I am so, so excited about today. Today 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! hits the shelves. I’ve been lucky enough to network with Rachel for a while now and I can tell you she is one incredible Mama.
Have you seen Rachel before? She’s kind of hard to miss these days. She’s been popping up in my Facebook feed and she’s all over Pinterest. Her latest big hit The Bully Too Close to Home went viral in December and hit a lot of parents right were they needed it. The great thing about Rachel is she’s honest and candid. Her stories cut right to the heart of the matter. (And having tissues near by when you read anything signed Rachel Macy Stafford is a good idea… just sayin.)
The other day she posted something that I just haven’t been able to get out of my mind…
I want to read your words before they are kept under lock and key—for your eyes only.
I want to watch you laugh and be silly before I am no longer your favorite audience.
I want to admire your choice in color combination and accessories before my opinion on fashion is politely ignored.
I want to listen to your nighttime secrets before the bedroom door shuts, and I’m standing outside listening to your favorite song drift out from beneath the crack.
I want to look into your eyes and ask, “What’s on your mind?” before I am no longer privy to your hopes, dreams, worries and fears.
I want to say yes before your invitations are reserved for people your own age.
I want to know you,
Listen to you,
Before things change, and you’re not my little girl anymore.
(Read the rest on The Hands Free Revolution Facebook Page.)
Doesn’t she just have the perfect way to remind you what really matters? I was offered a complementary copy of 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! and of course I jumped at the chance! It came in the mail and I couldn’t wait to dive in.
Then a funny thing happened. Another copy showed up at my door! I immediately thought of you. Wouldn’t a giveaway be the perfect way to celebrate!?!? I want to make sure the winner gets their copy ASAP, so this giveaway is a super short one. (That means less competition hee hee.)
Hands Free Book Club
Alissa at CreativewithKids.com is doing something awesome! She’s hosting a parenting book group starting with Hands Free Mama.
“Have you ever read something about parenting and instead of feeling good, you wind up feeling tired and weighed down by one more should? That’s your Should Mama (or Papa) talking! We’ve met the Should Mama before, and this is not her book group. We’re not going to be beating ourselves up. We’ll learn together and take what works for us and leave the rest.”
I love it!!! Signed up for the emails this morning. Get your copy of 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! – Sign up for Creative with Kids Book Group and get ready for some awesome parenting growth!!!
Congratulations to Kim! This giveaway is closed. I used Random.org to pick the winner.
Pick up your copy of Hands Free Mama here —> 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!
This quick giveaway is easy! I just want to know what moments you are soaking up right now. What wonderful thing do you get to be a part of… what is your reason for wanting to be a Hands Free Mama? Leave me a comment. Only one entry per person. Giveaway ends Wednesday January 8, 2014. Winner must live in US. Winner will be chosen at random.
That message I shared above immediately made me think of Little M and her notes. There are notes everywhere in our house and on every note there are always two names. MOM and DAD. I’ve already thought about loving this moment, knowing that it will pass quickly. Knowing that we will be on the tip of her tongue for only a short while. So I will hold tight to this moment and really, really feel it. How about you? What moment do you need to grasp?