Hands Free Mama

Hands Free Mama
Author: Rachel Macy Stafford
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN 10: 031033814X
ISBN 13: 9780310338147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hands Free Mama Book Review:

“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 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.

Hands Free Mama

Hands Free Mama
Author: Rachel Macy Stafford
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN 10: 9780606352192
ISBN 13: 0606352198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hands Free Mama Book Review:

For use in schools and libraries only. A popular Christian blogger 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.

Hands Free Mama

Hands Free Mama
Author: Rachel Macy Stafford
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-01-06
ISBN 10: 9780310338130
ISBN 13: 0310338131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hands Free Mama Book Review:

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

Only Love Today
Author: Rachel Macy Stafford
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN 10: 0310346754
ISBN 13: 9780310346753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Only Love Today Book Review:

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

Hands Free Life
Author: Rachel Macy Stafford
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN 10: 0310338166
ISBN 13: 9780310338161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hands Free Life Book Review:

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

Live Love Now
Author: Rachel Macy Stafford
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN 10: 0310358655
ISBN 13: 9780310358657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Live Love Now Book Review:

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.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 151
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 0679755330
ISBN 13: 9780679755333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Raisin in the Sun Book Review:

An African-American family is united in love and pride as they struggle to overcome poverty and harsh living conditions, in the award-winning 1959 play about an embattled Chicago family

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307433846
ISBN 13: 9780307433848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Thief Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Everyday Use

Everyday Use
Author: Alice Walker
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 229
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780813520766
ISBN 13: 0813520762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Use Book Review:

Presents the text of Alice Walker's story "Everyday Use"; contains background essays that provide insight into the story; and features a selection of critical response. Includes a chronology and an interview with the author.

Hold My Hand Mama

Hold My Hand  Mama
Author: Gabrielle Martin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-05
ISBN 10: 9780578545158
ISBN 13: 0578545152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hold My Hand Mama Book Review:

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!

Mama Do You Love Me

Mama  Do You Love Me
Author: Barbara M. Joosse
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-11-28
ISBN 10: 145217203X
ISBN 13: 9781452172033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mama Do You Love Me Book Review:

Mama, do you love me? Yes I do Dear One. How much? In this universal story, a child tests the limits of independence and comfortingly learns that a parent's love is unconditional and everlasting. The story is made all the more captivating by its unusual Arctic setting. The lyrical text introduces young readers to a distinctively different culture, while at the same time showing that the special love that exists between parent and child transcends all boundaries of time and place. The story is beautifully complemented by graphically stunning illustrations that are filled with such exciting animals as whales, wolves, puffins, and sled dogs, and a carefully researched glossary provides additional information on Arctic life. This tender and reassuring book is one that both parents and children will turn to again and again.

Mama Miti

Mama Miti
Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN 10: 1442459026
ISBN 13: 9781442459021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mama Miti Book Review:

“Nelson’s pictures, a jaw-dropping union of African textiles collaged with oil paintings, brilliantly capture the villagers’ clothing and the greening landscape…This is, in a word, stunning.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Nelson’s (We Are the Ship) breathtaking portraits of Maathai often have a beatific quality; bright African textiles represent fields, mountains, and Maathai’s beloved trees…Napoli (The Earth Shook) creates a vivid portrait of the community from which Maathai’s tree-planting mission grows.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A beautiful introduction for children just learning about the Greenbelt Movement.” —School Library Journal Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children’s Book Council) California Collections NAACP Image Award Nominee Through artful prose and beautiful illustrations, Donna Jo Napoli and Kadir Nelson tell the true story of Wangari Muta Maathai, known as “Mama Miti,” who in 1977 founded the Green Belt Movement, an African grassroots organization that has empowered many people to mobilize and combat deforestation, soil erosion, and environmental degradation. Today more than 30 million trees have been planted throughout Mama Miti’s native Kenya, and in 2004 she became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Wangari Muta Maathai has changed Kenya tree by tree—and with each page turned, children will realize their own ability to positively impact the future.

Me Mama

Me   Mama
Author: Cozbi A. Cabrera
Publsiher: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN 10: 1534454217
ISBN 13: 9781534454217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Me Mama Book Review:

A Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honor Book Mama’s love is brighter than the sun, even on the rainiest of days. This celebration of a mother-daughter relationship is perfect for sharing with little ones! On a rainy day when the house smells like cinnamon and Papa and Luca are still asleep, when the clouds are wearing shadows and the wind paints the window with beads of water, I want to be everywhere Mama is. With lyrical prose and a tender touch, the Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honor Book Mama and Me is an ode to the strength of the bond between a mother and a daughter as they spend a rainy day together.

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

You   ve Got This  Mama  A Mother   s Guide To Embracing The Chaos And Living An Empowered Life
Author: Sabrina Greer
Publsiher: Golden Brick Road Publishing House Inc.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-05-14
ISBN 10: 1988736390
ISBN 13: 9781988736396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You ve Got This Mama A Mother s Guide To Embracing The Chaos And Living An Empowered Life Book Review:

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!

