The self-awareness that comes with being a millennial extends right through and into parenting. Millennial moms are hyper-aware of their strengths and weaknesses, which means there are certain things millennial moms actually want out of motherhood.
It almost goes without saying that millennial moms are probably influenced the most by technology. We are a generation that has lived (for decades) with easy access to the internet, and now to instant access to endless information on our smart phones. As a result, I think, we're very self-aware as we've been socialized to analyze ourselves via social media posts for years, examining and explaining how we think and operate. That means we take frequent hard looks at how we're doing as parents and try to keep an eye on how we want to make changes for the future, both for ourselves and for our kids.
Second, we're constantly conscious of the ways technology can help or harm our lives. Remember when the girl from Blossom introduced us to attachment parenting and we all thought she was insane? We had a front row seat as the mommy wars ensued, but the end result was an environment where parenting has a little more "anything goes" vibe than a "right way" or a "wrong way" mentality. (Plus, attachment parenting became normalized, along with 15 other ways of parenting we'd likely never heard of.)
The result of our infamous technological dependence is a generation of moms who know what they want from motherhood and aren't afraid to ask (read: demand) for those things to happen.