Introverted Mom: Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt, and Quiet JoyJamie C. MartinZondervan / 2019 / Trade Paperback$13.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
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TeamOtto5 Stars Out Of 5Literary Encouragement & Practical Strategies for How to Thrive as Homeschool MomJuly 2, 2019TeamOttoQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Jamie gets it. She gets what it's like to feel like your drowning day after day, when your needs and the needs of your busy, in-your-face 24 hours a day family don't seem to mix. If you're an introvert or a highly sensitive person and you're doubting if you're cut out for this homeschooling gig, Jamie will give you reassurance that you're not alone and confidence to craft a life that views your introversion not as a deficit, but as the superpower it is. Filled with bookish delights from the lives of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott and other literary role models as well as her own stories from life as a busy mom of 3, you're sure to find room to breathe and ideas to implement in the pages of this book.
Cindy5 Stars Out Of 5Introverted MomJune 20, 2019CindyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was needed twenty years ago! As a homeschool mom of twenty years and an introvert I saw so many great tips and ideas for getting through the tough days in this book. But not only that the encouragement and the explanations on what makes me, me were so helpful. Introverts are thoughtful, insightful and very observant which is so draining most of the time. Only by God's grace did I finish strong with homeschooling. This book would help any mom homeschooling or not. I highly recommend Jamie Martin's book.
Jess W4 Stars Out Of 5Insight for IntrovertsMay 31, 2019Jess WI enjoyed the tips for introverted moms in this book. It also made me feel better that I'm not alone in feeling, from time to time, overwhelmed by lack of quiet and kid free space. I manage fairly well, but sometimes it all gets to be too much (the constant noise, chaos, and being needed). I was excited for this book, but when flipping through became a little worried about the self-care aspect. I'm leery of self-care books but I was reassured when Jaime was describing self-care as not being self-improvement, but about caring for ourselves by trusting in God and resting in Him and relying on His strength. It also served as a good reminder to be sure to make at least a little quiet time each day to recharge and not just work on my to do list as I'm inclined to do. (And to make sure my introverted child does the same as well.)
KG5 Stars Out Of 5Hope, healing & practical help.May 11, 2019KGQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5To all you Introverted Moms out there-Please do yourself a kindness and read this book. It's beautifully written, open, honest, filled with insight & humor, too. After reading it, I understand myself. I now have peace, hope & strength to carry on and take care of myself and family better. I needed this book.
I have misunderstood myself, for decades.
In the past times of quiet & solitude were typically a part of my everyday life, so I never knew I was introverted. After having my third child, and having no more quiet and solitude, living my dream of being a stay-at-home mom & housewife became a nightmare. I was perpetually frustrated and angry. (Not my norm at all). When I would cry or rant to the people I trusted, the response I often received was, "Well, you chose this!" Guilt & resentment grew. I stopped talking to those people and shoved my emotions down and just kept going the best I knew how. I beat myself up wondering what was wrong with me. Some days I felt like I was crazy and losing control of everything. I haven't liked myself much over this past decade.
Then hope sprang up! This book, Introverted Mom came along! I now understand myself. I understand why I became angry and resentful, why my emotions were out of control. My needs as an introvert were not being met. I was not honoring who I am or how I am wired and no one was able to see that or help me. But this fellow introverted mom and dear friend of mine did! And she wrote this book for me! (Ha! Okay, she wrote it for all of us. But it feels like it was just for me!). After reading this, (twice), my world has changed for the better. I have insight, some practicle tools to implement. Hope. The subtitle of this book sums it up for me; I now have More Calm, Less Guilt and Quiet Joy. Thank you, Jamie C. Martin.
godlyrose5 Stars Out Of 5An Encouragement for the Introverted MomMay 8, 2019godlyroseQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I received a free digital copy of this book for being a part of the launch team after I had already preordered this book.
As an introvert who can disguise herself as an extrovert (very few people in my life actually know I am an introvert), I felt like much of what Jamie said was taken from my own thoughts and feelings. She didn't make introversion sound like a disability. But for the first time, I understood my strengths and weaknesses as an introvert.
She gives practical, hands on ideas for introvert moms to apply for self-care not self-improvement. I loved this book and plan on making it a yearly read to remind myself that God gave my children an introverted mom on purpose