Netflix #StreamTeam: Being thankful for friendships

I’m writing this post as a member of the Netflix Stream Team and have been compensated for it, but as always all opinions are my own.

It’s the time of year where people are talking about the things that they are thankful for and in talking to my 7-year-old he said he was thankful for his friends.

We’ve been in Portland for a year and a half and though it’s had it’s ups and downs, I’m glad Logan hasn’t had trouble making friends. Part of … Read more ...

Netflix Makes Parenthood’s Final Season Not So Sad

You know how most of the people on TV are pretty, skinny and reflect the so-called vision of perfection? And how we’re not supposed to want to emulate that?

Let’s be real. Not admiring them is easy to say, hard to do. But there’s one TV show that I don’t mind trying to emulate: Parenthood. Hubby and I love that show. If you haven’t seen it/don’t know about it, it’s on NBC and focuses on the Bravermans.

Parenthood is a "dramedy" on NBC that first aired in March 2010.

Parenthood is a “dramedy” on NBC that

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5 Reasons to Decrease Your Children’s TV Time in 2014

You’ve made your own New Years resolutions, but you might want to set some for your children as well. The television is an enticing entertainment option for young ones, but too much television time has the potential to cause issues in several areas. And know that you’re not alone in your struggle of figuring out the balance new documentbetween television time and peeling your kids away from the TV. The American Academy of Pediatrics found that the average child spends a total of seven hours per Read more ...

Queen Latifah launches her new TV talk show

What do Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and I have in common?

No, I’m not about to make an appearance in a Set It Off sequel. (I don’t even know that there is one.) It’s that we’re all excited for today because it’s the start of Queen Latifah’s new talk show.

“My show is going to be an entertaining and eclectic mix of interviews with real people as well as celebrities — people who are fun and fascinating,” Latifah said in a statement. “It will … Read more ...

Road to Audition: A Shot At Hosting A Show on WTTW

You know how they say it’s all about the journey? Well, today I agree. Though I’m usually more of a destination-oriented kind of girl. I want results. Give me something to work toward. I want to know the end game and I’ll visualize and focus on the victory.

Today, though, I arrived at a destination and did enjoy the journey. Let me back up. A TV producer at WTTW, the main Chicago PBS station, recently reached out to me to audition to host a local … Read more ...