It seems like the older I get the less time I have to sit around and watch a couple of episodes of my favorite show. With a toddler running around the house all hours of the day, sitting on the couch is something I almost dream of.

rear view of a girl pointing remote to a televisionWith so many bills piling up throughout the month, adding another one for cable expenses just didn’t seem like a good idea.

I came across Netflix years ago when I decided that paying almost $80 for satellite TV was outrageous. First of all, I rarely had the time to sit around and watch an hour of TV, let alone a whole season of anything.

At only $7.99 a month, Netflix offers hundreds of movies and TV shows that are available when you want and where you want; (as long as you have Internet connection of course) anywhere from your iPad, to your desktop and your smart TV.

I only have the chance to watch TV about three times a week, and it feels amazing to be able to watch my favorite show or movie whenever I have the time. Although it took me a couple of months to finish watching the hit series, Breaking Bad, I finally did, and let me tell you, it is definitely one to watch.

Keeping my two-year-old daughter busy is one of the toughest tasks on my list of things to do. Thankfully, Netflix has a new section, Netflix For Kids that has hundreds of child friendly shows your child is surmanwatchingtve to enjoy. My daughter’s favorites include, Caillou, The Lorax and even Leap Frog shows. I love that I can keep her entertained all while she learns new words, objects and numbers.

Without a doubt, Netflix eliminates any possibility of me signing a contract with cable or satellite any time soon. It is rare when the TV is turned on in my house, but it is nice to know that I am not throwing away money on cable that I would rarely even watch

From a mom’s point of view, Netflix is definitely a great alternative to cable. Whether you are on a budget or simply looking to save a couple of bucks for your next vacation, this is a great substitute.

If you’ve never tired Netflix, you have nothing to lose since they offer a free month trial.