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If You’ve Ever Been With Your Mom On Black Friday You Know She Becomes A Totally Different Person

Nothing gets a Latina mom more excited than a great deal at the store. This is probably why Black Friday has become a national holiday among our mothers. It is the one time of year they are allowed to let it all out in the store to get the greatest deals of the year. There are tears, laughs, and screams every year as she hunts through the stores for the regalito that your primo has been begging for all year. Here are just some of the things that go down on Black Friday that you just can’t forget.

You pray to a few santos on Thanksgiving night because you know what is about to go down the next day.

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You’re scared, but ready. You’re not sure why this has to happen every year, but every year you are more and more prepared. This is the 20th year you’ve had to do this with mom. You got this.

Mom wakes you up at 3:30 a.m. so you can start getting ready.

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You have less than 30 minutes to get ready. Because you’re an expert, you slept in your shopping clothes and maybe even makeup, so you’re good to go.

And if you don’t get up the first time, the second time looks a little like this.

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Just get up the first time and everything will be okay, okay? It is like your mom is not the same, sweet person she was last night at dinner being all thankful for her wonderful children. Today, it is about stuff.

There will be at least 2 hours of waiting in line in the cold.

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But that’s what you need to make sure you are there on time. Plus, mami wants to continue to run down the list of things and who is doing what before the stores open. You have to get all the gifts for your prima. Your brother is after the gifts for primo Julio. Your mother is just going to grab sh*t and will figure out later who is getting what. At this point, your heart is pounding. You can’t fail.

While you are freezing, mom is all calm double and triple checking the sales flyers to her list.

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You know. Just to be sure that all the months of planning and saving are worth it. If she can’t get that Blue-Ray player for 70 percent off like she expected, all hell is going to break loose.

The gates open and before you know it, your mom is pushing you into the store screaming at the top of her lungs.

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it sounds like a war cry and that makes sense. You are literally going into war for some marked down stuff that mom has been eyeing for months on the Internet.

She forms an alliance with a stranger out of nowhere and you see them start to work in tandem.

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Honestly, it is mesmerizing and fascinating how moms make comadres out of complete strangers. Here she was 20 minutes ago promising that nothing was going to get in her way of getting her treasures. Now she is helping some lady get a rocking chair because that same lady is going to fend off the monsters going after your mom’s prized sweaters.

Next thing you know, you’re under attack as you reached for that one toy everyone has been talking about for months.

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You’re having to fight off mothers, fathers, abeulitas all in the name of getting this doll. Do you do it? Yes, because if you don’t you have to deal with your mother and telling her you didn’t get the toy. Could you imagine such a fate? No gracias.

Meanwhile, mom is fighting her own Black Friday battle across the store over some marked down kitchenwares.

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She didn’t come here for a new set of cloth napkins but at 95 percent off, how can she say no? She can’t. Congratulations. You have new napkins and mom got another Black Friday K.O. under her belt. Who is she?!

She even convinced you to take things out of people’s carts that you weren’t able to get while they were still on the shelves.

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Thankfully you have had time to master this skill. You don’t go to this many Black Fridays with mom and not learn how to quietly take things from people’s carts. This is every man, woman, and child for themselves. Tough luck.

And don’t you dare let anyone get in front of you at checkout while you wait for mom.

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You cannot be wasting time like that. It is only 7 a.m. and there are still 3 more stores to hit before noon. Get. It. Together.

Yet, all the madness and bruises pay off when your little primo opens the one gift he has been begging for all year.

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It really is moments like this that warm that heart and bring families closer together. Happy Thanksgiving and have a safe Black Friday.


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‘My Mom Insisted My Hips Changed’ Latinas Talk About Their Moms Finding Out They Had Sex For The First Time

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‘My Mom Insisted My Hips Changed’ Latinas Talk About Their Moms Finding Out They Had Sex For The First Time

There comes a time in a young woman’s life when she has to venture out into the world and experience everything out there that the world has to offer. And yes, “everything” includes sex. And while sex is a totally natural and expected step in a young woman’s coming-of-age journey, the Latinx community often holds notoriously conservative views about when it’s “okay” for a young woman to have sex for the first time.

This conservative attitude towards woman and sex is nowhere more prominent than it is in the minds of Latinx mothers. Many Latinx moms, especially from older generations, have been trained to believe that a young woman’s worth is tied to her virginity and that it’s a sin to have sex out of wedlock. This attitude makes it hard for girls to talk to their parents about sex, which means a large portion of the Latina population is uneducated about STIs, unwanted pregnancy, contraception, and how being sexually active can impact your emotions. Because of the shame surrounding extramarital sex in the Latinx community, many young women hide the fact that they’ve been having sex from their mothers in order to avoid conflict or avoid being shamed.

That’s why Fierce by mitú took to our Instagram page to ask our followers how their madres reacted when they found out their daughters were no longer virgins. We also wanted to know if our followers decided to keep their virginity statuses to themselves.

Check out the answers below!

