Try This Creative Camp for Kids!

For summer, I like to help my kids develop their talents, in fun ways we don’t have time for during the year. And, to help curb boredom. And, to have something solid to show for three whole summer months besides an awesome tan and great swimming pool memories. A few weeks ago I was looking…

What About Mom in Summer?

Summer has begun! And at our house, it’s been jumping into the new joy with both feet. Here are a few things working for us so far… #1. The Fun Box. We already searched for, chosen, and purchased all the delights for the younger kids’ “Fun Box.” That’s the tub (expertly decorated with an 8…

The Milestones that Matter

My son is graduating this week (we think). But that’s not the milestone that has my focus. It’s the milestone, for him, of follow-through. And to positively deal with stress. And to learn to communicate a clear thought and receive the same from someone else. These milestones are really the ones that matter. For example,…

Make Your Summer SIMPLE, and $1.99 deal!

Sure, you’re trying to survive May. But in that mix comes decisions on what to do for summer—sign ups, job applications, and family vacations. We’ve started this process too, in between graduation announcements and end-of-year activities. I’ve got a few key tips to help you make it simple and successful on my Studio 5 segment…

Surviving May…

This past weekend and into the week was tough. As in, Dodge Ram tough. And by Tuesday I was feeling the weight of many things stacked and layering, giving me the distinct desire to dive quickly under the covers with only my Austen books and lemon cookies to see me through. Ever felt that way?…

So, You’re the Parent of an Adult- Now What?

Are you at that transition stage of motherhood from teens to almost empty nester? Connie’s got great tips on Studio 5 to navigate it more smoothly! In case you missed the live segment yesterday, check it out today! Watch it here or read it here. Enjoy! There’s still time to enjoy our Mother’s Day special! Find 2…

Women Helping Women

Recently, I spoke at a women’s conference and shared the following experience that I feel to share here. As you know, the Women’s Suffrage movement—helping women obtain the right to vote—had difficulty getting going on many fronts. However, two women came together in the most amazing way to create miracles. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, born to…

Studio 5 Segment Today!

Enjoy a little extra treat this week! Catch Connie’s Studio 5 segment, on channel 5, 11am TODAY titled “Letting Go of Everyday Fears.” And just in time for Mother’s Day, enjoy 2-3 day shipping in western states on our Blog Tour Mother’s Day Special! Find 2 amazing books, one inspirational the other humorous, only 2 for $20 (print)…

Letting Go of Everyday Fears

Enjoy this link to Connie’s column “Letting Go of Everyday Fears.” Due to special Mother’s Day timing, the segment will be live Monday at 11am and afterward on conniesokol.com. Also… Need an inspiring as well as upbeat Mother’s Day gift? Enjoy two books from Connie, one inspirational the other humorous, for any mother at any stage. For a limited time, only…

What’s Life-changing about GAL service to Others?

Last week, yet another woman’s experiencing in our B2B Complete program inspired me. She shared the following experience: “I have to share a sweet experience I had last night as I was determined to just ‘deliver love’. I wanted to visit a coworker whose daughter had just passed. I felt this turmoil and strong desire…

One woman found joy in her kitchen command center!

At the dollar store I found a book by NYTBestseller Jen Lancaster whose opening pages said this: “Life is too complicated not to be orderly.” ~ Martha Stewart *** “Martha, you’re making us all look bad.” ~ Every other woman in America Organizing can feel that way, especially when all we want to do is sleep or…

Just for Mother’s Day–Sale!

I’ve been thinking lately about my mother, no surprise there. But more than the typical gratitude, it’s been in relation to my writing. From early on, she has put up with my perpetual piles of paper and pens, stacks of unread and to-be-read books, and brass ring dreams of becoming an official writer. And now I…

Make Change Your Buddy: Learn this #1 Key to Change!

I love change. Well, not in the moment, and not always, and often not the painful, annoying, avoidant steps that lead up to it. But other than that, I love it. Because it’s part of life, like it or not. And the beautiful thing is that once we start to like it, to make friends with…

Spring’s coming! Are you ready for a change?

Are you ready for that gift of spring, to jump into a fresh change? Join us for the next quarter of Back to Basics Complete program! We are wrapping up our previous quarter with women experiencing achieved goals and profound life shifts. Meet once a month for four months to learn about and discuss a life area….

Going through or Healing from a Deep Trial?

In talking with women over the past few years, I find many, many women steeped in what I call Deep Trial. It’s not just, Gee life is hard some days. It’s more about pulling two and three emotional or physical handcarts across a heartbreaking wilderness, and often feeling alone while doing it. I’ve experienced a…