Mother’s Day Gift Trio and Bundles!

[If you missed Connie’s TV segment “Is My Child Ready for Real Life” on Studio 5 with Brooke Walker, you can view it here….as well as the different version on the KSL Motherhood Matters blog post here. Enjoy!] Not sure what meaningful gift to give your mother, sister, aunt, or neighbor for Mother’s Day? Consider our Bless &…

Nominate a Deserving Mother!

In honor of the upcoming Mother’s Day, Hilary Weeks, Connie Sokol and I would love to send a surprise to some deserving mothers! We got together, brainstormed and decided that we would really like YOU to nominate some mothers that could really use a little pick-me-up. I have an idea that we are going to…

Spotlight on some great Books!

Divinity of Women: Inspiration and Insights from Women of the Scriptures, Heather Moore & S. Kent Brown Win a hardcover print book! Scriptural history is replete with tales of strong women from all walks of life: from the humble handmaiden to the mighty priestess, each demonstrates the eternal truth of our divine worth. A thought-provoking…

LDStorymakers Conference–WOW!

Was fortunate to attend the LDStorymakers conference, a fabulous once-a-year gathering for LDS writers. Absolutely marvelous to connect with other writers who are value-based and desire to make a positive difference. I felt so thankful to learn from and hang out with wonderful authors including my Writing Group. One experience was “chatting” with Brandon Sanderson–I…

Winner of Truly Sexy Contest

Winner of Truly Sexy Contest Thank you ladies for your wonderful submissions on bucking the society trend of what’s sexy to what is TRULY “sexy” to a wife. We had the sweetest responses. I particularly loved this one from Linda Strickland, our winner of the contest. She shares: “Sexy is being held when I cry…

Heard of “Listen To Your Mother!”?

[Check out our “Motherhood Matters” contest below. Enter to win a Free Mother’s Day Gift Trio book set!!) Recently I was delighted and honored to be one of the sixteen women selected to perform at this year’s nationally acclaimed “Listen To Your Mother” event. This fabulous experience began five years ago through the vision of one woman who desired…

What’s Truly Sexy to a Wife

I’m so done with the relentless societal onslaught of what is “sexy”. Apparently, as a mother of seven, to keep my husband happy, I must have the following: *plump lips *thick lashes *smooth, silky legs…and arms…and hair…and skin *firm abs and buns *no cellulite *hair that stays ALL day in the exact hairdo I put…

Featured Author: Fay Klingler

Today’s Spotlight: We Are Strong! Mothers and Daughters Stand Together By Fay Klingler [Fay writes straight from her heart with conviction and incredible stories of women in the gospel. Her newest book, We are Strong, is a powerful and poignant reminder of the inner strength of young women and their mothers. The amazing stories and solid principles…

Featured Authors: Lori Nawyn & Jodi Robinson

One of Today’s Spotlights: Simple Things: Daily Thoughts, Stories, and Inspiration to Live Life More Fully by Lori Nawyn [Lori has written a fabulous year-long daily thoughts book of self-discovery and joy-finding. It’s absolutely stuffed full of delightful daily thoughts, quotes, recipes, personal experiences and more. Daily titles includes “Be the Hero of Your Own…

Featured Author: Michelle Wilson

Today’s Spotlight: Does This Insecurity Make Me Look Fat? by Michelle Wilson [Michelle writes a deeply personal, humorous, and real-woman’s book, sharing her real-life experiences of growth using the gospel, and does it fabulously! With great sections like “The Pearls of Progress” and the “Joy of Confidence” you will resonate and rejuvenate. And the stories–I laughed out loud about…

Featured Author: Shannon Foster

Shannon is one of my favorite graphic artists for putting all things religious and spiritual into fun, cheery graphic designs and study helps. This truly fabulous Easter book for children contains simple, easy-to-understand messages about the meaning of Easter and its symbols. And, with truly beautiful and charming pictures. And the best part, it’s printable! If you’re interested, no waiting–just…

5 Guest Authors to Prepare for Easter

Why Do We Celebrate Easter?, Shannon Foster This is a print-your-own book about why we celebrate Easter.  It is great for kids and adults!  This book covers the Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, why understanding the resurrection is important and what the Easter symbols mean.   Does This Insecurity Make Me Look Fat?, Michelle…

There is No Perfect Mother!

“There is no perfect way to ‘do’ motherhood correctly. So we can give ourselves permission to be the best mother to our children without comparison to the seemingly perfect neighborhood mother (who does not exist). One of my friends sent me the following email: ‘I will never be the ‘culture perfect’ mom but I’m the mom my…

Red-headed Hostess Conference Doodle Book!

[You can read the “What Stephanie Nielson Taught Me About Life” post on KSL’s Motherhood Matters blog by clicking HERE] If you find yourself preparing your and your family for General Conference (stream it HERE), check out this fun printable doodle book from my friend, Shannon Foster, who writes the popular Red-headed Hostess blog and has TONS…

40 Days Excerpt

“DAY 32: HE COMPREHENDS MOTHERHOOD   Mark 6:54–56   And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him . . . And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.   And whithersoever he entered, into…