10 Songs From Kids Movies That All Parents Find Themselves Singing When They Least Expect It

If you’re a parent you know exactly what I am talking about. With four daughters I have been subjected to countless hours of Disney and Pixar animation, and everything else that comes along with it, including the songs throughout those movies.

Even long after my kids have gone to bed and I’m doing dishes, or when I am driving by myself, I will find myself signing these songs that have been hammered into my head. It’s a hazard of parenting.

I apologize in advance if you had managed to get these songs out of your heads, before having this article put them right back in there. Here are 10 Disney songs that you just can’t seem to get out of your head.

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It’s a classic and too catchy not to sing along to.

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You don’t even have to have kids to know all of the words in this song, everyone knows Hakuna Matata.

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Take this song out of the movie and it still isn’t half bad.

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This reggae style song is still pretty catchy.

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If only we all sounded as smooth as Aladdin and Jasmine when we belted out this song.

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Yup, this song was pretty good too.

Now that we’ve looked at the classics, let’s sing along with the more modern songs…

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Get Warm And Cozy With This Slow Cooker Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate

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This is the perfect cold weather drink! Not only will it warm you up but it’s super delicious. The creamy white chocolate pairs perfectly with the pumpkin flavors to make a delicious party in your mouth. It will warm you up on those chilly fall nights!

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 package chocolate chips
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Whipping cream
  1. In your slow cooker mix together all the ingredients, except for the whipping cream.
  2. Set your slow cooker to low for 3 hours or high for 1.5 hours. Stir frequently.
  3. Fill a mug with your hot chocolate mixture and top with whipped cream. Enjoy!

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Most People Buy a Can but Why Not Try to Make the Real Pumpkin Pie?!

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Have you ever baked a pumpkin instead of carving it? If no this is your time to shine!

The best pie is the one you make! Never will you get a real pumpkin flavor without using a real pumpkin. Make sure to tell everyone that you only eat real pumpkin pie!

  • 2 eggs, plus the yolk of a third egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 small pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 premade pie dough
  1. Cut a medium-small sugar pumpkin in half. Scrape out the insides (reserving the pumpkins seeds to toast). Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the pumpkin halves cut side down on the lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees until a fork can easily pierce them, about an hour to an hour and a half. Remove from oven, let cool, scoop out the pulp.
  2. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Beat eggs, mix in sugars, salt, spices: Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Mix in the brown sugar, white sugar, salt, spices—cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves.
  4. Add pumpkin and cream: Mix in the pumpkin purée. Stir in the cream. Beat together until everything is well mixed.
  5. Pour the filling into an uncooked pie shell. Bake at a high temperature of 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Then after 15 minutes, lower the temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes more, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a rack: Cool the pumpkin pie on a wire rack for 2 hours. Note that the pumpkin pie will come out of the oven all puffed up (from the leavening of the eggs), and will deflate as it cools.
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Ben & Jerry’s Have A Morbid Way To Honor Their Failed Flavors

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is one of America’s go-to treats for just about any occasion, be it a party, a terrible breakup, or because you’re just bored and feel like having something sweet.

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Founded in Burlington, Vermont in 1978, the company has found its way into every grocery store in the nation thanks to massively popular flavors like Chunky Monkey or Chocolate Fudge Brownie. You love it, I love it, pretty much everyone loves it.

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However, like any food-based company, not everything that Ben & Jerry’s has made has been a massive success. The company is always putting out new and weird flavors to see what we’re all going to go nuts for, and while some end up becoming massive successes, others have just kind of faded into oblivion.

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So if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably wondered if anyone actually remembers those flavors that have come and gone. Well it turns out that the company really values remembering the flavors that haven’t been successful; so much so that they’ve built a real-life (and online) graveyard for these flavors…

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Make This Beautiful Burlap Wreath For Your Front Door

Buying wreaths can be very expensive, and not always worth the cost. This burlap wreath is super easy to make and the materials are very affordable. All you need are a wire clothes hanger, burlap, glue and artificial leaves!

