Saturday, April 30, 2016

Siblings Choice #StreamTeam

April begins the crazy push towards the end of the school year. State standardized testing, marching band trip, field trips, rehearsals all in addition to the regular schedule. Carving out time for family is a little bit more challenging these last couple months of school, but we manage to make sure it happens.

An easy way? Netflix and the family movie.

In April, Sibling Day is celebrated April 10 and I'm sure you saw tons of siblings posts all over social media. Netflix also helped us celebrate the siblings in our house!

I grew up with two younger brothers while my husband is an only child.  For him, the sibling dynamic is completely foreign in our home!  One boy, three girls means there are a lot of times that Andrew is overruled on the movie front in favor of something girly. Thankfully Netflix has options for all of our sibling dynamics in deciding on what to watch --age, personality, genre.

And even for my brothers across the country there is a way to for everyone connect without having to fight over the remote!

We celebrated a little later in the month and the kids made their choices from ALL the lists and we narrowed it down.

From that list the older two decided on Shark Boy & Lava Girl. Turned out to be a big hit with the little two also as we've watched it about 3 times since.

A Tale of Two Distant Ages

Fret no longer, this playlist caters to both your 5-year-old AND your 14-year-old. Click here for the full collection.
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Sugar and Spice

One kid’s sassy, the other one’s sweet. Click here for the full collection.
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Meet in the Middle

Deciding on a genre is the hardest when it comes to watching together. From comedy to action, this playlist includes titles that have a little bit of everything for everyone. Click here for the full collection.
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Must Watch TV

Whether long distance or right next door, these days, adult siblings are also bonding over what they’re watching. Difference is you’re no longer fighting over the remote and are instead championing your favorite Netflix title to get your brother or sister hooked on the same shows. Here are a few that are sure to win you some big-time street cred. Click here for the full collection.
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Disclosure: As a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam I was provided subscription to Netflix and also exclusive insights or other products. All opinions are my 100% my own and I was already a proud Netflix subscriber prior to this opportunity. Please see my full disclosure.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Sick Just Got Real™! #giveaway

This winter was the l o n g e s t  ever!  We had snow again even in April.  Along with that crazy long winter, came a lot of illness in our house.  From the week after Christmas for the following couple months--  pneumonia, bronchitis, colds, lingering persistent coughs, runny and/or stuffy noses, fevers.  It seemed like no one could shake anything. We haven't been sick like we have this winter in years! Rough was an understatement.

I think one of the hardest things as a parent is when your children are sick. Finding relief for them isn't always easy. Sick just got real™, for certain.  Having a few products on hand to help with relief when kids are sick is important to me.

We keep Children's Advil® Fever Reducer and Pain Reliever as a staple in our medicine arsenal for our kids! I love that my girls have no issue taking it when they're running a fever, have aches and pains like ear aches or growing pains. I've found it "kicks in" quickly and offers relief from fever or pain.

Children’s Advil® comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.

Lily had so much interrupted sleep this winter with lingering coughs. We tried all the tricks with steam, vaporizers, you name it.  Using a cough medicine is my last resort, but this Children's Dimetapp® is what works for us!   All in a great tasting grape flavor, Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough tackles a child’s most bothersome stuffy and runny noses, all while working to relieve cough.

Formulated just for kids, Children's Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack (Children’s Robitussin® Cough & Chest Congestion and Children’s Robitussin® Nighttime Cough) non-drowsy daytime formula helps break up chest congestion, while the long-acting nighttime formula relieves coughs and runny noses to help kids get the rest they need.

*It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on Pfizer Pediatric Platform products and to use as directed.

You can enter to win all of the above products by entering via Rafflecopter! Giveaway will end 4/21 at 11:59pm. Winner will be contacted by email and announced here.  Good luck!
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*Disclosure: The Pfizer Pediatric Platform products, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my 100% own.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

LEGO Connection #StreamTeam

For the last 16 years of my life, without exception, LEGO has been a part of my life.  There have been middle of the night stepping on LEGO moments, building sets on birthdays, Valentine's boxes, Halloween costumes, birthday parties, trips to LEGOland, videogames, tv shows...You name it and if it has to do with LEGO, we've experienced it.

One of our best and favorite LEGO projects was when Andrew was in 6th grade and he wanted to be a LEGO guy for Halloween

Over the years, we have watched Clone Wars, played Harry Potter, Batman, and Star Wars LEGO video games, so when Netflix wanted to celebrate LEGO with new episodes of LEGO Friends and Bionicle, it was a perfect fit for us!

The girls and I been watching LEGO Friends on Netflix for awhile, so we were excited when there were new episodes!  Netflix sent us a few LEGO goodies to celebrate and the kids couldn't have been happier!

Finding connection between age 16 all the way to age 2, isn't always easy.  With LEGO, it's simple! Lily has recently developed a love of building LEGO sets and playing with the mini figs. It's a perfect way for she and Andrew to do something they both love together and that makes me happy! Violet just wanted to play with the cupcakes. :)

We have had an extremely busy month and sometimes the simplicity of sitting together around the table building LEGO sets qualifies as "Family Fun Night," according to Lily.

 They may be 10 years apart, but Lily is very much like Andrew when he was her age.

The girls decided that LEGO Friends on Netflix on the iPad was the perfect wrap up to the building so they could watch and build. Andrew said, "I'm out!"

There are a lot of LEGO choices available on Netflix

What LEGO do you and your family love? Bionicle? Friends? SuperHeroes?  All of the above???

LEGO Extravaganza

Can't get enough of LEGO? We don't blame ya. Check out these other LEGO titles available on Netflix.
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LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leagured
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LEGO: City
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LEGO: Elves

New on Netflix for Kids, Tweens, Teens and Families

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Pee-wee's Big Holiday (3/18)
Popples: Season 2 (3/11)
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Dinotrux: Season 2 (3/11)
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The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show: Season 2 (3/18)
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Veggie Tales: In The House (3/25)

Disclosure: As a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam I was provided subscription to Netflix and also exclusive insights or other products. All opinions are my 100% my own and I was already a proud Netflix subscriber prior to this opportunity. Please see my full disclosure.