It's a Mom Thing Reviews & More!: Dear Netflix, I Love Your More than Ever Before


Dear Netflix, I Love Your More than Ever Before

Dear Netflix. I love you. I love you more than ever before. I love your more than the time that you assisted me in staying up all night binge watching How I Met Your Mother and more than the time that you suggested I watch the amazing creation that I call Parks and Recreation. I love you even more than when you introduced my daughter to Pokemon and I even love you more than the time that you kept my daughter entertained during a 14 hour car ride. 

Right now I don't love you because of your endless entertainment or the vast array of shows and movies you provide my family with daily. I love you because you just showed everyone that you believe in family values. I love you because you just showed every employer how possible it is to care about your employees and their families while still running a billion dollar company.

I am sure that by now you have heard about the new policy that Netflix announced yesterday regarding their "unlimited" parental leave during the first year of a child's life or the first year after adoption. Tawni Cranz, the chief talent officer at Netflix. released this statement on the company's blog: 
"At Netflix, we work hard to foster a 'freedom and responsibility' culture that gives our employees context about our business and the freedom to make their own decisions along with the accompanying responsibility. With this in mind, today we're introducing an unlimited leave policy for new moms and dads that allows them to take off as much time as they want during the first year after a child's birth or adoption. We want employees to have the flexibility and confidence to balance the needs of their growing families without worrying about work or finances. Parents can return part-time, full-time, or return and then go back out as needed. We'll just keep paying them normally, eliminating the headache of switching to state or disability pay. Each employee gets to figure out what's best for them and their family, and then works with their managers for coverage during their absences. Netflix's continued success hinges on us competing for and keeping the most talented individuals in their field. Experience shows people perform better at work when they're not worrying about home. This new policy, combined with our unlimited time off, allows employees to be supported during the changes in their lives and return to work more focused and dedicated."

People are totally digging this new policy, especially parents. The first year of a child's life after birth or a child's new home life through adoption are so crucial for forming family bonds and secure attachment. This opportunity for parents to be able to spend more time home helps parents to form a foundation for healthy development. The thing that is most important about this policy is that it gives parents a choice. Parents are able to return to work as soon as they are ready or they can choose to stay home longer if they wish. They also have the choice to return to work part time for a few hours a week. This policy gives parents the chance to spend the time with their children without worrying about not making enough money, without worrying about being let go by their job. This policy also makes it so that parents don't feel like they are abandoning their child or letting down their job. It gives Netflix employees a chance to have a healthy work and family balance which as a new parent is incredibly important. 

Bravo Netflix. 
Thank you for showing the world that being a parent is important. 


  1. I think this is so awesome, and I'm hoping Netflix is just a frontrunner in changing parental leave in the United States! The first year of a baby's life is so crucial, and parents should have the option to be there every day without worrying about financially providing for their families. Way to go, Netflix, I knew I loved you for more than just Orange is the New Black!

  2. That is so amazing! more companies should allow this, the first year spending time with baby is the fastest and parents should cherish that time together!

  3. Simple math $7.99/mo for Netflix Instant Video comes out to $95.88/yr. They do offer a 30 day free trial that once you try you will probably continue since they do offer the month to month option no contract of course.