  • 3 rolls of burlap
  • Wire clothes hanger
  • Artificial leaves
  • Hot glue
  1. Shape your hanger into a large circle.
  2. Push the wire through the burlap. Twist and fold the burlap over itself and push the wire through again. Continue this until the entire wreath is covered.
  3. Glue some artificial leaves to the burlap and your wreath is ready to hang!

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‘The Twilight Zone’ Is Coming Back To A Brand New Dimension

The Twilight Zone is one of those shows that seems to be timeless. It doesn’t matter that it originally aired in 1959, people still love it. The show usually would have a surprise ending and the disturbing and unusual characters and events were enough to draw in people’s attention.


The show continues to be one of the most popular shows and is often listed as one of the greatest shows of all time. The show ran for five seasons and 159 episodes, all narrated by Rob Serling.


The episodes would start with an introduction by Serling, for example, “You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas; you’ve just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.”


Well, it’s time to cross over into the Twilight Zone again, because they have found a way to bring it back…

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10 Bizarre Foods That Kids Today Would Never Even Try

If you’ve ever flipped through old cookbooks from the 1950’s you know that it was truly an odd time for the American cuisine. Whether you lived though the time or you remember your grandmother talking about these dishes, they are certainly something that will stick with you.

Thank goodness some of these food pairings aren’t considered common anymore.

1. Vegetable and Tuna JELLO Wreath

A once Christmas tradition, this had everything from stuffed olives, to drained and flaked canned tuna, cucumber and celery all in Lime or Lemon JELLO. Why did people hate their families?

Get the recipe here.

2. Frosted Ribbon Loaf

Even the name has me gagging a little. Ham, eggs and “frosting” have no business being in a loaf together. No thanks.

3. Jellied Tomato Refresher

Where do I even start with this one? Is this a drink? Why did they feel the need to add gelatin to it? How could this possibly be refreshing? So many questions that need answers.

4. Orange Delight Pie

There is nothing delightful about this. Also, in no way should this qualify as a pie. It’s essentially cream cheese mixed with orange Kool-Aid powder. Apparently this pie won $10,000 as the runner-up prize from Pillsbury back in the day. I wonder who won?

5. Christmas Candle Salad

Another ‘festive’ recipe, this ‘salad’ mixes gelatin (of course), cranberry juice cocktail, bananas, almonds, salad greens and wait for it… mayonnaise. Yup!

They get worse from here…

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“Next Taylor Swift” Releases Her First Album

“Just The Beginning” is already living up to its name.

Only a year and a half ago, 12-year-old ukulele player, Grace Vanderwaal came on the America’s Got Talent stage to audition in the show’s eleventh season.

Performing her original song titled “I Don’t Know My Name,” she blew the judges away and earned herself a Golden Buzzer from judge Howie Mandel.

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In her audition, Simon Cowell asked her if she believes she could win.

Her response, “I mean miracles could happen, so possibly.”

And that miracle did happen for the young singer and songwriter after she won the show last year.

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Now at 13-years-old, the New York native is ready for the release of her first album, “Just the Beginning.”

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Journalists Tested Whether Hotels Changed Their Sheets And Made A Pretty Gross Discovery

It’s not too much to ask for. You pay the hotel fees and expect to receive a room that’s been properly cleaned for the duration of your stay.

The moment you walk in the hotel room you scout the surroundings, making sure everything is cleaned and arranged properly. You scan the bed to see whether the sheets and pillows have a hair or a crease that’d suggest someone has slept on the same linens before. But how can you be sure?

Last year, Inside Edition’s investigative team decided to test whether linens are changed before the next guest’s arrival.

Their results will shock you!

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7 Times Judges Decided To Get Creative With Their Punishments

We always hope the justice system has our backs when it comes down to it. Often times criminals can get away with their crimes or be let off too easily. But then there are cases that work out so well you can’t help but smile!

From forced haircuts to mandatory chicken costumes, here are some of the greatest courtroom sentences of all time!

Here’s a fare skipper that had to walk a mile in her victims shoes…

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She tried to skip out on a $100 cab ride, but ended up with getting tracked down and put before a really creative judge. Her choice; 30 days in prison or walk 30 miles (the distance of the cab ride, no less!). We think she made the healthy decision!

