Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Blog Tour: Life is Too Short Collection

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Life is Too Short Collection

Are you looking for a fabulous life boost today? The Life is Too Short series is just what you need. Written by Connie Sokol—mother of seven, author, speaker, and amazing matching sock finder—these humorous self-development columns give you just the right amount of fun and functional. Originally written for a major newspaper and magazines, you can now enjoy the entire collection in one book. Put your feet up and laugh as you relate to time-tested tips on being a woman, wife, and mother. You’ll learn the cozy stuff of how to adjust expectations, have faith in your dreams, and lighten up in motherhood. And, you’ll learn a few life skills such as easy spring cleaning, simplifying the holidays, and creating successful goals. It’s the perfect gift for any woman! Short, funny, insightful, these quick power columns are ideal anytime, anywhere, to rejuvenate your mind and soul.


I enjoy reading these kind of books. The columns are short so I was able to read here and there for a few minutes at a time. She breaks her essays down into three sections: Woman, Wife and Mother. As women, we tend to be too hard on ourselves sometimes so she starts by suggesting that we loosen up and relax. She shares stories about how her own family can look so perfect from the outside when people don't know what happened behind the scenes to get to that point. There's no need to be Superwoman and do not give up on your dreams. I've heard quite a few stories lately about women who have accomplished major things in their lives and didn't even start until they were in their 40's or 50's. That is inspiring to me as sometimes I feel that I'm too old to start something new and need to be reminded that it's never too late to find your passion in life and go for it. Set real goals that you can actually accomplish, so you will feel good about yourself and move on toward other goals. Simplify your life and perform ARK's (Act of Random Kindness).

The first column in the Wife section, "My Degree in Gender Education," had me laughing so hard. She tells what she learned on a frosty morning walking up a tall hill with her dress tucked in the back of her pantyhose. Oh, my, make sure you don't miss that one to find out the rest of the story! Find joy in the differences between men and women, meet each other's needs, encourage each other, forgive, let go of control and so much more!

In the Mother section: Find joy in motherhood, lighten up, be patient with yourself, learn how to handle situations when you've blown it, how to deal with motherhood guilt, stop being a bossy pants (which will allow your children to grow), don't hover over your children, let your children work their problems out, show love to each child in their own love language and strengthen family connections. There are many other topics in this book and they are all wonderful!

This is a book I will treasure and read when I need to feel uplifted. I like that she talks about not being too hard on ourselves while also giving great ideas on ways to improve ourselves and our relationships. There are some suggestions she makes that I would like to implement in my life. This is a great book for all women to read!

My Rating: 5 stars

Author Connie Sokol

Connie Sokol is a mother of seven, a national and local presenter, and a regular speaker at Education Week. She is a monthly contributor on KSL TV “Studio 5,” and regular blogger for KSL “Motherhood Matters.” She is a former TV and radio host for Bonneville Communications, and columnist for Deseret News and Utah Valley Magazine. Mrs. Sokol is the author of several books including the award-nominated romance Caribbean Crossroads, the 8-week Challenge program of Faithful, Fit & Fabulous, Life is Too Short for One Hair Color Series, as well as talk CDs and podcasts. Mrs. Sokol marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats.

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Ends 5/7/13
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