Admirable Women – “Millennial” Moms May Save the Day!

Western Civilization

There is, once again, a glimmer of hope for the future of Christian Western Civilization and, at the same time, a hint of progress towards the demise of radical, second-wave feminism, thanks to a very unlikely group of young women.

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Millennial Moms

These young people are referred to by the statisticians as the “Millennials.” They include young women who were born between 1981 and 1997 and are now between the ages of 18 and 34.

They are the most highly educated generation that America has ever produced but thankfully, they appear to be more aligned with their conservative grandparents (The Greatest Generation) than with their liberal parents (Baby Boomers.)

student loan debt chartGranted, the lack of high paying jobs, credit card debt, the crush of student loan debt and the sluggish economy may be dictating their more conservative views of life, just as it did for their “Depression Baby” grandparents, but the results are interestingly similar. 

 

 

Millennials and marriageWhen “Millennial” women marry, and their children arrive, they are following a more traditional path than did their Baby Boomer parents.

And, to this end, they are staying home in, unprecedented, DROVES, in order to care for their children themselves!

 

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

YIPPEE! Gloria Steinem, and her radical, second-wave feminist “career first” ideology, be damned!

 

 

Below is an article that explains this current trend in greater detail:

8 Things You Need to Know About Millennial Moms

by Kate Schweitzer 9/24/15
As parents, we often shake our heads at “kids these days” — millennials who would rather stare at the screen of their iPhone than the person sitting across from them at the dinner table, and who, because they got trophies just for showing up, have come to expect the same accolades at their first jobs out of school.

We shudder to think: what happens when those kids become parents?

Well, for starters, it’s already happening. Those millennials — widely recognized as people born between 1980 and the early 2000s — have not simply taken over the workforce, surpassing Generation Xers for the first time, but according to an analysis of new US Census Bureau data, they’re now taking over as parents.

Roughly one in five moms is a millennial, and they now account for almost 90 percent of the 1.5 million new mothers within the last year. To put it another way, there are nine million of them raising kids as we speak.

Thankfully, all is not lost for future generations. In fact, most millennial moms don’t want to raise their children the same way they were brought up. They want to be more involved than baby boomers, for whom “parenting” wasn’t even yet a verb, but, they want to hover a little less than those helicopter moms of Gen X.

Just as they believe in a diverse portfolio of social media accounts, they are aiming to employ aspects of many different child-raising philosophies in their homes. They seek a happy medium between baby-wearing, organic-puree-making moms and free-range parents who don’t believe in boundaries.

Not only that, but millennial moms are becoming more prevalent in the landscape of modern parenting, and more powerful as well, as companies around the globe begin marketing directly to them.

Here are some of the most intriguing facts about the rise of the millennial mom — and for those parents in their late 20s and early 30s, we’re looking at you . . .

1. They’re Seriously Smart

More millennials have a college degree than any other generation of young adults, according to a White House report, and considering that women have outpaced men in earning bachelor’s degrees, it’s a given that today’s moms are well-educated.

2.  They’re Been Shaped by Technology

This generation as a whole has been defined by the fact that it came of age with the Internet, so it might not be a shock that millennial moms are highly connected. They use an average of 3.4 different accounts — namely Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, followed by LinkedIn and YouTube — and they spend 17 hours a week with those networks. That’s four more hours each week than the average mom, according to a Weber Shandwick report on marketing to the demographic.

3.  They Have Legit Followers

Yes, many might lament that millennials love to hear themselves speak, but for the most part, mom counterparts have something meaningful to say. Roughly 90 percent of them share information about purchases they’ve made and services they’ve used — everything from grocery store brands to health insurance plans and financial investments. What’s more, millennial moms have listeners. They are asked for their recommendations 74 percent more frequently than others in their peer group. And why not? Millennial moms are quite popular, with an average of 24 “close friends.” That’s a lot of influence.

4.  They Don’t Want to “Be Mom” All the Time

“Me time” is a hot commodity for this new generation of moms. In fact, 20 percent of millennial moms say they’d pay $150 a month to have someone help manage their busy lives and tackle the to-do list items they’d rather not do.

5.  They’re Surprisingly Traditional

One might assume this new group of moms would be all about “having it all” when it comes to that elusive work/life balance and would have an equal split of responsibilities with their partners. For better or worse, however, millennial parents maintain a surprisingly traditional division of labor.

Perhaps following a wave of career-minded women who quit high-powered jobs to return to domestic life or, simply because it’s still too emotionally difficult for women to return to jobs following a pregnancy, this group of moms spends half as much time in paid work but twice what fathers do on childcare and household maintenance. Although still a sizable discrepancy, a Young Invincibles report shows that the inequity is shrinking compared to previous generations.

6.  They Have It Harder Than Their Mom

Despite being members of the most educated generation in history, their earning power has been stifled because of, simply put, bad timing: many entered the job market just as the economy tanked. For those working moms who started their careers during the recession, they earn up to nine percent less per year than those who didn’t. According to a new Goldman Sachs report on millennial moms, this inevitably means they have to do more with less money.

