Memory For Mommies

... Cutting through the Fog of Motherhood

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Memory Help

Jogging Your Memory

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We all have moments in the day where we mentally lose it.  forgetfulnessWe misplace our  purse.  We lose a vital phone number.  We forget a familiar person's name. In many cases we freak out, beat ourselves up and fear that we are losing it.  Don't worry... here are some tips to help you jog your memory. 

 

1) Relax - Instead of freaking out and beating yourself up (we're oh so good at that), sit back, take some deep breaths and relax. Relaxing improves blood flow to the brain and gets those synapses working again. It’s all happened to us… we get halfway to work, we finally relax, and we have our epiphany… “It’s on the night stand!” 

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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