Check out this awesome holiday parody featuring Jimmy Fallon, Rashida Jones and Carrie Underwood.
Check out this awesome holiday parody featuring Jimmy Fallon, Rashida Jones and Carrie Underwood.
Check out this awesome holiday parody featuring Jimmy Fallon, Rashida Jones and Carrie Underwood.
Written by Role Mommy’s Danielle Feigenbaum
Last week my tween, Role Mommy’s Beth Feldman and I attended the KidzVuz Holiday Party. We had an absolute blast. Co-founders Rebecca Levey and Nancy Friedman sure know how to throw a party! My almost ten year old and I had so much fun checking out all the amazing sponsors. Here’s a pic of us when we arrived getting excited to explore the party. If you are wondering what KidzVuz is, it’s a totally safe video review sharing site for kids age 7-12. It’s the only online destination exclusively dedicated to letting tweens have their say and share their views about the stuff they love. My girl (aka piano girl – her KidzVuz name) loves to go on the site and check out what her peers think about the latest tech, toys & games, books, movies and more. Ok, here are some fab gift ideas for the special kid in your life…
It was definitely puppy love at first site for my daughter and Zoomer. Spin Master Toys was on hand featuring Zoomer the dog (@zoomerpup), one of the hottest toys of the year. She would not stop talking about it and since we have no plans of getting a real dog, this may be the next best thing!
Josh Strauss, of Josh Strauss Studios www.JoshStrauss.com
Hasbro (@HasbroNews) was also there showcasing classics with a new twist…Twister Rave, Nerf Rebelle, and the awesome Furby Boom. Below is my very own Katniss Everdeen testing out the Nerf Rebelle. She really loved Furby and could not believe it when she got her very own to bring home! Thanks to Hasbro, Furby is the newest member of our family.
Downtown Bookworks (@DowntownBkworks) is a fantastic children’s book publishing company. They offer so many wonderful books for kids of all ages, you have to check them out. Julie Merberg, President of Downtown Bookworks was there decorating Super Hero cookies from the incredible Super Hero Cookbook. Here is Julie with my daughter creating a Superman cookie masterpiece. Photo Credit: Josh Strauss, of Josh Strauss Studios www.JoshStrauss.com
iScream (@NYIscream) is one of my daughter’s favorite brands! Her mouth dropped open when she saw them at the party with all their comfy pillows on display and candy bar with jelly beans, gummy bears and sand candy! She has an iScream lunch box, cupcake pillow she used for camp, Candylicious sweatshirt, folders for school and the list goes on and on. If you need a girl gift for ages 4-14, look no further than iScream! They have some cool boy gifts too, especially for camp.
Some other great sponsors that were there… The Broadway League -(@TheBwayLeague) bringing Kids Night on Broadway to theaters around the country. I know I am going to take my kids to Kids Night on Broadway, they absolutely love going to see Broadway shows.
What would a party be without food? @FairwayMarket, @StonefireNaan, @GoGreenMustache @ChloesFruit, @Zico were some of the yummy, healthy foods and drinks we sampled. And last but not least you need great music and the adorable kid DJ, Kai, from @FuziPop was spinning all the hottest tunes. My daughter kept saying “I love this song” the entire time. If you need music for an event, check out Fuzipop.
Hopefully this post gave you some great ideas of what to buy this holiday season. If you know a tween, tell them about KidzVuz.com so they can be in-the-know of all the hottest things out there and even record their own videos of what they love!
This Cyber Monday, Lands’ End is hosting 12 Hours of #Together on Twitter and Instagram! Join and follow on Twitter @LandsEndPR and on Instagram @LandsEnd_PR on Monday, December 2, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. CST at #Together. Participants will have the opportunity to retweet offers, answer trivia questions, post and repost Lands’ End product photos for a chance to win more than 100 great giveaways and special prizes and learn about exceptional values over the 12-hour period. And here at Role Mommy, we’ll be hosting the last hour of the party at 8pm ET/7pm CT where you can be eligible to win a $250 Land’s End gift card!
Here are all the details — get ready to tweet for the chance to win a ton of great prizes!