7.  They Do Things Differently Than Their Moms

Because millennial moms tend to be strapped for time, they’ve all but done away with etiquette guidelines of generations past. A recent BabyCenter study notes this group of women are twice as likely to communicate with their own parents via text and also twice as likely to send birthday party invitations online. Tangentially, they’re 21 percent less likely to send a handwritten thank-you note in the postal mail.

8.  They Find Creative Ways to Engage

Although millennial moms might have grown up entitled, they prefer to engage with their communities in interesting ways, whether blogging about the highs and lows of having twins, posting family-friendly recipes on popular cooking sites, or opening an Etsy shop to sell custom-made products. In fact, one in five moms surveyed by BabyCenter have started a blog with substantial followers, and more than half reported plans to start their own business. Now that’s progress.

HOORAH!!!!

Christmas Church 8When these young women finally have the courage to add the importance of their Christian faith to this list, we may finally be home free!!

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4 thoughts on “Admirable Women – “Millennial” Moms May Save the Day!

    • As always, it depends on what source YOU choose to believe, and since the media can no longer be relied upon to tell the truth, that can be difficult to determine. But, having said that, from what I’ve read, I understand that many young Millennials, from middle class America, have watched their older siblings, and contemporaries, accrue $100,000+ in college education debt, + 6 % interest, with monthly payouts of $659.00, for the first 20 YEARS of their working life’s! And, they now know that their very expensive education will typically get them a job with a starting salary of around $35,000, with a monthly take home pay of about $2,200. Once their student loan payment is subtracted from their take home pay, they are left with just $1,540 a month, which will barely cover the rent in most cities on a one bedroom apartment, much less clothes, food, entertainment, transportation and utilities. This academic scam has destroyed many, very young, individual’s ability to EVER attain the American Dream. They’ve blown their wad on an education which gets them nowhere and nothing. Many will never own a home of their own, or a even a car, because they are drowning in debt before they’ve even gotten started. This situation is unprecedented, and was unheard of just a generation ago. So, many young women are returning to the traditional arrangement of skipping student loan debt altogether, and marrying instead, thereby putting their time and talents where they are most economically productive, emotionally gratifying and financially sensible-into their own home and families. Without all of the associated expenses of having a working wife, including day care, business clothes, dry cleaning, cleaning ladies, hair/nail appts., take-out dinners, additional cars, transportation, pet sitters, landscapers, AND the increased tax rate for combined higher salaries, NOT working actually SAVES money! Your information may also be associated with this outrageous debt as well. It is very hard to marry, and saddle your new spouse, who probably also has student loan debt, with your huge debt too. And, most debt-free people do not want to start out their married life by taking on their spouse’s hefty student loan debt either. So, many don’t, or can’t marry. College is really a total scam. It’s much better to do it the old fashion way. Get a job out of high school, live home and go to the local community college at night. By the end of your second year, you will have matured in the real world of work, have an academic track record, have saved some money and, will know if a four year college program is what you want to pursue. Plus, you may get some financial help from your employer if you are bettering yourself for their benefit. Deciding to go, or not to go, to college right after high school is a very difficult decision because there is a lot of peer pressure to go. But, if you look at the numbers, it’s better to get a job. At the end of those same 4 years, while your contemporaries are drunk and racking up student loan debt, you’ll be debt-free and have 4 years of working experience under your belt, for your resume. That just sounds like good common sense to me and I’m very glad that the Millennials are starting to recognize the financial trap that college can truly be.

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  1. Thought you would like to read this:

    This is from seven visions that William Branham had in 1933:

    Vision Five: The fifth scene that appeared involved the womanhood of the world. In this scene there appeared the fast moral decay of women. Starting back when she received her so-called liberty to enter into worldly affairs by means of the vote, she soon began to wear clothes that were too revealing. She bobbed her hair and adopted the clothing of men. Finally, the vision showed her all but stripped naked and she merely covered herself with a tiny apron about the size and shape of a fig leaf. With her womanhood so little valued, a terrible decay of all flesh came upon the earth and with it perversion even as set forth by the Word of God.

    Vision Five Fulfillment: Since 1933, the role of women in society has changed dramatically, fulfilling this vision in many different ways, including:

    Increased numbers of women in the work force, which has often left their kids growing up in daycare centers
    Increased indecency in women’s fashions
    Increased degradation of women’s bodies through body piercings, cuttings, and tattoos.
    Shrinking size of women bathing suits to the point they are often smaller than a fig leaf in the front and virtually nude in the back
    Destruction of the fruit of the womb through legalization of abortions in 1973
    Gender confusion culminating in the legalization of same sex marriages in 2015
    Exponential increase in witchcraft through movies and television programs
    Exponential increase in the pornography industry since the introduction of Playboy magazine in 1953 (which now seems relatively tame)

    http://z3news.com/w/woman-dominated-land-complete-power-people/

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