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3 Football Movies on Netflix That’ll Encourage Your Student Athlete #NetflixStreamTeam

Our kids will return to school soon, if they haven’t already and if your child plays football they may have already began practice sessions.  For me there are a few ways that help motivate me for strenuous tasks and I will certainly consider football strenuous.  Often times, watching a movie that’s encouraging, motivating or reflects life difficulties help get messages across to our children that verbal words for parents, kids just don’t get.

Over the past couple weeks my son and I have been watching football movies to help motivate him for the upcoming season.  Although I’m listing 3, there are numerous movies related to football on Netflix, but here’s the 3 Movies I want to share with you.

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Life takes a complete turn for Travis Freeman when this student athlete contracts an infection that almost ends his high school football career.  With so much going for Travis, after this infection leaves him blind he becomes depressed and nearly gives up on life.  When Travis’ coach thinks he can still play for the team despite being blind, Travis has to overcome his fear of failure.

Woodlawn

Who’d think that a football team can use some hope, love and reconciliation?  Well, that’s exactly what the Woodlawn High Football team needed.  Myself being born in the early 70’s and not knowing the racial tension that was taking place in America.  Tony Nathan was in the heart of this racial tension and had to overcome it on and off the field.  One thing for sure, Tony had parents that were rooted and grounded in their faith and raised him to trust in God.

Gridiron

This one here is a different type of inspiration….  That’s what I call it.  Don’t get me wrong, it can and will inspire your student athlete that’s on the right path.  However, if you’re looking to motivate a teenager that may not be an athlete, headed in the wrong direction or a child you’re concerned about.  Gridiron is a good one!

The Rock, plays a juvenile detention counselor, that gets fed up with the lifestyle pattern the kids take after leaving the detention center.  The pattern of release, death or returning to the detention center.  The Rock starts a football team with the youth in the center with a goal to help build their self esteem, self control and hope.

These are all great movies to sit down with your teenagers and watch.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Netflix StreamTeam: Pokémon Indigo League

I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and this is my honest opinion. 

So, let me get this straight from the jump. I’m not the video game type of girl. Pokémon Go is something you won’t see me doing unless I’ve been kidnapped. 

With all the Pokémon hype as of late I had to see what Pokémon was all about. I wasn’t sure when the anime cartoon had originally aired and I thought it aired in the 80’s, however it actually aired here in the States in 1998.  

While flipping through Netflix, Pokémon was listed in the trending category. Who knew?*insert sarcasm* Let’s see what this is all about, I thought to myself.  Within the first few minutes of me watching my son hears the television. 

Ma! You watching Pokémon? 

Soon I was joined by my son and daughter….

Fourteen episodes later… I was tempted to download the app. Tempted!

I didn’t succumb to the temptation! 

If you’re anything like me, I  had absolutely no idea what this Pokémon Go craze  was all about and we had never seen any of the Pokémon episodes. So, I suggest if you want to get a better understanding of this craze. Especially, if your kids are crazy. Begin with the Pokémon Indigo League episodes.   The first episode begins with a 10 year old boy named Ash that begins his quest as a Pokémon trainer. I consider Ash the Anime Dora The Explorer. LOL You know these kids are always venturing out with no adult supervision and instead of Swiper, you have the evil villains Jessie & James attempting to steal Ash’s, Pokémons. By the 5th episode if not the 1st you wanna go get some Pokémons yourself. 

Since our Pokémon binge, Jala has completed the first Season and has moved on to the next. Coming from a non-gamer, I can honestly see the fascination of finding these little creatures and the fun in the adventure.  But like I said,  “I’m not succumbing to this Pokémon Go, foolishness.”

But, if, 

I’m viciously kidnapped by my kids,

I might give it a Go 😉

 

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Lila & Eve: Netflix StreamTeam Pick Was So Good I watched It Twice

I’m a happy member of the Netflix Stream Team and the opinions in this post are my very own.

When I realized my favorite girl, Jennifer Lopez was in this movie, I should have known this was going to be one my favorites.   Every movie Jennifer Lopez is in seems to make my Chick Flick list and I’m sure it has a lot to do with her natural acting talent.  After reading the info on the movie:

Two distraught mothers, whose children were gunned down in a drive-by, team up to avenge their deaths after local authorities fail to take action.

