Excerpt from Motherhood Matters: “Dirt Under My Nails”

[The following is an excerpt from Motherhood Matters: Joyful Reminders of the Divinity, Reality, and Rewards of Motherhood, by Connie Sokol. Purchase links below.] “Sister Marjorie Pay Hinckley shares a perfect quote that sums  up real motherhood: “I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly…

Excerpt from Life is Too Short Series: “The Motivator”

[The following is an excerpt from Life is Too Short for One Hair Color, by Connie Sokol. See purchase links below.] “Don’t underestimate your kids. It has been said if they can read they can do laundry, and I confirmed the truth of this adage when my seven-year-old wanted a Tonka Construction set. It was all he…

Excerpt from Motherhood Matters: “Spiritual Anchor in the Home”

[The following is an excerpt from Motherhood Matters: Joyful Reminders of the Divinity, Reality, and Rewards of Motherhood, by Connie Sokol. Purchase links below] “You are likely the first and most powerful spiritual example for your children. Every righteous prayer, every patient fast, every page of scripture puts spiritual coins in you and your family’s bank account…

Excerpt from Motherhood Matters: “Living a Beautiful Life”

[The following is an excerpt from Motherhood Matters, by Connie Sokol. Purchase links found below] “Playdough 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….

Excerpt from Life is Too Short Series: “What’s Your Passion?”

[The following is an excerpt from Life is Too Short for Sensible Shoes. Purchase links below] “That’s right, today we’re going sit down and talk about passion. As in, do you have a juicy, fiery, get-you-up-in-the-morning personal passion, or, like most of us, a dusty one in the attic somewhere, that we used to love to…

Excerpt From Life is Too Short: “Doing the Kind Thing”

[The following is an excerpt from Life is Too Short for Sensible Shoes. Purchase links found below] “Recently, on a Monday before a very large week-long conference where I was speaking,  as well as the first week of school for my children (translation:  running around like a psychotic blind dodo bird), I was about to leave…

Got Summer Contention?? Ebook only .99!

The other day my children were, let’s just say, not getting along in the most ideal fashion. And it was only the first week of summer. During yet another meltdown over something vitally important like, why does she have to order sprinkles on her ice cream JUST LIKE ME, or, Why can’t I sit in the…

Summer Relief—have a great week!

Is it just me or has the Summer Relief begun? Right before the Summer Reality hits? Then join me for a week of no posts. Yes, each summer I give my children the gift of the one-week slough; meaning, we sleep in, we relax, we don’t jump into any major projects. No, we simply recuperate…

Life is Too Short Excerpt: Doing More than Enduring

[The following is an excerpt from The Life is Too Short Collection by Connie Sokol, see purchase links below.] “Do you ever feel that, as a mother, you are an Enduremeister? Often I see mothers believe that we are the only ones who can get something done, and because of previous experience supporting that fact, we continue…