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20 Signs You're a Millennial Mom

Posted by on May. 7, 2015 at 6:32 AM
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20 Signs You're a Millennial Mom

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Texting is our mode of communication, Facebook is our form of socialization, and, yeah, most of us are covered in tattoos. But at the end of the day, we are busting out backsides to provide for our family just like every generation of mothers before us. We are the millennial moms.

Here, some signs that you're a millennial mom too:

1. You think a minivan is a badass ride.

2. You've got a tattoo of your kid's name, birthdate, or picture somewhere on your body.

3. You set up play dates because you actually want to play … with the other kid's parents.

4. You've got the most amazing photo album of your kid. Of course, all 56,765 images are on your phone and have never been uploaded or printed.

5. You've got a daughter named Jazzmynn (Jasmine) cause creative spelling counts almost as much as a unique name.

6. Your shopping cart is filled with only GMO-Free and Organic foods. Because duh.

7. You love your kid's pediatrician -- Dr. Google is the best! And always there for you when you need him. Together you can diagnose anything! (Weird, though, how 99 percent of the time you end up with "Please seek emergency medical attention.")

8. Forget about hiding broccoli in mac-n-cheese, your kids are not only familiar healthy foods like sushi and hummus, they eat them regularly. No sneaky tricks necessary.

9. Your kids have iPads and iPhones and maybe even a Kindle ... thanks, Grandma!

10. One of your favorites places to by your kid's clothes? Etsy of course!

11. You and your kid blast and sing and dance along to All About the Bass, Last Friday Night, and Shake It Off on the way to school -- which makes you look even cooler in that minivan.

12. The likelihood that you know a child or have a child whose name ends in ‘yden’ (i.e. Hayden, Jayden, Ayden, Cayden, etc.) is abnormally high.

13. You’re just a little jealous with all the vast improvements made to the Barbie Motorhome and the Barbie Dream House. More so, you possibly even harbor a little resentment that your child was given both of them as gifts.

14. The only time you'd be spotted getting a mani/pedi, is when you're taking your son.

15. You're slightly addicted to .... Amazon Prime. There's no better feeling than knowing once you click that “purchase” button, you’ll have a present at your doorstep in two days … even if it is only a pair of kid's soccer cleats.

16. Your Facebook friends are the first to know when your kid has peed in the potty, lost a tooth, or was suspended from school from urinating lin the bushes at recess. (That's just an example, people.)

17. When listening to a voicemail from your mother, you’re likely to FaceTime your mom with your child front and center with an orange wedge smile screaming “THANK YOU FOR THE ORANGES, GRANDMA!” 

18. You have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. No matter how sad your creations turn out, you always go back for more punishment. Kid craft anyone?

19. Paperless post is your go-to for sending out birthday party invites. Stationery? Stamps? Yes, but the virtual kind!

20. You ask yourself more times than you’d like to admit: “Do I sound just like my mother? AM I BECOMING MY MOTHER??” You slowly realize you are, but you’ve made a vow to never wear mom jeans. Ever. (Unless they make a comeback of course.)

Which of these signs describe you?

 

Image via © iStock.com/Vernon Wiley

 
by on May. 7, 2015 at 6:32 AM
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KylesMom409
by Linnette on May. 7, 2015 at 6:42 AM
Facebook postings for sure. LOL
lalasmama2007
by on May. 7, 2015 at 8:19 AM

13 is funny!  lol

Mishy2
by Michelle on May. 7, 2015 at 9:18 AM

LOL quite of few of those for sure ha ha

mom2jessnky
by Bronze Member on May. 7, 2015 at 10:22 AM

#5 is one of my biggest pet peeves. If you're going to give your kid an existing name, especially a common one, spell it correctly! Misspelling a kid's name only makes the parents look stupid and tortures their kid. Thanks mom now I have to go through life saying "My name is a Jasmine, no not spelled correctly it's J-A-Z-Z-M-Y-N-N my mom decided to be you-neek with it, yay me."  People are going to mangle your kid's name enough, they don't need any help. 

If you want a unique/uncommon name, pick one, you don't take a top 20, misspell it and call it a day. If you like the name Ava, just name your kid Ava, don't think "hmmm...Ava is pretty popular, better jazz that shit up, I know! Ayvagh!" >.<  At the end of the day your kid still has a top 20 name.

None of these apply to me except the knowing a million kids with "ayden" ending names. I don't have one of those but I know about 8 million.


kelly5678
by Member on May. 7, 2015 at 10:56 AM

It's all me from 3-8 and then 20 :)))))

WILDCATGAL78
by Gold Member on May. 7, 2015 at 12:08 PM

Lol! #4, #11, except I don't have a mini van and we jam out on the way/from daycare, #15 except so far all the purchases on Prime have been for Mommy.

jezebel_witch
by on May. 7, 2015 at 12:35 PM
Facebook of course. My daughter is named annistasia, not spelled Anastasia. I do have a tattoo but not of my daughter's name or birthday.
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