Seeing The World Through My Daughter’s Eyes

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This post, sponsored by Disney, features something I love to talk about, my daughters and Disney movies.

I remember hearing a quote about how “we teach our children about life, but they teach us what life is all about”… or something close to that and having one of those moments where the world shifted. My girls really have taught me more about life than I could ever possibly teach them. Same goes for how we chose to see the world and those around us in it.

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So often we get caught up in the whirlwind of the days’ tasks, that we don’t appreciate those that are around us, or we judge people too quickly based on just a couple moments of interactions. Emmy doesn’t do that. She walks into a room and everyone is her friend. We were at a party this past weekend and she walked right up to a group of girls a couple of years older than her. She looked them straight in the eyes, smiled, and asked if she could play with them too. I held my breath for a second, waiting for their reply, and in that moment I saw what a special thing it is to be a kid. The other girls’ eyes relaxed, a slow smile started to form, and before words were even spoken, they were all on track to be fast friends.

Emmy sees the best in people…always.

She reminds me of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which will come as no surprise to anyone since all things Disney are a big part of our family life.


She is also adventurous like Belle. Emmy is my most adventurous daughter. Jet skiing? Absolutely! Trying new food? Yes, please! Explore new places with new people? Sign me up! That is how Emmy thinks and I love it! That is how it should be, and I take so much inspiration from her.

She also loves learning like Belle.


All of my girls do…especially when it comes to reading.  Emily loves how books can take you on an adventure right from home. You never need to leave the house to be whisked off to a faraway land. I, of course, encourage this around every corner. In my house, it is always a good time to open up a book and delve into a story.

I love sharing stories with Emmy that have strong characters really living life. I am so excited for the upcoming 25th Anniversary Edition release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!

You know Emmy and I will be having a movie night with Maddie and Ashley so that we can all watch it together!

It will be available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere September 6th, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 20th! You can get your copy here.

Do your kids help you see the world in a more beautiful light?

Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. It’s amazing how much our children can enlighten our lives. Even though my daughter is almost an adult we still love our Disney movies.

  2. Yes, they sure do! They always make life brighter! We love Disney as well. We’ve always loved Disney movies. I want to make sure my girls get to see all the ones I did as a girl.

  3. I’ve always been a fan of Beauty and the Beast. I can’t wait for the new film coming soon. My daughter was a lot like Belle. She too always saw the best in people and all my kids and grandkids, like yours, love books. They’ve the excitement and adventure they experience while turning the pages of the stories.

  4. Beauty and the Beast is still one of my favorite Disney movies! Love how you share the innocence that can be seen in a child’s eyes. I know that I was the same way when I was younger.

  5. Belle is one of my favorite characters! Sounds like your daughter emulates many of her same traits! Beauty and the Beast is a favorite, I can’t wait to introduce it to my kids!

  6. Kids are amazing teachers. My kids have taught me about unconditional love. My daughter was born deaf and she has always been carefree. She has accomplished things that I wouldn’t of thought that she could do with a hearing loss, ie learning how to play the clarinet.

  7. I’m so happy to hear that Beauty and the Beast is coming back on DVD! We didn’t buy it the last time it was out and I totally regretted it. I’m going to set an alarm on my phone for the 20th!

  8. I’m also so excited for the release of Beauty & the Beast. I can’t wait to watch with my daughter since that was my favorite movie when I was a kid.

  9. I often forget to look at the world through my child’s eyes. There’s more love and fun that way. He’s not a Belle fan, but he might be a Beast fan once we watch the movie for the first time. (He’s only 3.)

  10. Beauty and The Beast…not only a terrific movie, but also a beautiful Broadway Musical. Celebrating this heartwarming story with those you love is the best.

  11. When you have a daughter, you learn so much from them! I can’t believe it’s been a long time since Beauty and the Beast came out, I can’t wait for the live action one next year!

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