In what will no doubt sound like a very familiar story to many mums, Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon has revealed parenthood has made her forgetful.
Eight months since the birth of her third child, Tennessee, Reese says the newest addition to her family has 'stolen' her brain.
Speaking in the June issue of Red magazine, 37-year-old Reese says her memory has deteriorated rapidly since Tennessee's arrival last September.
"Ever since I had the baby, I can't remember anything. Serious, this child stole my brain," she confesses. "I'm losing friendships over forgetting to get back to people. But you can't keep up with everything. I've got a 13-year-old, a nine-year-old and a baby."
The mum-of-three also has a daughter Ava, 13, and son Deacon, nine, from her first marriage to Ryan Phillippe.
She compared her mind to a news footage ribbon or 'CNN ticker tape':
"Where is Ava? She's okay. Good. Where is Deacon? He's okay. Good. Where is Tennessee? Is he okay? Yes. Great. Back to Ava...' It doesn't stop," she says.
Tennessee is Reese's first baby with new husband Jim Toth.