When tit-for-tat just doesn’t cut it.

When 13-year-old Kaytlen Lopan decided to cut a three-year-old’s hair in a McDonald’s play area, she didn’t expect justice to catch up with her so suddenly. The infants mother took her to court and the judge said that Kaytlen’s mother could cut off her daughters ponytail right there in court or she would face 150 hours in detention. She took the scissor route, but the judge had her her take a little more off the top for good measure!

Hear! Listen to this!

A judge in Colorado was sick and tired of having the same noise offenders keep coming back to the courts. He decided that if a fine wouldn’t deter them, maybe a taste of their own medicine would. He sentenced several individuals to listen to an hour of “bad music” in order to show them how annoying they were being. Their choice? Barney the Dinosaur or Barry Manilow.

Who would you pick?

These sentences seem to work for petty offences, but what about when more serious charges are laid?

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Young Trick-Or-Treater’s Reaction To An Empty Bowl Has Everyone’s Heart Filling With Joy

When children go out for Halloween, they anticipate the “treat” more than the “trick”.

A man and his family from Idaho Falls left their house on Halloween night, but left a bowl of candy for trick-or-treaters on their porch.

They also left a peculiar sign that read: “‘Do a trick, take a treat! Only one or two please you’re on camera!”

When the family arrived home, they weren’t surprised to see the empty bowl of candy. They watched the video and saw the child who took most of the candy.

However, the child that came to see the empty bowl of candy did something that melted their hearts.

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47 Years Later, Youngest Manson Cult Member Finally Breaks Her Silence

For the first thirteen years of her life, Dianne Lake was just another girl from Los Angeles.

Then one fateful night in 1967, at the tender age of 14, she met the notorious cult leader and murderer Charles Manson, at a party in Topanga, California. That encounter changed Lake’s life forever.


At that point in time, Lake’s family life was dysfunctional and she looked anywhere for love that her parents, who “dropped out” of society, couldn’t give her.

“I needed love and affection, and I needed a family. I needed to feel like I belonged somewhere,” Lake told People. “And he perceived that from the get-go.”

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Lake, 64, explained that she was instantly drawn towards Manson because “he was extremely intelligent. He had the incredible ability to pick up on other people’s weaknesses and their needs and their desires, and he could fulfill those.”

With a personality like that, it wasn’t long before Lake fell under Manson’s spell.

Now, for the first time in 47 years, she opened up about her time living with Manson in the new book Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties.

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An Airline Is Making Passengers Step On A Scale – But It’s Not Why You Think

A Finnish airline is asking passengers step on a scale before boarding their plane, but not in an effort to fat-shame its patrons.

Finnair has weighed over 180 customers to check the accuracy on its estimates used to calculate total weight, fuel, and safety, BBC News reports.

With a target of 2,000 passengers, the voluntary practice at Helsinki airport is meant to be used in research to “streamline” fuel estimations, thus improving the company’s environmental impact.

Communications director at Finnar, Päivyt Tallqvist said, “Airlines know what the aircraft weighs, what the check-in luggage weighs, but not what passengers weigh.”

“This is part of having a very strong safety culture in our organization,” Tallqvist said. “We want to see if the data we’re using for calculations is accurate. We use them for every flight, and they’re important for the aircraft’s performance. When you explain this to [passengers], they understand.”

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) states the average weight of men in Europe is 185.5 lbs, and 145 lbs for women.

This is in contrast to the United States where men weigh an average of 195.7 lbs and women an average woman of 168.5 lbs.

However, EASA explained their research takes into account nervous variables which greatly influence airlines. For example, men travelling first class tend to weigh more than those in economy, while the opposite for women is true. Hand luggage weighs significantly less in the summer months, and men tend to pack heavier parcels compared to women.

While this is a relatively new survey, Finnair wasn’t the first airline to carry out this practice.

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They Took A Chance On This “Alien” Cat, And They Were Not Disappointed

Too often, animals in need are passed by on the street with no one bothering to help. The animals end up lying in pain with no end in sight. The same thing almost happened to little Giovanni, who was found on the streets of Switzerland.