Date: Monday, December 2, 2013
Time: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. CST, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST
Follow: Twitter: @LandsEndPR
12 Hours of #Together on Twitter and Instagram Event Highlights
From great giveaways to great values from Lands’ End, the 12 Hours of #Together Twitter and Instagram Event will be full of cyber excitement.
Chat with a Decorating Diva – During the event, contributing editor at NBC’s TODAY show and author of FLIP! for Decorating, Elizabeth Mayhew, will be on hand to address holiday decorating and gifting tips and questions.
Great Giveaways – The day will be filled with special promotions and trivia for a chance to win one of the dozens of great giveaways and prizes from Lands’ End as well as one of our event partners, Wyndham Vacation Rentals.
Cyber Monday Values from Lands’ End – Throughout the day on Cyber Monday 2013, Lands’ End will unveil exclusive online DOORBUSTERS! – limited quantities of customer favorites offered at exceptional values – on landsend.com. These great values will be featured throughout the 12 hours of Twitter.
Power Hour – During the final hour of the 12 Hours of #Together from 7-8 p.m. CST/8-9 pm ET, Twitter followers will have a chance to retweet the hour’s featured item for a chance to win a $250 Lands’ End gift card. Role Mommy will be hosting this hour so bring your A game and get ready to tweet and win!
Lands’ End will continue Cyber Monday’s celebration on Monday, December 9th and Monday, December 16th at #Together on Twitter and Instagram from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., CST. Participants will have the chance to retweet offers and answer trivia questions and post and repost their favorite Lands’ End Items on Instagram for a chance to win great holiday giveaways and special prizes.
Date: Monday, December 9 and Monday, December 16, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CST, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. EST
Follow: Twitter: @LandsEndPR
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Land’s End
Written by Role Mommy contributor, Eric Ruhalter
Thanksgiving is a fine and wholesome tradition in American family holidays. Kids don’t revere it as much of a holiday since they do not receive gifts from some mysterious source to whom they’re not required to write a thank you note. But, nonetheless, it’s a time when families get together. A time for traditions to be born and to be honored. A time when your kids get to fight with cousins they might not see much the rest of the year.
The fancy dishes come out! The gravy boat! The ceramic butter dish! A centerpiece that might at first glance cause you to reach for your leaf blower.
But more often than not, there’s also a less fancy kids’ table, and that’s where all the real fun happens.
At the kids table all bets are off. Dignity goes by the wayside.
Table manners and Kids’ Table Manners are two entirely different animals Belching and food fights are not frowned upon, they are the catalyst for raucous laughter and increasingly worse displays of decorum. Last year the kids table somehow managed to erupt into the Cha Cha Slide and then into simulations of WWF Smackdown moves. At the grown up table you hear words like “thankful” and “blessing” At the kids table it’s “fart” and “boogar.” Just a generation apart.
Kids, it seems, are immune to Triptophan. Evidently when mixed with the sugars of heaping self-servings of homemade cookies, cakes and pies, turkey serves only to rile kids up. And rile them up, it does. After dinner there’s hordes of running around, drowning out the sounds of football games, rolling on the floor, throwing around the football outside until it regresses into a bench clearing brawl. Just another in a long line of traditions I suppose.
One question always nags at me, though. If it’s a time for giving thanks, why is it called “Thanksgiving” and not “Givingthanks”? Who thought up this holiday, Yoda?
Eric Ruhalter lives in Morristown, NJ with his wife and 3 kids. Eric is the author of the parenting humor book: “Phrazzlers: Funny New Words to Describe the Wild World of Parenting.” See funny videos and slideshows at www.Phrazzlers.com
As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, we got the chance to spend a very special lunch with the amazing Marlo Thomas and a family whose lives were forever changed as a result of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Thomas took time out of her busy schedule to talk about the tremendous strides that have been made at St. Jude. Founded by her father, legendary actor Danny Thomas, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is at the forefront of discovering groundbreaking treatment that has helped prolong and save the lives of children battling terminal illness.
