5 Signs You Have a Serious Case of Mommy Brain

5 Signs You Have a Serious Case of Mommy Brain

Think you’re losing your mind? Relax, you’re not – you’ve just got mommy brain!


By: Nicole Fabian-Weber

They say once you become a mom, you pretty much lose your marbles -- and it’s true. Ever since I had my daughter 2 1/2 years ago, my mind has never been the same. Throw in my newborn son, and I basically have an I.Q. of about 1 right now. I have very little idea of what’s going on in the world, I often haven’t the faintest clue what day it is, and I forget why I entered a room more often than I’d like to admit -- but, in a nanosecond, I could tell you where the tiny comb is that goes with my daughter’s toy pony. (At the bottom of the white toy bin, in the bag with the cars, duh.) I’ve got a serious case of mommy brain, and it isn’t pretty.

Moms with little kids surely can relate -- I'm not the only person suffering from this, right?! Here, five ways you know you've got mommy brain.

Moment of silence for our minds, ladies.

1. You regularly find things where they shouldn't be (and you're the likely culprit). Could have sworn you were just holding your phone? Find your carton of milk in the oven? Spot your keys on the floor of your locked car? You've got mommy brain. The good news? These things can easily be blamed on small children, to convince yourself you're not totally losing it.

2. You constantly lose your train of thought. Maybe it's because we spend all day multitasking, maybe it's because we're perpetually sleep-deprived, or maybe it's because we've always got so many things on our plate, but it seems like once we have kids, it becomes really hard to con-- oh, hey, look a bird!

3. You leave the house with completely age-inappropriate adornments. If you're suffering from mommy brain, odds are, you've left the house blissfully unaware that you still had your 3-year-old daughter's bow in your hair or that you were covered in dinosaur stickers. Bonus points if you've had a serious conversation with a bank teller or pharmacist like this.

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4. You lose track of important dates. If it's not your kid's pediatrician appointment or birthday, chances are it'll slip your mind. That includes your own birthday. Womp womp.

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5. Your memory is completely shot. It seems like everything that happened in your life pre-children is as vivid as the day is long -- you can remember what you were wearing (down to your belt) on your first date with your husband. Post-kids? Ha! It's nothing but a blur. You're lucky if you remember what you had for breakfast this morning.

What "mommy brain" moments have you had lately?


Nicole Fabian-Weber is the mama to a sweet toddler girl and an equally sweet baby boy. She lives outside of NYC and writes for The Stir and numerous other online publications.

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