Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford

Hands Free Mama
  • Author : Rachel Macy Stafford
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2014-01-07
  • Categories : Family & Relationships
  • ISBN : 9780310338147

“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 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ 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 undi

Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford

Hands Free Mama
  • Author : Rachel Macy Stafford
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-01-06
  • Categories : Family & Relationships
  • ISBN : 0310338131

In Hands Free Mama, popular blogger and writer, Rachel Macy Stafford, provides a step-by-step guide to transforming a distracted parenting life into one of meaningful connection and fulfillment by learning to grasp and appreciate the moments that really matter.

Only Love Today by Rachel Macy Stafford

Only Love Today
  • Author : Rachel Macy Stafford
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Categories : Family & Relationships
  • ISBN : 9780310346753

Only Love Today is the inspirational read from best-selling author of Hands Free Mama, Rachel Macy Stafford. Millions of Stafford’s fans from her blog and her books find hope, challenge, and inspiration through her poetic and powerful short pieces on her blog. Only Love Today brings these pieces and many new, original entries together in a beautiful book based around the four seasons. From finding daily surrender in the autumn and daily hope in the winter, to daily bloom and daily spark in the spring and summer, you will always find fresh beautiful words for your day. With a flexible, non-dated structure, Only Love Today is perfect to pick up at any time of the year and find hope and encouragement to address your current challenge or need – family, parenting, relationships, finding peace in a stressed out world. Stafford offers you strength and vision for a new and more connected way to live. This is a timeless book of inspiration to remember and live for what really matters.

Hands Free Life by Rachel Macy Stafford

Hands Free Life
  • Author : Rachel Macy Stafford
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2015-09-08
  • Categories : Family & Relationships
  • ISBN : 9780310338161

We all yearn to look back to find we lived a life of significance. But is it even possible anymore? Considering the amount of distraction and pressure that exists in society today, living a fulfilling life may seem like an unachievable dream. But it is not—not with the nine habits outlined in this book. New York Times bestselling author and widely known blogger, Rachel Macy Stafford, reveals nine habits that help you focus on investing in the most significant parts of your life. As your hands, heart, and eyes become open, you will experience a new sense of urgency—an urgency to live, love, dream, connect, create, forgive, and flourish despite the distractions of our culture. By following each daily Hands Free Declaration, you will be inspired to adopt mindful daily practices and new thought-processes that will help you: • Make meaningful, lasting human connections despite the busyness of everyday life. • Live in the now despite that inner nudge pushing you out of the moment toward perfection and productivity. • Protect your most sacred relationships, as well as your values, beliefs, health, and happiness, despite the latent dangers of technology and social media. • Pursue the passions of your heart without sacrificing your job or your daily responsibilities. • Evaluate your daily choices to insure you are investing in a life that matters to you. With a Hands Free Life perspective, you will have the power to look back and see you didn’t just manage life, you actually lived it—and lived it well.

Live Love Now by Rachel Macy Stafford

Live Love Now
  • Author : Rachel Macy Stafford
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Categories : Family & Relationships
  • ISBN : 9780310358657

In Live Love Now, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford tackles the biggest challenges facing kids today and equips adults to engage them with humanness and heart, compassion and honesty to discover the deep, life-giving connection everyone is longing for. What do young people need now more than ever? Adults who are Truth-tellers not taskmasters. Encouragers not enforcers. Guides not half-listeners. The good news is, it's not too late! No matter what's happened in the past, you can help the kids you love face the top stressors of today, including academic pressure, parental expectations, technoference, lack of purpose, isolation, and loneliness. With illuminating, straightforward strategies, this guide reveals the importance of practicing acceptance, pursuing peace, and exploring wellness and purpose for yourself so you can be the kind of real, relevant, and lifelong role model young people are searching for. Engaging and thoughtful, each chapter includes moving stories from Rachel's personal journey as a mom of a teen and pre-teen along with illustrative narratives and prompts to help you reflect and take steps toward becoming the kind of adult young people trust. Whether you're a parent, educator, older sibling, coach, or anyone in a role of leading young people, this book will help you meet the goal of raising and guiding young people to become resilient, compassionate, and capable adults.

Yell Less Love More by Sheila McCraith

Yell Less  Love More
  • Author : Sheila McCraith
  • Publisher : Fair Winds Press (MA)
  • Release Date : 2014-11-01
  • Categories : Family & Relationships
  • ISBN : 9781592336333

A 30-day guide for parents includes 100 alternatives to yelling; simple, daily steps to follow; and honest stories to inspire parents to calmly discipline their children. Original.

Mama Will You Hold My Hand by Anna Pignataro

Mama  Will You Hold My Hand
  • Author : Anna Pignataro
  • Publisher : Cartwheel Books
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 0545169860

A mother assures her son that they will always be together, no matter what comes their way.

