Memory For Mommies

... Cutting through the Fog of Motherhood

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Memory Help

Mommies, How Good are You At Remembering People's Names?

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For most of us, remembering people’s names is our biggest memory challenge. We’ve all been there … walking through the grocery store and we see a familiar face. As they get closer, we begin to determine the strategy we will take. Some of those strategies include:

 

The Non Name Intro: “Hey! It’s good to see you again!” (With a look of fear on our face)

 

The Pre-emptive Strike: “Sarah Greystone (with an extended hand). It’s great to see you again?” (Hoping that they return the favor and introduce themselves back)

 

The Silent Wave: (Wave or salute with a smile on our face)

 

Total Avoidance: (In our head we’re saying: “I know I know that person. I think I’ll just avoid them today.” Of course, we’ll eventually will run into them somewhere in the store and have to use one of the above methods)

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Mommies, Keeping Stress Under Control is Vital to Your Brain Health and Sanity!

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Stress is one of those facts of life that mommies deal with every day. The seemingly unlimited number of demands from people in your life (family, friends, work, etc.) coupled with the limited amount of time and uncontrollable nature of motherhood make it virtually impossible not to have stress. Some stress is actually good for your brain and memory. In small doses stress can enhance learning, improve your immune system, and improve mental outlook, however, if allowed to get out of control, stress can wreak havoc on your memory and brain health.

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Now That the Kids are Back in School, What are You Doing to Refresh Your Memory?

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Now that everyone is back in school, it’s time to add memory refreshment time into your daily schedule. While summertime is a wonderful time for the family, it also tends to be a time where your children are around the house with various demands. Things tend to be less structured and fluid which tends to throw mommies into reactive mode. Once your children are back in school, your day can be more structured. More structure opens up chunks of time to get things done and also refresh your memory.

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5 Unique Organizing Ideas for Busy Mommies

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One of the biggest challenges that mom’s face on a day-to-day basis is staying organized.  Organization creates order and makes it easy for your brain to process and remember things. Disorganization creates distractions.  Too many distractions in your life create B.S.O.S. (Bright Shiny Object Syndrome) and extreme stress. Add in the unpredictability of a child and your memory and sanity get shredded. 

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