Ratatouille Themed Family Movie Night

Tis the season for squash and zucchini! When I stumbled upon a multipack at Costco I just couldn't resist, and when the children lacked the palette to enjoy my simple prep method, I began brainstorming a way to trick them into eating it (I know, mom of the year, right?!) Up until a few days [...]

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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. [...]

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 [...]