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30 TV Series for New Moms to Binge-Watch on Netflix

When I had my firstborn, I didn’t realize all of the time that would be spent sitting around and breastfeeding him. For me, at least, breastfeeding was pretty slow going at the beginning and one feeding could last up to a couple hours! Although I did enjoy staring lovingly down at my precious bundle of joy, you can only do that for so long before getting a bit bored.

In comes Netflix, the ultimate passive boredom buster. My son was born in November 2015 and I knew in a few months the Gilmore Girls reboot would be premiering. For a while I had wanted to watch the series but never had time for it but with a newborn baby to feeding for countless hours throughout the day, I finally had my opportunity!

Netflix has so many TV series that are great options for new moms to binge-out on. Check below to see our picks and let us know in the comments what you plan to watch (or what you did watch) when your little came into the world.*

  • Gilmore Girls
    • Genre: Comedy/Drama
    • Seasons: 7 + 4-part reboot miniseries
    • Synopsis: Follow the relationship between single mom Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory living in fictional Stars Hollow, Connecticut.
  • Jane the Virgin
    • Genre: Comedy/Drama/Telenovela
    • Seasons: 3
    • Synopsis: Religious virgin, Jane Villanueva, finds herself pregnant after being artificially inseminated by mistake.
  • Friends
    • Genre: Sitcom
    • Seasons: 10
    • Synopsis: A group of six 20-something friends navigates the up and downs of life in 1990s NYC.
  • The Office
    • Genre: Sitcom
    • Seasons: 9
    • Synopsis: Follow the everyday lives of Dunder Mifflin employees in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
  • New Girl
    • Genre: Sitcom
    • Seasons: 5
    • Synopsis: After a break-up, Jessica Day moves in with three male roommates who befriend and support her even with all of her unusual quirks.
  • Mad Men
    • Genre: Period Drama
    • Seasons: 7
    • Synopsis: In 1960s NYC, follow the cutthroat world of ad agencies and the people who worked at them.
  • American Horror Story
    • Genre: Horror
    • Seasons: 5
    • Synopsis: Each season brings a self contained miniseries that explores the supernatural and everyday horrors of life.
  • Weeds
    • Genre: Comedy/Drama
    • Seasons: 8
    • Synopsis: A single mom begins selling marijuana to her neighbors to support her family after her husband’s sudden death.
  • Life in Pieces
    • Genre: Sitcom
    • Seasons: 1
    • Synopsis: Each episode contains four short stories following different members of the quirky Short family.
  • How To Get Away With Murder
    • Genre: Legal Drama/Mystery
    • Seasons: 3
    • Synopsis:  Annalise Keating, criminal defense lawyer and law professor, becomes entwined in a murder case with five of her students.
  • The Walking Dead
    • Genre: Horror
    • Seasons: 6
    • Synopsis: Survivors in a zombie apocalypse band together while fighting for survival.
  • Being Mary Jane
    • Genre: Drama
    • Seasons: 3
    • Synopsis: Follows the personal and professional life of news anchor Mary Jane Paul.
  • 30 Rock
    • Genre: Sitcom
    • Seasons: 7
    • Synopsis: A look behind the scenes at at a fictional live sketch comedy show inspired by Tina Fey’s time as a head writer for SNL.
  • Glee
    • Genre: Comedy/Drama/Musical
    • Seasons: 6
    • Synopsis: A teacher works with an underdog glee team to help them become winners while the students deal with the struggles of everyday teenage life.
  • Raising Hope
    • Genre: Sitcom
    • Seasons: 4
    • Synopsis: After a one-night stand with a murderer, Jimmy finds himself to be a father and relies on the support of his eccentric family to help raise his daughter.
  • Scandal
    • Genre: Political Drama
    • Seasons: 6
    • Synopsis: Taking place in Washington D.C., the show revolves around Olivia Pope’s crisis management firm including its staff and White House staff.
  • Revenge
    • Genre: Drama/Mystery
    • Seasons: 4
    • Synopsis: A young woman moves to the Hamptons to keep her enemies close while she plans their destruction to avenge the sins against her family.
  • Dexter
    • Genre: Crime Drama
    • Seasons: 8
    • Synopsis: Follow Dexter, a Miami blood-splatter analyst by day and a serial killer targeting murders by night.
  • Gotham
    • Genre: Action
    • Seasons: 2
    • Synopsis: Rookie cop, James Gordon, takes on crime in Gotham City.
  • Life Unexpected
    • Genre: Family Drama
    • Seasons: 2
    • Synopsis: Having spent years in the foster care system, Lux seeks out her biological parents to get emancipation but ends up getting a family instead.
  • Riverdale
    • Genre: Teen Drama/Mystery
    • Seasons: 1
    • Synopsis: Featuring characters from the Archie Comics, Riverdale explores teenage desires while coping with a fellow students mysterious death.
  • The Mysteries of Laura
    • Genre: Comedy/Drama
    • Seasons: 2
    • Synopsis: Laura Diamond balances life as a single mom of twins and a homicide detective solving gruesome crimes.
  • House of Cards
    • Genre: Political Drama
    • Seasons: 5
    • Synopsis: A politician will stop at nothing to conquer Washington D.C.
  • Parenthood
    • Genre: Family Drama
    • Seasons: 6
    • Synopsis: Follow the lives of the Braverman family including the grandparents, their four children and their families.
  • Grey’s Anatomy
    • Genre: Medical Drama
    • Seasons: 13
    • Synopsis: Focuses on the professional and personal lives of medical interns and residents as they work to become doctors.
  • Lost
    • Genre: Drama/Mystery/Science Fiction
    • Seasons: 6
    • Synopsis: Follow plane crash survivors as the try to survive on a mysterious tropical island.
  • Arrested Development
    • Genre: Sitcom
    • Seasons: 4
    • Synopsis: After a wealthy family loses everything, one son works to keep them together.
  • Orange is the New Black
    • Genre: Comedy/Drama
    • Seasons: 5
    • Synopsis: Series is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir by the same name about her time spent at a minimum-security federal prison.
  • Shameless
    • Genre: Comedy/Drama
    • Seasons: 7
    • Synopsis: Follow the dysfunctional Gallagher family as they do what it takes to survive their misadventures in Chicago.
  • Friday Night Lights
    • Genre: Sports Drama
    • Seasons: 5
    • Synopsis: Series about a high school football team in Dillon, TX.

*Now that I am pregnant with my second child and will have a toddler running around when this baby is born, I know things will be much different. Life will more likely have me binge-watching cartoons and feeding baby on the go in a carrier. So, unfortunately veteran mommas, this list is probably not for you. At least not until your older kiddos go to bed.*

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