About Millennials

If you were born somewhere between the early 1980s and 1990s you are part of the population group known as Generation Y, or, the Millennials. Basically, we are the result of the baby-boomers making babies.

Millennials were raised on MTV, entitlement, manufactured bands, and don’t really remember life before the internet. For millennial girls, we came into the world post-women’s lib and most of our mothers worked outside the home. By the time we started entering the workforce the glass ceiling was basically shattered. We grew up on Spice Girls and girl power and expect a lot when it comes to careers. This is the first generation where women outnumber men in post-secondary school enrolment.

None of us took Home-Ec unless it was a personal choice. Most of us don’t know how to sew, knit, or crochet but we can open a mean tube of refrigerated cookie dough.

14 thoughts on “About Millennials

    • Agreed! But I did learn how to sew because my mom and I are both short, so I learned how to hem pants at age 8 out of necessity. And I did teach myself how to knit last year out of boredom. But I love that there’s a semi-official name for being the child of a baby boomer!

    • So I did some in-depth research (aka wikipedia style) and according to them a Millennial is anyone born somewhere in the mid-1970s to early 2000s. I’m sorry, but it looks like as a 1978-er you are still lumped in with the rest of us 🙂

      • I can see this, it’s true! Yet I’m so glad my mom was an old fashioned Italian mom, and taught me things that some other girls from my generation would never know how to do. I love being a wife! I also love being a Millennial girl! We should make a song out of this, like “Material Girl” but “Millennial Girl” instead. What do you think?

  1. I am going to have to contest this. I did read the part toward the top that mentioned the “early as mid seventies part.” I think given the extreme wishy-washyness of the Wikipedia article we are probably both reading and the line toward the bottom that says:
    “And while 1982 is a fairly common start date, some sources use even later dates.[26] Sources citing 1982 mark the end the generation either in the early or mid-1990s or the early 2000s, with 1982-1995 and 1982-2000 as common ranges.[8][9][10][48] Today, there are approximately 80 million Echo Boomers.[9]”

    My parent’s were both Boomers. Shouldn’t generations go in sequential order without skipping?

    • My hat’s off to you sir! You have done your research and proven just how wishy-washy Wikipedia really is. My world is shaken that I can no longer fully trust this source (j/k). I think I am going to have to officially correct this so this is your last chance – are you SURE you don’t want to be considered a Millennial?

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