Hands Free Mama

  • by Rachel Macy Stafford
  • Narrated by Jaimee Draper
  • 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

lots of very similar stories saying the same thing

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who is extremely type A personality who is immersed in activities and work outside the home, and has the slightest inkling that maybe they are missing out on life, but is still in denial and wants waking up.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

More examples from other people's lives, interviews with other Mums who have also come through and beyond the disease of mistaken priorities.

What didn’t you like about Jaimee Draper’s performance?

It was probably perfect to the book to be fair, but it bothered me to hear the extreme enthusiasm and intonation for this length of time.

What character would you cut from Hands Free Mama?

too much Precious

Any additional comments?

The message of the book is so, so very important, and Rachel has internalised and personalised it - it would be great to benefit from more sharing of other women's 'ah ha' awakenings to give the message diversity outside of middle class America.

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- Amazon Customer


Would you consider the audio edition of Hands Free Mama to be better than the print version?

This book is amazing, it is full of good advice and inspiration for every mum. the audio version is great for busy mums. recommend it.

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- cristina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-01-2014
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio