My name is Alice. I’m a thirty-something former scientist currently staying at home with my two children. But I’m not your typical stay-at-home mom. I would much rather talk about time travel paradoxes than dress my kids in cute outfits or cook anything.
INTP is my Myers-Briggs personality type, and it stands for Introverted, iNtuitive, Thinking, Perceiving. If you know about Myers-Briggs types and are familiar with INTPs, then you already know more about me than the vast majority of people I’ve ever known. INTPs make up about 1-3% of the population and are the rarest type among women. I am rational, analytical, nonconformist, detached, quiet, independent, imaginative, socially awkward, and hard to define.
I’m married to an INTJ and we have a 4-year-old daughter, AJ, and a 1-year-old son, Buddy (those are their nicknames). We’ve moved around the country frequently and currently live in Alaska, which is home to us. I started this blog in 2013 as a place where I could share my thoughts about anything and everything, viewed through the lens of being an INTP and being a mom. It’s kind of an unusual combination.
Some of my interests are science, history, classical arts, and being in the wilderness. In my hypothetical free time, I like to discuss theories with my husband, read, hike, kayak, visit museums, see classical concerts, and learn new things that have no practical applications.
I’ve written two previous blogs. Leaving Eden, which I wrote in 2007-2008, followed my experience of becoming an atheist during my senior year at a Christian college. Peaceful Atheist, which I wrote mostly during 2008-2010, was where I chronicled my life after college, moving to Alaska, and developing my voice and identity as an atheist and as an INTP.
You can email me at intpmom(at)gmail.com, and follow me on Instagram @intpmom.