Introducing Hocus and Pocus

Backstory: I grew up with a dog, two cats, and a verifiable zoo of other animals (birds, fish, a rabbit). But once I left for college and was no longer around the cats frequently, I developed an allergy. Flash forward 13 years, and my kid is cat-crazy. It would just make his life if he [...]

The Real Hero of Frozen

Each time we sit down to watch Frozen, Frozen 2, or the Frozen shorts, my husband remarks on how amazing Elsa is (bada$$ is the word he chose, but I felt weird cursing in a post about Disney so). While I agree that Elsa is fierce and all around awesome, I don't think she's the [...]

Everything I’ve Learned Since Watching Hamilton

Y'all, I have been in full Hamilton obsession since July 3. Since then, I've watched it numerous times, listened to the soundtrack nonstop, and tortured informed everyone I know with facts and tidbits I've learned about the process of making it, the history surrounding it, and all the key words and phrases that pack hidden meanings. [...]

Anti-Racist Disney Movies to Watch with Your Kids

Representation matters. It's important for kids to see themselves reflected on screen, and also to teach them empathy towards others who look, sound, or seem different. We are all human, and Disney has done a wonderful job of utilizing storytelling to help convey that message. With such wonderful anti-racism resources out there for kids, from [...]

30 Minute Shows You Can Stream

Is it just me, or does it seem like every new show is an hour long? There are plenty of binge worthy shows out there, but I don't always have an hour I'm willing to dedicate. So what's worth of watching, and where can it be found? I've compiled this handy list to help you [...]

A Disney Quarantine Playlist

Disney makes everything better, right? So if your quarantine is feeling a little lackluster, put on this Disney playlist to help chronicle your quarantining, social distancing emotions. The songs tell a story, from our first being stuck at home stages to dreaming of what life on the other side of this will look like. You [...]

Who is the Best Disney Prince?

Kristoff. Obviously. What, that isn't enough? Here are my reasons: Pet reindeer. What, still not enough?! Here's the real goods: Pet reindeer (it's worth mentioning twice! Animals are excellent judges of character. Plus it's clear he can take care of someone. He isn't self-centered like some other males we know (ahem Hans)). He's honest- to [...]

The Secret Message Hidden in Every Disney Movie

So I was lying in bed the other night, staring at the ceiling in another bout of pandemic insomnia and thinking about Disney movies (you know, as you do), and I had an epic epiphany. The same message I love from Frozen II can be found in every single Disney animated feature, and likely the Pixar ones [...]

Non-School Learning

Our school district is closed until at least April 24 (the governor has requested the safer at home order be followed until the end of April, thus the 'at least'). Due to the size of our school system and guidelines I can't begin to understand, distance learning isn't an option. I'm fairly neutral on this [...]

What to Watch Now (and Where to Find it)

Whether working from home or just staying in more due to the Coronavirus and ensuing shutdowns and social distancing (which I hope you're doing so we can all be done at some point!), relaxing with the family and watching something together or hiding in your closet on your phone trying to get a five minute [...]