At the luncheon, we were introduced to Arianna, a beautiful eight year old girl who has been fighting a rare form of cancer for more than four years. We were all hanging on Arianna’s mom Leticia’s every word when she shared how she first found out her daughter had terminal cancer. At age 3, Arianna suffered a seizure that lasted 11 minutes. Soon after, doctors attempted to remove a tumor in Arianna’s brain and her parents were told their daughter would probably not live for more than a year. Determined to save her daughter, Leticia went online to read more about the disease that threatened to claim her life. While her doctor warned her not to read about her daughter’s tumor, she didn’t listen and it was a good thing she didn’t. While googling Arianna’s condition, she discovered the name of a doctor who had been treating children battling the same rare disease. She then discovered the doctor was affiliated with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the next day, her family was driving to Memphis to meet the doctor who could possibly save Arianna’s life. Within hours, Leticia was on the phone with the doctor and he made sure she was cleared to be admitted to the hospital.
Arianna has been a patient at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the last four years and while she has had several close calls, with the hospital’s cutting edge research (leading scientists are part of the St. Jude team), coupled with the attentiveness of the doctors, nurses and entire staff, she has survived and thrived. And this week, her family surprised her with a trip to New York City where she got the chance to ride the ferris wheel at Toys R’ Us along with her parents and her little sister.
Thomas also shared details about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s holiday fundraising initiative, Thanks and Giving which was featured this week on the Today Show. Created in 2004 by Marlo, Terre and Tony Thomas — children of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas — the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign has grown into an annual holiday tradition thanks to tremendous public support. During St. Jude Thanks and Giving, many of America’s most respected companies make it easy for you to give thanks all season long.
What really impressed me about St. Jude is that they never turn anyone away. Families who are admitted to the hospital have all of their treatment covered without having to worry about whether their insurance company will approve a surgery or experimental medical treatment. The hospital spends over $850 million dollars per year devoting funds and resources to lifesaving research and technologies that prolongs and saves lives and hopefully, will one day put an end to childhood cancer. Families feel completely at home at St. Jude because it doesn’t look or smell like a traditional hospital. From the cozy and inviting Target House living arrangements, to the Kay Cafe (sponsored by Kay Jewelers), to therapeutic programs for siblings and parents, St. Jude is at the forefront of helping children in need of immediate medical treatment.
To find out how you can support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, you can donate here through their partners.
Written by Michelle Johnson.
The holidays can be the most stressful time of the year, and unfortunately a time that no one will admit to being this way because they’re also supposed to be the best time of the year for most. Not many people will admit they’re struggling at this time of year but if you are spending your first Christmas holidays as a singleton it can be hard to know how to work things out.
Do you spend the time alone? With your family? Are you spending it with your kids or maybe you’ve been thinking of inviting over the ex? Every family situation is different, and we’re hoping to be able to work out some of the hardest stuff for you!
If you’re spending it alone
If this is your fist time spending Christmas time alone then getting some family
support by spending it with family is probably the best remedy. But even sitting
around the table can be difficult during the holidays, if you’re surrounded by your
relatives and their children all having a great time it can be hard to handle. Immerse
yourself in family games or help with the cooking to take your mid of things, failing
that, perhaps spending time doing something good like helping out at a charity
during the holidays might help to make you feel better.
If you’re spending it alone with your kids
This is the perfect opportunity to really take time out with just you and the kids. Get
them to help with the cooking or present wrapping, take a walk after dinner and
watch some trashy TV that you normally wouldn’t entertain the thought of, this is
the perfect time to relax and enjoy each other’s company without any restraints.
If you’re inviting over the ex
Perhaps your relationship with your ex isn’t terrible and you think that the kids would
appreciate spending time with both parents then having your ex over for Christmas
lunch might be the solution. Perhaps to ensure old feelings aren’t dredged up you
could eat out together, but if this isn’t an option then plans certainly need to be put
in place to make sure the day runs smoothly.
If you’re having the whole messy package
If you’re seeing someone, or perhaps you’ve started to live in cohabitation with that
person then Christmas may be looking rosy to you. But what if as well as your new
partner there are the kids, and your ex to contend with at Christmas? Some people
have great relationships with their ex and so this might not sound so strange, but
even if you do have a good relationship it’s always a good idea to talk through the
holiday plans with your ex, so they know what time to arrive, what to bring and
how to act with your new partner. Nothing should be left to chance in this situation,
because Christmas is not a time for arguments.