One family walking by saw the kitten in need and decided they couldn’t just leave him there.

“We found him on the street, nearly dead,” one of the family members said.

Giovanni, or Gio, had a severe eye infection and trouble breathing. Luckily one of the family’s friends is a vet who was able to get Gio the help he needed. He was suffereing from starvation, and his eye infection was getting worse. After some much-needed treatment, Gio was finally comfortable enough to sleep.

“He was sleeping a lot. His eyes were getting better,” his rescuer said.

They set up a tiny bed with blankets and food so Gio would feel at home, and eventually the little guy started to come around.

Little Gio started to become more and more playful as he healed, just like a normal kitten!

Now, three months after his rescue, Gio looks completely different.

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Who Will Be Inheriting Hugh Hefner’s Fortune?

When Hugh Hefner passed away at the age of 91, he left behind many memories of suave style, crazy antics, and a deeply debatable legacy. Many have called him an iconic figure of American society, others say he was a misogynist who caused irreparable damage to women’s rights.

Not only is his history under a veil of controversy, it seems the future of his estate is as well.

The founder of the hugely popular magazine on pop culture, intellectual content, and of course, nude women, was believed to have amassed around $43 million dollars in net worth at the time of his passing.

It wasn’t the richest he had ever been though. In fact, the wealth of this late celebrity peaked in 1999 when the Playboy stock was worth $250 million. Still, considering he began the company with only $8,000 he probably wasn’t too unhappy in the later years of his life.

The question is: who gets to keep what is left?

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Tell-All Book Reveals ‘Bewitched’ Star’s Troubled Personal Life

For eight years, from the mid-1960s to the early 70s, Elizabeth Montgomery charmed America with a little nose wriggle as she portrayed the enchanting Samantha Stephens in the TV sitcom Bewitched.


When she wasn’t on-screen, Montgomery was busy being involved with various charity causes and political activism. She was a known advocate for equality and AIDS patients, and even volunteered with the AIDS Project in Los Angeles.

However, there’s a lot more to the star’s life that the public did not know about.


According to Herbie Pilato’s book,Twitch Upon A Star, Montgomery’s off-screen life was allegedly filled with personal ups and downs and she struggled to find happiness.  

“She had a dark side to her,” Pilato told Mail Online.

The tell-all book also revealed the big reason why the actress was drawn to “troubled men” and went through multiple marriages and affairs.

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10 Movies That Almost Everyone Agrees Belong In A Garbage Can

How would you grade the last movie that you saw in theaters? Well, CinemaScore has wanted to know for almost 40 years. They randomly select moviegoers from different cities and ask them to grade the movie they just saw on the big screen.

Just like when you were in school, the grades range from the dreaded F, all the way up to that ever elusive A+. Many of the movies that they grade end up in the A and B range, but that’s because people who go see a new movie on opening night and far more likely to be a bigger fan of some aspect of the movie. They also speak to the movie’s target audience. This explains how a cinematic “masterpiece” like Alvin and the Chipmunks scored an A, because of course kids loved it, they’re singing chipmunks.

There have only ever been 19 movies to get the big red F stamped on them by their audiences, and here are ten of the worst of them.

With a cast of Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Dardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Ed Harris, you wouldn’t think this movie would have scored itself an F. Audiences just didn’t seem to enjoy this movie and they let the critics know. Although, Rotten Tomatoes has given the movie a 67% Fresh rating.


This 2006 remake of the 70’s cult-classic by the same name, is terrible. I have a soft spot for Nicholas Cage and I still thought this movie was one the biggest wastes of time I have ever put myself through. It received an F rating and for good reason. Don’t even bother giving this flick a chance, terrible.

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I remember seeing previews for this movie and thinking to myself “that actually looks like it would be worth seeing in theaters.” Wrong, and the rest of theater audiences agreed with me. Starring Cameron Diaz and James Marsden, the story tried to make something out of nothing.