I thought what better movie to watch especially with it’s relevancy as the murder rates  in our city continue to climb.  On the other hand it would help give a bit of insight and shed some light on the pain mothers deal with after losing a child to murder.  Living in our world today it’s so easy to become desensitized to the tragedies others are dealing with and unless disaster comes knocking at our front door, we careless who’s door he’s knocking on today.

Disclaimer : after watching the movie I’m not sure If this would be a good movie to watch for a mother mourning the loss of a child.  Needless to say, a love one, friend or neighbor of someone that has loss a child and looking to support them in their loss this is a must see to help you understand the pain of a the one grieving.

Now, I know this wasn’t an episode of How to Get Away With Murder and honestly I’ve never seen a single episode, but the way Viola Davis played her part in this movie right here… she gets an Oscar from me!  I watched this movie once and I was not expecting the outcome. At. All!  I totally spoiled the entire movie for my husband because after watching it, I had to tell him about it and not leave out any details.  As I would not expect, after epic spoiler alert, hubby wanted to watch it with me.  Surprisingly, I saw many details I missed when I watched it the first time.  As well as he was able to help me understand the ending better.

If you’re looking to see a good movie this weekend with girlfriends or your spouse, check out Lila & Eve!  You will not be disappointed one bit and if you really want to watch something.  Do one of my numbers and watch it twice! Bwahaha  Lila & Eve has made my #1 Netflix Movie so far this year.  Now, let’s see what movie with top it.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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May Netflix StreamTeam Movie Picks – Rev Run’s Sunday Supper

In this post I’ll share with you what I enjoyed on Netflix this month. I’m a member of the Netflix Stream Team and the opinions are my very own.

Last month we enjoyed Rev Run’s Renovation and that led us to watch Rev Run’s Supper. Of course this was Jala’s suggestion and with Rev Run’s Shows being clean content it was safe for us to watch together.

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect with this show. I wasn’t sure if Run and Justine were going to cook all the meals or have a professional cook come to their home and cook. I just wasn’t sure. Well, I think they added a great dynamic to the show by inviting family and friends over to cook dinner. There aren’t many episodes in this series, but enough to grab some of your favorite ice cream, a blanket and chill on a Friday or Saturday night.

Being one that loves to cook, sometimes I find myself in a cooking funk. Life gets the best of me and my creativity is the first to go. Rev Run’s Sunday Supper motivated me and gave me some inspiration to come up out of my cooking funk. I also, purchased a shoulder roast that they cooked on the show and I’m excited to try and add my spin on it.

What have you watched on Netflix this past month? With the weather getting warmer do you find it harder to wind down and catch a movie at home? Since we spend so much time in the garden this time of year we have to make sure we have a family movie night or a date night to wind down a bit.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Netflix Stream Team April’s Pick- Rev Run’s Renovation

I’m a member of the Netflix Stream Team. The opinions in this post are my very own.

This month I watched a wide variety of movies and shows on Netflix.  I started off searching for Apocalyptic movies and began the month with, Left Behind.  After watching, Left Behind I watched a couple episodes of, Revelation Road which is another Apocalyptic style show.  However, so far there are only two episodes on Netflix and I was certainly hoping to see more after watching the first two, but that was all they had on there so far.

*Drum rolllllllllllllll*

This months Stream Team Pick!  Rev Run’s Renovation.  When this was airing on television I’d always miss it.  I did happen to catch a couple episodes, one when they renovated their daughter Mylie’s room and another that I can’t think of at the time.  Rev Run’s Renovation is my pick of the month because this was a binge show for me.  One that I curled up with some Butter Pecan ice cream and let each episode play one after the other.

A few years ago when, Run’s House was on T.V I’d watch episode after episode and repeat.  Loved the show!  I Enjoyed watching their family and any show that I can watch with my kids is a win win.  So, I was happy to find out that they had another show. If you’re anything like me and enjoy home improvement shows, you’d enjoy this.  Run and his wife Justine are in the process of renovating their home, room by room.  Not only do you get a chance to see them handle their disagreements over the different projects, but you also get to see the renovation process.I totally love the fact that they’re not buying a new home, but renovating what they have.  Although I know these project budgets are nothing to sneeze at.

What have you checked out on Netflix this month?  The weather is beginning to warm up in many areas and do you have a different appetite for a different type of movie during warmer months?  I seem to lean more toward renovation and garden renovation type shows in the summer months and romantic, chick flick type of movies during the winter.

 

 

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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