23 Things That Trigger Latina Moms Like Nothing Else

Growing up Latinx comes with its own set of house rules that only Latina moms could teach you. There are so many little things that you do without thinking about it that set your mother off into a rage filled tantrum. Some times it makes total sense. Like, leaving just one sock on the florr is enough to set your mom off and you should know that by now. However, here are 23 things that trigger our mothers like nothing else.

When you complain about smiling in the 4700th family picture.

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If you even have one glimmer in your eye about the neverending family photoshoot you’re forced into, know that your Latina mom won’t hesitate to take off her chancleta in public. You can see the fear in their eyes.

When it comes to dinner time, keep in mind that the last thing your mom wants to hear is “no tengo hambre.”

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“I grew up with one slice of pizza per day y ahora, no quieres una plata llena de mi arroz con pollo? Que te cagas.” Oddly enough, thei always works and you end up eating everything you have been served.

Translation: Declining her food is not even an option.

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It’s probably best if you just stay quiet and eat. And don’t even think about saying ‘no thank you’ to her second serving, porque eres flaca recuerdes?

When you put your bag on the ground.

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I’ve asked her so many times *why* do you care so much and all I got was a smack (i.e. it’s just superstition). The devil will take your money this way.

When you break her superstitions.

Walk under a ladder? You’re dead. Walk between two poles? Also dead. Pass the salt? You’re never coming back. Some times it just feels like she is making things up so she can get mad at you.

When you tell her you’re bored.

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Seriously tho. Look busy, don’t smile too much, and never, ever say you’re bored. Your mother will always find some kind of cleaning you can do if you say you are bored.

When you leave your Legos out.

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Legos = Puerto Rican Godzilla. Leave a couple of these bad boys out and Mama is tearing down LEGO buildings, eating LEGO people and screaming, “Here, now you have a mess to clean up!”

When you leave the lights on.

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You know what she could buy with those extra quarters? A whole other load of laundry to dry. Leaving the lights on means, “So you don’t want to wear clothes now, huh?” Not sure how but that’s what it turns into.

Even the little things, like finding an empty gallon of milk in the fridge, will drive your mom crazy.

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As an adult child of a Latina mom, I’m with her on this one. Just throw the empty gallon away. It’s not that difficult. It is too much of a tease to leave an empty carton in the fridge.

When you forget to take out the meat to thaw.

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You can’t fix this one. One time, I tried microwaving it. Please do not try this at home. Latina moms know everything. E V E R Y T H I N G !!

When you say there’s no food to eat.

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“Tenemos pickles, banana peppers, paquitos de ketchup, hard boiled eggs, galletas. Comé!” Never tell your mom we have nothing to eat. She’ll just remind you how one time when you were six, you said you weren’t hungry.

When you miss her call.

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She’s already catastrophizing everything. You’re in a ditch; she knew she should have never let you leave the house until you were 28 and you’re never leaving the house again.

Don’t even think about coming home with a tattoo.

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The real strategy: move out, move to a different country and then get a tattoo somewhere she’ll never see while she stalks your Facebook and Instagram. Also, don’t tell a soul or let anyone set their eyes on it. That’s how you survive.

When you leave the house with a messy room.

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You’ll be the first to know. Cancel all your plans. You’re not going anywhere. And if you managed to get out of the house before she discovered the mess, she will find you.

No, really.

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I love @salicerose’s Latina mom impression because it’s TOO REAL. I left a piece of tissue in my trash, I’m sorry.

Was that sass I heard?

Do NOT talk back or your mom will take her chancla off and then you know you’re in trouble. All my white friends were seriously concerned this was child abuse. It’s just #LatinaMoms.

When you’re thirsty.

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My mom would revel in the “I told you to drink all your water this morning, before we left for El Dorado” line. Then she’d tell me to just not swallow my spit for awhile and then I won’t be thirsty. Verdad.

When you ask not to go to mass.

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JAJAJAJA, NO. Absolutely not an option. You go to church on Sunday and if you don’t, you move out and then go straight to hell.

When you’re 3 minutes late past your nonexistent curfew. (Read: when she’s in a mood.)

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She can be an hour late to pick you up from school, but you’re 3 minutes y te mata. Don’t let her hear you think that sass either.

If there’s one thing that drives your mom crazy, it’s when she sees you using your phone all day instead of helping her clean.

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Truly, this video is tragically funny. Search #mamaenojada and build your class action suit against all Latina moms for traumatizing us all.

If you really want to test your mom’s patience, tell her “qué” instead of “mande.”

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“We don’t say ‘what’ here.” Then she’ll have a complete meltdown about how she didn’t raise you right and what did she do so wrong to have a pendejo por un hijo.

When you post a messy room pic on IG.

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Expect your mom’s wrath. She’s got a reputation to uphold, even on Instagram.

