As a new mom, I spent a lot of time awake the first couple weeks. Late night feedings. Very dirty diaper changes. Constant yawns. There was one thing that helped me through the sleepless nights: Netflix.
Seriously. If it wasn’t for Netflix, I feel like I would be pulling all my hair out going crazy. I was awake for what felt like 25 hours every day.
I came up with a small list of shows on Netflix that I believe any new mom, or anyone in general, might appreciate!
1. The Letdown
This show is quite relatable to me. In the show, it depicts a new mother trying to get through all of motherhood’s challenges while showing the harsh reality of how most of us don’t have our stuff together. There are two seasons with very few episodes on Netflix right now and I haven’t been able to find information on season three, but we can hope.
2. Workin’ Moms
This show sort of has a bunch of everything. Reaches some touchy subjects. Can get you to laugh and cry within a matter of minutes. It’s a really good show when you need a story line to follow. It is definitely one of my personal favorites. To date, it has three seasons on Netflix with 13 episodes each.
3. Call the Midwife
This is a series that follows a young woman in her journey of being a midwife in the 1950s. This BBC drama is on Netflix with eight series totaling up to 69 episodes.
4. The Fosters
The Fosters is a show that is a bunch of everything. The writers definitely didn’t leave out a lot when creating this show with topics like: LGBQT, the foster system, immigration, troubles with raising teenagers… There are plenty of things included in this show. I personally couldn’t help binge watching it after stumbling across the first episode and falling in love with the characters and story line. Definitely had me ugly crying. The Fosters has five seasons with about 21 episodes in each.
5. Santa Clarita Diet
If you like zombies, Drew Barrymore, and dark comedy, I have got a show for you. You’ll just have to take it from me, it’s a hilarious take on a zombie show. Currently there are three seasons with 10 episodes in each. Although Netflix has announced that there will be no renewal for a fourth season, sooo bummer.
Bonus Watch: Ali Wong Netflix Specials
Along with those shows, I can’t help but include Ali Wong’s Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife. These are both part of Netflix’s Stand-Up Comedy section. Ali Wong is so real and honest about motherhood and pregnancy, it’s hilarious.
Check out this video Netflix Is A Joke posted on Youtube: