Memory For Mommies

... Cutting through the Fog of Motherhood

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Memory Help

Get Organized Moms: 3 Tips to Remember

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A powerful principle to get organized and stay organized is being consistent.  Being consistent about where you put things and how you do things creates a strong foundation for order in your life.Now we know its tough to be consistent with kids running around the house, however, consistency can make a big difference. Here are 3 tips for consistency and order that are key to getting organized.



Establish A place for everything - The best way to find something you need is to know where it belongs and put it there every time; keys, kids shoes, wallet, bills to pay. Establish a home for things; make sure everyone knows where it goes and work together to create the habit of putting it there and you'll save hours over time looking for things.



A Checklist For Staying Organized

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staying organized - the juggle

Organization is a key component for moms to maintain control of their memory and sanity. Yet staying organized is one of the major issues that moms struggle with once a child is born. At first, organizational challenges are wrapped around proper coordination with the spouse and/or other resources. But as the child gets older it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain an organized household primarily due to the child’s burgeoning schedule. Here are some tips to staying organized from famed household writer and mommy, Bonnie Rice.

 Things to do immediately:  


Reduce Mommy Stress to Improve Memory

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mommy stress

Stress is an issue that all mommies deal with. It impacts their mental state, relationships with loved ones, and their ability to be effective. According to Dr. Michelle Borba 70% of U.S. moms say mothering is incredibly stressful. And 96% also feel that they are far more stressed than their own mothers were. In addition, many doctors agree that chronic stress creates problems in learning and memory.

Mommies’ lives are filled with stress inducing elements including time demands, financial issues, relationship demands, self doubt, not enough alone time, protective instincts, and others. Too many moms just hold it in and let the stress eat them up from the inside. Consequently, the memory struggle is exacerbated which creates more stress until things become unbearable.

The best medicine for mommies is to be proactive and offload some of that stress on a regular basis.  Below are some mother recommended steps that will help you reduce stress and improve the quality of your life.



Lack of Sleep Impacts Mommy Memory and Effectiveness

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“Being the parent of a new baby can quickly sap your strength and keep you wandering aimlessly in a land of not-enough-sleep.” - Heather Gaither


“Before I was a Mom - I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth every day.” - Unknown


“The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep." - W.C. Fields 


Ah sleep! Yes, it is a basic fundamental need of all humans.  Yes, lack of sleep is an issue that mommies have struggled with since time began.  And yes, that lack of sleep impacts moms on many levels including their effectiveness as a parent.


A recent nationwide survey found that 52 percent of America's moms feel that more sleep would make them better parents and 65 percent feel they would be happier. In addition, data from the 500 mom survey, conducted by Braun Research, reported that 54 percent of the moms expressed that they were not getting enough sleep. Full-time working moms suffered the most (59 percent versus 48 percent of stay-at-home moms), with 50 percent getting six or fewer hours of sleep per night.



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