I don’t usually find myself gravitating toward “self-help” books, but I have found solace (and relief) in the writing of Rachel Stafford, who writes the Hands Free Mama blog. For those times when parenting and life become totally overwhelming (Once a day? More?), take a dip into Stafford’s book. With topics such as taking the pressure off, seeing what is good, and giving what matters, Hands Free Life is a great reminder of what is truly important—and what is, quite simply, distraction.— S.B.
The urge to join society's frantic pace, maintain digital connections, and check another task off the list as is intense as it is constant. Protecting what really matters is difficult in a world of distraction, but it is not impossible.
After taking steps to let go of daily distraction and become a Hands Free Mama, Rachel Macy Stafford realized just how valuable it truly was. This awareness brought her to a new challenge: maintaining and protecting her hands free life in a world inundated with distraction, perfection, and societal pressures.
In Hands Free Life, Rachel shows you how to:
- create meaningful human connection despite the busyness of life;
- embrace today even though the world tries to convince us we must think ahead to tomorrow, next month, and next year; and
- protect your children's innocence, your marriage, your faith, and what you value most despite pressures from society and the latent dangers of technology.
Whether you are just starting your hands free journey toward a more present and gratitude-filled life or have been at it awhile, the habits and practices outlined in Hands Free Life will benefit anyone striving to grasp what really matters in a world of distraction.