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…

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…

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…