If you’re a mom, you may be familiar with the term “Mom Brain.” You know, the thing you can shamelessly blame when you forget to pick up your kid from school or leave something important on top of your car before pulling out of the driveway. When sleep is a bygone luxury and most of your social interaction is with people who don’t even know how to tie their own shoes, you may feel as though your brain cells are slowly dying off. But take courage — there are plenty of things you can do to keep your brain from turning into mush. Mother-of-four April Perry says keeping your mind sharp as a mom means creating opportunities to learn in the little moments that pop up throughout your day. Perry is a Brigham Young University alumna and co-founder of Power of Moms, a worldwide support site for mothers. Here are her tips to keeping those brain cells alive:
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