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Me Time

    Let’s be completely honest, being a mom is not easy although it is very rewarding.  One of the more difficult aspects of motherhood is hardly ever getting any time to yourself.  Believe it or not, 97% of mothers feel that they had a lot more time to themselves before becoming mothers.  Me time is a luxury for most.

    The reality is that most of us spend the majority of our time juggling busy schedules, holding down the fort at home, and just looking forward to even one moment of peace that we can enjoy by ourselves.  Now don’t get me wrong, this does not mean that we do not love our children, it simply means that we sometimes need a break.

Me Time

    So how do we sneak some me time into our day you ask?  In my home, I can often be found smuggling a tablet into the bathroom to watch some of my favorite shows on Netflix.  Since you can stream your favorite movies and television programs on Netflix on just about any device, you can execute a mom sneak just about anywhere.

    I highly recommend sneaking in some time to watch GLOW but I warn you to definitely not be inspired to try out new makeup looks that emulate these 80s ladies.  Another favorite of mine is sneaking off with my smartphone to watch The Walking Dead.  Usually, the laundry room is my go-to spot to indulge in this secret pleasure.  I definitely don’t feel guilty at all because I deserve some me time for all I do for my family.

Me Time

    According to a recent Netflix survey, moms are feeling less stressed and more refreshed and even 19% say it makes them feel like a better parent by sneaking “me-time.”  Obviously this comes as no surprise to this tired mom but you might be surprised to learn that dads also need a break to sneak off and get some time to themselves.

Me Time

    The good news is that everyone sneaks which is why you were nodding in agreement as you read this post about why I mom sneak from time to time.  Luckily, Netflix is there to sneak off with you!

Me Time

Let’s Discuss:  Where and why you sneak in your Netflix and how has it helped helped you as a parent during your daily life?


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  1. I like to chill by watching some Netflix after my kiddos go to bed. I usually watch old episodes of Friends or That 70s Show. I just finished catching up on Pretty Little Liars.

  2. Andrea v says

    I use it when I work out in the morning. It makes my hour go so much faster then listening to music.

  3. As a mom of two littles. I use Netflix streaming on my phone a lot. It allows me to enjoy a little me time while they watch cartoons or play. I also like putting Netflix on my iPad while I cook. Love my Netflix and Chill moments.

  4. Patricia says

    It has helped me in a pinch to keep my little ones quiet while at a doctor’s office or waiting for my car to be serviced.

  5. I watch Netflix when kids go to bed. I like to watch my favorite shows when it’s quiet in the house.

  6. I entered your Snoopy Game/Samsung Galaxy giveaway. Thank you for the chance!

  7. Cheryl B says

    I use it as a way to mellow out before going to bed. After getting the kids to bed it is a great way to relax.

  8. I like to watch when I am exercising. Usually I will watch something like OITNB or House of Cards. It gives me a little “me time”.

  9. I sneak Netflix when I am waiting to pick up my son after his games!

  10. I don’t have to sneak it in anymore as my kids are grown now so life has slowed way down. I do remember having to catch up on some of my favorite TV series while cooking the morning breakfast way before anyone else was up.

  11. Sue Barney says

    I watch Netflix mostly on Saturdays after dinner when all the chores are done then I try to find a great series to binge out on!

  12. Seyma Shabbir says

    I usually sneak my Netflix time in after the kids have gone to bed or while they are at school. Sometimes we watch some shows together like King Julian. I enjoy some of the same shows the kids love! LOL

  13. I stay up late and catch up on my shows, it gives me something to look forward to during the day.

  14. Cynthia C says

    I sneak in my Netflix while I am preparing meals. It relaxes me and puts me in a good mood when I watch a funny show.

  15. Lori Walker says

    I sneak Netflix in in between baby feedings. This helps me relax and remember there are adults out there…

  16. Richard Hicks says

    I would sneak it in late at night when everyone is sleeping. Maybe during the day here and there.

  17. Ashley C says

    I sneak it in after they have gone to bed, or when I’m working out on the treadmill! Either way works pretty well for me and helps me to keep my sanity!

  18. Keri justice says

    I wake up early before the kids and watch some Netflix. It helps me be more relaxed and focused during the day! I love watching an episode of something while drinking my morning coffee.

  19. Julie Wood says

    I entered your Snoopy Game/Samsung Galaxy giveaway. Thank you for the chance!

  20. Julie Wood says

    I watch Netflix to unwind after a busy day and sneak in watching my favorite shows when everyone is in bed!

