The Lion King 2019 Movie Review

I try to avoid spoilers as best as I can- but be aware that I reference well known plot points from the 1994 animated version. The Summer of Disney has its final release day today, July 19, with The Lion King premiering in theaters. Since I'm a total obsessive Disney super fan, and especially for Lion King, [...]

Be Prepared: The Lion King 2019

I'm seeing Disney's new version of The Lion King in just a few short hours, and I'm trying terribly hard to not let my expectations get out of hand. So if you're in the same boat, or just planning on seeing it soon, here are some guidelines I've given myself to help keep myself in line. [...]

Spring Fever, Disney Style

Every year, I'm ready for Spring the day after Valentine's Day. I love winter, and I enjoy it- right up until February 15, when I switch out hearts for bunnies and flowers. This year, the Tennessee weather listened the secret hopes of my spring loving heart, and we've had sunny days in the 70s after [...]

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 [...]

Birthdays in Heaven

Today would've been my dad's 58th birthday, and its his 4th birthday our family is left to celebrate without him.4 years.Two grand-babies have been born, without the chance to be bounced on his knee. Another grand-baby on the way, my sweet niece, and she too will not hear his booming laugh or be tickled by [...]

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Review

I anxiously awaited the November 22nd premiere of Disney's new Lion King based animated series, titled The Lion Guard. Sadly, Comcast is evil and we were out of data (since they have a data cap they don't tell you about, and it's nearly impossible to track your usage, but WHATEVER COMCAST. Your time will come, and [...]

Disney Lullabies

The first night we had our first son home from the hospital, I realized quickly that I knew very few standard lullabies. I relied instead on what I know best: Disney. I still sing him Disney lullabies, and I thought I'd share some of my favorites with videos in their original Disney glory (no, I [...]

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 [...]

No-watch list

It's been 4 months since my Charlie passed away, and I'm still missing him and grieving. Typically when life turns dark, I pop in a Disney movie for a bit of encouragement. But losing Charlie means many Disney films are off limits, for various reasons. Here are the movies I can't watch:- The Lion King: [...]

Charlie the Magnificent

On April 12, 2013, my dear friend and companion of ten years went to heaven. His name is Charlie. He is so awesome that even though he's gone, he will always be spoken of in present tense (that's an English teacher for you!). He's so amazing that he inspired my (yet unpublished) children's book series [...]