Whatever your situation when it comes to the Christmas holidays plans are always
good. Whether you are celebrating solo, with kids or with your new partner, family
issues need to be resolved and planned properly to avoid messiness at the dinner
table. Lets make this Christmas as stress-less as possible and make sure everyone is
happy this holiday season!
Michelle Johnson is a freelance writer. She loves to help couples and families with their relationship problems and helps them to openly communicate with each other. For this article she received expert advice from OnePlusOne, a charity that helps families and couples to tackle relationship issues on a daily basis.
Simple is always best, especially when it is delicious and healthy! This is a wonderful recipe that my friend Hilda gave me years ago. She actually brought the sauce to my house after I had surgery and my family of six ate it for days by itself as well as with spaghetti. If it’s too much for your crowd, freeze some for later and enjoy!
Hilda’s Turkey Meat Sauce
2 lbs. ground beef or turkey
1 onion, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 28 oz. can of plum tomatoes
1 15 oz cans of tomato sauce
2 small cans of tomato paste
2 tsp salt (more to taste)
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
A few drops of Tabasco
2 Tablespoons dried Oregano
2 Tablespoons dried Basil
1 Bay leaf
About 1-2 TBS olive oil for cooking
In a large sauce pan, saute chopped onion and garlic cloves in olive oil until golden
Add meat and brown (If using turkey only you’ll need some extra olive oil)
Add all of the rest of the ingredients and mix well
Cook, covered on low-medium heat (enough so that it bubbles) for 1 hour, stirring every so often.
For more great recipes check out www.takebackthekitchen.com
Written by Role Mommy Contributor, Kristin Flannery
The Book Thief, based on the beloved bestselling novel, is a deeply , moving movie which tells the inspiring story of a spirited and courageous young girl named Liesel, who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. Rolemommy sat down with Director Brian Percival (best known for directing PBS’ Downton Abbey) and Author Markus Zusak to discuss taking a novel to film.
The story and its characters sprang from the imagination of author Markus Zusak
whose novel The Book Thief was published in his native Australia in 2005 and throughout the rest of the world in 2006. The book has sold eight million copies worldwide, held a place on The New York Times best-seller list for almost seven years and has been translated into over 30 languages. Rolemommy correspondent, Kristin Flannery, was actually introduced to the novel by her niece when she read it in high school on her reading list. So we were wondering, how does an author write such an incredible book and how does he channel the character of death?
Markus opened up to us about how listening to his parents’ stories helped him create such rich characters, “I don’t know to tell you the truth. I don’t know anything anymore. I think a different version of me wrote that book. I couldn’t write it again now. To me, it all started with my childhood, growing up in Sydney, beautiful sunshine. And then, you come in and it’s like a piece of Europe came into our house, and my parents told their stories, and they’re amazing stories about cities that were burning, kids who were giving bread to prisoners on their way to camps and getting whipped for it and so on. I grew up hearing these stories over and over again.”
Being a parent means that you take a different look at your own parents’ history and how they lived. Markus believes, “Just, don’t be afraid to tell the stories again and again and again, because I’ve realized now that my mom is 76-years-old and she still cleans people’s houses for a living. My dad was a housepainter and he still paints. He painted my house. He didn’t do a very good job the last time. His eyes are getting a bit shot. But that’s funny, a housepainter, a housecleaner, and there they were telling me their stories of growing up and I realized they weren’t only telling me about their lives. They were teaching me how to write. Talk about you would never imagine that people in those professions would give you a career in literature, but that’s exactly how I grew up.”
Being a Director on a film based off of a novel has it’s challenges, what do you keep in and what gets cut? Director Brian Percival took us through the process, “Well, you know, a lot of decisions had been done already by the time I got this because the screenplay had been in existence for about six to seven years before the time was right to make it because it was done quite early on. For the producers it was a labor of love. It really was. It was a very important project to them, and they were emotionally attached to it. And so, the time was right for them to make it and fortunately, I was in the right place at the right time. I read the screenplay, and I’d never ever read anything like it. I wasn’t–shamefully I wasn’t aware of the book. I stayed up really late. I was shooting something else, and I stayed up really late one night and then finished at 1:30 in the morning and just e-mailed off to Los Angeles and said, “You know, if I don’t do anything else in my life, I’ve got make this film.” So a lot of those decisions had been made. When it actually comes to make the film, obviously I get pictures in my head of how I want it to look, but we’ve got a 580 page guidebook on how to make the film. We never really wanted to come away from Markus’ vision and his message. We just wanted it to reach a wide variety and to be in a different medium.”
