Virtual Book Club Meeting: Hands Free Mama

24 May 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
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Explore the lessons from this month's Working Like Mothers book club selection - Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford - during our interactive virtual meeting.

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Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford


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Have you ever read a book and felt like the author was talking directly to you? That’s the experience we had while reading this book, and we bet we won’t be alone. As a fellow working mother, the author understands the
pull of competing priorities and push notifications. But don’t let the title of this book fool you... It goes much deeper than just putting down your phone and to-do list, prompting you to connect with others, yourself and the world around you. Through anecdotes about her family and faith, she shares her personal transformation from hands-always-on-the-phone mama to hands-free mama. Use your own experiences and faith to apply the lessons she learned along the way to your life too. We can’t think of a more perfect way to spend the month of Mother’s Day than reflecting on how to enjoy the moments of motherhood more, so get your hands on this book and go hands free, mama!


If 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 lists and jam-packed schedules, it’s no wonder we’re distracted.

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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