help your family decide which movie or show to watch.

Click HERE to download your very own Netflix spinner.


What’s new in June:

Β World of Winx
Season 2
June 16

Free Rein
Season 1
June 23

Little Witch Academia
Season 1
June 30

What are you watching on Netflix?

What are you binge watching?

Ever have problems picking a movie out with your family or friends? Do you think this spinner will help you?

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Netflix Canada #StreamTeam and get special perks. As always, all opinions are my own.


  1. Netflix is a wonderful escape from life’s problem’s. I might need to try the spinner to see what I should watch next. I hope June is a much better month for you guys!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Thank you so much! We hope so too!

  2. robin rue robin rue

    Bill Nye Saves the World is on my list of things to binge on this summer. I always loved him when I was younger and I know my kids will love this.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Bill Nye is AMAZING. You will learn so much and it is fun to watch. I loved it. My son watched the first 2 episodes (I believe) and he was sort of drawn in but I think that the lingo was too advanced for him. He is eight. He kept asking a lot of questions which was fantastic! But he lost interest because it was just too much for him. Like he felt overwhelmed. I’d say it is geared to tweens.

  3. Your spring was pretty crazy with all the flooding! Good thing you had Netflix to keep you sane and to catch up on all your faves.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      It sure was wild and we are so over it.
      I am truly thankful that we had Netflix to keep us entertained!

  4. Kim Kim

    Well that will turn you off of Spring for a while. Im so sorry to hear it wasn’t all sunshine and flowers, but Im glad June has been much better! We just finished up Bloodline. Sense8 will be our next binge. The boy have been watching a little of everything but I forgot about Mighty Ducks. Will have to introduce them to that one too!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      HAHA, yes that will turn us off of spring but June is here and we are looking forward!
      Sense8 looks amazing doesn’t it?
      I think that Mighty Ducks never grows old. I still watch it and love it!

  5. Mia Mia

    Oh, I definitely need to try the spinner! That’s so cool. πŸ™‚ My boys really loved watching Pete’s Dragon, that’s such a good movie. My hubs and I just finished watching Season 5 of House of Cards. And I’ve watched and re-watched The Killing dozens of times, it’s my favorite show. Netflix rules. πŸ™‚

    Also, here’s to a happy, healthy June for you all! xo

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Thank you so much Mia!
      Pete’s Dragon was kind of sad but overall, we did enjoy it very much. We need to catch up on House of CArds. We kind of fell back on that show but it is so good!

  6. Jaime Nicole Jaime Nicole

    It sounds like you had quite a May! I really want to watch Free Rein since my girls and I are all equestrians!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      ARe they really? That is wonderful that they are! They would love this show. I’ve never seen a show like it on Netflix or anywhere really! What a wonderful sport to be involved in!

  7. Since my daughter is in college, we binged on Supernatural last summer but only got through season 9. We’re going to finish it up this summer! She used to love the original Winx and is very not happy with the new ones lol. Happy June!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      That is another one that I have to see. It’s on my summer list to watch. That is awesome that you watched it together!
      I don’t like it when they remake original kids shows. Like when they did Gem…you can’t remake Gem.

  8. Netflix is the best. I cannot parent without Netflix. Seriously. And I love watching shows after my kiddo is in bed too. Kimmy Schmidt and Master of None are two of my favorites. My kid loves all the Thomas and Friends that are available.

    I hope June is kinder to all of you and that you’re all feeling better. And can I just say how much I love that your son liked the Mighty Ducks? I love that movie – it was filmed in my hometown. πŸ™‚

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      I have not seen Kimmy Schmidt yet! I know. I’m probably the only person in the world who hasn’t seen it yet. I plan on it though.
      And yes, he loves Mighty Ducks! I was pretty excited when I saw it back on the stream! So did you see them filming it?! How cool is that?!

  9. We love Netflix! When we’re home and life is really busy, Netflix is the easiest form of late-night entertainment once the kiddos are in bed. Our boys have plenty of shows they love on there, too!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      It sure is the best during those late nights!

  10. To be honest, I dont have time for TV or buy Netflix as I am always working and traveling. I am a right sucker and I really want to free up more time so I can play catch up with the TV πŸ˜€

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      You can take Netflix with you when you travel now πŸ˜‰
      I know it’s hard though!

  11. I normally stream on whenever I just want to stay at home to relax. I am enjoying the free trial under Netflix here in our country. Let’s see if I will subscribe.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      It is such a great service. They have so many movies and shows to choose from. Endless! I hope that you enjoy it as much as we all do in our family!

  12. Netflix keeps me sane a lot of the time, I have to admit I do enjoy re-watching some of the old shows from my childhood.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      I do watch my old child hood movies too! When we saw Mighty Ducks, we just had to watch it. Actually, my son picked it but we were all about watching it with him.

  13. Netflix really is great for when you aren’t feeling well! I love the movie Zootopia. I need to watch it again soon.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Isn’t that an adorable movie. We’ve watched it more than once, twice, maybe like 5 times. My son loves it!

  14. As a busy person like me, juggling with work and travel, still I see to it to watch my favorite series once in a while and Netflix is my genie! Thanks to Netflix I get to watch it my favorite movies and series.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      I love that – Netflix is my genie! It truly is if you think about it!

  15. Netflix has so many great options for everyone in the family. I love all of the different shows and movies we can choose from depending on our mood!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      That’s the best part of NEtflix. They have something for everyone and to suit your mood!

  16. Great picks!! I love Netflix so much. It really is good for the soul and a great way to bond with my husband.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      YES! Bonding with the husband is the best. I love snuggling on the couch or in bed after a long day and just binge watching an episode of whatever with him. He’s currently stuck watching The 100 – I can’t get into that show though….so I fall asleep on him πŸ™‚

  17. Netflix saves our sick days and is really the only thing that makes them bearable. My husband and I are currently binge watching The League and loving it!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Oh that is one that my husband was talking about watching! We have so many that are on our lists.

  18. We currently don’t have Netflix, but have been thinking about getting it. We have heard that there are so many great shows.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      It is such a wonderful streaming service. They have movies and shows that suit everyone’s preference! I highly recommend it to anyone πŸ™‚

  19. I am sorry that your son got sick but that led to this hilarious post! Love your writing style! Can’t live without Netflix here either, definitely need it to stay same through motherhood.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Thanks Betty! Humor is what keeps me going! Netflix is the best for motherhood isn’t it?!!

  20. Sounds like May threw a lot at you, but it sounds like you’re recovering well. πŸ™‚ Netflix totally is like Chicken Soup for the Soul! I’ve been watching Jane the Virgin recently and I LOVE it!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      OOOOOOOoooh that sounds like a good one to watch too!

  21. Any month can be tough. I’m sorry for child’s illness. At least you had a new blog topic to share. πŸ™‚

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Yes, any month can surely be tough.

  22. We have had Netflix for several years and are big fans. My oldest is into movies, I like to binge watch series myself.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      I’m a binge watcher too….unless my husband is hooked on a series with me, then I have to wait for his slow poke self to watch it with me!

  23. Pam Pam

    I haven’t binge-watched anything on Netflix in a while. I’m sorry you had a rough month this month!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Thanks Pam! Well, if you are looking to binge – and you like weird science fiction things – Dirk Gently was surprisingly good. It’s also funny. Weird but funny!

  24. I know this post isn’t supposed to be funny, but your ability to crack a joke over some of the trickier things you have dealt with this past month really did make me giggle. I’m hoping for a much nicer June for you, and, thank goodness for netflix!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Humour is what keeps me pushing forward! I love to laugh at myself sometimes. It’s all good! We are all hoping for a better June too! Thank you Dominique πŸ™‚

  25. Its my dream to be on the Netflix Stream Team! Netflix is my Chicken Soup so many options steaming that speak to me…great summer show selections.

  26. sara sara

    So many great movies to watch on Netflix, and not enough time to watch them. My daughter and I loved Pete’s Dragon even though it was so sad.

  27. We love Netflix in our house. Something is almost always on that either my son or my husband picks.

  28. My Teen Guide My Teen Guide

    We love Netflix! Me and my husband don’t get much TV time during the weekdays but OMG, you should see us on weekends! We binge watch till we drop! I will have to try the spinner. That sounds pretty awesome to me.

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