There’s some really beautiful contrasts in the movie. Like, there’s that scene where–the choir scene–and they all look so angelic and they’re so proud. Then they start sort of the second verses, and they’re horrible. Was there a scene anytime in the shooting where you kind of felt this is it, this is the most surreal?
Brian reflected, “No. I mean, not particular. See, the film is full of contrast. That was always my intention. But you see the innocence of those children. They’re singing something so proudly that they think is so beautiful. And then, you see–we’re given the brutality of the truth of what actually happened. But there’s contrast right the way through. When you see Rudy in a Nazi uniform, part of you is saying, “Oh, what a cute kid,” and the other part’s going, “Oh, he’s–but he’s becoming a Nazi.” In a lot of films Nazis are always being portrayed as generally I think one dimensional. They’re evil guys with the blonde hair and the chiseled jaw or whatever. And we get the teacher that comes to take Rudy to the camp for elite training. He looks incredibly tough, but he’s actually a bit stupid. There were always things in there that I tried to create contrasts and that was the important thing to me. I had to work on more than one level so that we would see something and then we would actually question it.”
You know that a novel is amazing when you are sad at the end because you want to know more. Did the story end for you at the end of book or do you know what happened to all the characters after? Do you know how Liesel finds growing up and what Max did for a living?
Turns out that we are not the only ones who want to know what happens beyond the pages. Markus has fans all over the world, “Someone came up to me. A few people have said, “I really wanted to know what happened between them. I feel like I just cut to the end of her life.” I’m like, “How long did you want the book to be?” It’s like 500 pages. Just make me write another 3,000 pages while we’re at it. So, I always imagine that Max goes his way and Liesel goes her way, but they have this kindred relationship their whole lives, but that is just me. Everyone else has their own take, but I have several reasons why.”
Even Director Brian Percival has his thoughts on the ending, “That’s part of the beauty of it for me is that we leave the reader or the audience to make up their own mind and that’s ultimately satisfying.”
Book Thief can be seen currently in theaters but to see more clips and information, log on to www.thebookthief.com
Plan Non-Food-Centered Activities: Take the focus off food. There are so many ways to spend time together besides cooking, baking, and eating. Instead of decorating cookies and gingerbread houses, make non-edible crafts like wreaths, paper snowflakes, or holiday cards. Bundle up to take a walk around the neighborhood and rank the best decorated houses. And light a fire to gather around while you play charades or watch holiday movies.
Bring Snacks To The Mall: Welcome to the real jungle. There’s no denying how tempting it is seeing peppermint mochas or smelling cinnamon rolls (from a mile away, no less). And with the stress of the crowds and finding the right gifts for everyone, you can be in over your head fast. You have to be smart enough to sidestep these hazards. The easiest way to make it out alive? Pack filling healthy snacks like nuts, a piece of fruit, or a bag of air popped popcorn, and you won’t need a search and rescue team to pull you out of the food court.
Make Your Own Hot Chocolate: Ditch the packaged powders and go for the real thing. Many hot chocolate powders are convenient and boast very few calories, but they are chock full of artificial sweeteners and chemicals! Our recipe uses maca, a powder grown in the Andes Mountains of Peru and packed with nutrients, and cacao powder, a less-processed version of cocoa powder that’s a great source of antioxidants. Spend a cozy afternoon in the kitchen with your kids and cuddle up in with this super food hot chocolate recipe.
Boil water or warm milk on the stove and let cool slightly, then mix in the following ingredients:
-2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
-2 teaspoons maca powder
-1 tablespoon coconut sugar
-1 teaspoon honey
-Pinch sea salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and pure vanilla
-1 ½ cups milk of your choice or water
Be Mindful of Your Hunger Quotient: Your HQ is a measure of how hungry you are at a given time – famished, satisfied, stuffed. Try to be in tune with your HQ and let hunger dictate when you eat (versus having a serving of stuffing just because your sister brought it over). On a scale of 1-10 (1 being stuffed, 10 being famished), you want to be between a 4 (slightly hungry) and a 6 (slightly satisfied) all the time.
