Are Millennials Doomed to Pop Pills Their Entire Lives?

Another unique Millennial characteristic: the overwhelming need (nature or nurture?) to be medicated....

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Are Millennials prone to a “waste not, want not” mentality? Kind of like our (by our, I mean Gen X-ers) grandparents who went through the Great Depression? Does that mean my hoarder-like collection of jars might actually have some value?

So-Called Millennial

So, this happened today:

Over the last month or so, I’ve saved 17 glass jars.

Inspired by 100 Days of Real Food blog, I decided to start saving jars, because Lisa Leake recommends freezing food in glass containers instead of plastic. I made an effort to save an Adam’s Natural Peanut Butter jar, or marinara sauce jar here and there. Or so I thought.

I noticed that empty glass jars were starting to line empty spaces of my cabinets. Fearing I was becoming a hoarder, I decided to put these pretty little jars to use. I love the look of the jars in my pantry.

I am on the furthest end of the spectrum away from being a hoarder. I hate having anything extra. I even think people who are “innocent” pack-rats are actually harboring latent hoarding tendencies. The show “Hoarders” is my worst nightmare scenario, second to sinkholes.

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Been doing some research per a new client who is looking to understand (among other things) Millennial parents and how their lifestyles affect thier consumer behavior in a “specific category”.

Conclusion from this piece of data: See, folks: Millennials aren’t so different than anybody else. This perspective from a “so-called Millennial” Mom proves it.

So-Called Millennial

I can’t believe my son’s birthday is right around the corner. He’s a joy, a challenge, and the silliest little man I know.

I think Millennial moms are an interesting breed, and I really enjoy women my age who are moms. According to WIC Moms, Millennials make up of 76% of births nowadays, so I know you’re out there Millennial moms. I think there are a lot of myths out there about what it means to be a parent, so here is my perspective as a Millennial.

1. It really is different when you have your own.

I didn’t have excessive maternal instincts growing up. When I babysat growing up (those 2 times…) I made my sister change the diapers of the kids. I didn’t play with baby dolls. I didn’t want to be The Mom when I “played house” growing up (I wanted to be the rebellious runaway…

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After spending several days with my aging-boomer / swing generation parents, It's time to get back to Millennials. I just won yet another Millennial-focused project and found this great blog (check out the archives) I thought I would share. This topic: what do Millennials worry about? Related articles How Millennials' American Dream Has Become An … Continue reading

From American Dream to American Reality: Gen Y Coming of Age

If I were to have a conversation with my parents or anyone from the Baby Boom Generation about what the context of their upbringing was, you would likely hear stories about how they or their parents worked hard to achieve their dreams knowing that they had the opportunities to succeed as long as they were … Continue reading From American Dream to American Reality: Gen Y Coming of Age

The Changing Culture of Adulthood: Why 30 is the new 25. :)

If you are about to turn 30...congratulations...you can technically still enjoy your 20s! And if you are approaching your "over the hill" 40th birthday, don't retire your sneakers and jeans just yet.  You still have some time. You've been hearing it for a while:  your thirties are the new twenties...40s are the new thirties, and … Continue reading The Changing Culture of Adulthood: Why 30 is the new 25. 🙂