Mom Brain

This morning during the normal ‘get the kids ready and out-the-door’ routine, I threw a plate in the trash and the napkin in the sink.  Whoopsie daisy.  Fast forward 45 seconds and I put a can of cat food in the cats water bowl – that was full of water.  Possibly a whole 3 minutes later, I put clothes in the dryer (yay me, right!?) – only to pull them out of the dryer an hour later, noting that I never turned the dryer ON.  I’ve walked into the kitchen a hundred times forgetting why I was there, I’ve picked up my phone to text someone back and ended up buying paper towels on Amazon, I’ve literally left a loaf of bread in my child’s crib – NO.  CLUE.  I heard people talk about mom brain before I had kids and thought – yeah you are moving in a lot of different directions – but OH MY GOSH – I never thought I’d get , well, here.  

Advertising Disclosure

After some clicking around on the WWW – I started to feel less concerned that I was going nuts.  According to research done by Psychology Today, a woman’s brain does change after she gives birth for the first time.  The article goes on to describe a LOT of what I experience on a daily basis.  For example, bring overly emotional.  I was an overly emotional person BEFORE I had kids – so if you happen to see my husband hitchhiking on the side of the highway, maybe pick him up and go grab a beer.  Secondly, evidence did point to some hormonal changes that could affect our memories.  SEE!  I knew I wasn’t crazy.  I am only crazy-adjacent 🙂  

The word I hear most from Mom’s is “juggling”.  How do we juggle it all?  How do we juggle time for the kids, work, significant other, ourselves…?  I have friends who are super organized with charts and schedules and cubbies for all things, I have other friends who have folks to help keep the everyday tasks up-to-date, I have friends who totally wing-it (I fall most into this category).  

Me?  I am the Queen-Of-The-Sticky-Note.  If it is not on a sticky note, it will not get done.  Period.  Full stop.  In order to give myself the giggles and remember I can ONLY DO SO MUCH, I tend to switch up my sticky note selections.  I am currently using these – 

I have a colleague with 5 kids (FIVE KIDS) who swears by Evernote (https://evernote.com/).  She cannot, cannot live without it.  It’s also FREE for the Basic version so you can take it for a spin if you likey!  I have to say, she never misses ANYthing and we got her Christmas card, family photo and all, before Thanksgiving.  WUT?  Check it out.  Let me know if you become a die-hard and I will intro you to her so you can fan rage about Evernote.  

Another dear friend has TRIPLETS.  They are 5.  (Triplets you guys….5 year-old triplets….let that sink in for a wee moment…good?  OK, moving on).  If you need a custom made (and by “custom” I mean designed with duct tape and a hack saw by her husband) baby gate, she is the hook-up.  These things were inescapable.  Until they weren’t :/  You can only contain the littles for so long before they discover “climbing” and “teamwork”.  **sigh**  BUT, baby gates give you time to do SOMEthing without worrying if your tiny human is confiscating items – like permanent markers, nail polish, gum, and/or spreading an entire bag of Cheerios onto the couch – hypothetically speaking OF COURSE.  We used all manner of baby gates but found this one to be great as we had a variety of openings to work with and you can use one hand to open and close (MOMS – DO NOT climb over the baby gate…you might make it just fine 2 or 3 times…the 4th time it’s a yard sale of anything you were carrying as your foot dangles atop the gate…):

Please use the comments section to offer advice and your proven MUST HAVES to all the rest of us Mommas!  We’ve all had an experience or two (or three, or four…) that, when shared, can save a lot of time, money and bleach.

Advertising Disclosure: This post may contain promotional links. I'm A Proud Momma may be compensated if you use these links.

One response to “Mom Brain”

  1. […] I hope one of these sleep tips works for you and helps you get some quality shut-eye. Even if you get a wink here and a nap there – best to have GOOD sleep when you can get it! And these tips also work if you’re suffering from a little bit of “Mom Brain”. […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
438,950

Proud Momma is the voice of a regular mom trying her best to survive this regular mom life.

3 weeks ago
I'm a Proud Momma

Happy from the inside out! #ImAProudMomma ... See MoreSee Less

Happy from the inside out! #ImAProudMomma

Comment on Facebook

My baby girl Bella does it too!!🤣😁

Beautiful God Bless

My daisy looks like a smiling bat here silly dog

Precious 👏👏👏👏👏👏👍😊❤️💙

❤️❤️❤️❤️

Cute

I LOVE DOGS!!!

View more comments

1 month ago
I'm a Proud Momma

I thought 80's wedding style was the worst - I was wrong. #ImAProudMomma ... See MoreSee Less

I thought 80s wedding style was the worst - I was wrong. #ImAProudMomma

Comment on Facebook

Well they loved it that’s all that matters was there money not ours who cares happy for the couple ❤️

This wasnt their wedding outfits

Biggest bunch of crazy I’ve ever seen 🙄

And whyyyy does wedding or wedding attire have rules? Its the couples day and they can do whatever the f*ck they want 🤷‍♀️ Black is a happy color for some of us... get over it.

Ummm.. I seen they had totally different outfits 🙄 She had a white body dress with a Long vail!

It takes all kinds to make the world go-around 🙃

I actually think she looks cute and it’s part of his culture but this isn’t what she wore for her wedding I like how they try to be different

MGK and Fox going to put them to the test for weirdest award.

This could have been done so much prettier. She is the prettiest one out of her sisters, she could have looked ethereal in a black wedding dress. But the makeup with the dress just screams cheap biker chick, which may have been what she was going for, but damn she would have made a beautiful goth bride

Looks Weird to me

She was married in a beautiful dolce and Gabbana white corset wedding dress. He in a very nice suit. This looks more like a funeral attire. 😂 But then again...marriage and funerals tend to go hand in hand...😂

Oh look they shit today to at such and such time 🙄 give your obsession a rest with the Kardashians 😒

Her actual wedding dress was beautiful!!!

She married Lord Voldemort ???

They look terrible,my opinion"that family is nuts,they add one more!!!

They are all on the Crazy Train!!!

Well it was a couple of people now is everywhere

Rebound relationship. She was with Scott for years, had children, and still didn't say yes. Now comes this fool? "Anything for fame" is the Kardashians are washed up

Who cares what they wear, who attended or how much the stuff cost. It's just a wedding. The marriage is what matters the most.

It’s kinda goth and I love it 🖤🥰

Whatever the opposite of a class act is. Makes a mockery of just about everything.

Its their wedding not yours, go judge somewheres else

That's not there wedding they didn't wear that

Why's it matter as long as there happy? It's THEIR WEDDING.

That’s not even what they wore for the wedding 😅 literally took me two seconds to google what they actually wore hahaha

View more comments

So.  Close.  #ImAProudMomma

Comment on Facebook

It is Friday, wake up and play with me

Love this ❤️

So cute💕

Beautiful God Bless

So cute

Good one

View more comments

Load more
© 2022 I'm A Proud Momma. All Rights Reserved