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, April 6, 2021

Tips for Tuesday - Books: Other People's Money and Misc: LifeMade Earth-Friendly Straws

We may have been given complimentary copies for review purposes of any books and/or other products listed below. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Books: Other People's Children


Today we are recommending Other People's Children by R.J Hoffmann. When Jon and Gail  Durbin are chosen by young unwed mother, Carli, to adopt her unborn baby, they are overjoyed to finally have the family they've always dreamed of.  When Carli decides she wanted the baby back, they aren't ready to turn baby, Maya, over no matter what the law says. This is a heartbreaking novel about a baby caught between the love of two families. The author does a good job of keeping things evenhanded, making all of the characters sympathetic, and not making it easy to choose sides. Even when characters act in ways that may be less than honorable, enough of the character's background has been revealed to at least make it understandable why they would behave the way they do. However, that only makes the book that much more gut-wrenching and makes it even harder to know whom to root for. It definitely does keeps you interested throughout though and makes you want to keep reading. Although some aspects of the ending of the story seem a little bit too convenient overall this is a deeply affecting book.

Misc.: LifeMade Earth-Friendly Straws


Today we are recommending LifeMade Earth-Friendly Straws. These environmentally friendly straws are certified to fully compost no matter where they are discarded in your home compost, at a commercial composting site, or even in a landfill. They are also stronger than your average cheap plastic straws and less susceptible to easy breakage or bending. They are reasonably priced as well and may even been available at lower prices than other straws. Unfortunately, however, they are currently only available in-person at Walmart although the company plans to expand their availability to various online outlets shortly.

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