14 Shows to Binge-Watch on Maternity Leave (or Anytime!)

Before you actually experience maternity leave, you probably have some expectations around what it’s going to be like. You may see yourself using the time to be super productive. Or you might envision yourself constantly out of the house, adventuring around town with your baby. And while that may be the case for some new moms, there’s a good chance that a big portion of your maternity leave will be spent at home recovering and adjusting to life with a newborn.

As hard as it can be, try not to create expectations for yourself during maternity leave. Taking the proper amount of time to recover is essential. And it’s OK to use this time to just hang at home and find your new normal.

So, what’s a mom to do with all this time during maternity leave? It’s an excellent time to do a little binge-watching. Newborns are notorious for sleeping all day (we hope that’s the case for yours!), which lends itself well to some mom TV time.

Now, what makes for a good maternity leave binge watch? We’ve selected our favorite shows that aren’t too serious or dark (postpartum hormones are a very real thing), and they’re watchable while multi-tasking (cleaning bottles, folding laundry, nursing, etc.).

Here are 14 shows worth watching.

 

1. The Good Place

Where to Watch: Netflix, Hulu

 

2. Shrill

Where to Watch: Hulu

 

3. Jane the Virgin

Where to Watch: Netflix

 

4. Queer Eye

Where to Watch: Netflix

 

5. Schitt’s Creek

Where to Watch: Netflix

 

6. Pen15

Where to Watch: Hulu

 

7. Cheer

Where to Watch: Netflix

 

8. Love is Blind

Where to Watch: Netflix

 

9. The Bold Type

Where to Watch: Hulu

 

10. Sex Education

Where to Watch: Netflix

 

11. Atypical

Where to Watch: Netflix

 

12. Making It

Where to Watch: Hulu, NBC

 

13. Next in Fashion

Where to Watch: Netflix

 

14. Grace and Frankie

Where to Watch: Netflix

 

Read More: The Best Moms on TV Right Now and What I’ve Learned From Them

 

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