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, June 11, 2019

Tips for Tuesday - Books: Mrs. Everything and Movies: Wish Man

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

Books: Mrs. Everything

Mom - Today I am recommending Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner. This book is the story of the lives of sisters, Jo and Bethie. Jo was a tomboy who was always disappointing her mother because she wanted to wear pants and play sports and she liked girls. Bethie was the good one who liked dresses and played with dolls and fit the expectations her mother had for her daughters. Then, their father died and everything changed, and neither girl ended up leading the life she really expected to lead. Anyone who has every faced a major crossroad in their live where things didn't quite turn out like they planned can relate to this book.This book is more than just the story of one family, however. It is like a walk through women's history through the lives of this one family. It goes from the days that women were only expected to get married and take care of their families to the days when women were able to have a career of their own, but were still expected to take care of their families. It shows how roles for women and expectations for women have changed over the years and how they have  not and it does so in interesting way in a compelling story with fascinating characters.

Movie: Wish Man

Mom - Today I am recommending Wish Man. Wish Man is the story of Frank Shankwitz, the man who started the Make A Wish Foundation.  Frank has dealt with issues of abandonment his whole life. When he is accused of police brutality and faces possible suspension from his job, his life seems to be falling apart. Then a meeting with a terminally ill little boy changes Frank's life and ultimately leads him to found Make A Wish. This is a really touching and heartwarming story. If you are crier, you will definitely want to keep tissues on hand. This movie will make you want to cry a lot, sometimes happy tears and sometimes sad ones. It willl definitely stir your emotions.

For more information about Wish Man, visit https://wishman.mycinema.live.

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

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