Hold My Hand Mama by Gabrielle Martin

Hold My Hand  Mama
  • Author : Gabrielle Martin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-05
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 0578545152

Hold My Hand, Mama is a touching story that walks you through the circle of life from a daughter's first steps to her mother's last. The journey is sure to capture your heart!

The Fringe Hours by Jessica N. Turner

The Fringe Hours
  • Author : Jessica N. Turner
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Release Date : 2015-02-17
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781441246165

Every woman has had this experience: you get to the end of the day and realize you did nothing for you. And if you go days, weeks, or even months in this cycle, you begin to feel like you have lost a bit of yourself. While life is busy with a litany of must-dos--work, parenting, keeping house, grocery shopping, laundry and on and on--women do not have to push their own needs aside. Yet this is often what happens. There's just no time, right? Wrong. In this practical and liberating book, Jessica Turner empowers women to take back pockets of time they already have in their day in order to practice self-care and do the things they love. Turner uses her own experiences and those of women across the country to teach readers how to balance their many responsibilities while still taking time to invest in themselves. She also addresses barriers to this lifestyle, such as comparison and guilt, and demonstrates how eliminating these feelings and making changes to one's schedule will make the reader a better wife, mother, and friend. Perfect for any woman who is doing everything for everyone--except herself--The Fringe Hours is ideal for both individuals and small group use.

You ve Got This Mama A Mother s Guide To Embracing The Chaos And Living An Empowered Life by Sabrina Greer

You   Ve Got This  Mama  A Mother   S Guide To Embracing The Chaos And Living An Empowered Life
  • Author : Sabrina Greer
  • Publisher : Golden Brick Road Publishing House Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-05-14
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781988736396

You’ve Got This, Mama: A Mother’s Guide To Embracing The Chaos And Living An Empowered Life is a beautiful collection of heartwarming and inspiring stories told by the real mamas who experienced them. Let’s face it, motherhood is the hardest job you’ll ever love, and it is not meant to be braved alone. It takes a village, right? There is no greater comfort than knowing you’re not alone. One, if not many, of these gorgeous souls will provide you with that. We can be your village, and lucky for you, we fit in your diaper bag. This book, much like motherhood, is full of emotion, joy, sadness, excitement, hardships, love, and beautiful chaos. Our authors share their most intimate journeys and reflections with you in hopes to empower and provide you the judgment-free support we all deserve. We will help you up when you’ve fallen, shine a light during those dark times, and fan out your cape for you, Supermom. The mama tribe is here to help you take motherhood by the horns and if nothing else, prove to you, yes indeed, you’ve got this!

Beloved by Toni Morrison

  • Author : Toni Morrison
  • Publisher : Vintage Books
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781400033416

Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is haunted persistently by the ghost of the dead baby girl whom she sacrificed, in a new edition of the Nobel Laureate's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.

Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch

Raising Grateful Kids In An Entitled World
  • Author : Kristen Welch
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781496412034

“But everyone else has it.” “If you loved me, you’d get it for me!” When you hear these comments from your kids, it can be tough not to cave. You love your children—don’t you want them to be happy and to fit in? Kristen Welch knows firsthand it’s not that easy. In fact, she’s found out that when you say yes too often, it’s not only hard on your peace of mind and your wallet—it actually puts your kids at long-term risk. In Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, Kristen shares the ups and downs in her own family’s journey of discovering why it’s healthiest not to give their kids everything. Teaching them the difference between “want” and “need” is the first step in the right direction. With many practical tips and anecdotes, she shares how to say the ultimate yes as a family by bringing up faith-filled kids who will love God, serve others, and grow into hardworking, fulfilled, and successful adults. It’s never too late to raise grateful kids. Get ready to cultivate a spirit of genuine appreciation and create a Jesus-centered home in which your kids don’t just say—but mean!—“thank you” for everything they have.

The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin

The Testament Of Mary
  • Author : Colm Toibin
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2012-10-30
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780771084164

In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son's crucifixion. She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel -- her keepers, who provide her with food and shelter and visit her regularly. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his death was "worth it;" nor that the "group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye," were holy disciples. Mary judges herself ruthlessly (she did not stay at the foot of the Cross until her son died -- she fled, to save herself), and is equally harsh on her judgement of others. This woman who we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone. Tóibín's tour de force of imagination and language is a portrait so vivid and convincing that our image of Mary will be forever transformed.

Hope Unfolding by Becky Thompson

Hope Unfolding
  • Author : Becky Thompson
  • Publisher : Waterbrook Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Categories : Mothers
  • ISBN : 9781601428127

Sometimes, we just need hope (and maybe a long uninterrupted nap). We need someone to help tune our hearts to the voice of the Father and to remind us that He has not forgotten about us.

