Hospitality and Hurricanes

If you didn’t know, we live in Florida. A hurricane is coming for Florida currently which means there’s a run on water, gas, and bread. [Why bread??? Always bread! I would rather stock up on chips and Oreos personally but I bought an obligatory loaf just in case.] Hurricane Dorian is supposed to knock the East coast pretty heavy but for us on the West coast it likely will just be intense thunderstorms and gusty winds. In either case, as my husband always says, “better safe than dead.” Last night, as part of that preparation, he went to fill my car up with gas and had a conversation with the attendant. That conversation led to me baking cookies this morning and we’ll be delivering them to the gas station employees a little later. 

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Introverted Mama Does a Girls' Night

We all know just how refreshing a Girls’ Night can be for women, especially mamas! Getting a little fancy, even if it just means a t-shirt sans spit up or crusty stuff, and putting on some lipstick can make us feel human once again!  The struggle for introvert mamas is real in this scenario! While we love, and need, social interaction because motherhood can be isolating, we also crave quiet time and spaces to recharge. The balance is tricky…

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Introverted Mama Goes On Vacation

Vacations sound lovely, and they are quite lovely unless you’re an introverted mama. The memories are beautiful, but the work required to prep, function, and recover from a vacation is a lot of work for any mama. Add to all that work the consistency of social interaction, noise, and often no real place to escape and vacations are exhausting to an introverted mama…

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Introverted Mama Goes To A Playdate

A common misconception of introverts is that we are shy, reserved, or don’t want friendships. Complete lies. We like people and we can be loud, but interacting with people comes at a a price. While extroverts, even the quiet ones, recharge best around people and the frenzy of groups introverts are drained by others. We recharge away from people and noise. This is totally fine…until you are a young mom who needs sanity. Observe…

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