How To Curb Cravings At Holiday Parties:
Don’t Go To a Party Hungry: One of the biggest mistakes I see during the holidays is people arriving to parties starving! It’s easy to think that the less you eat earlier in the day, the more room you’ll have to eat later at the party…and the less damage you’ll do overall. But this mindset has disaster written all over it! Instead, think this way: ruin your appetite. Have a healthy, filling snack before the party so that you won’t be tempted to dive into the spinach and artichoke dip as soon as you arrive. A hardboiled egg, a slice of turkey, or a Greek yogurt are all small but satisfying options that you can have at home prior to making your big entrance.
Bring Your Own Healthy Dish: It’s never polite to go to a party empty-handed, right? So why not bring a healthy dish you know you can rely on? Bring a salad with delicious, colorful toppings like cranberries, roasted carrots and squash. Think of it as your safety net so that you won’t have to worry if there’s nothing but diet-busters being served. We’re sure you’re not the only one who will appreciate a dish that’s (finally!) not candied, casseroled, or drowning in gravy.
Scope Out The Entire Party Spread: Once you get to the party, take your time. This is very important. It’s easy to jump at the first thing and every different thing you see. You know how it goes: there’s the cheese and crackers, then the pigs in a blanket, then the shrimp cocktail, and then all the main course dishes… And studies show people eat more when they’re offered a greater variety of foods. By taking a tour of all the food first, you won’t fall into this trap. Walk around and look at everything, deciding what’s healthiest and what you want the most. And only after you’ve seen it all should you decide what to put on your plate. That way, you can make an informed decision you’ll be proud of at the end of the night. There just may be some healthy options you want to indulge in!
Socialize (And Not Just With The Bartender!): You’re at a party. With PEOPLE. It’s not all about the food. Enjoy talking to and reconnecting with family, friends, and coworkers. If you make an effort to socialize, you’ll not only enjoy the night more, but you’ll be too preoccupied to think about that pecan pie every 2.2 seconds. A word of caution: be wary of “food pushers”, those who refuse to take “no” for an answer when offering unhealthy treats. My advice? Keep saying no, as many times as you have to. And don’t feel bad! It’s a GOOD thing that you put your health first. Just decline politely and hopefully Great-Aunt Sarah will stop trying to hand you sugar cookies.
Keri Glassman, nationally recognized nutrition expert and co-founder of MommyCoach, has put together a couple of tips for how to stay healthy, and how to help curb your appetite. If you’re unfamiliar, MommyCoach is a new online community for moms around the country to connect with leading experts and coaches for advice, encouragement, and answers to those hard-to-crack questions.
Recently, I was given the opportunity to become a Netflix Stream Team member. What does that mean you ask? Simple. After being sent a complimentary Apple TV video streaming device and a year membership to Netflix, I set up my TV, clicked the remote and took a trip down memory lane.
What I love most about Netflix is that I can watch TV shows and films from my past and then, after I’ve watched “The Breakfast Club” or “Pretty and Pink,” they actually start recommending films to me that I might be interested in.
My kids have also been bitten by the NetFlix bug. My daughter has been watching episodes of “Gossip Girl” non stop and I actually got my son hooked on one of my favorite shows of all time, “The Wonder Years.”
Sprinkled into the mix are also a few blockbusters that we’ve watched with my husband like “An Officer and a Gentleman,” and tear jerkers too including “Terms of Endearment” and a film with Kate Hudson that had me crying for nearly an hour called “A Little Bit of Heaven.” My daughter and I have already watched that one twice!
Now that the holidays are upon us, Netflix also has a ton of offerings for families with kids of all ages. Visit the Netflix website for the latest holiday movies offered this time of year. For younger kids, you can even find a host of films you can all sing-a-long with…just take a look!
There really is something for everyone with Netflix – so before you head out to the movies, spend an evening in with your family, take a walk down memory lane or get caught up on your favorite shows. No matter how you slice it, watching Netflix with your family is pure couch potato heaven.
Disclosure: I was provided with a free Apple TV and complimentary membership to Netflix. All opinions are strictly my own.