Gems of Delight by Lisa McCrohan

Gems Of Delight
  • Author : Lisa McCrohan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-04-26
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 1945670126

Heal the hurry. Journey from busyness to pausing, harshness to compassion, and disconnection to sacred connection. It's time to revolutionize the everyday life of moms. We live, parent, work, and love in an increasingly busy, harsh, and disconnected culture. Gems of Delight invites us to slow down, connect with compassion to our own hearts and our dear ones, and live our everyday lives according to what is most sacred to us. Lisa McCrohan offers moms a way to heal the hurry, be a compassionate presence in our families, and let our light shine. Through her poetry, conversations with God, and soulful reflections, Lisa shows us that connection heals us, compassion saves us, and surrendering and slowing down nourish us. Following the rhythms of the seasons, Gems of Delight offers short, prayerful inspirations that are perfect to pick up at any time of the year to feel nourished and inspired.

Positive Parenting by Rebecca Eanes

Positive Parenting
  • Author : Rebecca Eanes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Categories : Family & Relationships
  • ISBN : 9781101992203

"This is a must-read for every family that yearns to create peace and harmony.” --Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent Tired of yelling and nagging? True family connection is possible--and this essential guide shows us how. Popular parenting blogger Rebecca Eanes believes that parenting advice should be about more than just getting kids to behave. Struggling to maintain a meaningful connection with her two little ones and frustrated by the lack of emotionally aware books for parents, she began to share her own insights with readers online. Her following has grown into a thriving community--hundreds of thousands strong. In this eagerly anticipated guide, Eanes shares her hard-won wisdom for overcoming limiting thought patterns and recognizing emotional triggers, as well as advice for connecting with kids at each stage, from infancy to adolescence. This heartfelt, insightful advice comes not from an "expert," but from a learning, evolving parent. Filled with practical, solution-oriented advice, this is an empowering guide for any parent who longs to end the yelling, power struggles, and downward spiral of acting out, punishment, resentment, and shame--and instead foster an emotional connection that helps kids learn self-discipline, feel confident, and create lasting, loving bonds.

The Joy of Missing Out by Christina Crook

The Joy Of Missing Out
  • Author : Christina Crook
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2014-11-01
  • Categories : Technology & Engineering
  • ISBN : 9781550925722

The art of finding balance in a wired world. The art of finding balance in a wired world. There's no doubt that technology has overrun our lives. Over the past few decades, the world has embraced "progress" and we're living with the resultant clicking, beeping, anxiety-inducing frenzy. But a creative backlash is gathering steam, helping us cope with the avalanche of data that threatens to overwhelm us daily through our computers, tablets and smartphones. The Joy of Missing Out considers the technologically focused life, with its impacts on our children, relationships, communities, health, work and more, and suggests opportunities for those of us longing to cultivate a richer on- and off-line existence. By examining the connected world through the lens of her own internet fast, author Christina Crook creates a convincing case for increasing intentionality in our day-to-day lives. Using historical data, typewritten letters, chapter challenges and personal accounts, she invites us to explore a new way of living, beyond our steady state of distracted "connectedness." Most of us can't throw away our smartphone or cut ourselves off from the Internet. But we can all rethink our relationship with the digital world, discovering new ways of introducing balance and discipline to the role of technology in our lives. This book is a must-read for anyone wishing to rediscover quietness of mind, and seeking a sense of peace amidst the cacophony of the modern world.

Parenting in the Present Moment by Carla Naumburg

Parenting In The Present Moment
  • Author : Carla Naumburg
  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-15
  • Categories : Family & Relationships
  • ISBN : 9781937006846

This generation of parents is overwhelmed with parenting advice; Carla Naumburg sets out to remind them that they have everything they need to raise healthy, happy children. Mindful parenting is about paying attention to what is going on with your children and yourself without judging it or freaking out about it or thinking everyone, including yourself and your child, should be doing something differently. In Parenting in the Present Moment, Naumburg shares what truly matters in parenting—connecting with children in ways that are meaningful to them and you, staying grounded amidst the craziness of parenting, and staying present for whatever life throws your way. With reassuring, compassionate storytelling, she weaves the most current theories—about healthy relationships, compassionate self-care, and mindfulness—throughout vignettes of her own chaotic childhood and parental struggles. She shows how mindfulness creates a solid foundation for any style of parenting, regardless of your cultural background, socio-economic status, or family structure. She also introduces the STAY model for tough times: Stop whatever it is you’re doing; Take a Breath; Attune to you thoughts and those of your child; and Yield to what is happening so you can respond from a place of connection and compassion. Parenting is an ongoing journey that constantly challenges every parent. Parenting in the Present Moment will help each family find its own way.

Green Mama to Be by Manda Aufochs Gillespie

Green Mama To Be
  • Author : Manda Aufochs Gillespie
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2017-09-16
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 9781459736290

Sweeping away the clutter of iffy parenting advice, the Green Mama speaks to scientists, researchers, and moms to give expecting and current parents the best guide to health issues affecting our children. Filled with humour, good advice, and helpful resources, Green Mama-to-Be is the essential book for today’s expectant parent.

From Rattles to Writing by Barbara A. Smith

From Rattles To Writing
  • Author : Barbara A. Smith
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Categories : Infants
  • ISBN : 1933940182