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Top 5 Programmes for Maternity Leave

In my experience, maternity leave before the baby arrives can get pretty boring – you’ve gone out for endless coffees, tidied the nursery time and time again and walking around is getting a bit uncomfortable. I had real issues with my hips towards the end of my pregnancy so I did spend a bit too much time on the sofa with Netflix as company. Even now that my baby is here, nap times are great for binge watching a few episodes. I wanted to put together a list of my favourite programmes to enjoy while I’ve been at home with George.

Workin’ Moms – This is a recent addition to Netflix or at least I’ve never seen it on there before. It’s a Canadian sitcom about a group of women who attend a mothers group and form an unlikely friendship. It shows the struggles of them all going back to work after their maternity leave – perfect, right?!

There’s currently only one season on Netflix and the episodes are only 20-ish minutes each which makes it perfect for binge watching. Be careful though, I got through this far too quickly and got really sad when it was over. It’s really relatable and each of the characters bring a different personality to the group.

RuPaul’s Drag Race – Imagine America’s Next Top Model and Project Runway had a baby and all the contestants are drag queens. RuPaul’s Drag Race is a reality competition show that sees drag queens compete to become America’s Next Drag Superstar.

I am OBSESSED with this programme and I’ve watched through it a good few times. There’s 10 full seasons, with season 11 currently airing every Friday, so there’s plenty to keep you going. Each episode is full of drama, creativity and moments of pure hilarity, it will not disappoint. You’ll find yourself getting invested in so many lovable queens but as it’s been on the air for a while, be sure to stay clear of spoilers online.

Sex Education – If you love ‘coming of age’ sitcoms then this is a show for you! Otis teams up with the bad girl Maeve to provide the school with sex therapy, even though Otis is a virgin – luckily his mum is a sex therapist!

With season 2 already confirmed, now is the perfect time to get invested. I love the fact that it’s set in England although they do look like they’re in some weird 80’s USA time warp at some points. It’s funny, cringey and at times a little bit sad but totally worth watching.

Queer Eye – This is the one to watch when you need a good cry, in a heartwarming way! The Fab Five head to Atlanta, GA and make over men and women who may have very different beliefs to their own. Culture, food, grooming, fashion and interiors – these are the areas that the guys work on and develop meaningful friendships along the way.

This programme has made me cry on so many occasions, at least once per episode. These guys change peoples lives for the better and are so lovable that you can’t stop watching. Season 3 will be on Netflix on the 15th of March too so you’ve got a good amount to get through – just have the tissues at the ready!

The Let Down – This show is a similar set up to Workin’ Moms in the sense that it’s about a group of mothers who all attend the same baby and mother group but it’s set in Australia. Now, I’m going to be honest, there are similar stories between the two programmes but I definitely think they’re both worth watching.

It’s very similar to real life and humorous in the way that these mums tackle the problems that motherhood throws their way.

What are your favourite programmes to watch? Have you seen any of the ones I have suggested? Leave me a comment and let me know.


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