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    Being a parent is not for the faint of heart.  This is especially true at the beginning of parenthood when mom and dad are still trying to adjust to their new identities as caretakers of another human life.  After a while, most of us realize that we can’t let this experience break us and we figure out how to juggle everything that involves being a parent including changing diapers, making meals, and basically doing everything to keep our little person alive.

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    This month on Netflix, we are introduced to a hysterical comedy series called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, starring Ellie Kemper who is a woman that is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over as a nanny for a socialite in New York City.  She’s definitely in for the experience of her life when she arrives armed with only a backpack, a comical pair of light-up sneakers and some overdue library books.  It’s safe to say that she was unprepared to tackle this new world that she had no idea even existed.


    Kimmy is a really strong character and, in this way, she is very much like us parents.  Now that my sons are both Tweens, I am realizing more than ever that each stage of parenting requires a specific skill set.  When they were little, the concern was making sure I was always a step behind them making sure they didn’t fall when they first started to walk.  At this age, my husband and I have to be one step ahead of them as they get closer to becoming teenagers and thinking that they can get away with certain things.

    You can now get to know Kimmy’s story personally since this new series premiered this month.  All 13 episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s hilarious new comedy series starring Ellie Kemper (The Office), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) and Tituss Burgess (30 Rock), are now available on Netflix.  Make sure you check it out!

Let’s Discuss:  What was one of the most difficult things for you to get used to when you first had children?

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 Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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  1. I watched the entire season already! This show is so awesome – the jokes come so fast that some probably even went over my head. I couldn’t help but binge watch!

  2. When I had my daughter, I was in Brooklyn, New York. My mother was in Pennsylvania. I had no idea how to raise a baby and I was scared. She took a bus from Pennsylvania to come and visit me and help me learn how to take care of the baby.

  3. Looks like a fun one!! Thanks for the info! 🙂

  4. I need to check this show out, haven’t seen it yet! One of the most difficult adjustments as a new parent was, honestly, having to get used to being on that baby’s beck and call! 🙂 Of course, at the end of the day, it’s all worth it and wouldn’t have it any other way!

  5. I think I had to get used to no sleep! I married into a ready made family but the kids were older so they allowed me sleep but once I had kids of my own I had to get used to exhaustion.

    • I hear you Aimee, but it does get better. Eventually they let you sleep, but by then you are so used to going without that you need less.

  6. Ah it does take a bit of an adjustment period, doesn’t it?? It’s fun though to look back and see how far you’ve come (as a parent). 🙂

  7. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I loved her when she played Erin on the Office, so I will definitely be checking this out at some point. It sounds like a cute show.

  8. No kids but keeping ahead of teens is not so easy as my friends will attest to. Talk about having to be a mind reader. This sounds like I would be laughing while watching which means I’d love to see it!!

  9. We have Netflix, I have not heard of this series before. I will have to look for it.

  10. Anything with Jane Krakowski in it has got to be funny! The hardest adjustment for me was probably like most Moms- just adjusting life around a newborn’s schedule and sleep patterns.

  11. Awesome! I have been looking for a new show to watch! Way to go Netflix, I usually go to Hulu for shows and my kids like Netflix…looks like Mama has a new show in the cue!

  12. This sounds interesting. I have not heard of this series but it sounds intriguing.

  13. I’ve been meaning to watch this show. Ellie was really funny in the office. One of the most challenging things with my kids was adjusting my methods for each of their personalities.

  14. I keep hearing about this and have seen it on Netflix. I need to give it a watch I think and see!

    I was an 18 yo alone raising my first baby, it wasn’t so bad but number 2 I was terrified!

  15. I haven’t even heard of this, but I am going to check this out on Netflix.

  16. I’ve already watched the entire season of Unbreakable and loved it! The biggest adjustment to being a parent was the level of exhaustion. I had no idea a person could be that tired and still function!

  17. Catherine S says

    This sounds like a great show. I think the most difficult thing for me was the lack of sleep.

  18. I’ve heard so much about this show lately! I really need to sit down and watch it.

  19. It looks like a great show. I’ll add it to my list!

  20. I watched every episode on Netflix so far! I love it!

  21. I have been so tempted to watch this show, but I just haven’t found the time!

  22. I love her! I haven’t seen this show but I will have to look for this

  23. Jennifer Williams says

    That sounds like a show I would be addicted to. I am so excited because we just learned there is a chance we might get an internet company in our area where we would finally get Netflix back. There is a price to pay for rural living – unlimited internet is that price and I miss my Netflix.

  24. Debbie Denny says

    I have heard about this. I need to check it out.

  25. I love Netflix and can’t wait to check this out now!

  26. When I heard Tina Fey was involved, I was so excited! Definitely on my To Watch list.

  27. This is my KIND of show. I will make sure to watch it. I love the combination of humor and parenting ideas

  28. You had my attention at ‘Being a parent is not for the faint of heart.’ – But, I’ve not watched this – Yet! I’ll look for it now that you’ve shared

  29. I don’t have children yet but this would seem like a good watch for me. Interesting.

  30. Sounds like a fun and interesting show. I have seen only very few of this play in the beginning. After that I got busy with my new born. I fixed Netflix in my home. Will have to check the remaining plays of this show.

  31. Melissa Smith says

    I hardly watch Netflix so I just heard of this the other day. Who knows, it may turn into my next guilty pleasure. 😉

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