Netflix For Moms | Call The Midwife

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Netflix For Moms

It’s time for another Netflix For Moms! That’s when I share my picks for great shows for moms, available via Netflix through their mailing option or instant streaming. And I have another great one for you!

My latest binge-worthy series and Netflix pick is Call The Midwife.

This period drama set in impoverished East London in the 1950s follows a newly qualified midwife and her colleagues at a nursing convent.

CallTheMidwife

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this series, not just for entertainment value, but because it touches the heart. Birth stories and more are told from the viewpoint of the main character, Nurse Lee, looking back at her midwifery career.

However, Nurse Lee doesn’t just recount her tales.  She shares them from the vantage point of the wisdom of her older self, looking back.

Call The Midwife touches on fun subjects like dating, marriage, healthy births, faith, and the beauty of female friendship. And, it also delves into the more difficult side of life, poverty, teen pregnancy, abortion, stillbirth, death, and more.

This is a heartwarming series.  You’ll love it if you enjoy a good birth story, or like taking a peek into the underbelly of poverty – and the heart it takes to navigate it with love and class.

Watch it today!

If you just can’t wait, you can buy Season 1, Season 2, and Season 3on Amazon – that’s the whole series.

Netflix For Moms | You’re Not You

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I promised to share my picks for great movies for moms, available via Netflix through their mailing option or instant streaming. And boy do I have a great one for you! Oh man. Grab the tissues and settle in to watch You’re Not You.

You're Not You

This is one of those movies that you just can’t get out of your mind after you watch it. It is beautifully poignant, moving, and just plain real. The characters are exquisite – each one drawing emotion out of you. Depending on which character we’re discussing I wanted to hug, laugh with, or punch the lights out of them. This film evokes raw emotion.

As with my last pick, the movie description doesn’t exactly grab you…

A life-changing bond develops between a woman (Hilary Swank) with ALS whose marriage is on the rocks and the brash collegian (Emmy Rossum) hired to be her assistant.

However, please give it a chance. It is about so much more than friendship. It covers the complexity of human interaction, yes within friendship, but also within parental relationships, sisterhood, dating, and marriage.

Admittedly, it can be a tough film to watch as Swank’s character is robbed of so many things due to ALS. But there is so much laughter and truth woven into the story that you can’t help but feel – truly feel – the beauty in life, friendship, and death.

It’s beautiful.

Have you seen You’re Not You? I’d love to know what you thought of it. It didn’t get the best ratings, but for me, it far exceeded my expectations.

Want to own this movie?  I do!! You can buy it on Amazon.

IndoctriNation By Great Commission Films Review

As a TOS Review Crew member, I had the opportunity to enjoy IndoctriNation. This documentary from Great Commission Films is an in depth look at the decline of public schools in America from a Christian point of view.

IndoctriNation DVD Review
Are you an accidental homeschooler? Someone who stumbled into homeschooling by default? Or maybe, like me, you began homeschooling because you simply felt you could provide your children with a better education than your public school alternative? I ask, because I’m one of those accidental homeschoolers.

I never really had anything against the public school system. After all, I’m a product of the public school system. And while my education wasn’t stellar, I’m doing okay. Ha! I wholeheartedly believe every family must make the decision that’s right for their family.

But a good decision is a well informed decision. And honestly, the general media isn’t giving us an accurate picture of the public school machine. If you are considering homeschooling, or quitting homeschooling, I highly recommend you watch IndoctriNation. Educate yourself about what drives the public school system and ask yourself if you truly want your children to play a part.

The Premise

Colin Gunn, a Scottland-born homeschooler, takes the viewer on a trip around the U.S. as he seeks to understand the origins of the American public school system and where it stands today.  Gunn interviews teachers, parents, and others who’ve uncovered unsettling truths about the public school system.

Weaving together emotional first-hand interviews, strongly supported facts and statistics, as well as Biblical truths about discipleship of children, viewers are compelled to support an exodus from the public school system.

What to Expect

This movie is meant to shake you. And it does so, in a good way. Expect to feel a myriad of conflicting emotions from deep grief (Columbine), to confusion (how did we get to this point), to anger (the system is usurping the parental role) and maybe even hopelessness (can this be redeemed?). This documentary is truly a wild ride. Eyes will be opened.

The film asks:

  • Who established the American public schools system?
  • Are my kids physically and morally safe in the schools?
  • Are the public schools religiously neutral?
  • Shouldn’t Christians be “salt and light” in the schools?
  • Can the public school system be fixed or redeemed?

My Personal Thoughts

IndoctriNation is a wonderful movie for ANY parent with children in, or about to be in, ANY school setting. Admittedly, it is from a right-wing, Christian perspective.  And while I am a right-wing, Christian, and wholeheartedly agree with most of what this documentary has to offer, I encourage even those who have opposing views to watch it at least once.

Even if you don’t agree with everything, there are MANY things you will agree with – like, the safety of our children being paramount. Or the fact that the public school system has drastically changed from its original vision. And, that there’s room for improvement.

Where to Get Your Copy

IndoctriNation the movie is available at the Great Commision Films website for $19.95.  There is also an IndoctriNation book available for $14.95.  Or, you can get them both together in a bundle for only $24.95. They now offer a Spanish-dubbed DVD as well!

Have you seen IndoctriNation? What were your impressions?

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IndoctriNation DVD Review


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