Childhood Wonder: The Sustaining Power of Light and Wonder in the Christmas Season

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The other day, I mustered up my two hours of insane courage and decided to brave the crowds of Black Friday with the family in tow. As we were moving through the local mall, Continue reading “Childhood Wonder: The Sustaining Power of Light and Wonder in the Christmas Season”

Fantasmic! This is MY Dream!!!

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Walt Disney holds a special place in families hearts.  He has given us our family motto, “Keep moving forward.”  We try to keep this phrase constantly in our children’s minds to help them move past difficult times.  It is one of the reasons that we were so excited to introduce our children to the magic that is Disneyland.

Earlier this year, our family braved the crowds and ventured into the Magic Kingdom of Disneyland & California Adventure. After a 5 day ‘vacation’ inside the parks we managed to rack up over 45 miles of walking and wandering and racing all over the place. While it wasn’t exactly a vacation that featured any time for relaxing, it was certainly one that was ideal for unplugging from the hustle and bustle of our polarized, clamoring society.  While there, we were treated to some of the evening-time spectacles and shows that their numerous cast-members put on. One of these evening-time spectaculars, in particular, was Disney’s Fantasmic…

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A Goofy Movie – Strengthening the Bond Between Parent and Child

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From the perspective of a kid who was born in the ’80s and raised in the ’90s, let’s face it: few animated features stand out in terms of highlighting the crossroads of the ’90s better than Disney’s “A Goofy Movie”. My sister and I spent countless weekdays following the adventures of Max and P.J. and the ‘Goof Troop’ as they tumbled and ran and flew in and out of every adventure and misadventure of their childhood. We got to see a bit more of Continue reading “A Goofy Movie – Strengthening the Bond Between Parent and Child”

My First Diamond in the Rough: The TRUTH About YOU

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As a mom, let’s face it. We get to see our fair share of various “children’s” movies. Although some of these movies have seriously driven me to the brink of insanity at times, once in a while I come across a diamond in the rough, as it were, that continues to resonate with me. Such was the case with The Incredibles, which is where a lot of my original inspirations behind the “Incredible Elastimom” came from. However, that’s not to say that there are other treasures scattered along the shore of our collective imaginations. That is why a part of my monthly segments will be dedicated to unearthing these treasures found within our children’s favorite movie titles. So let’s go digging and see what we can find, shall we! Continue reading “My First Diamond in the Rough: The TRUTH About YOU”