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today I learned Care Bears have cousins

Apparently, I should have learned this in the ’80s, but I was busy watching the Dukes of Hazzard and Knight Rider back then, so I never noticed.  So, how did I learn about Care Bears’ cousins?  We got a box in the mail from Netflix that was addressed to me, […]

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What she misses while at the beach

The oldest child living in our house turned 9 on July 16th.  She got to get a manicure and have a sushi lunch with her mom before coming home to bake cupcakes and open a wrapped Taylor Swift CD that she has not stopped listening to ever since. Right now, […]

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the nostalgic nature of Netflix

In honor of the release (or culling) of Netflix’s “heirloom” series of old school shows and movies that I probably watched and now like to show my children, they sent me a box of “Inspector Gadget” t-shirts and sheets for making a fort! Since my children are gifted (or have […]

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Monitoring the children’s Netflix account

Whenever I talk to other parents about their kids’ TV viewing practices, many are surprised we don’t have cable (or even an antenna that works), and they often want to know what “screen time” is allowed and how it’s administered.  It’s pretty much “self serve” for the children, but we […]

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Legoland’s Star Wars exhibit

Know what kind of email you don’t ignore?  One that says “You’re Invited: New LEGO Star Wars Component at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta.”  I RSVP’d for 5, checked the weather, and determined that Sunday the 22nd would be a great day to take 3 children to Atlanta’s indoor Legoland and […]

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How my children got creature powers

The children struggle to agree on a show when they’re allowed the rare indulgence of TV in our house, so they take turns picking the show they will watch–usually from the Netflix “babies” channel I set up for them.  There are a few shows that all 3 genuinely enjoy, however, […]

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