When you f*ck up in the eyes of your Latina mom, you can always make it up to her by helping in the kitchen.

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Unless you burn the rice. Then you better start running.

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Touching Tributes To Kobe Bryant Fill Social Media One Year After His Tragic Death


Touching Tributes To Kobe Bryant Fill Social Media One Year After His Tragic Death

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Last year was a wild and often scary time. The world will forever remember 2020 being the year that everything stopped and we all had to isolate. It was also the year that we lost Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash and that death rattled the world.

Last year started with the shocking news of Kobe Bryant dying in a helicopter crash.

John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, Ara Zobayan, Christina Mauser, Kobe Bryant, and Gianna Bryant all died when a helicopter crashed in the hills near Calabasas. The crash was a shock but TMZ reporting the deaths of Kobe and Gianna without Vanessa being notified angered many. Most of the world learned about Kobe and Gianni’s death because of the TMZ article.

People are remembering the Black Mamba as more than a basketball player.

Fans and friends have shared stories of Kobe and what he has meant to them. Social media is filled with fellow athletes remembering times they spent with Kobe and the kindness and wisdom he gave them in those moments. The basketball player was a legend in the sporting world and became a very important member of the Los Angeles community.

The Dallas Mavericks honored Kobe today in a tweet.

In 2007, Kobe requested a trade to leave the LA Lakers. Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, revealed that during that time the Mavericks almost acquired Kobe in a trade. Though Kobe almost went to Chicago, Dallas was in the running to be the next home for the legend.

Kobe was honored throughout the sporting world with some teams retiring his numbers. The sorting world lost a legend and ambassador for athletics that day and his absence is still felt strongly today.

Some people have shared small notes that Kobe sent them.

Kobe always had the reputation of being a thoughtful and kind person. Someone that people were able to connect with professionally and personally. These moments have endeared him to the LA community and why the city mourned his sudden death for months after.

You can check out Kobe with Guillermo in this clip of Guillermo’s NBA Media Day interviews.

Continue to rest in peace, Kobe. You are greatly missed.

READ: People Are Keeping Kobe Bryant Murals Safe

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Update January 21, 2021

A Missouri woman named Emily Hernandez had a court hearing in St. Louis after her involvement in the Capitol riots. Hernandez, 21, is facing several federal charges after participating in the deadly Capitol riot.

Emily Hernandez is facing the music after storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

According to KSDK, Hernandez, who is from Sullivan, Missouri, has been released without bond after her first hearing in St. Louis. She has been ordered to stay in the Eastern District of Missouri until her next court date in Washington. Part of the terms of her release is that she is not allowed to travel to Washington other than for her court date.

During the hearing, she was recorded saying, “I’m sorry, I’m nervous.”

Hernandez is facing the following federal charges: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business, steal, sell, convey or dispose of anything of value in the United States, disruptive conduct in the Capitol buildings, parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol buildings.

Original: After a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Jan. 6, people immediately started identifying the intruders. Videos have been circulating and people are steadily contacting the FBI to expose them. Instagram page @homegrownterrorists is one of the leading forces in identifying the rioters.

On Jan. 6, people stormed our Capitol building and the American people are demanding justice.

Images of people storming the Capitol building and looting the offices of members of Congress startled people around the world. One of the safest places in the world was overrun by far-right Trump supporters attacking the democratic process. Americans are demanding justice and working together to identify and report as many people to the FBI that were at the Capitol.

The Instagram page is unapologetically encouraging followers to identify people at the Capitol.

Five people died as a result of the riot, two of them were police officers. The Instagram page, run anonymously, is encouraging people to share the photos to their stories to increase the reach. The account might not have any legal power, but it is having some success. There has been more than one person identified through the IG page that has led to people losing jobs and being arrested by the FBI.

The account has disappeared multiple times but always comes back.

The mystery person running the account has expressed concern over their safety. The account has been suspended by Instagram after being reported by multiple people. There has even been some talk about them receiving threats of violence via DMs.

The person who runs the account has mentioned it randomly on their stories but with no real detail. According to recent stories, the person behind the account doesn’t want to antagonize the people sending threats.

The owner of the account did say that they have been contacted by Instagram about the account.

A tweet from HomeGrownTerrorists caught Instagram’s attention and the account was reinstated. However, there was a backup account to keep functioning in case the original got deleted. IG and the account owner reached an agreement where they get to keep the main account and the backup account was permanently banned. No questions asked.

If you want to help or be connected to the cause, you can follow this page on Instagram.

There are a lot of people left to identify and the nation’s law enforcement is bracing for more violence. Capitols in all 50 states are on alert for possible attacks and the National Guard is being mobilized in big numbers for the inauguration. We are not out of the woods when it comes to the threats that have been made.

READ: After Last Week’s Riots, A Black Woman Has Been Appointed to U.S. Capitol Police Chief

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