Is There a Cure for This Mommy Brain Thing?


Focusing is something I really struggle with lately. I know that “mommy brain” is an actual thing so it makes me feel better about my lack of concentration. But it doesn’t make things any less frustrating. It’s annoying how easily an idea that just entered my mind fades away like cotton candy in water…and I’m left feeling as panicked and bewildered as this poor dude:

I get agitated when I think of an item I need to add to my grocery list but can’t find a pen to quickly jot it down. It’s that bad – if I don’t write down the important thing that floats into my mind within 30 seconds, it’s gone. It’ll pop up at some other time during the day, but probably when I’m driving or showering.

At least three times a day I find myself standing in front of the fridge holding the doors open asking out loud what the heck did I need again? Or as I’m heading downstairs to the cold room for a jar of tomato sauce, it may occur to me that I’d like something sweet with my coffee later. Naturally I return upstairs with all the ingredients for pineapple up-side-down cake but no jar of sauce. Frig! Downstairs I go again.

Please tell me some mommies out there can relate? Any tips of how to focus again?


I Still Have “Pregnancy Brain” and Jacob’s 10 Months Old


I’m getting tired of the air headedness that keeps occurring. I’ve had to put a dry-erase board on the fridge where I can write down things I need to buy on my next shopping trip or I’ll forget. The minute I think of something I need I race to the fridge and write it down before it exits my brain in a cloud of smoke.

What’s going on up there? It’s like my memory went on strike. I imagine a few cobwebs and a fat lazy mouse on a running wheel…but the mouse isn’t running…it’s lying on its back, picking food out of its teeth with a toothpick. Excuse me, Mousy? This is unacceptable!!

I think I’m going to try out the site Luminosity. It offers free online games to help increase memory. It’s worth a try! I’ll let you know how it goes.
In the meantime, here’s the latest on some things I’ve done while the fat mouse took a hiatus:

  • Poured water in my coffee instead of milk
  • Put my wallet in the fridge when putting groceries away
  • Went to the cold room to get an item and brought something else up instead…
  • The list goes on

Have any funny stories to share about “pregnancy”, or “mom brain?”