Feeling frazzled and scatterbrained lately? If you have kids, chances are you have "mom brain." The once joked-about condition for women everywhere who have felt a bit discombobulated at the school drop-off or during daily routines that should be easy has now been proven to be a real thing. Seriously. Mom brain is an honest-to-God thing now. Scientists and studies have said so.
Mom Brain. Chances are you don't need an explanation, but for the sake of being thorough here, we're going to give one. The "mom brain" is the state in which women's brains go through a noticeable change after having children. It causes you to feel foggy, confused, overwhelmed, anxiety-ridden, scatterbrained, and on a constant level of manic survival mode. Sound fun?
What It's Like. Mom brain makes you forgetful. It makes you feel like you can't make a single declarative sentence without making a mistake so you begin mumbling or shouting unidentifiable words, depending on the level you have reached in that moment. It changes.
It Begins With One. Mom brain isn't limited to moms of multiple children either. It begins after your first child. The stress of keeping that tiny bundle alive does frightening things to your brain. Trust us.