  21. I sneak my favorite NETFLIX show when I between customers at work because it helps me destress.

  22. I sneak it in when everyone is sleeping. It helps me to relax.

  23. I get my #MomSneak on while the kids are asleep. My favorite show is Prison Break.

  24. Great giveaway- but we already have Netflix because of its great shows!! I love how you said you hide out to get some me time. My hide out of choice is the laundry room, too! For some reason, it’s the one place they won’t bother me (they have no problem with disturbing me in the bathroom!) . LOL Love this post. Thanks.

  25. Melissa Storms says

    I sneak in a little Netflix when waiting for appointments. We see a couple specialists for different health issues and it seems that the waits in those offices take forever. It keeps me sane and not thinking of all of the other stuff I need to do.

  26. Christina Sparks says

    I have never used Netflix, I would like to give it a try and see how I like it.

  27. I sneak Netflix when I need a mommy break. Sometimes, I just need to escape from daily life with Netflix, headphones, and my tablet. Sneaking a few minutes of alone time helps me to recharge, which helps me to be a better mom.

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  28. When I work out, the car line, or when my kids are napping 🙂

  29. laura bernard says

    I sneak Netflix when the kids are asleep!

  30. Suzanne K says

    I’m not a current subscriber but used to sneak in netflix in the evenings.

  31. Debbi Wellenstein says

    I watch Netflix when my husband plays pool.

  32. cyndi br says

    I sneak Netflix to watch at night when I have time to myself. It has helped to watch on my time and I can binge watch to and the kids can watch during the day.

  33. Claudia Davis says

    I need escapes during the day to relax so I sneak in some me time by watching a TV show or movie on Netflix on my iPad!

  34. Lauren U says

    Netflix goes on as soon as I get the kids in bed. I stay up even if I’m absolutely exhausted because I will rage if I don’t get some time to myself without being touched or pestered for snacks.

  35. I sneak Netflix when I exercise. It helps me clear my head and stay healthy so I can get everything else done for the day.

  36. Steve Weber says

    I watch Netflix when everyone else in the house is in bed, that way I’m not being bothered!

  37. jeremy mclaughlin says

    I sneak in Netflix after the kids go to bed.

  38. Margot C says

    I watch Netflix in little 15 minute increments with a cup of coffee. I am old enough to remember when you had to watch a show at a certain time, back in the Network days! This is so much better even if it takes me a week to see the entire show!

  39. I often sneak my Netflix when I should be working on my computer. I’ve definitely found that even 20 minutes of my favorite show really helps me relax and destress which makes me way more patient with my toddler especially during bedtime!

  40. Yep, it is super important, but you don’t need to sneak, mommas! Plan it in your day and then you really reap the benefits!

  41. I’m not a parent, but it helps me with stress from life itself! I try and sneak it in at night after everyone else goes to bed.

  42. I love Netflix since everyone can watch something on their own device without arguing. Great for staying on top of current trends too. A great conversation starter with your kids.

  43. When my kids were little I used to hide in the bathroom. It was the only place in the house I could find some me time. They were boys so they realized it was gross to walk in on Mom. Back then I was embarrassed of the fact that I needed to run away or hide to have a little time to myself. Today it seems like that is not only widely accepted it’s also widely promoted. I thoroughly enjoyed your post! Rock on Mama

  44. My best time to binge-watch programs on Netflix is when my spouse is away, so I can watch all the shows I enjoy that he doesn’t care for and I don’t have to “sneak.” I can’t say it really helps my daily life, but I do enjoy knowing that I’ll have some “me time” with my favorite shows.

  45. I was just speaking with a mom who talked about how difficult it was to watch her favorite shows because of her kids. I told her to sneak a tablet into the bathroom like you said. It’s great that we live at a time when this is possible. I can’t even imagine what our mothers did to watch their favorite shows.

  46. I watch Netflix to watch great British baking show!

  47. We want to get Netflix. It seems everyone has it. It is. My sneak time would be going into my garden room to work on a craft or plant a flower.

  48. I make sure I have me time daily. This can be before the kids wake up, nap time or after getting them to bed. I love to read or just listen to music. Exercise too or meditate.

  49. I get my Netflix sneak on often at night in between chores. Taking time to de-stress with a good Neflix program helps me to be less stressed.

  50. Katie Bellamy says

    Locking myself in my bedroom at night with Netflix keeps my sanity!

  51. I have to admit I am guilty of doing this! Usually though it is when the napping happens we all deserve a break sometimes :p

  52. Sometimes I have the TV on when I’m up late or early working while everyone else in my family is sleeping. Although it makes me less productive at work, it also makes me feel a little more human to sneak in some time watching favorite shows or an occasional new find.

