Recently I saw a picture on facebook that basically depicted a woman after having a baby and blaming baby brain on a lack of something or other…
Did I lose my brain cells when becoming a mum?
For me I found it insulting. I openly admit to the odd scatty moment. But for me it was more that I have encountered so many mums that have set up a successful business after having a baby and in fact I have found that having a baby has opened up my creative and strategic thinking to another level.
So why are we demeaning ourselves by saying we have baby brain? Yes there are some chemical changes that happen when we are pregnant and have our baby in our arms. But does this mean our intelligence diminishes? Seriously?
I have to say a lot of women I have come across these last three years have been motivational and have helped with changes I have wanted to make in my life – the innovation they have to create either an incredible product, service and the advice and pride they feel for each other when doing well.
If baby brain really does diminish your smarts…well what about the inspiration these women will be sharing with the next generation. If anything women like us can prove that you can put your mind to anything. This month I was asked to be the Working Life editor for the Tots 100. I am proud to have been asked. I know what a huge responsibilty this is in guiding, helping or sharing our life as working mums – whether self employed or working for someone else. It should be about sharing, inspiring and motivating us to do the best we can.
Now tell me we all did this with ‘baby brain’. Are we demeaning ourselves by using the term?
Tonight I’d like to open up comments for you to tell me about your achievements since having a baby.