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, January 12, 2021

Tips for Tuesday - Books: You Have a Match and Movies: Michelle Obama: Life Ater the White House

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Books: You Have a Match

Today we are recommending You Have a Match by Emma Lord. As if it weren't enough that Abby was already dealing with the weirdness resulting from an incident with one of her two best friends, Leo, due to her feelings for him that he clearly doesn't reciprocate, she finds out that she has a sister who she never knew about. Not only that, her sister is Savannah Tully, an Instagram influencer with a large following. In an effort to get to know her sister better, Abby finds herself at camp with both Savannah and Leo where at first things don't seem to go well at all either between Abby and Savannah or between Abby and Leo. This is a sweet story about family, all kinds of family - the family you are born into, the family you grow up with and the family you choose and how all of them are special. It's also a story about friendship and how sometimes the bonds of friendship can be stronger than you think and even when you think a friendship is irretrievably broken it may not be. Finally, it is a story about romance both heterosexual romance and homosexual romance, and although this is clearly Abby's story both romances are treated equally respectively and equally importantly.

Movies: Michelle Obama: Life After the White House

Today I am recommending Michelle Obama: Life After The White House. The title of this film is somewhat deceptive in that the film doesn't really talk about Michelle Obama's life since she left the Whitehouse but focuses more on her life before and during the time that she was the first lady. However, that doesn't take anything away from what a highly eloquent film this is about one of our most inspirational and beloved first ladies. This film is full of hope. It gives you hope that no matter what your background you can still rise above it and make a difference in this world. It gives you hope that there are people who truly care about helping others and making life better for all of us. Finally, it gives you hope that things don't always have to be so divisive we can come together despite our differences. Michelle Obama's life might not always have been perfect, and it might not be perfect now, but she is still a shining example of the kind of person we should all strive to be.

Michelle Obama: Life After the Whitehouse is widely available now including on Amazon Prime. For a preview trailer, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm-Nk-RaO6g&feature=youtu.be

Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.