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Either Mommy Brain is Real, or I am Losing my Mind!

I think we’ve all walked into the room and forgotten why, started to do something and been distracted by 100 other things, warmed the same cup of coffee up 10 times because we keep forgetting about it…but Friday, I really wondered if I was losing my mind

We live out in the country, so the first 8ish minutes of my trip are generally the same, no matter where I’m going. I can easily drive the same roads 8 times in a day, between school, preschool and gymnastics.

Friday morning, I was on my way to my son’s 9 month checkup. I was on a nice, straight stretch of 55 MPH road, thinking about the business call I’d make when we got back, a few projects I needed to start or finish, work that needed to be done that day, “oh and I need to return that stuff to Target. What am I making for dinner tonight? Oh, can’t forget I have diapers in the washer. Need to strip the beds today, plus 3 loads of laundry are upstairs. I wonder why they didn’t pick our trash up yesterday? I better email them again. Gotta wrap that present. Can’t forget to pick up my prescriptions when we go to Target. How am I going to get to the school between 7:30 and 9:30 Thursday to sign up for conferences?

Then all of a sudden it dawned on me. I have no idea where I’m going. I looked at the clock. Nope, not time to get my daughter from school. What day is it? Who do I have in the car with me?? I drew a total blank for a full 5 seconds before I remembered. The Doctor’s office. Whew.

I think the “Mommy Brain” phenomenon is the result of cramming our brains full of so much, and taking care of so many people and things at once! Kind of like cramming a blender full of ice & running it non stop. Eventually, you’ll start to see smoke. Hee-hee.

You know how squirrels dart back and forth, pause, then dart around again? Yeah, I feel like that sometimes. Hopefully I don’t get smooshed by a car! 😉

Really though, I’ve never been busier, but I’ve never been happier. I love my job and I’m so grateful! Now where did I put my coffee??

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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
  • Marie A
    September 12, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Glad I’m not the only one 🙂

  • September 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I feel like that too. Often! I never get to finish my cup of tea and I’m secretly waiting for the day my kids can make breakfast themselves 🙂 lol

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