If Dads Summarized Disney Movies

The Little Mermaid falls under the topic of 'heated discussions' in our household. My husband (I would hope jokingly but I'm honestly not sure) is against the kids watching it, because Ariel deliberately disobeys her father. Then I provide the counterpoint of her father being anti-human, and how she opened his eyes to a new world. [...]

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Mother’s Day, the Disney Way

Disney has received a lot of criticism throughout the years for their many motherless characters. When you think about it, it makes sense that so many beloved classic films lack a mother figure. After all, moms get things done. They fix problems early and swiftly, so our beloved classics would be significantly shorter were moms [...]

Perfect Fall Movies

I love fall. It's more than just pumpkin spice lattes and instagram shots of colorful leaves. It's an opportunity to layer on scarves and jackets, feel and hear the crunch of leaves underfoot and the crisp breezes, and immerse yourself in the changing of the seasons. The most noticeable change of seasons, to me, is [...]

Pixar’s Best Moments

I'm currently reading Ed Catmull's Creativity, Inc., a nonfiction book on management and the founding of Pixar Animation Studios. I'm learning quite a bit about their history, and getting a behind the scenes look at each film. It's a little like taking a walk down memory lane, with the person who built memory lane.As someone [...]

Disney Morals 101

It's no secret that Disney has taught us a lot over the years. Here's a look back at some of my favorite Disney life lessons. (We're ignoring all of those get married after three days bits because they resolved that quite neatly in Frozen).Pocahontas, Bambi: Respect natureIn a time when there are public service announcements [...]

Disney Dads

With Father's Day right around the corner, I thought we'd count down the top 10 Disney dads (in my opinion). This is the first year I get to celebrate my husband's new role as a father, and the second year I don't have my own dad to celebrate with. So in honor of all dads, [...]