Making Some Time For Me With Netflix For My Top 5 Shows

It’s been very interesting since having children. I had never realized how much of yourself you give up when you start a family. However, I would never have imagined how much I wouldn’t care if it meant having children.

Only recently did it start having more of an impact on me that “me” time has been basically non-existent for many years. Not to say that I have not had moments to myself, but certainly not on a regular basis. For instance, I was recently talking to a friend of mine who asked if I watch some shows that she’s currently in to. I had no idea what she was talking about, or even what the current popular shows were.

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This led me to realize, that I need to start making some time for me. Of course, television is not the end-all. There are other things I enjoyed that I had not made the time to do for quit some time. These other activities include, reading and creating greeting cards with Stampin’ Up, which I find extremely relaxing and pure enjoyment.

In my quest to not feel completely out of the loop, I have been able catch up on some popular TV shows thanks to Netflix. I love that I can watch previous seasons of popular shows on Netflix so I’m not completely lost in the current season. I also love the streaming that is available through Netflix. While waiting for kids to get out of the after school activities is the perfect time to decompress and catch up on some episodes I’ve not seen.

My List of Top 5 Shows to Watch & Catch-up On Netflix

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1. Once Upon A Time 

I first started seeing commercials about this show in the Fall. These particular advertisements intrigued me because they were saying that Elsa and Anna would be visiting Storybrooke, Maine. Such a great name for a city in a fairytale drama, right? My first thought with this show was that this could be something I can watch with the kids. I started watching Season 1 and spoke to other people about it who do have children and was relieved to hear this is a program my kids and I can watch together.

Once Upon A Time takes place in Storybrooke, Maine, where the residents are actually characters from various fairy tales and other stories that were transported to the “real world” town and robbed of their original memories by the Evil Queen Regina (Lana Parrilla), using a powerful curse obtained from Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle). Of course the only person who can break this curse is none other than Emily Swan – the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming.

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2. Reign

So Reign is definitely not a show I can share with my children at all! This show has a little bit of everything in it, sex, love, violence, deceit – it definitely keeps you on your toes. It follows Mary, Queen of Scots and her pre-arranged marriage to Prince Francis, future king of France. Who eventually do rise to King and Queen of France and Scotland. Together they deal with the rising conflict between Protestants and Catholics. As well as a multitude of other obstacles.

As part of the opening narration says throughout Season One:

“…there are forces that conspire, forces of darkness, forces of the heart. Long may she reign.”

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3. Revenge

Ah, the webs we weave. This show is fairly intricate in its details dating back to Season 1. This story centers around Emily Thorne, aka Amanda Clarke, who as a young child witnesses her father being dragged off by the feds. Eventually she is separated from her father who is found guilty, imprisoned and then murdered by the agents of the people who framed him. As an adult, she returns to her hometown “The Hamptons” to seek revenge of those who framed her dad. Excuse my language, but Amanda Clarke is a bad ass! I would never, ever want to get on her bad side!

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4. Scandal

This is considered a political thriller. Scandal’s main character is Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, is a former White House Communications Director for the President of the United States who has left to start her own crisis management firm, Olivia Pope & Associates. Olivia has decided to dedicate her life to protecting the public images of the nation’s elite, but finds that no matter how hard she tries, she cannot leave parts of her past behind. I think I may have to catch up on more of the past episodes of this series, but it is very intriguing!

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5. Game Of Thrones

Honestly I have not seen too many episodes of this show, but I have heard it is very good. The one thing I have noticed is that you absolutely have to pay attention while watching this show. You cannot multi-task with this one at all!

This series, set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos at the end of a decade-long summer. It interweaves several plot lines seen through the eyes of a very large cast. The first narrative arc follows a civil war among several noble houses for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the rising threat of the impending winter and the legendary creatures and fierce peoples of the North; the third chronicles the attempts of the exiled last scion of the realm’s deposed ruling dynasty to reclaim the throne.


Do have plans to make more me time for 2015? I’d love to hear what your “me time” consists of!

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I am a work from home mom who dearly loves her 15-year-old daughter, 11-year-old boy/girl twins, and husband. I love my life and feel very blessed by what God has provided for me.

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