"Rachel Macy Stafford's post "The Day I Stopped Saying Hurry Up"
was a true phenomenon on The Huffington Post, igniting countless
conversations online and off about freeing ourselves from the
vicious cycle of keeping up with our overstuffed agendas. Hands
Free Mama has the power to keep that conversation going and
remind us that we must not let our lives pass us by."
--Arianna Huffington, Chair, President, and
Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, nationally
syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books
DISCOVER THE POWER, JOY, AND LOVE of
Living "Hands Free"
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
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
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.