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Friday, August 2, 2013

Mommy Brain

Visiting with two of my friends (who both have small children), one of them commented on how she keeps forgetting things.  Rest assured, she doesn't have memory problems. What she has is Mommy Brain.  :)  A combination of too little sleep, too little ME time, too many responsibilities, too many obligations and the constant demands of children, are the perfect combination to result in Mommy Brain.

This malady is unfortunately chronic but can be managed.  :)   Kids are demanding and that's probably not going to change for a while.  What you CAN change is you.  Awareness of your body's needs (sleep, good healthy food, an occasional break from the kids, setting limits) will go a long way towards keeping those symptoms under control. It also helps to start calendaring events and appointments and other things you don't want to forget.  I keep a small spiral notebook in my purse to help me keep track of things until I get home and put them on the big wall calendar.  That trusty little notebook is also handy to jot down ideas and "aha" moments.  Can't live without it.

Don't worry if you have Mommy Brain.  You're not alone.  :)


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