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You Know You’re a Millennial Parent When ...

"Your baby has a favorite podcast."

Published on: April 19, 2018

Millennial mom

Eighty-three percent of new moms are millennials, and we deserve a break. In between selfies and baby-mama avocado toasts, there’s a whole lot of less glamorous stuff people don’t see on social media — raising socially conscious, emotionally intelligent kiddos is exhausting.

Not helping: the millennial bashing. Lazy. Entitled. Narcissistic. Enough already! We millennial mamas are too busy being politically engaged, practicing self-care and momming like bosses to bother with the same tired stereotypes.

That being said, we could use a little momraderie (not a word, but totally should be, right?) to counteract the judgement. Lucky for us, being a millennial mom provides plenty of opportunity for that too. So, without further ado...

You might be a millennial mom if:

  1. Forget Dr. Spock! You’ve got an app for that. And that. And that
  2. Your parenting goals are based on "This Is Us."
  3. You’re #SorryNotSorry that baby has their own hashtag. 
  4. Rompers are not just for baby. Bonus points if they match. 
  5. You “dock” your baby, are envious of friends who do or at least know what that means. 
  6. You have a Facebook album labeled “Baby’s First March.” 
  7. You’ve embraced baby-wearing like your little one is part of your outfit and have enough baby carriers and wraps for every day of the week. 
  8. Your baby slept through the night? The world needs to know! First poop? Publish it! Nothing is off-limits when it comes to sharing your baby’s milestones.
  9. From promoting sleep to soothing colic, the essential oil diffuser in your nursery is LIFE. 
  10. You’ve questioned whether or not those all-the-rage baby moccasins are an example of cultural appropriation.
  11. You’ve mistaken dried avocado for poop. 
  12. You have just as many or more “mom friends” on Instagram who you’ve never actually met as you do IRL. 
  13. Your baby has a favorite podcast
  14. Your baby’s first words were “Smash the patriarchy!” 
  15. You’re waiting for someone to say something to you about breastfeeding in public so you can teach them a little something about the oversexualization of women’s bodies. 

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