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Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! Paperback – January 7, 2014
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About the Author
Rachel Macy Stafford is a New York Times bestselling author and a certified special education teacher with a Master’s Degree in education. A few years ago, this life-long writer felt compelled to share her journey to let go of distraction and grasp what really matters by creating what became the tremendously popular blog “Hands Free Mama.” Using her skills as a writer, teacher, and encourager, Rachel provides readers with simple, non-intimidating, and motivating methods to let go of distraction and connect with their loves ones. Rachel lives in South with her husband and two children who inspire her daily. www.handsfreemama.com
Top Customer Reviews
This book wasn't great, but it wasn't awful either. It just kind of ... was. I know that 'meh' isn't an incredibly helpful review, nevertheless, that's what I feel about this book. I don't know if I've been overindulging in these types of parenting/lifestyle change books, I don't know if it's because I'm reading The Happiness Project right now, where I feel much more connected to the narrator, I don't know if the market is just saturated right now with 'let go of the little things and live for what's important!!!!'-type advice books... I suspect it's a combination of all these things.
The narrator didn't speak to me. Which is odd because I suspect we're from the same little corner of Alabama, ... except I'm not really from Alabama... I wasn't prepared for this book to be religious. But page after page I was smacked in the face with the phrase 'God given gifts' and praise and thanks to god that made this book come across as more religious than secular. That's fine, but it wasn't what I was expecting or looking for.
The tone of the book was better suited for a blog rather than a whole book, the author uses no empirical evidence for her theories, nor does she seemed to have done any research into studies on better child-rearing, etc. All accounts are strictly personal and anecdotal. There are a few key phrases that crop up in the writing way too often, it made the writing seem a little lazy, like the author couldn't be bothered to think of a different phrase.
Again, this book isn't bad, it just wasn't for me. I think that there are too many other good books on this topic out there.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good read, worth the investment of time, relevant and realistic ideas and tips to adjust and adopt to your life aimed at enriching your relationship with family and friends.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Great book on helping to keep you balanced with the technology and the importance of doing so. Great book on being present.Published 3 days ago by S. Petters
This book is absolutely wonderful. It is one I will share and read again and again.
Simple and fast read.
I had this book on my shelf for over a year. I finally read it when having a few days by myself. I couldn't put it down. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Alphie
Read How to Talk so Kids Listen, and Listen so Kids Talk. You don't need any other parenting books!Published 29 days ago by the sea of bois
This is a classic. Rachel's soul is so beautiful. I am ever grateful to her for giving me so much more happiness in my life! Thank you, Rachel! You are amazing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lisa Jackson
This book basically said the same thing over and over. She seemed to cry in every section. There were some good points but you can get the main idea from reading the first couple... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rhiannion