THROWBACK THURSDAY: Eps 80 with Rachel Macy Stafford

This week’s throwback guest is Rachel Macy Stafford, founder of Handsfree Mama, best selling author and special education teacher. We are discussing letting go of distractions so you can focus on what really matters. Join us!

“There is no space for perfection in parenting and living boldly. I want to live bravely, boldly, flawed and full of hope.”


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Takeaways from the show
  • Parenting and opportunities to choose to be mindful
  • Avoiding getting caught up in the moment as a practice
  • Making a “presence” pledge to yourself
  • Surrendering and learning to let go of control and expectations of mastery or of a certain outcome
  • Raising future adults and allowing space for practice
  • Self-care and the importance of “do nothing” moments
  • The value of physical self-care


Parenting through the middle and school years is TOUGH. If you are committed to parenting with Positive Discipline, you may feel challenged to know when to lean in, when to let go, and what are reasonable limits to create and enforce.

During this event, parents will learn about the teen brain, tease apart the difference between punishments, consequences, and boundaries – and take away the tools and mindset that matter MOST as you lead your family through this season of parenting.

Join us on Zoom Tuesday, April 26th from 5 – 7 pm PST. The cost is FREE.

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