5 Things About My Millennial Kids I Finally Stopped Judging

As a mother of two twenty-something daughters (27 and 25), my opinions and thoughts on “millennial life” are constantly being challenged.

We all want our children to be safe, healthy, and happy—and as parents, we often think we know best. What I’ve realized is that we don’t.

Like most parents, sometimes I find myself judging and doubting certain aspects of my kids’ lives. Yet once I was willing to notice my judgments, I realized many of the things I believed about them weren’t facts—but conjectures based on fear.

With that, here are five things about my twenty-something kids that I’ve learned to examine, open my mind to, and change my thoughts about.



9 Things I Learned In My 60s That I Wish I’d Known In My 20s

You know those moments when you look back on certain things in your past and you can’t help but cringe? Sometimes, you may not even recognize the way you acted. Well, me too.

We’ve all been there. There’s no one on this planet who hasn’t felt at least a twinge of regret, embarrassment, guilt or shame (or any other of those “fun” emotions) about their past. But the irony is that the “regretful” things we say, do, don’t say, and don’t do allow us to know who we are, who we want to be, and learn what we really want in our lives.

When I look at my difficult experiences, both past and present, I see gifts, even if they’re not wrapped in particularly pretty wrapping paper.

With that, I want to share my list of the nine things I learned in my 60s that wish I had known in my 20s: