Maggie talks with the Hands Free Mama herself

Few people articulate the challenges and gifts of mothering better than Rachel Macy Stafford.

The author of the New York Times bestselling book, Hands Free Mama, special education teacher and mother of two has struck a chord across the world by sharing her own experiences of letting go of being a distracted, perfectionist, overwhelmed parent to being a parent who slows down, connects more with her loved ones and who lives “a life that really matters”.

Rachel’s honest, often poignant posts and blogs resonate at a deep heart level and her suggestions have quite simply changed lives for the better!

I recently enjoyed chatting to her about her latest book for a special podcast, and I know her insights and practical wisdoms – some that will take just 6 seconds – will help any parent in parent-land find more harmony and joy in their homes. Please savour and linger over her latest book, Hands Free Life: 9 Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better & Loving More.

And please pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy our conversation during which Rachel and I talked about living with so much technology, perfectionism, mother guilt, letting go of control and what it really takes to shift from living a hurried, chaotic stressful life to living a life of joy, meaning, presence and connection.