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…

Preparing for a Meaningful Easter? 40 Days SALE!

Preparing for a meaningful Easter? Want to share the experience? Enjoy 40 Days with the Savior, a bestselling daily devotional book that considers character traits of the Savior. Each day shares a scripture, a related life experience from the perspective of woman, wife, and mother, and a thoughtful question to ponder during the day. On…

He Lifts Burdens/Studio 5 Mother-daughter Connection

Catch Connie’s Studio 5 segment on “Strengthening Adult Mother-Daughter Connection” CLICK HERE. How is your 40 Days of Service going? Isn’t it amazing how frequently you notice being served? And see the subtle opportunities to serve others? Over the weekend I had my own “Touched by Angel” moment. Not shazammy. Just deeply poignant. I’d had a…

3 for $25 “40 Days with the Savior”/Proceeds to Kenya!

Enjoy our Easter preparation promotion with two great deals and partial proceeds going to our spotlight orphanage in Kenya Give a meaningful Easter book: 3 for $25 print books with daily devotionals on character traits of the Savior. [CLICK HERE] And, enjoy a gift for YOU! Our ebook version of 40 Days with the Savior…

40 Days Challenge/”He Bore Being Misunderstood”

As I study the Savior’s life, many themes and patterns emerge. One consistent theme seems to be how often people misunderstood Him. Whether from willful choice, lack of awareness, or mistaken perception, people seemed to miss the purpose and reality of His words, actions, intentions, and even miracles. Most everyone has felt misunderstood at some…

Easter Gifts, 3 for $25 “40 Days with the Savior”

Join us in donating to worthy causes! Proceeds from each purchase go to wonderful causes like African orphanages, cancer causes, and everyday doing good people like you:) CLICK HERE to see our inspiring post on “Rosemary’s Place” for more. Meanwhile, enjoy giving meaningful gifts for Easter with our 3 for $25 bundle sale of “40 Days with the…

“40 Days of Service”-Take the Challenge!

                                Over the weekend I had the joy of spending time with mother who lives out of town. At what could be considered a geriatric age (“Is 40 geriatric?” she may ask…) my mom is still a diehard philanthropist. Starting…

Studio 5 and .99 Deal! “40 Days with the Savior”

        In case you don’t live in Utah, or missed this week’s Studio 5 segment, CLICK HERE to learn the tips to “Living With A Purpose.” And in conjunction with our month of March GLADNESS, this weeks .99 deal is on “40 Days with the Savior.” You don’t want to miss out on…

Deal of the Week (.99)/ We donate to Kenya!

Hi Ladies, Don’t miss today’s Studio 5 segment “Live Passionately”, LIVE at 11am MST on KSL Channel 5. Enjoy our “Deal of the Week” where the partial proceeds will be donated to “Rosemary’s Place” (see below). Enjoy preparing for Easter with this 40 Days with the Savior ebook for only .99. Deal starts tomorrow (Friday), but only for…

Are you ready for March GLADNESS?

I’m beyond excited to start this month’s “40 Days of Service” in preparation for the coming Easter season. Each week I’ll post a simple service or caring cause. Talk about feel good this month! Then delight in sharing your favorite experiences. Every goodness makes a difference! And because it is based on my 40 Days…