Working mothers become masters of time management.
Empathy frequently informs our earliest days with our infants as we try to figure out what they need, how to comfort and satisfy them.
There is no other time in a woman's life when she needs to be quite as smart as when she is looking after young children.
There are changes in the brain (during pregnancy and early motherhood) concrete, measurable changes, and later, the way we think and behave is changed.
Motherhood is an especially powerful experience because it involves learning under high-stakes conditions, which is just the sort of learning that drives change in the brain.