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, May 28, 2019

Tips for Tuesday - Book: How Not to Die Alone; TV Show: Secrets of the Zoo; and Games: Sticky Chameleons, Farmini and Monsiuer Carrousel

We may have been given one or more of the books and/or other products as well advance screeners of any movies or TV shows mentioned below for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Book: How Not to Die Alone



Mom - Today I am recommending How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper. Andrew lives his life completely alone. However, a misunderstanding on a job interview leads his potential future boss to think he has a wife and family. After he gets the job, he continues to let his boss and co-workers think he has a family because he is afraid of losing his job, and he wants to fit in. Then, he gets a new co-worker named Peggy, and Andrew just may want to make a real connection with someone for the first time in a long time. However,  a traumatic incident from his past may keep holding him back, and Peggy has issues of her own. This is a beautiful story about people learning to connect with one another. Despite his flaws, the character of Andrew displays such a touching vulnerability that you can't help rooting for him. This book will leave you appreciating your humanity and having people in your life that you care about and who care about you in return.

TV Show: Secrets of the Zoo 




Mom - Today I am recommending Secrets of the Zoo. Secrets of the Zoo is a Nat Geo Wild show about the Colombus Zoo, the animals that inhabit it and the people who take care of them. The Columbus Zoo is one of the biggest and most popular zoos in the United States. There is much more to this show than just adorable animals. If you are an animal lover, this show will really stir your emotions. Sometimes, it will warm your heart. Sometimes, it will break your heart. Often, it will switch back and forth between the two in a single episode. It is important to note, however, that since many of the stories revolve around animals with different medical issues at times the show can be quite graphic. I wouldn't recommend it for young children or anyone who is especially sensitive. If you have a strong stomach and/or you don't mind looking away from the screen once in a while and you love animals, you will love this show. 


Games.: Sticky Chameleons, Farmini, and Monsieur Carrousel

Me & Mom - Today we are recommending three (3) more Iello games.

 

The first game is Sticky Chameleons. In this game the object is to capture the most bugs with your sticky tongue. Don't worry this does not mean your actual tongue! This is a competitive game not a cooperative game. There are no altenative ways to play this game. It can be played by 2 to 6 players age 6 and up. It is a pretty quick and easy game.


 
The second game is Farmini. In this game, the object is to build a farm with the most cornfields and animals. Although this is a competetive game which can be played by 2 to 4 players ages 5 and up, you can also play by yourself and see how many points you can accumulate. If you need a challenge, there is an alternative more difficult way to play this game.

 

The third game is Monsieur Carrousel. In this game the object is to have all the children take a ride on the carousel before it gets too rainy. This is a cooperative game where players play together and not against each other. There are different levels of difficulty for this game. However, there are the most games for the highest level of difficulty. This game can be played by 1 to 6 players ages 4 and up.

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

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