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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

I can’t imagine the conversation that Walt Disney had with his wife.

“Honey, let’s spend our life savings on this idea I have to get the world to fall in love with a mouse.”

What would Lilly say?

“Their cute little things and they can do anything,” Walt Disney told her.

But she had to go shopping and feed the kids.

And after Walt sold Lilly on the idea, he had to get a team together to convince them that he could get the world to fall in love with a mouse. A mouse.

Related: Lessons Learned about Life at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco | Introduction

The first series of Mickey Mouse shorts were made … “in the garage at my house,” said Walt Disney.

Can you say HP, Apple, Google, and and … seems there is magic in garages.

My grandma and grandpa live in our garage (it’s nice and comfortable so please don’t think we are mean).

Maybe one of these days I will want to use my garage for a super idea that I got when life was bad or an idea I decided to act on because life was bad.

If Disney can get the world to fall in love with a mouse, anything seems possible, no?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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