The Pioneer Woman Just Got Honest About Behind-The-Scenes Brain Fog

Let's be honest, brain fog happens to the best of us. You get into bed at night and just as you get settled in, you realize you left the kitchen lights on. Or maybe you put something in the microwave, heard it beep, told yourself you'd get it in a minute, then got distracted by something else. We're all human. As much as Ree Drummond, better known as The Pioneer Woman, might seem like she's a superhuman chef who's always ready to cook up the best meal to grace this planet, when it comes down to it, she's no exception to that whole being a human thing. She's pretty open about how her life isn't always as glamorous as it might seem.

In fact, she recently gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at winter life on their ranch, which consisted of rolling out hay and breaking pond ice for the cattle. So, it might not have come as much of a surprise to dedicated Drummond fans that the chef is also open about having her fair share of off-days, too. In a recent Instagram video Drummond posted, she reveals that even she experiences brain fog that creeps in from time to time.

The Pioneer Woman admits "brain fog is real, my friends"

In the caption of the video post, Ree Drummond explains that she and her family had to "leave the oven off because the fan was too loud on TV, and even though [she'd] double and triple check the temperatures for the potatoes, [she] didn't pay attention to the answer and kept forgetting." Drummond asking her daughter, Paige, for the temperature again was caught on camera before Drummond "shamefully" walks back to the counter.

"Brain fog is real, my friends, whether it's due to the events of the past year or hormones or just information overload from all the work and family matters," Drummond says in the caption. Per Healthline, brain fog involves a lack of mental clarity, trouble focusing, and memory problems. Conditions like stress, a lack of sleep, or hormonal changes can set it off.

Luckily, Drummond is able to laugh it off and jokes that her "whippersnapper" daughter will endure brain fog one day too. She then adds, "Please send me some ginkgo biloba or fish oil or maybe just come get me and make me take a nap."