Finding common ground with your teenager can be tricky but it is vital for maintaining a strong relationship and keeping the lines of communication open. Finding a mutually enjoyable television program is one way to find a common bond, and depending on the program, it can open the door to some important conversations. When looking for a program to binge watch with your teenager, consider the rating, your child's personality and maturity level and be open to suggestions. Your first step could be … [Read more...] about 12 Shows to Watch with Your Teen
Something is happening in households all around the free world: the Fortnite invasion. Fortnite has taken over your wifi, your child's mind and if your kid had his/her way ... your wallet. There are tears over missed opportunities to complete challenges and elation over "skins" that have tomatoes for heads. Every conversation begins with "In Fortnite...." and carries on for an eternity, while parents are hearing the teacher's voice in the Peanuts cartoons. It's exhausting, but it's not all … [Read more...] about In Defense of Fortnite
This article contains spoilers for the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” while discussing the ripple effect of suicide. “My brother died.” She muttered as she made her way to the manager’s office. I was fourteen years old and working the snack booth in our local movie theatre when my coworker came in with tears streaming down her face. She looked empty. Her eyes were unfocused and expressionless as she answered me when I asked what was wrong. I would learn later that her brother had taken … [Read more...] about 13 Reasons Why We Should Talk About the Ripple Effect of Suicide
Have you ever returned home after a long day at work or school and wondered what exactly was going on in the house while you were away? When I leave the house, my dog is usually peering out the front door watching me leave. When I return, he is usually in the same spot and I sometimes wonder if he stayed there all day waiting for me. However, when I enter the house I can usually see that isn’t the case. The occasional chewed up toy and frequent torn apart Kleenexes are examples of how he may … [Read more...] about What does your pet do when you leave for the day?
I'm thinking about shutting off my cable. If it wasn't for my husband's sports addiction, I wouldn't have to think about it at all, it would just be done. This isn't because I'm one of those people who never watch television. Quite the opposite actually, I watch a lot of television. I'm not great with schedules though, so I prefer to watch my shows whenever I have the time, and I don't want to wait a week in between each episode. Translation: I binge watch a lot of television shows. It … [Read more...] about Binge Watching on Netflix #streamteam
As our culture has become accustomed, I like to binge watch several episodes of a show, or maybe even a season or two, before committing myself to watching on a weekly basis. I'm always on the lookout for a new television series to check out, and a couple of weeks ago my husband discovered Vikings. He started watching it without me, but after seeing bits and pieces I decided we need to start over so I can watch from the beginning. It's definitely worth watching! Season 3 of Vikings starts … [Read more...] about Season 3 of Vikings Arrives this Month!