This week’s #NetflixFamilyPick comes from Jess Davis, wife to Jody and mom to Sophie (10), Emery (6), James (5), and Julian (3).
“I launched @car@carcabaroad in January 2018, and it has been an absolute blessing. What started as a little idea to document the construction of our new home became an incredible creative outlet for me as a SAHM. Now, it feels like a full-time gig - but the absolute best job ever! ⠀⠀
“Earlier this year, my son Julian was diagnosed with autism. When we first heard the news, our world stopped and I felt hopeless; three months passed before I could even say the word 'autism.' But as difficult as it can be at times, it has also been an enriching journey of love and acceptance. ⠀⠀
Now, I am passionate about sharing our journey and the hope that comes by seeking early intervention. My husband and I have become much better parents, advocates, teachers, and overall humans these past nine months, and our other children are learning compassion, patience, and empathy along the way, too.
“Right now, Little Baby Bum is Julian's favorite series. We learned early on before he became verbal that he responded well to music, so we began using it to calm him. But to our surprise, it’s really helped his communication skills and verbal development. He has memorized the rhythm (pretty sure our entire family has!) and learned to identify all of his numbers, letters, sounds, and shapes through child nursery rhymes. ⠀⠀
“The show has also helped Julian learn to express his emotions (sad, happy, sleepy, hungry), which can be extremely challenging for him. There was a time when I worried he would be completely non-verbal, but the progress he’s made in 9 short months has been a miracle.”
📸: @carcabaroad & @totallyswellstudio
Prepare your family movie night! Jason Schwartzman and Rashida Jones star in the new holiday film #Klaus, now streaming on @Netflix. We could tell you what it’s about but it’s more fun if they try to do it in 60 seconds.
Blessing your feed with adorable baby elephants from #HolidayInTheWild 🐘
@iamkristindavis has been tirelessly advocating for wild elephants for more than a decade (!!!), and the movie was filmed with those values in mind:
✅ Not a single trained animal was used in the movie
✅ Instead, wild orphaned elephants appear in the film, and filmmakers shot around the elephants’ usual daily routines
✅ Kristin spent two weeks with the elephants before filming took place to give them a chance to get comfortable with her
✅ A minimal crew was used, and everyone whispered while on set so as not to disturb the elephants
In Kristin's words: “It was the opposite of a normal set experience. But this was imperative for the well being of the orphaned elephants, and there was no way I was going to compromise their well being for our film.” 🐘🧡