Jessica Hohman is a nearly 30-something momma of two boys - Brooks and Vance. She is THAT breast and bottle feeding, Type A, anxious, overly researched momma.
Jess is a lifelong resident of Tampa, FL who lives for summer rainstorms, painted nails, home organization, and a few minutes of peace and quiet with a giant coffee with a ridiculous amount of creamer in it. She is married to her high school sweetheart who is the Type B, chill, and logical counterpart she needs.
Jess loves interior design, baking, My Favorite Murder, and a good praline.
Motherhood is a beast. There are stereotypes, judgements, and our own snowballing thoughts plaguing every decision that we make.
Do I have a natural birth? Do I breastfeed? Do I have postpartum anxiety? No matter what source women turn to there are conflicting opinions and voices ready to cast judgement.
After having my second child, I realized that I didn't have a community that I could turn to for unbiased information. If I looked for a community that could help me figure out breastfeeding, there were always voices spouting their disdain for bottle feeding.
That Millennial Momma both mocks and praises mommas, which is what I believe is the best way to approach something - with a sense of humor. How many times have you heard, " Oh, she's THAT [ insert literally anything you do for your kids ] mom." THAT breastfeeding in public, no baby monitor, rigidly scheduled, etc. mom.
In a similar vain, how many times do Millennials get unfairly typecast? THAT lazy millennial, THAT entitled millennial. Sure, I know a few millennials who fall into these labels, but generalizations like this help no one.
That Millennial Momma strives to share real life experiences, tips, tricks, and stories. We are moms and millennials. We've googled "What does yellow poop mean?" at 4am. We've also led meetings full of old, white male executives and kicked ass. We can bake muffins with hidden veggies in them while ranting about something on Twitter. One does not exclude the other.
So take a look around. Find someone like you. Find someone the opposite of you. Learn and don't be judgmental. We're all just trying to get by.
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