  53. D Schmidt says

    I try to sneak it into my weekend afternoons, it gives me something to look forward to and motivate me through the challenges. Having some me time really benefits me as a parent.

  54. Ellen Casper says

    I watch Netflix at night after everyone is in bed. It gives me “Me” time and I can watch what I want to view.

  55. I don’t have kids yet so certainly value the time I have to myself at the moment. I think we all need a bit of ‘me time’ every now and again and watching Netflix is a great way to get some!

  56. I sneak it in while on the toilet. its literally the only time that i have for myself. and even then the cat finds its way in the bathroom with me.

  57. My favorite time for netflix is after everyone is asleep and the house is quiet. No one knows and I enjoy my time to myself.

  58. I entered your snoopy pop giveaway.

  59. I get my Netflix in at night when all the kids are in bed. That is my “me” time! Just me and Netflix!

  60. I sneak in my Netflix #MomSneak time at the gym. It motivates me to do the stairmaster, I love watching OITNB and Stranger Things while I do my aerobic stair work. This doesn’t take time away from the family, and it helps me stay healthy to take care of my family!

  61. After the kids go to bed, I put on some TV as background noise while I get things done.

  62. I entered the Snoopy Pop giveaway.

  63. Amanda Hoffman says

    I sneak when my children are sleeping when I’m supposed to be cleaning. It helps me by getting time to myself so I don’t go crazy lol.

  64. I’ve never had Netflix. I am not a parent. I don’t have a TV.
    I’m winning this for a friend.
    Thanks for the contest.

  65. Joy Venters says

    I have never had Netflix but I hope to change that by winning this giveaway. Friends I hope to enjoy watching my favorite shows like Friends, Orange is the New Black, the walking Dead and other oldies that I enjoy. I can watch when I am waiting at Dr. appointments or when the car is getting serviced.
    So many opportunities I have missed to catch up on my favorites would have a solution.

  66. Danielle Day says

    I sneak it throughout the day. I love Netflix. It gives me many choices to watch the shows I love and see new ones.

  67. Usually late at night before bed. I like to keep on my favorite shows no matter what. There are always new movies and shows for the kids too. So that keeps them occupied some of the time.

  68. I’ve never really used Netfilx. I did a free trial a while ago but only watched old movies and never got into any of the TV Shows.! Maybe I should give it another try.

  69. Daniela Tapia says

    I usually enjoy Netflix early in the mornings when I can stream on it right on my phone without even getting up from bed! Kids are sleeping and I have some me time !!

  70. Francine Anchondo says

    I watch it before bed to relax. It as also helped when I need to get chores done to keep the kids busy.

  71. Dana Rodriguez says

    We watch a lot of Netflix. I enjoy catching up on my favorite shows before going to bed.

  72. I sneak Netflix in while on break during my lunch at work. It’s good to laugh at adult humor and have some me time.

  73. Lisa Queen says

    I watch Netflix with my daughter. She’s 21 and we like to watch Grey’s Anatomy. Thanks!

  74. I sneak in watching Netflix during the wee hours in the morning as I cannot sleep. Once I start watching a movie, it will put me to sleep so I am getting my much needed rest.

  75. Laurie Emerson says

    I get in my Netflix time late in the evening when everyone in bed. I usually use the time to do things like fold laundry or just clean. It has helped me so much as I can watch my favorite shows and it relaxes me for the hectic next day.

  76. Tabathia B says

    I usually try to sneak in netflix time once the kids are in bed for the night. I do this so I can have some time to myself and to have uninterrupted tv.

  77. I feel like the only show I snuck in was Girl Boss, and only because it was super raunchy. I watched on my computer with my earbuds in. We try to find shows that we like to watch together like The Flash. If the boys want to watch cartoons we try to have them watch in their room on their Wii.

  78. Huge fan of netflix here! I wish they would stream some of the shows I watch on TV. I also wish they would release new seasons of series that have been out for a while.

  79. Kayte CookWatts says

    My sister and I actually have sister dates on a monthly basis which gives her a mommy break and we love to catch up on horror films together!

  80. I try to sneak Netflix when they are taking a nap or after everyone has gone to bed and watch with the volume on low.

  81. I’ve watched a show or two in the carport of our house. It picks up the wifi and nobody knows I’m home yet, so it’s like a little escape!

