Hands Free Mama {Book Review}

Friday, October 14, 2016 0 Comments A+ a-

In a world where technology is constantly at our fingertips, being tuned in to our devices also means being tuned out to those most important to us. In 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!  Rachel Macy Stafford shares her journey to becoming a hands-free mama as she focuses on putting her family and children first in her life.

Rachel Macy Stafford was the epitome of a supermom... full time job, PTA, running her kids everywhere, and looking picture perfect while doing it all. From the outside, her life seemed perfect. But, on the inside, she knew it wasn't real. Sure, she was busy, and appeared to be living the dream on the outside, but on the inside, she was empty. She had lost her connection with her children, and feared the day the grew up, moved out, and she never really knew who they were. Ultimately, her children were the ones who suffered as she immersed herself in a constant flow of distractions.

I can practically see her baking the perfect batch of cookies with her kids, photographed, of course, so she could share it on Facebook and her blog. Heck, what good is doing it all if nobody knows about it?

Well, eventually her lifestyle began to take too much of a toll on her, and she decided she'd had enough. Rachel decided to focus on being present with her kids, and this is a tale of her journey. She also includes practical advice to help you become a "Hands Free Mama" too.

I think every mom with kids living at home can relate to her struggle, and can benefit from the advice in this book. Start making changes in your life today by taking the Hands Free Pledge joining me!

The “Hands Free” Pledge
I’m going Hands Free. 
I want to make memories, not to-do lists. 
I want to feel the squeeze of my children’s arms, not the pressure of over-commitment. 
I want to get lost in conversation with my spouse, not consumed by a sea of unimportant emails. 
I want to be overwhelmed by sunsets that give me hope, not by extracurricular commitments that steal my joy. 
I want the noise of my life to be a mixture of laughter and gratitude, not the intrusive buzz of cell phones and text messages. 
I am letting go of distraction, disconnection, and perfection to live a life that simply, so very simply, consists of what really matters. 
I’m going Hands Free.

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