The phrase “mommy brain” had a chilling effect on my dreams of motherhood. The phrase is usually offered as a humorous apology or gesture of commiseration between moms in moments where she has dropped the ball or had a forgetful moment.
To hear women describe themselves and each other as lacking, as scatter-brained, as not quite making the mark seemed to me such a negative and dismissive way to dialogue about motherhood.
Finding Mindfulness in Motherhood Mindful living routines were often relegated to the “I really need to get back to that…” part of my mindset.
Being in the Moment When a baby has a messy diaper, it needs to be changed. For our olfactory contentment and the baby’s comfort and health, changing a diaper cannot be added to a to-do list for another time of day that better fits your plans. When you are a changing a diaper, it is nearly impossible to not be in the moment.