Hands Free Mama

February 27, 2015 in For Babies + Kids / Product Reviews / Uncategorized

You guys. (I feel like I always start my posts this way when I have something good to share with you!)

Remember that beautiful post that floated all over the internet called “The Day I Stopped Saying ‘Hurry Up’? Well, I was fortunate enough to get in contact with the author, Rachel Macy Stafford, who is completely admirable in every way. Her post touched so many lives in reminding us that it’s okay to slow down and enjoy the simple joys in every day life.

Not only that, but she also wrote a book called Hands Free Mama.

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A few years ago, she was living a highly distracted lifestyle (like most of us!), and in one moment she realized she was missing out on the most important parts of her life. Not only in her own life, but her child’s life as well. The book talks about her experiences that have transformed her to be a hands free mama. She gives lots of tips to help motivate her readers to live the same – a rich-filled life without missing those precious moments we so often give up without even knowing.

Since reading her book, I’ve been able to reevaluate where I stand and strive to improve my relationship with my spouse and baby. I don’t miss “moments” because I was scrolling through my newsfeed or instagram. It’s amazing the kind of memories you make and moments you have just by slowing down, putting electronics away, and actually BEING where you are.

Even though my little guy is only one, I’ve noticed a huge change in our connection when I put him as my focal point. I savor those memories. Our yogurt paint, flour mess, and play dough dates are my favorite because it’s just us, no distractions.

It’s a constant effort for me to be Hands Free, but I pledge to work on it every day to help improve relationships and connections with people I love. This book has changed me.

“I will say yes to gumball machines and holding a big, fat toad that will probably pee on my hand. Because this makes my kids happy- and one day they’ll remember I said yes to gumballs and toads.” – Stafford

Xo,

Aubrey

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  • leahgrammer March 1, 2015 at 6:25 am

    This is something that I am working on. I find I am way to connected and need to put my phone down more often. When I do I remember why I need to do it more often kids are little only once, and I don’t want to miss it.

  • leahgrammer March 1, 2015 at 6:25 am

    This is something that I am working on. I find I am way to connected and need to put my phone down more often. When I do I remember why I need to do it more often kids are little only once, and I don’t want to miss it.

  • Andi Fisher (@andi_fisher) March 1, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I think we all could use bigger chunks of hands-free moments! I am trying to make one day a week (on the weekend) a digital detox day.

  • Andi Fisher (@andi_fisher) March 1, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I think we all could use bigger chunks of hands-free moments! I am trying to make one day a week (on the weekend) a digital detox day.

  • alyssa March 2, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    I love that final quote, it’s perfect!

  • alyssa March 2, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    I love that final quote, it’s perfect!

  • Hands Free Mama (@handsfreemama) March 4, 2015 at 2:33 am

    WOW! I am so touched by your beautiful piece about my book! Thank you for sharing the progress it has helped you make (and in such an authentic, honest way). I cannot thank you enough for this support!

  • Hands Free Mama (@handsfreemama) March 4, 2015 at 2:33 am

    WOW! I am so touched by your beautiful piece about my book! Thank you for sharing the progress it has helped you make (and in such an authentic, honest way). I cannot thank you enough for this support!

  • Myrabev March 17, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Beautiful quote and the books sounds awesome and a must read. I do not yet have kids but I am practicing the art of hands free and spending time with my family more.

  • Myrabev March 17, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Beautiful quote and the books sounds awesome and a must read. I do not yet have kids but I am practicing the art of hands free and spending time with my family more.

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