Momnesia: The Additive Effect of Extreme Endocrine Events

I used to have a good memory. I could remember friends’ birthdays, anniversaries and phone numbers. I never lost track of project timelines or due dates. I knew where everything was (mostly) and could find it when I needed it.

That was before I experienced two extreme endocrine events — that was before I had children.

If you have children, or know someone who has children, you might guess what happened next. My amazing memory for details big and small disappeared, seemingly overnight. By the time my second child was crawling, I had begun to think I needed a list of those things I shouldn’t forget tattooed on the back of my hand. Unfortunately my hand is really not that big. Continue reading “Momnesia: The Additive Effect of Extreme Endocrine Events”