From our lovely contributors at This Mom S**t is HARD! Here is one mom’s book review, movie review, and “take” on kindness — all in one!

I’ve always told my kids that nothing bad can come from being nice. As an adult I know it’s not always true, but I still implore them to always, always, always choose kind.

In this crazy world, we all could use a little more kindness in our lives, no?

Kindness is a topic that’s gotten a lot of attention recently: viral videos of random acts of kindness, International Day of Kindness, one-time wonders really. And then came something different a while back, an amazing novel by R.J. Palacio, “Wonder.” If you haven’t read it yet, do it. Do it now! While touted as a kids book, I dare any adult to read it and tell me it isn’t appropriate for them as well!

The book tells the story of Auggie Pullman, a boy entering 5th grade and going to school for the first time; an event hard enough in and of itself but made all the more complicated by his facial abnormalities….

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Speaking of movies, here are 18 movies we’re excited to see in the summer of ’18!