Meaningful Moments/10,000 “Living Room” Downloads!

We just returned from a vacation to Hawaii, our last family fling before one of our sons serves a mission for the LDS church. Before we left that beautiful tropical island (sigh), we had a family night where we asked one question: “What meaningful thing did you experience on this vacation?” Out of the wonderful…

Living A Beautiful Life

“Play dough is scattered all over the counter. Bikes are strewn in the driveway, hopscotch drawings and bits of colored chalk litter the yard. All are joyful evidences that you are a mother. And, you can still live an aesthetically beautiful life. Treasure the small beauties and things that are lovely, praiseworthy or of good…

6th Grade Book .99/Dirt Under My Nails

Got a 6th grader? Want to help prepare her for this big year in small steps this summer? Check out our “What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know: 10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters”.   An Amazon bestseller, it contains one section geared to girls, the other geared to moms. Both have thoughts, tips,…

Perfect Summer Read- Veils and Vengeance- Release July 7th

My dear friend, Rachelle Christensen, and co-author of What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know, has just released her latest cozy mystery book, a fun and fabulous summer read! It’s the second in the Wedding Planner series and beautifully blends romance and suspense in Hawaii. Clean, well-written, and enjoyable, I love her books. All the…

Got Summer Contention?

Summer is in full swing and the novelty of being home can start to wear off. Anyone struggling with kids who just can’t seem to get along? Stop the struggle and CLICK HERE for tips to survive your summer contention.  

Surviving Summer with Children and #8!

I had to let you all know that the launch of our Living Room Radio show this past week reached so many wonderful people, thanks to you and your support. Truly, THANK YOU. We feel so strongly to help get value-based messages to more people. Presently we are listed as #8 on iTunes “New and…

Let’s Meet – Annual Indie Author Hub Conference!

Annual Indie Author Hub-Writing, Publishing and Marketing Conference.  June 19-20th Provo, Utah Sweat Hard, Feel the Burn, Win the Race! Come train with our professionals and cross that finish line! With keynote speaker Michaelbrent Collings, an indie international bestseller in over 40 countries! I’ll be speaking on Saturday at the conference at 10 am on Putting…

Launch of “The Living Room” TODAY!!

I’m beyond excited to laugh, learn, and let you know about The Living room! Join me and six fabulous women, wives, and mothers for this online “radio” show that shares value-based thoughts on being a woman, wife, and mother. We’re women of various ages and stages of life with a common desire to do good…

Sneak Peek at The Living Room show!

What happens when you get seven women, wives and mothers with fabulously different personalities, fierce core beliefs, various life stages, and a whole lot of humor? You get The Living Room. It began so unexpectedly. We had been among those invited last year to participate in the Listen to Your Mother celebration of Mother’s Day—an…

Insider Scoops on The Living Room!

What do you get when you mix seven women, 27 kids with 2 more on the way, modern technology, and a desire to do good?  You get The Living Room, a sparkling radio show that’s a value-based answer to negative-based media. Do you ever wonder if you’re the only mom who feeds her kids raw…

Europe Rewind #1 Mom & Me Moment

Throughout that once-in-a-lifetime experience of visiting our old home roots of Great Britain, it was hard to choose the top most meaningful moment. However, I think it had to be the series of incredibly fortunate events that led to us finding a Scottish grave. This was a loving pursuit on several levels–her grandparents were more…

#3 The Miracle of Paisley

As I do a pictorial and written rewind of my Mom & Me Europe Adventure, I have to spend a little more time on this one because of the amazing series of tender mercies we experienced. After seeing Glasgow—my mother’s old “home” land—we spent the next and only day on the schedule going to Paisley…

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…