- Posts: 323
- Thank you received: 0
Well, mine has been sluggish since I first got pregnant 3-1/2 years ago! I feel like my head is 85-years-old; I forget things all the time. :banghead: And on those rare occasions when we do go out for dinner, I have the most trouble calculating the tip, even if it's just doubling the tax! (Previously, mental calculations came easily, unless of course I had enjoyed some wine or cocktails! But of course that doesn't happen anymore either, as I've been either pregnant or breastfeeding since 2005.) Hopefully this old brain will improve someday, but I've no idea, since, with a 5 month old and an almost-3 year old, I've been in a constant state of sleep-deprivation for the past 3-1/2 years as well. Good luck to your brain!
Originally posted by tsunami: Do any of you feel like your brain hasn't been the same since having children? Is it permanent? or is it just sleep deprivation?
On my last flight, I was seated near a woman who coordinates au pair placement for an agency near where I live. So she talked my ear off about au pairs for awhile and I have to admit, she was a powerful saleswoman ... it sounds great. We don't have an extra bedroom, so an au pair isn't an option for us, but wow, they're cheap! And flexible. The woman I met also said that in the case of some countries, it's possible to extend the au pair's stay by 6-9 months if the placement is working out especially well. If we ever manage to move to a bigger place, we'll consider getting an au pair.
Originally posted by merri:
How do I cover long days and nights with an au pair?