Friday Goodies For You!!

If you like our cover for What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know, please vote for it here. Thank you!!! CLICK HERE TO VOTE. (Scroll down to #23) Looking for another clean romance? My co-author is just releasing her newest book, Veils and Vengeance (number 2 in the Wedding Planner mysteries). CHECK IT OUT HERE!! Enjoy…

Studio 5, and .99 Deals!!

*Enjoy Connie’s segment on “Studio 5 with Brooke Walker” on the joyful benefits of being in a woman’s group, 11 am MST on KSL Channel 5. *And, for a moment of relaxation during Mayhem May, read Connie’s clean, page-turning romance, Caribbean Crossroads, for only .99 ONE DAY ONLY. It hit #1 on it’s debut on…

From a Mother in the Trenches…

I have to pause and celebrate one of the neatest women I know who just did something hard, for something so very good. My good friend, Quinn Silcox, survived the experience of helping her husband survive a rare form of cancer. It was the very same kind of cancer that took her father’s life. From…

1 day only–save 40% on Mother’s Day print book trio

Did that Osterizer blender not quite touch the tender places of the heart? Check out my Mother’s Day book trio, 3 PRINT books for only $25 (reg. $39.95) ONE DAY ONLY! Rejuvenate, reflect, resonate, and plain old laugh all month long with these oft humorous yet helpful essays on life as a woman, wife, and…

Top 10 Countdown: Mom & Me Moments

To celebrate this motherhood month of May, I’m doing a Europe Rewind on my fave Mom & Me moments. I’ll be doing a countdown to my most favorite Europe memory on Instagram (where I posted NARY a picture, so sorry!) Or, you can get the full ten on next week’s post (but without all the…

Happy Mother’s Day! $.99 Deal-Studio 5 TODAY!

Happy Mother’s Day! Just for you TODAY, for only $.99 receive The Life is Too Short Collection,the hilarious yet helpful collection of life essays on being a woman, wife, and mother.  A perfect read for this weekend! This book contains the most popular of the best of the three-book series, Life is Too Short for One Hair…

3 Big Stressors For Women-And How To Cope With Them

Happy Mother’s Day! THANK YOU for all the day-in, day-out, unsung and unbelievably wonderful things you do for your family! Enjoy my KSL article to learn a little about the top 3 stressors of women and how to de-stress them. Feel free to chime in with your tried-and-true solutions at www.facebook.com/8basics Love, Connie “As involved and nurturing…

Happy Early Mother’s Day with a chance to win $250!

We’re sending a shout out of Great Job to all moms and moms-of-the-heart! Thanks for all you do, day in and out, to make sure your family and loved ones are happy and loved and moving forward in life. I’m excited to participate in a huge Mother’s Day gift drawing for a Kindle or Paypal…

Awesome Goodies for you TODAY ONLY!

We have AWESOME goodies for you today! *Live KSL segment today! Thanks for weighing in on the “Top 3 Stressors for Women” on our Facebook thread. Find out the top final 3 stressors on my KSL segment today, LIVE at 1 p.m. on “Studio 5 with Brooke Walker” (Channel 5). *Right after Studio 5, join…

3 Takeaways from My Europe Trip!

              SALT LAKE CITY —Over the past two weeks, I fulfilled a life dream with my mother of traveling to Europe. This started in earnest a year ago with an opportunity (my mother’s phone call of, “I want to take you back to the ‘Old Country,’ i.e., Scotland”), but…

Connie’s New Book Is Here!

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new nonfiction book, What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know: 10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters. Popular authors Rachelle J. Christensen and Connie E. Sokol have teamed to create a must-have growing up series for girls. In time for Mother’s Day, the first book is now…

Update: Mom and Me in Europe

Have you been following along? Connie and her Mom are having the time of their lives in Europe and she is taking all of us with her. Don’t miss a single picture, meal, or insight. Be sure you are catching it all on her Back To Basics Facebook Page. In true Connie fashion, she will…

“Explore Your Life’s Landscape…” Deal of the Week!

Thinking about your life and ways to tweak, update, or even overhaul? Enjoy this week’s deal, the MP3 download of  “Explore Your Life’s Landscape: Dream Big, Dig Deep, Dare to Do!” (50 mins). Learn how to visualize your ideal life and take clear small steps to begin achieving it. Overcome the Shoulds, Fears, and I…

Join Mom & Me Europe Adventure-It Begins!

I CANNOT believe it’s here—we’re going! My almost 70-Mom (aka The New 40) and almost 50 –me (aka The Typical Almost 50) are doing this once-in-a-lifetime dream. And we’re inviting you to share it vicariously as we post about what we see, learn, and overcome (as in, FEAR OF FORGETTING WHERE MOM PARKED THE CAR)….

Final .99 40 Days books/Join Mom & Me Europe

Enjoy the last day for 40 Days with the Savior books—ebook for .99 and print books 3 for $25 (shipping 2 days). And, join Mom and Me Europe Adventure! Go to www.facebook.com/8basics to get the 411 on adventures with me and my mother going back to the “old country”—her Scottish roots. We’ll also hit London,…

He Looks on People’s Hearts/40 Days of Service!

As Easter Sunday approaches, I look back over the past few weeks of this service focus and feel to express my gratitude. For good people, every day, who make my and my family’s lives happier and better by their “small and simple” kindness. Have you experienced a similar feeling? From on-the-ball carpool women, to my…