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You Might Be #Adulting, But Here Are 11 Ways Mom Can Still School You

Being an adult is awesome. You can eat pan dulce for every meal. You can stay out as late as you want. And you can pay rent and work 40 hours a week. Yeah, it’s not always that awesome. Sometimes the responsibility of being an adult gets a bit heavy and you think it would be great to be a kid again, maybe have your mom help you fight your battles. Yeah, she might have made your life hell sometimes, but your mom always had your back when it came down to it. Here are 11 times we wish our mother could step in to fight our adult battles.

When you’re sick…

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One of the worst things about being sick as an adult is that you have to take care of yourself. Yeah, you’ve got a temperature of 100 plus, but that cold medicine isn’t going to buy itself. Now’s the time when you wish you could just be a baby and let mama take over.

… And when you want to call into work.

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Sometimes you’re just tired and you need a day off, but you already called in 4 days last week. No one knows how to go to bat for you like your mother, who’ll give your boss an earful if they try to make you come in.

When a sleazebag is hitting on you at the bar.

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They say that you should never get between a mama bear and her cub. If any one corners you at the bar, call in mama to maul that would-be player.

Out drinking? Instead of a Lyft, call your mom to come pick you up.

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Driving around in a Lyft is always an interesting experience. Sometimes your driver is all kinds of chill, but other times they force you to hear their homemade trap songs or talk politics with you. Woof. If moms had a car service, you know you’d get home safe and you’d probably get to hear the latest chisme.

And fix the next morning’s cruda.


Nothing like mama’s menudo to get rid of the morning after blues.

When someone is lying right to your face but you can’t prove it.

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Whether it’s your roommate or a complete stranger, people are going to lie to you. And while you might not always be able to prove it, the one person who could always sniff out a lie is your mother. In those moments when no one will admit to being dishonest, it’d be nice to have mom roll up and put the liars on blast.

When you get pulled over and you need someone to charm the cop.

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We’ve all been pulled over, right? As angry as moms can get, they can also pull out the charm and sweet talk their way out of any jam. Think about where you learned that skill…

When you’re broke and she feeds you.

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Short of committing a crime, you’ll pretty much do anything to get some of your mom’s homemade cooking. Especially when you’re a few days away from your next paycheck. Luckily mama always thinks you look skinny and will feed you until you’re old enough to have kids of your own.

When you throw a dinner party.

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I’m not as good as a cook as my mom is, TBH, and when I throw a party, the snacks are never a highlight. But mom’s got the bomb ass skills in the kitchen and loves to show them off. So nothing would make her happier than having a room full of my friends telling her how awesome her homemade carnitas are.

She’s also the best person to have when you need to kick everyone out of the apartment.

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Sometimes you invite people over and then you can’t get them to leave. That’s where mama steps up. She might make a great host, but she’s definitely not shy about telling everyone to GTFO after she’s hit her damn limit.

But most importantly: she’s always there for you when you just need her.

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Since day one, she’s always had your back. While she might have taken away your rights from time to time, she did it so you would grow up to be the best adult you can be. So be sure to take time out being an adult to give her a call or a hug this Mother’s Day!

READ: Here Are 9 Mother’s Day Cards That Your Latina Mom Will Appreciate

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Here Are 9 Mother’s Day Cards That Your Latina Mom Will Appreciate

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Here Are 9 Mother’s Day Cards That Your Latina Mom Will Appreciate

Trying to find a Mother’s Day card for your mom that perfectly expresses how much you love and appreciate her is difficult – which is why we made some cards of our own. After all, considering everything she’s done for you, your mom deserves more than just some random, cheesy Hallmark card.

Show these to your mom on el Día de la Madres and see them put a smile on her face.

Here’s the perfect mother’s day card for your mom who is always concerned about your health.

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If it wasn’t for her telling you this a million times, you would get sick from the flu much more often. She is the best medicine anyone can ever ask for because she is smart.

And if you were raised by a single mom, here’s a card she will love and appreciate.

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“Thank you for being my mom. Thank you for being my dad. Thank you for being my world.”

These people are the most important people in your life. They will always make sure that you are okay and have everything you need, even it is just emotional support.

After so many years of raising you, today is the day that you can thank your mom for all of the amazing qualities you’ve learned from her along the way.

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Remember, patience is a virtue. What you never knew was your mom was spending all of that time trying to teach you that patience was a virtue and you kept failing.

So. many. qualities…

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When people compliment you on how polite and well-mannered you are, you can point to your mom.

Even if you gained these qualities the hard way, you can still thank your mom for her tough love.

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You have common sense and thick skin. Thank your mom.

After all, everything she does, even if you don’t always like it, is because she loves you.

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If she didn’t get you in trouble so often, it would mean that she didn’t really care. So every time she yells at you, just remember: she loves you.

So now you can show her how much you appreciate her care and support.

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If it wasn’t for your mom pushing you, you would’ve given up instead of working harder.

You can also remind her that you’re the one amongst all of your siblings that she loves the most.

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She knows you’re her favorite. 🙂 After all, you are the only one who really behaves and she told you so.

Or you can keep it simple, and let her know how much you love her in four short words:

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But to be honest, there really are no words to describe how much you love your mom. She is your best friend, life coach, shoulder to cry on, and biggest cheerleader. Take a moment to let her know how much you love her.

READ: Getting Yelled At By Your Mom Is So Scary, That We Decided To Turn The Things She Says Into Horror Movie Posters

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Latinas Are Sharing Appreciation Posts For Their Hardworking Immigrant Mothers And We All Need Somebody To Lean On

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Latinas Are Sharing Appreciation Posts For Their Hardworking Immigrant Mothers And We All Need Somebody To Lean On

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When it comes to strength and parenting, we all know that Latina mamas have it on lock. The best of our parents teach us how to be fully functional and kind human beings. Who are also capable, strong and eager to give back to the world and our own communities. Full of gratitude for the mother figures in our lives, Latinos on Twitter are already showing their love for their mamas and abuelas almost a full month before Mother’s Day! Now that’s enthusiasm.

Check out some of their experiences and words of praise below!

Because so many of us could sing the praises of the women who raised us.

And it takes a lot of strength to me a mother, particularly one who is an immigrant.

Thank you also to our mothers for ensuring we came into this world with good lewks.

And for teaching us that no matter what to work hard.

Because it’s never just a game!

There’s a lot to love about our abuelas too. Because whether they are with us physically or in spirit– feel their presence.

So here’s to you mamas and abuelas!

Thanks for everything!

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