Netflix Brings Performing Arts to a New Generation with New Julie Andrews Series

Netflix has announced that award-winning actress Julie Andrews will star in Julie’s Greenroom, a new preschool show from The Jim Henson Company that features an all-new puppet cast of kids learning about the performing arts. The series will be available exclusively to Netflix members globally in early 2017.

The show will bring the performing arts to a new generation of kids known as the “Greenies,” a diverse group of kids who are mesmerized by all that the arts and creativity has to offer.

Most episodes will feature an original song and every episode will feature a guest star. The incredible array of guest stars include Alec Baldwin, Sara Bareilles, Joshua Bell, Tituss Burgess, Carol Burnett, Chris Colfer, Robert Fairchild, Josh Groban, David Hyde Pierce, Bill Erwin, Ellie Kemper, Idina Menzel, Tiler Peck, and Stomp.

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A Sibling Rivalry For The Digital Age – Who Chooses On #Netflix

 

It’s funny how the outside world has a good sense of what is going on in your house. For the past few months our two boys (3 and 6) have really stepped into their sibling rivalry pants to the point that EVERYTHING is a battle for supremacy.

  • Who goes down the stairs first.
  • Who goes in the door first.
  • Who gets in the car first.
  • Who gets a certain cup or dish.
  • Who gets what cereal.

The list goes on. The outcome usually leaves one kid on the floor in some level of tantrum. WTF guys, why are you fighting over the most trivial things. Why not wait a few years and fight over girls, or sports awards or who can eat the most hot dogs. Jeesh.

So it was very timely for the Netflix gang to pose the question about how our kids get a long when it comes to what they watch and how they fight or come together for true enjoyment. Makes me wonder if there is a camera somewhere.

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Baking and Streaming This Holiday Season

How did it get to be December 21st already? Christmas is only a few days away and there is still so much to do in our house to get ready. Thankfully, everything that is remaining is of the fun variety. To me, the holidays means time to relax with the family and eat lots of baked goods while watching movies.

So it was great to see this month’s streamteam theme was just that. What have we been baking and what have we been watching on Netflix?

What’s Baking?

Well, so far, most of the baking is still to come. The kitchen will be giving off the scent of freshly baked muffins this week and once everyone is home for Christmas, Netflix will also be giving off smells of a different kind. You know that electronics smell of dust and over usage?

I did manage to do some “dad” baking last week that was festive. I whipped up some easy-bake cinnamon rolls on a night it was just the boys and I. Whenever mom has to work late, we have what the boys call a “dad dinner”. It usually means something they love to eat and watching Netflix.

So when I added cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate, it became a real holiday party.

If you look around the house now, you will see candy canes, gingerbread houses and all kinds of random treats that only show up during the holidays.

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Top Excuses Our Kids Say To Get Out Of Going To Bed

That time the Jays won and we wore the same pjs. #okbluejays

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Recently Netflix launched these new shorts to help parents fight the epidemic of kids trying to prolong bedtime. The whole concept is #5MoreMinutes, so they made 5 minute long TV shows featuring the Dinotrux.

That got me thinking of all the crazy and outlandish excuses our boys use to try to get out of bed time and extend their day just a little longer. Thanks to these Netflix shorts, when we say, just one more show, we now know it won’t cut into our heavenly parenting time where we pass out on the couch or sit in complete and spectacular silence.

Here are just some of the excuses we have heard in our house when it’s time for bed.

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