Holiday Road #StreamTeam

*As a member of the Stream Team, I do receive free Netflix, BUT all opinions are my own.

We are getting ready to drive downstate for a visit to the grandparents. I love leaving the city, but I dread long car rides ... UNTIL now.
Someone please explain to me how I was UNAWARE of the Available for Download feature on my iPad Pro?! It's FABULOUS! What is it you ask? It's offline viewing. That's right, you can download your movies and shows straight to your device before you travel and it's ready to go in the car or in the airport.

I so wish I had known this before my trip to London. Head-Thud.

How do you access it? I've made a video for you. Just click Available for Download from your Netflix App and browse all the fabulous options.

My kids are OBSESSED with all things Stranger Things. I couldn't be more thrilled. I love the show AND the 80's are back!

Mermaids Are Real!

Recently, Maggie and I got the chance to be mermaids!
It was SO fun! We took a mother daughter class with Aqua Mermaid Chicago.

They offer weekly classes, birthday parties and bachelorette parties. Maggie is hoping for a summer camp, because she was a fast little mermaid.
They provide the tail with the class, BUT Santa might just be bringing this little mermaid a tail for Christmas. (Don't tell!) You can find all the tails here. Those tails are actually quite amazing. The monofin, where you put your feet is clever, comfortable and functional.
You can find Aqua Mermaid on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Don't miss their Black Friday deal! (Discount code BF2017)

Daddy's Home 2: Review

The kids and I were able to see Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg's sequal to Daddy's Home, Daddy's Home 2. Brad (Ferrell) and Dusty (Wahlberg) are successfully co parenting two kids Brad's wife shares with Dusty, along with a daughter Dusty's current wife shares with John Cena.
They decide a good old fashioned family Christmas is in order. All the kids, all the parents in one house. This seems like a great idea until Dusty's father Kurt (Mel Gibson) crashes the party. Brad's father Don (Jon Lithgow) comes for the holiday as well. Kurt decides the house isn't enough Christmas for him and immediately phones up a snow cabin hours away and the whole family is off to the mountains.

What I enjoyed about this movie was the back and forth between Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. These two guys are really funny and it's apparent that they actually like each other IRL. The film is silly, slapstick and fun. There is a scene where Brad looses a battle with a snowblower and Christmas lights that was hilarious. Will Ferrell is great at physical comedy.

The barometer I use to measure a holiday film is the look on my kid's faces. I looked over at both my son and my daughter many times during the movie and they were laughing out loud. It's been a long year. My family is SO ready for the holidays and this movie was a treat for us to enjoy. Laughing together is the best way I know to start the holiday season don't you think?
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