Hits for Moms: Netflix Shows to Watch Between Diaper Changes

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With a new baby (along with five brothers and sisters!) in the house, I don’t have time for daily television.

Instead, I tend to watch shows in binges, while I’m folding laundry, or while I’m up in the middle of the night nursing this sweet boy.

daniel 3 months

Take a look at the shows I think are best for moms on Netflix.

netflix shows for mom

Grab your iPad or Kindle Fire, pull up your Netflix queue and add these shows in today!

netflix shows for moms

Mad Men

Mad Men was the first series I watched on Netflix. Get your fix of Don, Joan, Betty and all the rest here.

I love taking a look at life in the 60’s, not to mention the amazing dresses.



Do you love the story of Merlin and King Arthur? This family friendly drama follows Merlin from the time he arrives in Camelot. My boys love to watch it with me, to see the knights, dragons, witches, wizards and more!

netflix shows for moms

Once upon a Time

Imagine a town filled with characters and elements from fairy tales you read as a child. Romance, mystery and heros galore!


Call the Midwife

Y’all know I love all things pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. I watched this for the first time last week and was hooked.


Doc Martin

A brilliant London surgeon develops a phobia of blood, thus cutting his career short. He takes up a medical practice in a sleepy seaside English town, filled with eccentric potential patients. I’ve stayed up late, laughing at his horrid bedside manner.

netflix shows for moms

What Not to Wear

Let’s be honest. Don’t we ALL want Stacey and Clinton to come and take over our closets? I’d get over the shame of the hidden camera to get a chance to work with them.

netflix shows for moms sherlock


If you haven’t jumped on the Benedict Cumberbach wagon yet, here’s your gateway drug. Brett started watching this and alerted me right away that it would be a favorite.

Warning: This is a show where you have to pay attention to clues, or you’ll end up like me at the end of a season, wondering ‘what the heck just happened?’

netflix shows for moms

House, MD

Grumpy doctor, trying to figure out weird medical cases? Sign me up now. It’s fun for me to test myself to see if I have any idea what Dr House is contemplating as a diagnosis.



Quirky forensic anthropologist paired with an experienced FBI agent solving crimes based on the bones of the victims — it’s for all of us who loved Quincy when we were young.

netflix shows for moms

Breaking Bad

A mild-mannered high school teacher discovers he has lung cancer, then teams up with a former student to create high grade crystal meth to fund his treatment and provide for his family. The character development is phenomenal.

While you’re putting your feet up and catching a few shows, don’t forget to treat yourself.


A simple dessert like these Old Fashioned Brownies would be perfect.

Trying to avoid chocolate?

I’m sure you’ll find a treat over here.

Follow Dianna Kennedy – Kennedy Adventures’s board Simple Recipes for Dorks Like Me on Pinterest.

What about you?

What Netflix shows do you consider binge-worthy?

I’m a proud member of the Netflix Stream Team, and enjoy sharing how our family uses Netflix in our home. All opinions are my very own.

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  1. I’d add a couple more, since I’ve been totally bingeing on Netflix series recently – LOVED Call the Midwife, BTW! Dollhouse, a Joss Whedon creation I’d never heard about, has two seasons that are very thought-provoking. I’m currently immersec in Lost, but I suspect I’m the only person who didn’t watch it when it aired – it sounded stupid to me. But essentially Gilligan’s Island if Stephen King wrote the scripts. I’m in love 🙂

  2. I love several of the shows listed on your “hit list” – Once Upon a Time, Bones, and House! I have Sherlock in my queue, but I haven’t watched more than one or two episodes so far.

    • Hello there, Tara!

      Sherlock is really amazing, but it’s cerebral (at least for me). I can’t watch it with the kids around, since I miss key elements. It’s not gory or over sexualized, but subtle things are important to the plot!

  3. ONCE! and HOUSE! hehehe LOVE those shows! we should start a website called #ConfessionsOfaNetflixJunkie :o)

    • I’m such a goober, Marlene. I put off some shows unless the WHOLE series is on Netflix, because I know if I start watching, I’ll want to go the whole.way.through.

      If you love ONCE, you MUST watch Merlin. It’s even better. I found Once after I’d finished the Merlin episodes. The boys and Rachel love both of those shows.

  4. Oooo oh and 24 is a great one that used to be on Netfix. Haven’t checked if it’s still there since watching them all the way through a few years ago :o)

    • 24 is one of those shows that I think I must be the only one in the universe that hasn’t watched it. Like Lost, and Dr Who. 🙂

      • Hahaha I know what you mean. When Downton Abby came out, I didn’t see a single episode until season 3 ended. I haven’t seen Dr Who, but I might try to watch a few episodes just to see what the excitement is all about.

  5. Looks like I’ve been missing out! I’ve heard of most of these, but the only one I’ve watched is House. Guess I need to start up the Netflix and start checking some of these out 😉 Thanks for sharing at this week’s Thoughtful Spot!

    P.S. LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture of sweet baby Daniel at the beginning of the post!!!

    • Thanks for coming by, Kat! I love House ….. I’m struggling a bit with the debauchery of House’s character, but a friend told me to stick with it, and it gets better in the next season.

      Baby D is the sweetest chubby thing! I’ll have to post more.

  6. Love this list I will refer back to it when I have time…Mad Men and What it to Wear are some of my favorites…right now I’m watching Arrow…check it out!

  7. We LOVE Mad Men and we have almost the entire latest season to catch up on!! Yay for us!

  8. House is my current “binge” show. My favorite is Numb3rs. I’ve gone through all 6 seasons…twice. Using math to solve crimes – I love it! I’ve also binged on The 4400 and Alphas. I’m thinking about Sherlock next.

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