Green Mama

Green Mama
Author: Manda Aufochs Gillespie
Publsiher: Dundurn.com
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2014-06-14
ISBN 10: 1459722973
ISBN 13: 9781459722972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Mama Book Review:

From choosing environmentally friendly diapers to identifying the hidden toxins in children’s food, cribs, car seats, and toys, Green Mama discusses topics that are vitally important to new parents. What are the most pressing problems facing new parents today? As the world has become increasingly more complicated, so has parenting. We are concerned about pervasive toxins in the environment and anxious to raise our children in ways that will protect them as well as safeguard our already fragile world. Manda Aufochs Gillespie, the Green Mama, shares what today’s science and Grandma’s traditional wisdom tell us about prenatal care for mothers-to-be, breastfeeding, detoxifying the nursery, diapering, caring for baby’s skin, feeding a family, and healthy play — redefining the basics of parenting for today’s world. With an upbeat tone, stories of parents who have been there, real-world advice for when money matters more, and practical steps geared toward immediate success, The Green Mama engages and guides even the busiest, most sleep-deprived parent. The Green Mama helps parents become what they were always meant to be: experts on the care of their own children.

Mama s Boy

Mama s Boy
Author: Dustin Lance Black
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 0525434895
ISBN 13: 9780525434894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mama s Boy Book Review:

ONE OF BOOK RIOT'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR Dustin Lance Black wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Milk and helped overturn California's anti-gay marriage Proposition 8, but as an LGBTQ activist he has unlikely origins--a conservative Mormon household outside San Antonio, Texas. There he was raised by a single mother who, as a survivor of childhood polio, endured brutal surgeries as well as braces and crutches for life. Despite the abuse and violence of two questionably devised Mormon marriages, she imbued Lance with her inner strength and irrepressible optimism. When Lance came out to his mother at age twenty-one, she initially derided his sexuality as a sinful choice. It may seem like theirs was a house destined to be divided--and at times it was. But in the end, they did not let their differences define them or the relationship that had inspired two remarkable lives. This heartfelt, deeply personal memoir explores how a mother and son built bridges across great cultural divides--and how our stories hold the power to heal.

Mama Loves You So

Mama Loves You So
Author: Terry Pierce
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 14
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 1481481606
ISBN 13: 9781481481601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mama Loves You So Book Review:

With lilting lullaby text and lovely illustrations, the New Books for Newborns stories are the perfect first books for new parents to share with their little ones right from the start! Start here. If only raising a child was that easy. It can be difficult in the first year to figure out what’s just right for your baby. But with this new line of books—New Books for Newborns— story time is really that simple. Designed as the first books to start reading with your baby, these just-right stories hit all the right notes with soothing texts, lovely art, and, most importantly, stories meant for sharing any time of the day. Start here. Snuggle up. It’s story time! This book celebrates a mother’s love trumping even majestic mother nature…a mama’s love is higher than a mountain and deeper than any stream.

Number the Stars

Number the Stars
Author: Lois Lowry
Publsiher: HarperCollins Children's Modern Classics
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2022-03-17
ISBN 10: 9780008523336
ISBN 13: 0008523339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Number the Stars Book Review:

This beautiful HarperCollins Children's Modern Classics edition is perfect for every bookshelf.

The Christian Mama s Guide to Parenting a Toddler

The Christian Mama s Guide to Parenting a Toddler
Author: Erin MacPherson
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2013-04-08
ISBN 10: 084996475X
ISBN 13: 9780849964756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christian Mama s Guide to Parenting a Toddler Book Review:

What's a mom to do when her sweet baby's smiles and snuggles turn to tears and tantrums? This take on everything toddler—from throwing food to potty training to massive toddler fits—is filled with sanity-saving advice every mom wants to hear. Helpful tips include how to: stop a tantrum in its tracks (or at least survive the tantrum without breaking into tears of your own) discipline your child in a way that demonstrates Christ's redeeming love make your marriage a priority when your kid is a squeaky wheel that always seems to need your time and attention introduce your child to Jesus in a way that leads to authentic faith convince a one-and-a-half year old that broccoli really is better than cookies—even if you don't believe it yourself Moms will be entertained and encouraged by the amusing anecdotes and godly advice of this comprehensive, topical approach to parenting one and two year olds.

The Free Mama

The Free Mama
Author: Lauren Golden
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2018-12-11
ISBN 10: 9781513626406
ISBN 13: 151362640X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Free Mama Book Review:

Learn what the "Have It All" lifestyle is REALLY all about In The Free Mama, Lauren Golden, founder of The Free Mama Movement, teaches women how to have a life many have only dreamed about: one where they can make good money AND be there for their families -- without sacrificing one for the other and without guilt. Learn what balance REALLY is and how to work from home with little ones while still honoring your grown-up self and her dreams and goals. Life is not filled with either-or choices, but rather, is full of this AND that. Learn how to become a quitter, and why that can be the best thing you've ever done for yourself and for your family. You'll learn to have more by doing less. Find out why working moms rock, and why self-employment is the absolute best way for mamas to pursue their passion. Learn how the skills you already have are in great demand, and how to turn them into a successful business that produces a steady, predictable source of income. Lauren, a master at focus and time management, shows you how to set up systems and use the time you have in the best possible way. She shares her "Daily 5" approach to rocking each day's tasks and teaches you how to set boundaries in your work and personal lives so that each gets your full attention. If you've had this nagging feeling that you were meant for more, this book will show you how right you are, and how within reach it is.