Tuesday, February 4, 2014


A Guide to putting down the phone, burning the to-do list, and letting go of perfection to grasp what really matters!

It's not often that I get to meet awesome authors in the great state of Indiana.  So when a gal from our MOMSnext group invited us to drive to the big city {Indianapolis!} to meet Rachel Macy Stafford, I jumped on board.  I had already received her book to review from Booksneeze, so now I have an official autographed copy.

*Sidenote...I went to a very small high school.  My graduating class had 25 people in it, and 1992 was a big class.  Some classes had 12-15 kids in them.  So when I see someone from my high school it's kind of a big deal.  And guess what?!?  While waiting in line to meet the Hands Free Mama author, I talked to not one, but two girls from the great Colonial Christian School.  Now onto the book review.

As a mom who is bombarded with technology, it is so easy to get sucked into the tornado.  With a push of a button I can check my children's grades, see how they are behaving is school today, see how much $ they have in their lunch account, I can check the weather radar, I can see if school is delayed, I can look at stranger's pictures, I can spend hours on Instagram and Pinterest, I can read a book, I can check on my Dragon City {it's awesome, by the way}, I can ignore a Candy Crush invite {again!}, I can check local gas prices, and the list goes on and on and on.

What I love and appreciate about this book, is it makes me think.  A lot.  About the time I waste doing all the above things.  About the junk that I let myself worry about.  About the people I compare myself and my kids to.  About the places I want to go/be/do.  I love that she encourages moms to not only put down their {fill-in-the-blank} and make themselves accountable to someone else.  No more distractions.  Figure out what is most important right now.  And be passionate about what your heart is telling you to do.

Life is so short, and we are never guaranteed a tomorrow.  I know I will not wish I'd spent more time on my phone.  I do know I will regret wasting lots of time on unimportant things/people I don't even know/and the list could go on and on.  So I am up to the challenge of becoming a Hands Free Mama!!!

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my review.  All opinions and stories are mine.

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