Here’s the thing. As a Mom, I NEED some time of my own.
You know what it’s like. In between being asked for snacks, driving kids to play dates and school, and just generally being the most indispensable person on earth (sort of exaggerating there, but not really), it’s hard to catch a moment for ourselves.
That’s why I’m a confirmed Netflix momsneaker. I sneak in my TV me time whenever I can, whether that’s in the driveway, or standing in line running errands.
It turns out that I’m not alone. Over half of Canadian moms surveyed admit to momsneaking their favorite Netflix shows, with a lot of us hiding from our kids for a moment of peace.
So, if you find yourself streaming Orange Is The New Black while you’re in the laundry room supposedly separating the whites, don’t feel bad. You’re definitely not alone.
In fact, real moms Cat & Nat are proud and loud about their favorite places and techniques for getting their sneak on.
In the spirit of full disclosure, here are some my favorite places to momsneak my favorite Netflix shows.
In the driveway. This is perfect, since I can use our home WiFi. Plus, since the kids think I’m out of the house running errands, they’ll never bother me.
Putting the kids to bed. This is probably my most used sneak technique. When I put the kiddos to bed, I just slip in beside them for a few minutes and stream. It’s a win-win. They get a cuddle, and I get caught up on GLOW.
On the throne. Now, this may not work for Moms of toddlers, but since my kids are eight and eleven, they mostly give me peace when I’m in the washroom, making it the perfect place to momsneak.
Doing laundry. Since no one seems to want to volunteer with laundry, I often have a good half hour to catch up on my favorite show before someone comes knocking.
While making supper. I go through spurts where I love to make meals from scratch, and all that prep makes the perfect opportunity to watch a show. Plus, I’m making my family healthy meals at the same time!
Want some more ideas?
Check out the official Netflix roadmap of where moms are sneaking their me time, both in their homes and out and about.
After all, sneaking is an art that needs to be perfected, so take notes and up your momsneaking game!
Could you use an extra 20 minutes to up your momsneaking game? Just download and print this special-coloring edition of the Mom Sneak map, and you may have time to finish the first season of GLOW!
Where do you momsneak? Let us know in the comments below!
What’s new on Netflix this month?
If you’re looking for some momsneaking inspiration, or for some great new kids shows to keep the little ones busy, we’ve can help. From the saucy new adults only Friends from College, to my daughter’s absolute favorite, Star Wars, we’ve got you covered.
Friends From College, season 1 starts July 14.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story starts July 18.
Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile, featuring interactive storytelling, starts July 14.
The Worst Witch, season 1 starts July 21.
The Adventures of Puss in Boots, season 5, starts July 28.