When I was first pregnant, I was almost 31, had been in ministry for 10 years and considered myself a fairly mature woman for my age—and then I had 3 children in less than 5 years. I was caught in a whirlwind of life, with never a stop, noisy, overwhelming life and sometimes I just wanted everyone to go away—for a little while. And of course then I would feel guilty!
Life as Mom is LOUD, but you long for quiet .
Today, in my podcast, I talk with my friend, Jamie Martin, about her new book called:
Introverted Mom: Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt, and Quiet Joy
I wish I had this book when I was a young mom because I think it would have given me permission to seek some quiet, soul filling time without guilt. It took me years to learn this truth. So many moms I know have said, “You know, I used to think I was an extrovert but now I think I might be an introvert.”
I think that having round the clock children can be so draining at times that we just long for peace and quiet and that is why we consider ourselves introverts—even when some of us aren’t.
When the volume of family life clashes with your personality, frustration, guilt, and overwhelm naturally result. In Introverted Mom, author Jamie C. Martin lifts these burdens from your shoulders, reminding you that your steady strength is exactly what your family needs in this chaotic world.
Jamie shares vulnerable stories from her own life as well as thoughts from other introverted mothers, letting you know you're not alone. Her practical suggestions and creative inspiration are enhanced with quotes and insights from four beloved writers--Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, L. M. Montgomery, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. Together, Jamie and this band of fellow introverts gently point you toward hope, laughter, and joy.
Whether you've just realized you're an introvert, or if you've known it all along, this book is for you. It's time to honor who you are and savor life as an introverted mom.
Links that might be helpful:
Book landing page - https://jamiecmartin.com/introvert/ (includes information about the bonus offer for those who order before Mother’s Day)
Simple Homeschool - https://simplehomeschool.net
Mother’s Day bonus description: Order Introverted Mom before Mother’s Day ends and receive five “introverted mom” beautifully designed prints ready to be printed and framed!
Hope you enjoy the podcast today.