Take Time Out For Yourself And Put Your Feet Up! #StreamTeam @Netflix #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Netflix. As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

    Although Summer Vacation began this past week here in New York City, parenting is a 24/7 job!  That is why taking time out for yourself helps keep you strong for your family. This month I’m switching gears and making the focus some time to myself for a change.

    Most of my favorite shows are on hiatus, but Netflix has a selection of titles to get me through the summer months. And yes, that includes all-new episodes of some of my favorite Netflix originals — Orange Is the New Black season 2 launched June 6th!  I plan on waiting until the kids are asleep for the night and then relaxing with one of my favorite new shows.

Here are some of the titles I have heard about but I haven’t yet had time to watch but plan to this Summer:

1. Orange Is the New Black
2. Scandal
3. Pretty Little Liars
4. Sherlock
5. Breaking Bad
6. Parenthood  

Here are some sleeper hits that I have missed but that I definitely want to watch too:

1. Weeds
2. Call the Midwife
3. Freaks and Geeks
4. Shameless
5. Top of the Lake   

    Of course, my relaxing evening would not be complete without the perfect snack to tie into my theme of personal indulgence.  It doesn’t take many episodes of Scandal to realize main gladiator, Olivia Pope, consumes ridiculous amounts of red wine and big bowls of popcorn after a long day.

    Like Olivia, I know you are probably the “fixer” in your family too just like I am.  We can all snack like Scandal Gladiators by preparing a Red Wine Spritzer and some Pizza Popcorn created by cookbook whisperer Andrea Lynn!  You can check out her recipes for both of these treats HERE!

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the Netflix movies or shows that you plan to make time to watch over the Summer?

Disclosure: This post is part of a blogging campaign in collaboration with Netflix. As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

© 2014, Tough Cookie Mommy. All rights reserved.


  1. Ahhhhhh! First of all, let me say how much I love your package from Netflix. I adore Orange is the New Black and haven’t been able to afford the book yet. It’s DEF on my list. All of those things make me smile, such great little gifts. Sooo coool!

    I have watched a few of those shows, and recommend Parenthood. Breaking Bad was pretty cool, all that craziness ended with a message. I’m a Sherlock fan, and made it through Top of the Lake fairly quickly. Call the Midwife looks like something I will watch! Weeds, Scandal, and Pretty Little Liars have never quite piqued my interest, but I am curious as to your opinion of them! Maybe you can change my mind!

    I’m glad you are taking time for yourself. You deserve it, especially in that beautiful new living room of yours! 🙂

  2. amanda ripsam says

    I watched Orange is the new black I’m all cough up until next season. I really hope there’s another season. I also like Scandal that’s another good show to watch.

  3. You have listed so many awesome shows.. Weeds, Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black, Scandal.. get on it! These are shows that are too good to wait to watch. Right now I am watching The Sopranos! Not on Netflix but a good series so far.

  4. I’m hearing so many good things about Orange Is The New Black, it’s top on my list of programs-to-see! Pizza Popcorn sounds so good, too, must try!

  5. Robin Rue says

    My hubby & I have Netflix marathons all the time. We just started Parks & Rec.

  6. mena & taty says

    Good for you on finding mommy time! I need to follow your footsteps! I want to watch scandal and a history channel series called Vikings. I hope I find it

  7. Terry My Journey With Candida says

    I love Parenthood. It is one of the shows that covers subjects that not many others do.

  8. Jennifer Williams says

    Out of all of those, I have only heard of Parenthood – great show. We have Netflix and my boys love it, I just wish our cable connection could keep up with all of us streaming them 🙁 I miss out on using it so they can have it.

  9. kay adeola says

    I love shameless (the UK version) and of course Sherlock.One day i will get Netflix.

  10. Ooo…Scandal is one of my favorites! I’m also watching “The Good Mom” right now!

  11. Amy Desrosiers says

    LOVE Orange is the NEW Black and Weeds..then again it’s no big surprise since they are by the same person! lol

  12. I’ve been watching Orange is the New Black and love it. It’s a good show to draw me in and to relax as I think about the show and am not thinking about other stuff.

  13. We have heard so much about Orange is the new black so we just started that one last week. So far, so good!

  14. celebbabylaundry says

    Sherlock and Breaking Bad are amazing shows, I recommend that you watch them both as soon as possible.

  15. I’d love to watch Weeds or Orange is the new black while snacking like a Gladiator. 🙂

  16. Helene Bludman says

    Loved Breaking Bad and I still miss it. I need to catch up on OITNB.

  17. Would you believe I have never seen Orange is the New Black, I love PLL though and I was quite fond of Breaking Bad:) x

  18. Amber Nelson says

    Netflix is my favorite and I am obsessed with OITNB!

  19. Netflix has some really great selections! I recently finished watching Veronica Mars the complete season. The hubby started watching an oldie, Fresh Prince of Bel Air! I haven’t started watching any of the new shows because I’m more into Kdramas lol

  20. mail4rosey says

    The more I hear about Netflix, the more I think it’s something we’d like. Thank for the info. on it.

  21. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    I’ve just started watching Orange is the New Black. I’m liking it so far!

  22. Hubby loves orange is the new black. I have yet to go through the seasons but I’ve been a member of Netflix for the past 10 years and have no intention of leaving.

  23. Meagan Bailiff says

    i watched oitnb, parenthood, hemlock grove, and i started parks and rec this summer!

Speak Your Mind

By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.