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Hands-Free but not guilt-free

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This year, I’m trying to be a hands-free mama. I made a resolution to keep my cell phone in one specific spot in the house (out of sight and out of reach), while I was interacting with my children and my husband, in order to prevent the obsessive checking of e-mail and Facebook. Mostly I did this in order to model good behavior for my kids: if I don’t want to raise people who check their phones in the middle of live conversations, then I realized I couldn’t be one of those people myself. I was excited, then, to read the recently published Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do Lists, and Letting Go…

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