Hi, my name is Jamie, and I am a Millennial mom. (Whew! It feels so good to get that off my chest.) As someone in that category, there's a lot of stuff I hear said about me and, well, not all of it is nice. As a result, there are things we Millennial moms wish you'd say. By "you" I mean both my peers, but especially friends and family belonging to earlier generations and specifically other moms from earlier generations. There's a lot I'm not hearing, and I think it could do a lot toward intergenerational harmony to acknowledge it.
To some, the idea of a Millennial Mom sounds like a joke all on its own. Often seen as perennially in their late-teens or early 20s, Millennials are often thought of as being too young to even consider parenthood. But the truth of the matter is our age range is technically between 16 to 36, and while lots of Millennials are forgoing having kids, 90 percent of children born today are born to *drumroll please* Millennials!
There are definitely some aspects of the gig that Millennial moms do differently than their own mothers and grandmothers. However, in observing thousands of years of human history, I've noticed a lot more similarities than differences. (It's why audiences can still connect with the themes presented in, say, Agamemnon or Lysistrata.) Frankly, a lot of the things we're hearing about as being "unique" to our whiny, entitled generation is almost certainly stuff previous generations of moms rolled their eyes in response to as well. So, with all this in mind, know that the following sentences would be music to our ears: