Back in April I was introduced to the blog Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford. It is a beautiful blog about setting aside technology and distractions and being present with your kids. The first post I read of Rachel’s was called, Six words You Should Say Today. After reading this post, taking this simple idea and seeing it’s power first hand with Z, I was hooked on her blog and subscribed right away.
I have a LONG way to go before I will consider myself a Hands Free Mama but I am currently taking baby steps to get there. These steps include keeping my phone upstairs during the day, taking a break from FB, canceling all plans for three days last week when we all needed a break and keeping my to-do list shorter 🙂 The other day Rachel wrote a wonderful post called, Ending the Stoplight Excuses. This post, like all her posts really hit home for me. I am very guilty of using my phone in the car. I will place calls, check emails at stop lights and it needs to STOP. I have started to keep my phone on silent in my bag, just as Rachel does and it really has made an impact. I am less distracted, less frazzled and feeling more present to my kids.
I highly recommend you check out Hands Free Mama’s beautiful blog. She is filled with great wisdom to help slow life down and live in the present.