Introverted Mom: Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt, and Quiet Joy
Motherhood is beautiful; motherhood is hard. All moms understand this paradoxical truth. Yet introverted mothers face unique challenges. When our quiet nature collides with our often loud role, frustration and guilt result. We wonder why motherhood feels at odds with our personality, and in our darkest moments fear we’re simply not cut out for the job.
In Introverted Mom, author Jamie C. Martin lifts the false burdens and negative stereotypes off your shoulders, letting you know you’re not alone. Your steady strength is exactly what your family needs in this chaotic world. And when you understand and accept your God-given personality, you’ll discover a freedom you may never have experienced before.
Jamie shares vulnerable stories from her own life as well as thoughts from other kindred-spirit moms, helping you add more calm to your days. Her practical suggestions and creative inspiration, combined with quotes and insights from four well-known introverted writers, point you back toward hope, laughter, and quiet 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.
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What Others Are Saying
“This book combines two of my favorite things: personality insights and literary heroines.”
~ Anne Bogel, founder of Modern Mrs. Darcy and author of Reading People
“Jamie is a genius for taking the time to write this book. I think every woman should read this, as we all want to run away and refuel on a regular basis. Jamie gives us permission and validation to care for ourselves. But, as a fellow introvert, I wish I had Jamie’s book many years ago! The deep felt need to withdraw in order to refuel is essential to emotional, spiritual and mental health. Thank you for writing this inspiring book especially for me!”
~ Sally Clarkson, author, speaker, mother, and fellow introvert
“Though I’ve been an introverted mom for over fifteen years, I still found myself reading Jamie’s words with a highlighter in one hand and a tissue in the other. It’s a relief to be reminded that my introversion is not a burden to my family, it’s a gift. Introverted Mom is a timely reminder to lean in to who we are and how we’re made. I wish I’d had this book when my kids were babies!”
~ Emily P. Freeman, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Simply Tuesday and The Next Right Thing
“As a mom of six, I spent too many years following advice that didn’t fit my introverted temperament. I wish I’d had Jamie Martin’s book years ago! Jamie gives people like me permission to be ourselves, and offers unique tips for how to thrive in our daily lives.”
~ Jennifer Fulwiler, SiriusXM radio host and author of One Beautiful Dream
“Creatively woven with the wisdom of classic literary cohorts, Jamie’s voice in these pages offers hope for the hidden 50%. Finally: a motherhood anthem we introverts can dance to. (Quietly. In our bedrooms. Alone.)”
~ Erin Loechner, founder of OtherGoose.com and Author of Chasing Slow
“I’m an extrovert, but I was delighted to discover myself in so many of this book’s pages, too. We all have to both extrovert and introvert at different times, after all. Jamie’s book is nourishing for the soul.”
~ Sarah Mackenzie, author of The Read Aloud Family and creator of The Read Aloud Revival podcast
“Jamie has a beautiful way of meeting introverted moms right where they are and giving them tools for carrying on. Her encouragement throughout these pages is genuine, practical, and tangible, and I also loved how she included insights from other introverted mothers all around the world! When I finished reading this book, I felt understood … and validated for who I am. What a gift. Introverted Mom is going to give many women a huge sigh of relief and confidence to navigate life in a way that feels authentic to them.”
~ Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama, Hands Free Life, and Only Love Today
“I can’t tell you how many emails I have received from worn-out, introverted moms hiding in their bathrooms, the only place of brief respite in their homes. At last, Jamie Martin has written a book specifically for you, and in these pages you will begin to let go of unattainable extroverted mom ideals and find rest and strength to live and love as yourselves. Close the bathroom door, open this book, and be free!”
~ Adam McHugh, author of Introverts in the Church
“This book is the encouragement I wish I had when my kids were younger. In these pages, Jamie manages to both lovingly remind us introverts that we’re not alone in our parenting experiences, and inspire us to roll up our sleeves and do the beautiful work of raising our kids our way, leaning into the way we’re made instead of fighting against it. Her voice is full of wisdom, humor, and much needed here-in-the-trenches-with-you.”
~ Tsh Oxenreider, author of At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe
“As a mother of five and a full-time work-at-home mom, this book was nourishment for my tired spirit. Reading it was like having a (quiet) cup of tea with a friend. The pages are filled with empathy and understanding for the exhausted introvert who feels like she’s not enough. Introverted Mom inspired me to own my strengths, and it helped me to feel less alone on my motherhood journey.”
~ Susan Storm, founder of PsychologyJunkie.com
Jamie C. Martin is an introverted mom of three, who loves books, tea, and people (not always in that order), and avoids answering the phone when possible.
She created the site Steady Mom in 2009 and co-founded SimpleHomeschool.net in 2010, where she’s served as editor-in-chief for nearly a decade. In addition to Introverted Mom, she’s also the author of Give Your Child the World, Mindset for Moms, and Steady Days.
Her work has been featured by LeVar Burton of Reading Rainbow, the Washington Post, (in)courage, Parents, MOPS International, Ann Voskamp, Today Parenting, Psychology Today, and The Read Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie.