Life Lessons from Hannah Montana

We’ve been meaning to take a family trip to the movie theater. My youngest has just reached the point where we were wondering if she’d make it through a whole movie. We weighed our options: Monsters vs. Aliens or Hannah Montana. Neither was that appealing to my husband and me, so we let our daughters choose. Of course Hannah was the clear winner.

I wasn’t expecting much, so maybe that is why I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Sure, you had to look past the cheesy, predictable dialogue, and also try not to think about how silly it was that by slapping on a long, blond wig everyone could be fooled, but all that aside the message was worthwhile. And I don’t just mean for kids.

The chorus of the movie’s theme song was stuck in my head all weekend. At this point, the lyrics probably mean more to me than they do to my daughters:

There’s always gonna be another mountain.
I’m always gonna wanna make it move.
Always gonna be an up-hill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose.
Ain’t about how fast I get there.
Ain’t about what’s waitin’ on the other side.
It’s the climb.

Bettijo Bridges

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Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares creative ideas for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and holiday entertainment. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local TV. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. She enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Mom of 4 kids.

2 thoughts on “Life Lessons from Hannah Montana”

  1. Reminds me of the message of the book our book group just read. It’s called Who Moved My Cheese. Check it out at the library. I bet you can read it in an evening it’s so short. It really makes you think about how you adapt to change and it reminds me of those lyrics. If you don’t think you can read it check out the version for kids instead and you’ll get most of it. My favorite “advice” was the question, “What would I do if I wasn’t afraid?” Don’t be afraid of the mountains just because it’s an uphill climb that’s part of the journey and building a better you.


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