Wednesday, February 12, 2014

18 Months

My baby boy is getting so big.  He will soon be a big brother.  Klive's new words this month are church, socks, bye, and his new favorite... no.  Everything is NO. 

Klive loves balloons.  They can entertain him for quite some time.

Morning crazy hair.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford

What’s really more important?  That’s the question that the author is really asking.  It’s all those distractions, technology, and our desire for perfection that keep us from the people and experiences that matter most to us.  Mrs. Stafford brings the case that we should put aside the things that, in the grand scheme of things, do not really matter compared with those precious moments that we are missing with our kids and family.  Moments we cannot get back.

I was very intrigued when I read the title of this book.  I gave up Facebook several years ago and, to me, it is one of the best decisions that I have ever made.  It was getting rid of something in my life that was consuming more time than I felt it needed to.  For me, it was giving it up completely.  I believe it gives me more time with my son.  I enjoyed reading about all the special moments that the author spent with her girls instead of being on her phone or worrying about making her house messier.  The read was a bit repetitive, but I believe that is part of her getting her point across.  I appreciated that she put her mistakes out there and that she gave God glory for opening her eyes to it.  None of us our without fault.  She left me thinking about how I could improve myself.

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