Horror movies of the early 2000s were meant to be as gory as possible because people just didn’t seem to scare as easily anymore. Feardotcom centered on a serial killer that runs a website that allows viewers to watch gruesome torture and murder. Critics and audiences happened to agree on this particular movie.  


What other movies are universally hated?

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The Kardashians Knew O.J. Simpson Was Guilty, Says Caitlyn Jenner

The trial of O.J. Simpson was well-documented on TV, in papers, and basically anywhere else that covered news. In 1994, O.J. Simpson was alleged to have killed his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. His lawyer, Robert Kardashian, worked hard to let O.J. walk free, and it worked. Because one of the gloves didn’t fit, O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman’s murders.

The Kardashains, as you may have heard, are now pretty famous. That has more to do with their social media presence than their involvement with O.J. Simpson, but that doesn’t mean they’re immune from the connection.

Robert Kardashian passed away in 2003, before he could see his former client walk free after being in prison on robbery charges. The belief many people held is that Kardashian knew Simpson was guilty, and so did the rest of the family.

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly married to Kardashian’s ex-wife Kris Jenner, added fuel to these fires when she appeared on The Kyle and Jackie O Show recently.

“We pretty much knew he was guilty right from the beginning,’ Jenner said. “But the whole thing was, ‘Is he going to get away with it?’”

Caitlyn recalls Kris Jenner speaking on the phone with Nicole Simpson weeks before her death.

“He says he’s going to kill me and get away with it because he’s O.J. Simpson,” Nicole told Kris, according to Caitlyn. “At the time, she brushed it off and was like, ‘Come on, please, please, please.’ But unfortunately, it was right.”

“We were in [prosecutor] Marcia Clark’s office at the courthouse when the verdict came down,” Caitlyn recalled. “Kris turned around and looked at me and said, ‘You know, we should have listened to Nicole. She was right from the beginning.’”

“He got away with it to some extent,” Caitlyn said. “You know, his life has been ruined — which is good. I don’t think he is a threat to society [anymore]. I don’t know. Who knows? I’ve never, ever talked to him, nor do I want to.”

That last sentence is possibly the most interesting of them all. “I’ve never, ever talked to him, nor do I want to.” This is easily proved false. There are pictures of the Jenners and Browns vacationing together, so to say they’ve never talked is a lie.

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But if you’re going to take a shot at O.J. Simpson, you better be ready for him to hit back. And that’s exactly what Simpson just did.

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Huntington Disease Is Something You’ve Probably Never Heard Of, Here’s Why You Should Change That

My name is Amanda, I am 30 years old and my mother was diagnosed with Huntington disease 10 years ago. We knew that something was off,  little signs over time that caused us just to wonder, but soon those little signs became more frequent, forgetting tiny things, tripping up over a word here and there, and she eventually went to seek professional help.

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I remember it like it was yesterday, my father sitting my sister and I down on the couch telling us that, not only that it was Huntington disease, but that the disease was hereditary. We were both at 50% risk of inheriting it.  

BOOM! Just like that, this disease I had never heard of before drastically altered our lives. In an instant, everything changed.

Certain diseases garner a large scale awareness and support simply because they spread far and wide and can touch everyone regardless of race, age or sex.  But, with Huntington’s, if it’s not  in your family it has probably slipped under your radar.  Its impact is different and, often times, different can be cast aside. What I learned on that day was that I had a choice. I could decide if I wanted to know if I would inherit the disease that would  drastically change and consume my mom. Could that knowledge help me regain some of that power I felt like I lost?

It is a terrifying feeling. The fear of the unknown consumed me and all I could focus on was that sense of control being taken away from me. You feel lost. I questioned  who I was as a person, I felt as if I had no say about who or what I wanted to be. Simply put, this disease smacked me in the face and said: “I’m going to be the one to choose, and there is nothing you can do about it”.

To be tested or to not be tested? It is a big crossroads a child of a Huntington parent has to face. Talking about it with friends was difficult, not only is it hard to relate to, but people simply don’t know much about it.  In my eyes it was my secret, my experience, my life.   Over time though, your mind clears and you begin to think about things differently. I began to ask myself: “If people weren’t aware of the disease  is it because not enough people are talking about it?”

