Monday, August 1, 2011

Introverted Mommies

For all you moms out there who are over-stimulated and overwhelmed, who feel like you're running on empty, who are beyond exhausted by the constant interaction and activity that define this season of life, this post by Cynthia, self-described  "hippie housewife," will assure you that you're not alone. 

And yes, there are some simple steps you can take to replenish that rapidly emptying well.

She writes, "Some days I just don't know how to do it. Where I can find solace in some quiet, reflective activity instead of doing what needs to be done? What about ME? Can I just have one hour with no one talking to me, touching me, or needing something from me? Where I'm not being constantly dragged out of my thoughts and back into the needs of everyone else?  There are days that are especially difficult, filled with unexpected interactions with ..."

Hey, overloaded mom!  Let's lose the frustration, the guilt.  Let's stop beating ourselves up and comparing ourselves to super-mom down the street.  Let's understand who we are and embrace the beautiful intricacies of the way God designed us. 

Yes, we are "fearfully and wonderfully made" {Psalm 139}.  Yes, we are able, by His grace and strength, to be incredibly loving, effective parents.  And yes, someday your children just might arise and call you blessed {Proverbs 31:28}.

- kids collage by philip fierlinger -


  1. I'm that introverted mama!!!

  2. It's such a huge step to acknowledge who and where we truly are! Be sure to schedule pockets in your day to tend to your soul, to savor a few quiet moments outdoors, to care for your body, to do something fun!

    Not easy, but certainly possible! And worth it for how will energize you and refreshen your perspective.

    From one introverted mama to another ...



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