I realized with clarity that this—this pausing when the whole world keeps on going—is living.
~Rachel Macy Stafford, Hands Free Mama, p23~
There was no contest: looking into my children’s eyes beat staring at the screen of my smartphone. Hearing my loved ones’ laughter won hands down over the incessant ding of incoming emails. Seeing empty space in my calendar for laughing, playing, and relaxing soothed my depleted soul.
~Rachel Macy Stafford, Hands Free Mama, p37~