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.

23 Blast

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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8 Things I’m Glad Didn’t Exist When I Was A Teenager

I refuse to give explanations of why I’m glad none of these existed.  Let’s leave it to your imagination or I’m sure you have your own reasons why you’re glad they didn’t exist.

 

1. FaceBook

2. Twitter

3. Instagram

4. Student Portals

5. Cell phone/Smartphones

6. Playstation 3 & Xbox

7. Internet

8. YouTube

What are you glad didn’t exist when you were a teen?

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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Moms, use Facebook to checkout potential boyfriends

If you didn’t know, now you know!

With all the talk of potential employers wanting access to possible employee’s social media sites, I’d say, “I’ve got this game down!”  O.K….O.K… not complete access, but if, I need to calm my mother’s intuition, I’d do my own social media background check.  Wanna know how?  Let me tell you.

Me: Who you’re going to take on prom?

Daughter:I’m thinking about going with Jack. (Name changed to protect the guilty innocent)

Me: Jack who?

Daughter: Jack UpthaHill

Me: O.K

(begins background check)

Background Check Steps:

1.Search Jack UpthaHill on FaceBook

2.More than likely you and Jack, have your daughter in common as friends.

Note: Jack’s name may be slightly different than what your daughter told you.  It may be Jack SwaggerlikeChrisBrown UpthaHill. I know the Chris Brown in the middle name may scare the hell out of you and it’ll scare the hell out of me too, but we’ll have to deal with that later.

3.Select name.(crossing fingers that no privacy settings are on Jack’s account)

4.Lurk, Mama, Lurk!  Check him out!  Wait!!!!DO NOT! I repeat, DO NOT! Request Jack to become your friend.  You will blow your cover and every other mother hip on game!  However, feel free to check his photos, status updates etc.  Hey, he left them open without any privacy protection 😉 so, work the system, Ma!

There you have it in 4 easy steps.

Disclosure: This Facebook background check does not replace the actual meeting and stare down of the potential boyfriend.  This is only to give you a feel of who your dealing with.  Oh, and if you’re daughter or son has abandoned Facebook for Twitter?  You’ve got more work to do!

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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What the Flashback? Do our children get away with more than we did?

The other day I was talking to someone about the way we grew up.  Comparing the children of today to the way we were.  I can’t help notice when walking by a group of teenagers, their conversation doesn’t change when an adult nears their presence.  The profanity continues to flow as if it were the rivers of life. 

I’m not claiming to be a child prodigy.  However, if we were using words that we wouldn’t say around our own parents, we definitely wouldn’t say it around another.  As soon as an adult entered the room we would change the topic of discussion as if, it was our conversation all along.  Then I would assume that evidently their respect for adults are at an all time low! 

On another note!  Let’s just take a look at social networking.  If our children are engaging in discussions online, are they being respectful to those that are in their networking feed?  Most likely if, a child is disrespectful it doesn’t stop online.  That’s where it escalates! 

What changes have you seen amongst the children today, that would make you say, “I would have never done that growing up!”

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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Thank God the apple falls FAR from the tree!

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” Is something I’ve heard growing up. I’ve actually said it many times. Much to my amazement it rings true to the ears of many.

Having children, this is often said if, a child isn’t doing good. Getting into trouble, bad grades, hanging with the wrong crowd or just outright rebellious! Most of the time the child doesn’t know that, he or she didn’t fall far from the tree. They’re just lead to believe that they have a problem, that their parent never had. Come on now! We know we don’t tell our kids our little secretssssssssss. Do you? It takes some relative to look at you out the corner of their eye, when you’re telling them you’re having problems with your teenager. They’re looking at you like that because they remember when you were a teenager. Grrrrrr

Let me get to the root of the matter. I’m about to do a comparison. Me as a teen vs. my teen daughter.

ME

Daughter

 

Me

Daughter

Now who says, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree?”

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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