I suffer from what is called “Mommy Brain”. I have lost all my brain cells and I am pretty sure my children have them. I remember being scattered brained when I was pregnant and during the first few months following the birth of my children. But now I see that my brain has never fully recovered.
I can’t tell you the last time that I have read a book all the way through and truly comprehended what I read. When I read, I have to read it about 5x’s until it sinks in. That is just pathetic. I remember a time when I could sit and blow through a book within days. I would remember all the little details. Now I sit to read an article on anything and…. nothing. I feel I need to prep for adult conversations because I have not one single clue some days what is going on in the world unless it involves kid stuff.
There are so many moments (more than I care to admit) that I seriously hear myself speak and think….what in the world are you saying? I feel so spacey. I am an intelligent woman but some things that come out of my mouth makes me sound like I am 10 years old. I hate being in the middle of a conversation and then forgetting what it is I wanted to say or what the person I am speaking to is saying to me.
How does this happen?
Is there anyway to stop it from getting worse?
Or is this what happens in the busy life of a mom?