Drop "Mom Guilt" and "Mom Brain" From My Vocabulary
I'm so tired of blaming my "mommy brain" for forgetting to sign up for the next round of gymnastics classes, and I'm sick of saying that my "working mom guilt" is forcing me to chaperone my kid's field trip. As much as I'd like to say I'm committed to feeling less guilty, however, I know that it'll take a healthy mix of medication and talk therapy to do that. So instead, I'm going to stop blaming things like forgetfulness and culpability with being a mother. Last I checked, when my husband forgot to pick up toilet paper, he simply forgot to pick up toilet paper – he didn't suffer from a traumatic dad brain injury.