Tuesday, January 23, 2007

My Memory's a Little Foggy

Just now, I was having a hard time remembering where I bought something in December and immediately chalked it off to "baby brain." You know, the phenomenon that happens after having kids where you can't remember anything anymore--not even what you had for breakfast or if you even had breakfast. Most moms attribute it to the baby literally sucking the brain cells right out of them.

Sounds good to me...until I read this over at Reston Baby:

"According to Katherine Ellison, author of the new book The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes Us Smarter, motherhood is actually boosting our brainpower. Breaking down the benefits of motherhood into five categories - perception, efficiency, resiliency, motivation, and emotional intelligence - she gives us hope that these challenging years of childrearing are only sucking our energy, not our brains. Including helpful tips for "making the most of mommy brains," such as breastfeeding, sleeping (more than 4 hours) and socializing, the article makes for an interesting read."

Hmmm, either Ms. Ellison has never been a mom or she enjoys ruining a perfectly good excuse for all things forgetful. So much for our theory.

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