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:
- Forget Dr. Spock! You’ve got an app for that. And that. And that.
- Your parenting goals are based on "This Is Us."
- You’re #SorryNotSorry that baby has their own hashtag.
- Rompers are not just for baby. Bonus points if they match.
- You “dock” your baby, are envious of friends who do or at least know what that means.
- You have a Facebook album labeled “Baby’s First March.”
- 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.
- 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 on your blog.
- From promoting sleep to soothing colic, the essential oil diffuser in your nursery is LIFE.
- You’ve questioned whether or not those all-the-rage baby moccasins are an example of cultural appropriation.
- You’ve mistaken dried avocado for poop.
- You have just as many or more “mom friends” on Instagram who you’ve never actually met as you do IRL.
- Your baby has a favorite podcast.
- Your baby’s first words were “Smash the patriarchy!”
- 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.