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I don't know. I mean sometimes I feel like if it's not about my kids then I don't understand it. I would like to be able to carry on an intelligent conversation but, it just never seems to happen.<br><br>
I can only ogle from afar at the mamas here that say some things(all great and well thought out and stuff) that I could never even come up with in my wildest dreams. After I read it, it all makes sense...but how do you come to these conclusions?! I am just in awe. I wish I could do that. It just blows me away. Maybe it's my age or not having the life exeriences but, when does that happen?<br><br>
Government, politics, health, etc. I just feel so uneducated. How do you retain all that you read? I can barely remember what I had for breakfast!<br><br>
So, thank you to everyone here, the big and the small. I am feeling very undereducated and just wondering how I remember all this great info on here. Because so far I can't remember anything.<br><br>
If you have gotten this far, and it actually makes sense...I thank you.
 

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I know what you mean! I feel so naieve most of the time. But maybe that's cause I'm only 18. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I have no idea what you are talking about.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
:LOL No I'm just kidding. I feel stupid on many occasions, here an in real life! I think we all do from time to time, it's normal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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Oh are you kidding, I feel so dumb all the time. The worst is when it's some topic I would never even have considered before so I'm trying ot figure out which side I agree with-and there are people on both sides so eloquent, making so much logical sense, and I just feel like <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut">
 

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I used to be able to carry on an intelligent conversation... but the baby ate my brains :LOL
 

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Mama I totally know how you feel.<br><br>
Was just tonight thinking this *again* while nursing 1 yr old babe to sleep *again*.<br><br>
I really really want to obtain my Masters in English....have to start at rock bottom, which is cool and excites me. I miss school. Did a college diploma in computers years ago and that's it.<br><br>
But, I have some old student loan to pay off, not much, but on our one income it is more than I can just *pay off*. Yet anyway. Plus, I'd need more loans to get the funding to get the schooling done..............and my brain seems FRIED most days....I feel so blah and tired and just like an old sac of beans..............no real great thoughts..........<br><br>
Even when I come here I too am amazed at some mamas' depth of discussion and I feel like I am at the sidelines waving "over here pick me" but no one does..LMAO <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"><br><br>
Totally understand you. Thinking it is very normal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh are you kidding, I feel so dumb all the time. The worst is when it's some topic I would never even have considered before so I'm trying ot figure out which side I agree with-and there are people on both sides so eloquent, making so much logical sense, and I just feel like <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"></div>
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I totally feel just like this too! Trying to figure out which side to agree with when they are making both sides seem appealing drives me bonkers! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut">
 

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I could have written your post. I feel dumb a lot. And I'm always afraid others think I am dumb.
 

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I feel out of the loop a lot too.<br>
I just try to read stuff. But i find it so boring. That probably sounds dumb :LOL I hate watching the news and hearing about stocks reports, everything causes cancer, murders, rapes, death, misery. It is DEPRESSING!<br><br>
But if you really want to catch up on stuff, read the ap news daily.<br>
Check the headlines on msn or aol when you sign on. That's a small start. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
you arent dumb- give yourself more credit than that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br>
Women are SMART!!!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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also, it really does take time to absorb the things you learn. thats why in school they make us read something , write about it, and take tests.<br><br><br>
one good way to remember new info is to simply talk about it *to the best of your ability* so if you read something about babywearing, dont pressure yourself to remember all the details, just say " i read about babywearing today" then go back and look up the detail you couldnt remember. it helps it stick if you summarise what you read. even just in a very basic way.<br><br>
you can also just jump into those conversations and ask alot of questions. asking questions, BTW is SMART not dumb. so there. it really helps you remember stuff.<br><br>
but yes we all get "milk on the brain" i have it too. dont pressure yourself cuz that will block your memory! dont worry about being dumb, you arent , you just have a different focus right now.
 

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Being a good listener is a valuable skill.<br>
I keep up on most things but can never remember things like movies, tv characters, plots to books I have read.<br><br>
I find that usually people just want to tell you not discuss in detail so I just nod and say "oh I think I remember that book/movie" or "tell me your take on it" then discuss the broad concepts...just make it bigger not about the details..skim the headlines on the news, or on the internet. Put the news on with your kids. After a few weeks you'll know much more of what is going on than the people you thought did! Its so easy as a mom to get out of touch, I couldn't even name one article of clothing in fashion and if I own one its from the last time it was fashionable.<br><br>
I find my biggest problem is getting someone off a topic they think they are an expert on ....or how to remain interested when someone is putting you to sleep, I hate to hurt people's feelings... but I have one friend who is constantly trying to talk about her highschool days - lol I don't even remember highschool its been 15 years and 3 kids...
 

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I think we all have areas in which we feel really under-educated. Mine is history. It's SO embarassing sometimes to not know basic historical stuff. I'm studying like crazy now though because my boys are so into it. Gotta love that home education business.<br><br>
Morning Edition on NPR is the most interesting news there is, IMO.
 

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I'm a student.<br><br>
A bio major, going back to school after 27 years.<br><br>
I feel like I'm really stupid and have been faking it and when I take Biology and Chemistry together the fecal matter will hit the proverbial fan.<br><br>
So far so good but the real trial is around the corner.<br><br>
I wish I could feel confident. My prayer is to have confidence without arrogance.<br><br>
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That's my excuse also!!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:
 

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I have to say, you mamas made me feel better. Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh are you kidding, I feel so dumb all the time. The worst is when it's some topic I would never even have considered before so I'm trying ot figure out which side I agree with-and there are people on both sides so eloquent, making so much logical sense, and I just feel like <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"></div>
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This is so me too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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You have 3 kids and the youngest is a baby! Heck, you are doing good just to keep everybody feed and in semi-clean clothes.<br><br>
I used to be really into the news until I had kids. When they were little I just didn't have the time or energy for it. Now that they are bigger (my youngest just turned 7) I'm trying to get back into it, but much of the time I'm lost. It's like I was reading a book, skipped several chapters in the middle, and then tried to jump back into it towards the end. I really have no idea what is going on or why it is happening. I have no firm opinions on current events because most of my brain power has been used up teaching kids to pick up after themselves and weighing the pros and cons of different educational options.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I totally agree!!!!<br>
I also find that I am waaayyy more forgetful than I used to be...if I don't write it down, it doesn't get done. I hate that... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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