  82. Tabathia B says

    I entered snoopy’s samsung galaxy tab giveaway

  83. Leidy Ruiz says

    I like watching Netflix while I am doing house chores whether is washing dishes or folding the laundry, I get to have some fun while doing things I sometimes don’t enjoy doing that much 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win! #MomSneak

  84. Erica B. says

    I sneak it in during nap time to get a break.

  85. I mom sneak when doing laundry. It helps me relax a bit. I also do it while in the bathroom.

  86. I watch Netflix to get break from hectic schedule. It helps me in relaxing.

  87. I love to sneak in Netflix while I’m getting ready for work – sounds silly and maybe I miss a few things here and there, but I am able to carve out time easily that way! Plus I can see the TV from my bathroom 🙂

  88. susan smoaks says

    I sneak in my netflix while I work. It gives me a nice outlet so I can be more relaxed when I get home from work.

  89. I try to sneak it in from 10-10:30 each night. My kids are in bed and it gives me time to watch part of Stranger things. I only get half an hour but sometimes I stay up a little later.

  90. Julie Lundstrom says

    I like to sneak off to take a time out in the garage. I have a chair out there where I just sit a few minutes away from everything. Nobody looks for me there.

  91. Daniel M says

    I don’t have netflix yet would love to try it.

  92. Tammie Venne says

    I like to sneak in my Grey’s Anatomy on my iPad with headphones on to escape the constant cartoons that the kids like to watch.

  93. Susan Smith says

    I sneak it in after my kids have gone to bed or when I’m cooking dinner! Watching Netflix helps me relax.

  94. Stephanie Larison says

    I sneak away for a bit to go to the bathroom, or so they think. I sit on the top catching up on my fave…The Vampire Diaries!

  95. Brent Strassburg says

    We usually watch it after we put the kids down to bed or during nap times on weekends.

  96. Dexlyn Mingo says

    I sneak and watch stranger things it is very entertaining and it keeps in sane and my kids also watch there own shows which keeps them quiet.

  97. Margaret Smith says

    We have two sons, one who is 17 and the other 20. We love to reconnect with our sons by watching Netflix movies together. Our kids really love watching a number of series, like Black Mirror. Great way to connect with our kids.

  98. I am not a mom but I do try to get time for myself to watch netflix. I have so many family commitments this year that I am behind on all my shows.

  99. Samantha says

    I sneak it during my daughter’s nap time while I am folding clothes. I HATE folding clothes, so it makes me more productive!

  100. I would love to binge watch a show after the kids have gone to bed! I’ve never had Netflix!

  101. Janice B says

    I am either up early or late so I can sneak in some me time with Netflix while my son is sleeping. This helps me to just relax a little and escape reality for a short time.

  102. I can sneak in some Netflix on the weekend when the kids are napping.

  103. We usually watch Netflix after getting the kids to bed. We like to relax and watch the shows that we have missed.

  104. I send my husband and son out for a boys day so I can have the house to myself. Mostly I just take a long bath and catch up on my shows.

  105. Stephanie Shipley says

    I love to sneak in Netflix time to watch movies and shows! My favorite time to sneak in Netflix time is after putting my son to bed. I just started catching up on the newest season of Scandal last night after tucking in my son. I love Netflix!

  106. stella methvin says

    I love watching Netflix, I can catch up on several shows or a season marathon and relax. Nothing on regular TV so this is fabulous and the selection of shows is massive. Only started watching this year and don’t know why I waited so long.

  107. Kayla Klontz says

    I like to sneak my Netflix in when my kids are in bed and the house is quiet, it relaxes me!

  108. I like to sneak in Netflix while working out at the gym. It makes my workout go by faster!

  109. Billie R says

    My son is older so no more #MomSneak for me. Generally, I’m watching shows with him instead. However, I do #WifeSneak into the bedroom and binge watch shows while my husband is gaming. Recently I binged Gypsy on Netflix. It was great! Thanks for the chance to win.

  110. Trisha McKee says

    I sneak in my bingewatching usually late at night on weekends. It helps me because i can relax and get lost in my shows, get some creativity flowing, and then work on my projects. This helps set my identity as a person, which just boosts my identity as a mom. I’m ready to tackle my responsibilities, my loves in life.

  111. Carolyn D says

    I like to unwind while watching shows on Netflix in the evening. Being able to immerse myself in fun shows is a great way to relax in the evening as well as keep me motivated if I watch an episode of something while I workout.

  112. sarah mayer says

    I watch Netflix first thing in the morning when getting ready for work. #MomSneak

  113. I watch it when I’m on the treadmill. I put on closed captioning and watch it while I get my workout in!

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