So here I am, ready to start a conversation. An unfiltered, unplanned, unrehearsed conversation about Huntington disease. The intention behind this is simple, to inform and help push awareness to the forefront. Eventually, I want to be able to go up to anyone on the street and ask if they know what Huntington’s is and have them say: “Yes.”

I started  with the basics. I gathered a group of my colleagues, none of whom knew my secret and I told them what Huntington’s was. I then took it a step further and asked them that daunting question  I faced 10 years ago.

Amanda: If you were at a 50% risk of having the disease would you be tested for it?

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I have heard of it before, but it strikes me as to why I am not more aware of the gravity of the disease, now hearing more about it, is just shocking.

I know that the symptoms appear between the ages of  30 – 50, so I fall right in the middle of that range. Would I approach life differently? I don’t know. Perhaps, it would push me to do things a little different while I could. I don’t like the unknown and when it comes to something that serious I would certainly want to make sure my family affairs were in order as much as possible. I think I would  want to prepare myself and my loved ones in advance.


I would be really concerned.  Would I want to get the gene test to find out if I was a carrier? Absolutely, as soon as I could. I would ensure that I would spend as much time and enjoy that time I would have with my family. It would change my outlook on life. I would spread awareness, do my homework and just see if  there would be steps I could do to help myself and others.


It is overwhelming and tragic. I would be shocked and I would want to know more about it.

If I was at 50% risk?  I would want to know all the ways I could help myself and those around me.  I would like to know so that I could raise awareness, and take steps to help lead towards this disease not continuing being passed on from generation to generation.


If I knew I could inherit HD, it would change my outlook on life completely. I think I would want to know. It would help me appreciate the moments in life that I am experiencing and I wouldn’t take much in life for granted. It deserves to be known that this is a terrible disease.


I have heard of the disease, I have a friend whose dad might have it, but they need to do testing. It is just really sad.  If I found out I had a chance of inheriting it, I would be very shocked. I would try and raise as much awareness as possible. It would cause me to re-evaluate my future.  I would need to know  if I could possibly pass it on to my children and ensure that my family knew what it was about and how it would affect me and them as well.

I am glad we are talking about this.

When I think back to the moment I found out about Huntington disease and everything that came with it, my reaction was very similar to those above. Without a doubt I was going to get tested.  I credit my Dad with encouraging me to take a step back and not jumping to any quick decisions, he encouraged me to think about it, and I did just that.  

As the years went on, I noticed that my desire to get tested seemed to diminish. I can’t pinpoint the exact moment that my view towards it changed, but as time went on I was really viewing my life differently. I was already cherishing the tiny moments and not taking anything for granted. I continue to do my research, I live a healthier lifestyle, I am doing all the things everyone says they would do if they were essentially handed a death sentence.

For me, personally, all a positive test result would do is be a ticking clock in my ear and a clear  voice in my head telling me not to dream of a happy future. In the end, there is no right or wrong answer, just a personal choice, and an opportunity to start a conversation.

Right now I have hope that there will be a cure for this disease within my lifetime. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, a cure for my generation and the generations to follow. Research is truly so close. I have so much hope that I fear if I tested positive, all that hope would be stripped away and I would be left with emptiness.  

I choose to live.

What would you do?


You can join the fight against Huntington disease by supporting a Huntington Society in your area. Funds raised help those battling the disease, as well as their families and loved ones. You can donate by following the links below.

Money helps, but so does talking. Share Amanda’s story with others and help get Huntington out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Help us find a cure.


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Huntington Disease Society of America


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Macy’s Announced Their Star-Studded Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup And We’re Excited

For most of us, Thanksgiving day means lots of cooking, eating and of course watching football and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

The pinnacle parade is now in its 91st year and will make it’s way through the streets of Manhattan once again with balloons, beautiful floats, and a flurry of talented performers on November 23.

This week Macy’s announced the parade’s star-studded lineup and we are thrilled! Whether you’re planning to brave the streets of New York City to get a close view or you are planning on spending Thanksgiving glued to your television, you can get excited about what they have in store for us this year!

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