I’ve Been Off

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The other day, I cursed out loud.

That is something I NEVER do, y’all. In fact, you better not tell anyone, for fear I might lose my job. I’m just glad it was just to myself.


It was yet ANOTHER one of those days. I had more things stacked on my plate that I could possibly take. I left work, went and got Libbie. I’d forgotten to pick up some recipes I needed off the printer. On my way to get Mr. V from school, I remembered the breast milk that had been in my bag to give to daycare was still in there.

After a day of running around trying to get things prepared to go out of town, being away from home the night before, chasing reprints at work, and trying to fix a meal for someone who lived far away without going home first…it was too much. I cursed.

I immediately recoiled and asked for forgiveness from God, but it still amazed me I had gotten to that point.

It seems almost every day lately I feel like the stupidest person alive. I guess it’s the 10-second-Mommy-memory. The packed schedule. The sleep deprivation. How many of those days can one girl take?

I don’t want Libbie to have a stupid momma. The thing is, I’m NOT stupid! It’s so frustrating to have this abysmal memory for details. Maybe I need to start doing more brain games or something.

What are your tools for battling mommy brain?

Oh, and the breast milk? I left it in the car overnight.

9 thoughts on “I’ve Been Off

  1. Well, it probably won’t make you feel any better, but i have the brain-fog (“what was i doing?”) without the baby. So it feels like it is for nothing.

    I’m sure it will get better.

    Praying for you. 🙂

  2. Oh, dear friend, it doesn’t get any better…well maybe for about 5 years between 35-40…after that you start dealing with teenagers and menopuase.

    Deep breaths!

  3. I try to use lists – but it’s critical to keep it handy, keep it accurate and actionable, and keep it updated! Since I am constantly on email, I use my email inbox as a way to track the things I need to do.

    As for little things, like remembering something in the morning, there are lots of tricks; putting notes on the front door, putting it in FRONT of the front door, putting important things/notes/calls next to stuff I won’t forget – like the kid, you know! lol

  4. Girl, you are speaking my language. I think this is the struggle of the working mother. I’m not saying that the stay at home mom’s don’t have it rough. I just feel like I have too many plates spinning. All I can say, is just keep laughing at all your mistakes. I have cried many times and ended up laughing. Two weeks ago, as I was in a hurry and picking up Alana from day care, I laid my cell phone on top of the car. Yes, I drove off (with the phone on the car). Found the phone 15 minutes later crushed in the middle of Charlotte Ave. Fun afternoon. I hope I am teaching Alana that mistakes are okay, and you just try for a better day. 🙂

  5. I think the only thing that is going to get me through these parenting/work/stinking busy years is the Hershey corporation. That, and a good bubble bath…and a good sense of humor. Someday I’m going to look back and miss the busy and the cute kids and all I’ll have is my chocolate.

  6. Sounds like you need a break! 🙂 I remember at one time when I was suffering from a lot of stress, I cursed out loud… over a mess-up in my crocheting. lol It was so stupid, and both my husband and I were surprised at what came out of my mouth. I don’t even have the excuse of growing up not knowing better and therefore being used to cussing. Don’t know where it came from.

  7. Hi there! I’ve had fun reading your blog. Mommy brain tools? Is there such a thing? SIgn me up!
    I graduated from Vandy and miss nashville! Mostly I miss SATCO!

  8. Oh, I can totally relate!

    Especially when you have babies, you have to give yourself a break! I am the Queen of forgetfulness! I finally got a blackberry, and set an alarm for everything, and it’s a little bit better! Hang in there, and you are not stupid!

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