In my world, Mommy Brain is a thing, yet it is not. It was explained to me that I have been using intelligence my whole life to compensate for the organizational and other executive function deficits brought on by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD (the acronym “ADD” is still around, but it’s really the old name for this condition). The heightened and magnified stresses of raising children, on top of a demanding career and other numerous life challenges was what finally broke me. So I can still call my exacerbated struggle to keep it together, due to having kids now, “mommy brain” even though that name is really an allusion to an underlying brain-based disorder.
2. You worry (even more) about your kids.