If you're anything like me, you know the petty heartbreak of getting your kid into the perfect outfit only to see it ruined before you can even get out the door, much less take photos. You know what it's like to witness a priceless moment you have to choose between participating in, or taking pictures of so you can savor it for years to come. You know what it's like to spend forever deciding something simple like choosing which snack to give your toddler. There are some struggles every millennial mom knows all too well, because that's just how things are these days.
On the one hand, we have more choices than ever before. We can be any kind of mom we want (or not), and have so many different things available to us and our kids. However, that can be as much (or more) of a curse than it is a blessing, especially when you're standing in the middle of Target, scanning the ingredients list of something and trying to remember if you just read about one of them because you're supposed to be giving it to your family, or because it might kill them.
And of course, there's all the conveniences and challenges that come with social media and technology, and way-too-real struggles of trying to be the best possible parent — and person — when you almost certainly have to work more than full time just to survive. Of course, if you slip up in either of these departments, you could very well be the next person whose parenting mistakes (or workplace meltdown) goes viral for the whole world to see.
If my Facebook feed is any indication, then more and more of our fellow millennials are becoming moms by the second, so we can at least take comfort in knowing that when it comes to struggles like the following, we’re definitely not alone.