Family is what you make it; or so they say.
My family has certainly changed shape, size, and meaning over the years. Having a love-hate relationship; similar to the characters Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin play on the new Netflix original Grace and Frankie, is just natural since I have a teenager!
Grace and Frankie, Netflix’s new funny and fearless original comedy featuring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, is a perfect example of how today’s families can shift, rearrange and blend in unexpected ways. When Grace and Frankie’s husbands leave them after 40 years of marriage—to be with each other—the women find themselves facing a change they never expected. They shift their perspective to get through it together, with the support of their new blended family and, of course, a sense of humour.
As you should already know, my daughter and I live with my partner. My daughter’s dad isn’t in the picture and hasn’t been since she was 3.
When Netflix advised us that this month we would be celebrating the kaleidoscope of today’s modern family, I thought it would be perfect since “Family is what you make it”! My partner and I have been together for just over ten years, but we didn’t always know that we would make it (sometimes we still don’t)! My partner had always hated children, and funny enough my daughter managed to seep into that stone-cold-heart and the rest is history.
Don’t misunderstand me; it’s not all peachy keen. Our family dynamic is very challenging. It doesn’t help that we are all Aries and; therefore, quite head strong. Again, ‘family is what you make it’ and this is ours.
Netflix has many titles you can enjoy with your family:
For Little Ones:
3. Lily’s Driftwood Bay
4. Pound Puppies: “The Yipper Caper”
5. Veggie Tales: “Pa Grape’s Son / Larry’s Cardboard Thumb”
6. Baby Jake
Take your pick but do spend some great family quality time!