I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tips for Tuesday - Books: Mom & Me An Art Journal to Share, Dear Nobody, and Growing Friendships

We have been given some of the below named books for free for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.
Me - Today I am recommending Mom & Me An Art Journal to Share by Lacy Mucklow. It's a book for a mother and child. It is drawing and writing activities to do to spark conversations about different things like what you makes you happy or what you makes you sad, things you would like to do, things that have happened and more. The activities are interesting. It's fun because it's nice to spend time with your mom and do something entertaining. It might help some people talk about things that it would otherwise be hard to talk about. Whether you prefer writing or drawing, you still might like this book because you can use either one for the activities. All in all, it was a very enjoyable book, and I would highly recommend getting it.

Mom - Today I am recommending two nonfiction books:
The first book is Dear Nobody The True Diary of Mary Rose. This book is the journal of a teenage girl. Mary Rose is a girl with  a rough life.  Her mother cares more about her abusive boyfriend than she does her daughter. She doesn't have many friends. She can't seem to stay off drugs and alchol. To top it all off, she is fighting an incurable disease. Still, she strives to make friends, to get clean, to make her life better and just to survive. This is book that stirs a lot of emotions. It will make you angry. It will make you sad. It will make you want to hug your own parent or child a little tighter and be grateful.
The second book is Growing Friendship A Kids Guide to Making and Keeping  Friends by Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore & Christine McLaughlin. This book is a primer for children that teaches them the ins and outs of a good friendship. It teaches them about what they could be doing wrong that keeps them from making friends or keeping the friends they have and what they can do better. It also gives lots of examples of methods and behaviors that help people make friends and keep them and methods and behaviors that could get in the way of people making or keeping friends. For example, kids don't like other kids that are too clingy or too bossy or always brag.  Everything is laid out in very simple terms which are easy for kids to understand. This is a book that is good for children in the younger grades. Children who are older would probably not trust in such a simple book to teach them how to make friends. However, the advice given in the book may be simple but it is very true.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.


  1. Thanks for the reviews! I especially like the "Mom & Me" art journal. This looks like a great tool to use, to help people connect [better] through art and creative expression. Good books!

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