1. This mom’s nosiness gave her more than she bargained for

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“My mom found out I was having sex when I was 23 years old and she found my birth control (cringe!). This is a pretty common story I share with a lot of my friends but the way my mom found out was pretty mortifying. My novio, who I have been dating since I was 14 and who she has known for as many years, was over at the house. Because my mom has always been very nosey and a helicopter mom I would give him my birth control for safe keeping (For so many reasons Don’t DO THIS!!) Anyway. The birth control fell out of his bag and my mom flipped out. Any other scenario, had I hid it in a closet or sock drawer she would have found out sooner but I probably could have convinced her it was just for acne.” – Veronica, Chicago

2. This mama read between the lines and stayed silent

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“I kind of had to fess up to my mom because I was moving in with my boyfriend. She’d been asking me since we started dating if I was using protection over and over again and I was too embarrassed to even say that we were having sex. I finally just told her that I was moving in with him and I think she got the deal.” Kathryn, Los Angeles

3. This mom insisted she could tell by just LOOKING at her daughter

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“I told my mom years after, but she swears she knew the night I came home that it happened. I’m like c’mon, Mom. No way did you know. But, you know how they are–they know EVERYTHING.” – Laney, San Bernadino

4. The old “hyper-emotional” reaction

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“My mom cried so so hard and then instantly got mad at me and gave me the silent treatment. She also claimed she “knew” that I wasn’t anymore anyhow ’cause I “started talking back”. But, I was 21 at that point!” – Yvette

5. The mom who doesn’t know…but c’mon: she knows

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“To [my mom] I’m still [a virgin] ’till I’m married….Nahhh I think she probably suspects I’m not by now”. – Connie, Southern California

6. The mom who lives in blissful ignorance

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“I’m 30 years old and still haven’t told my mom. At this point she’s gotta suspect I’m not [a virgin]. But at least I waited until I was 19!” Anna, Chicago

7. The Suffocating Silence

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“Literally my current situation, lol. I want to tell her but, I’m afraid of her reaction. I don’t think she’ll be mad, but I really would hate for her to cry about it. Send help!” Darlene, Riverside

8. The “Live Your Life” Type of Mom

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“I keep it to myself, but I’m pretty sure she knows me better. 😉 ” – Belle, Puerto Rico

9. The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy

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“She never asked and I never told her… but for what it’s worth, I waited till I was at least 18.” Tania, Los Angeles

10. The Mom Who Tries and Fails to Guilt Trip

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“She said: ‘Why didnt [you] wait ’till marriage like [I] told over and over again?’. So, I said: “Who said I’ll ever get married?” Lizet, Bakersfield, CA

11. This mom who started crying when she walked in on the act

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“I had skipped school to lose my virginity to my high school boyfriend. We had planned it out so that I would play sick and he would skip school and do it when my parents were out of the house. They boy work long hours so we figured we had some time. The actual act went well, but literally just as we finished we heard my front door open. No snuggling. We both jumped up to hide. I’ve always thought it took maybe 30 steps to get from my front door to my room, my mom took five. My boyfriend ducked out of the bathroom and somehow my mom got to the front of the house to confront him. I mean he had no shirt on and was pulling him his pants. She knew. She knew so much she cried.”  Ana, Austin, TX

A Young Latino Confronted His Mom For Liking His Ex’s Post And She Clearly Doesn’t Care

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A Young Latino Confronted His Mom For Liking His Ex’s Post And She Clearly Doesn’t Care

There is something about your parents staying friends with your ex that drives people crazy. Like, they also made connections with those people and they might really like them. However, should they take your side and just cut them off? That is the debate raging right now after on Twitter user confronted his mom about liking one of his ex’s Instagram photos.

Here is the moment Alan Zamora confronted his mother about liking his ex’s photo on social media.

He confronted him mother with a, “WTF?!” She responded simply with, “Terminó contigo, pero no conmigo.” She added: “She’s my friend.” Now, that is just some cold honesty about the importance of making sure your parents don’t get too attached to your novios and novias.

Her insistence on being friends with his ex led him to ask for new moms.

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Who wants to give this man the mom he clearly wants. Obviously, he is looking for fierce loyalty and a mother who will never side with his ex over him. Also must be able to be filmed for Twitter at a moment’s notice.

She even invited his ex over to hang out and we are all dead.

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Honestly, we all love when our ex’s parents want to stay in touch with us. They clearly love what we have to offer to the world. However, have you ever been on the other side of this? Have you ever seen your parents try to hangout with your exes while liking their social media pics?

Some people saw this and thanked the universe that their parents can’t do the same thing.

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Pro tip: Make your parents social media illiterate. If they don’t know how to do social media, they can’t break your heart like this. Imagine your mom having an entire Instagram just to stay connected with the exes she liked from your life.

Some moms came through to explain what is happening from her perspective.

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It is kind of unfair for us to ask our parents to just cut someone out of their lives just because we couldn’t make it work. should they put their lives and hearts on pause just because our lives fell apart? It is a question that some moms legit want us to answer.

There were a few examples of parents taking it too far.

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Like, who does this? How does your mom take a trip with one of your exes then send you photos of the trip? This is the ultimate betrayal. There you are just living life wanting to take a trip with your mom then she takes the one who got away. Shady.

Or how about coming home and seeing your ex straight chilling with your folks?

Suddenly, your safe space is gone. You can’t come home and just relax because suddenly you have an ex hanging out on the couch. What a disaster. What a life they must live to do this to their pride and joy.

Yet, some people think that it is actually a sweet reminder of how much your life impacts your parents.

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Try not to cry thinking about how much you mean to your parents. They love you so much that they love everyone you love. That is true unconditional love. What a wonderful thing to think about.

Oh, and Zamora wants you to know that his mom is one of the most beautiful women despite the original video.

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What a great son. Even when he is betrayed by his mother, he still supports her unconditionally.

READ: Moms Are Standing Behind This Latina Who Went Viral On Twitter For Showing How Cute Motherhood Can Be Sometimes