Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!Jaimee Draper, Rachel Macy Stafford
f technology is the new addiction, then multi-tasking is the new marching order. We check our email while cooking dinner, send a text while bathing the kids, and spend more time looking into electronic screens than into the eyes of our loved ones. With our never-ending to-do... Read More
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But this isn't the way it has to be.
In July 2010, special education teacher and mother Rachel Macy Stafford decided enough was enough. Tired of losing track of what matters most in life, Rachel began practicing simple strategies that enabled her to momentarily let go of largely meaningless distractions and engage in meaningful soul-to-soul connections. She started a blog to chronicle her endeavors and soon saw how both external and internal distractions had been sabotaging her happiness and preventing her from bonding with the people she loves most.
Hands Free Mama is the digital society's answer to finding balance in a media-saturated, perfection-obsessed world. It doesn't mean giving up all technology forever. It doesn't mean forgoing our jobs and responsibilities. What it does mean is seizing the little moments that life offers us to engage in real and meaningful interaction. It means looking our loved ones in the eye and giving them the gift of our undivided attention, leaving the laundry till later to dance with our kids in the rain, and living a present, authentic, and intentional life despite a world full of distractions.
So join Rachel and go hands-free. Discover what happens when you choose to open your heart—and your hands—to the possibilities of each God-given moment.
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- Product type: Book
- Format: Audio Book on CD (Unabridged)
- Release Date: Mar 17, 2014
- Height: 0.6
- Width: 5.4
- Length: 6.5
- Volumes/Discs: 6
- Pages: 6
- Publish Date: Jan 7, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FAM032000"
- ISBN: 161375583X
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- Excellent Reminders about Life by Brandi Harris on 4/9/2014
Rachel does a great job of capturing what should be important to us in this life. We are here but for a short time and we have to consider what kind of legacy we will leave. Will our children remember that our phones, computers and tv's are more important than us or will they remember that we took the time to live in the moment, that we were good at being present and giving all of our selves to each interaction with them and with others. The message the Lord has given Rachel is very imortant to me because I too am easily distracted by this world and what it tries to offer.