What this book is about:
Jamie dives into the world of mothering as an introvert. She examines how the constant giving of motherhood uniquely affects those who are introverted and offers to help restore and guide introverted moms into their best mothering place.
What I liked:
It’s a book about introverts! It’s written well, packed full of personal examples, reflections in the forms of her own poetry or stories, and reflections and advice from a global network of moms who share their thoughts and ideas about mothering as an introvert.
What I didn’t like:
Sometimes her own reflections (in the form of poetry or whatever) didn’t really resonate with me, but that’s a style thing.
Overall thoughts and opinions:
I really enjoyed this book.
Her personality shone through and she seems like a really cool person, and a very “normal” mom. As a fellow introvert, it does seem as though we live in a world that loves and glorifies extroverts while not really knowing what to do with introverts.
This book shows that introverts have a place, and a very important place, both in the world, in the church, and in the home. While we may need more time to recharge, rest, and get back to our best selves, we offer so much because of our reflections, deep thinking, and relatively quieter natures.
I felt very connected to and heard by this book. I resonated so much with the ideas inside and it’s a book I will undoubtedly read again. A fellow mom at swimming lessons, of all places, recommended the book to me. I bought it immediately.
I think if you find yourself as a mom on the introverted side of the scale and often overwhelmed by the constancy of raising tiny humans, this is a great book for you. Heck, if you have a friend or your spouse is the introvert, it would be a good read to try to understand them better if you find that you fail to understand them. A little bit of connection and love goes a long way in the life of an introvert and if this book can provide that love, it’s worth every penny.
Which I think it is.
I give it five stars.