As I am catching up on writing about all of the fun things and revelations that I have had during Mother’s Month, I am excited to share an event that I attended for Netflix, themed a “Mom’s Night In.” This virtual event was a fun break for the middle of the week blues that we all have been experiencing this lockdown, and was fantastic for enlightening me on “What’s New on Netflix.”
With a pampering kit in hand, and my keto dinner, I signed on to a fun evening of movie trivia, seeing so many of my momma friends from the community again.
Binging on our Favorite Shows
Let’s face it, Neflix is the escape we look to when we want to veg out, bond with our kids, and even learn something new. If you are like me, you will watch Somebody Feed Phil for inspiration on recipes, and places to travel. Or if you are like my daughter Gia, you will get lost in the world of K-drama by binging on Uncontrollably Fond. Or, if you are like Nino, you will watch Drive to Survive to see what happens “behind the scenes” in F1. Even if we have six different family members, with six different interests, we all can find something that suits our fancy; individually, or collectively, if it’s Family Movie Night.
But that’s nothing new. If you are a Netflix subscriber, you know that there is something for everyone….which leads me to something NEW that I learned for me!
So, you have seen the memes. I’m sure if you are a mom and look forward to movie night or date night with the hubs, you guys end up scrolling and discussing, and maybe even arguing over what to watch to the point where, you just get tired and don’t end up watching at all! (TRUE STORY)
So, sometimes, we don’t want to make the decision. Sometimes, we have to agree to disagree and let NETFLIX DECIDE.
With the new PLAY SOMETHING feature, Netflix will recommend something for you to enjoy, based on the titles you have already watched before! This takes the guess work out of what to watch when you just cannot agree, or decide. (PROBLEM SOLVED)
Gelli has become more and more independent. She can turn on the tv, choose her own Netflix shows, and prepare her own snacks. This level of independence is awesome when I am busy working, writing, or tending to Best Buddies Philippines tasks. It means when she’s not in school, or playing, or she decides she would like to have some time to herself to watch her own shows, I don’t have to worry.
With Parental Controls, parents can ensure that the kids only have access to age-appropriate content. Parents can set maturity ratings according to age, and use a personalized pin to lock in the preferences. Once set, parents can also remove titles that they don’t want the kids to watch no matter their age. (PS. The first one I’m removing is Booba. That guy does nothing but teach Gelli to make messes.)
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it
As always, Netflix is our “go-to” for family friendly activities when we want to wind down for the night. I have quite a few new series and films that I want to watch with the kids and even Nino. I have also been exploring the documentaries as of late.
How about you? What are you watching now?