Cutting cable was the best decision ever {#NetflixKids}

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Several months ago, my husband and I decided we needed to cut cable.

While the kids would watch episodes or children’s programs that were deemed appropriate, it didn’t help that a single commercial ad spot in between episodes would ruin the entire point of us being careful about what they watched.

(And lets not even discuss switching channels and skimming past shows that even this Mama wouldn’t watch.)

When television is good, nothing is better. When it's bad, nothing is worse. Newton N. Minow

A friend of ours suggested we switch over to Netflix as a suggestion, so we decided we would try out the service considering the first month was free any way.

All we needed was  a one time investment of a Netflix ready device like a gaming console, Blu Ray player, a set top box, HDTV, home theater system, phone or tablet and the subscription was set up and ready to go.

 

It has been 5 months already and our extremely affordable subscription is running strong and no, I have no regrets about cutting cable. (At 7.99 US$ a month, that’s like getting quality entertainment at your fingertips for mere pennies!)

I love that I’m able to sit down and breathe from start to finish of a film knowing it’s advertisement free and that it’s appropriate enough for every member of my family to watch.  ( Yes, including my 3 year old and soon to be 8 year old)

And now with the 2014 Winter Olympics kicking off, we’re able to introduce the kids to movies that really celebrate stellar sportsmanship, strong values and inspirational team spirit.

Netflix movies that celebrate stellar sportsmanship, strong values and inspirational team spirit.

Is there a sports themed movie you would recommend our family watch over the next few weeks?

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About Marina

Marina is the grateful, Texas-based, Mommy of a book-loving, 8 year old daughter, a 4 year old son who loves all things that fly and a serene 6 month old daughter. Her husband (and best friend) is her biggest support as she shares snippets from the awesome life God has blessed them with on Mommy Snippets.

What tides her through each day?...A hot cup of cardamom chai and Philippians 4:13!

Comments

  1. 1
    Cynthia R says:

    how about the sand lot.
    We don’t have cable either, just netflix and recently amazon prime. We have such a busy schedule there was no show we could commit to watching every week, this way we can catch series whenever we want to. We get basic channels for free with an antenea, depending on weather it doesn’t always work out, but we don’t even watch those regular channels much anyways.

  2. 3

    We really liked Might Macs! Their are so many good movies out there that are sport themed!! It is surprising at how many we have watched!

  3. 5

    It’s not a movie, but we love Friday Night Lights on Netflix. We cut our cable a couple of years ago and went to Netflix and a few other streaming services. Best thing we have ever done for our family time!

  4. 7

    We love Netflix at our house, too.

  5. 8

    My kids love Netflix, they have a nice educational section too!

  6. 9
    Todd Lovessweeps says:

    Been seriously considering cutting cable – sports are the only thing keeping me from doing it

  7. 10

    I cut cable a long time ago because of the expense. There are only a few time a year I really wish I had tv so that I could watch live events. One is the Olympics for opening and closing ceremonies figure skating and gymnastic. The other time is Westminster Dog Show.

  8. 12

    Mighty Macs is quite good!

  9. 14

    I agree! We got rid of cable and love that we save so much money. Netflix rocks! They have so many awesome options and love that you can watch what you want whenever you want. It’s so easy to use.

  10. 15

    I SO want to ditch cable!!! The hubs won’t allow it. We do love NetFlix, too.

  11. 16

    WE ditched our cable too and it was the best decision ever. So much cheaper and we can watch what we want!

  12. 17
    Dianna Thomas says:

    It is great not always having TV– I have better control over more of what I want my kids watch– and there just is so much junk on Tv that Im not sure everything they are picking up . I have to agree the Nexflixs is so much easier when it comes to better programs

  13. 19

    I want to ditch cable too. Hubby’s not ready. Kids and I watch Netflix more and more

  14. 20

    We were recently introduced to NetFlix at a friend’s house. We enjoyed it and will be exploring out options.

  15. 21

    Yes. Cable is too expensive. Who has the time to watch that much tv to justify the cost. NetFlix sounds like a much better alternative.

  16. 22

    We cut our cable and I love not having the monthly bill. We need to check into Netflix.

  17. 23

    We have never paid for cable in the 8 years we have been married. I love Netflix and Hulu combined for movies and TV.

  18. 24

    We have cable in the living room, but my kids do not have it in their room. We have Netflix and they love it.

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