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11 Very Important Questions Latinos Still Have For Our Moms

Every Latina mom is different, of course, but there are definitely a few little quirks that bind them all together. And we happen to have a few questions about those…


Ok, what’s the deal with food?

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Why are you always asking if we’re eating? Of course we’re eating. We’re always eating. We are NEVER NOT eating. You’ve never known us to not have at least three chicken nuggets in our mouths at any given moment.


Why do you insult yourself, mami linda?

Soo True !!! And now I say it to my own kids ???? #cubanmoms #growingupcuban #cubanproblems

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We’ve even written a whole post about this phenomenon.


Where is “la chingada”/”casa de carajo” and how should we get there?

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Urban Dictionary is kind of vague on the definition and it’s, like. How far away do you want us to go, you know? Like, do we have to pack a bag? Do we have to bring a sweater? Speaking of which…


What is the deal with the sweaters, mom?

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Like seriously. We’re going to pick up the mail, and it’s 97 degrees out. There’s no need to put a sweater on, we swear on your life.


Do you think we don’t know the floor is wet?

This one goes out to my mom. @yoniasantana @veroperezzzz @l0pez492 #cubans #cubanmoms

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WE KNOW. IT’S PRETTY MUCH ALWAYS WET. Let the floor get dirty before it gets cleaned again, damn.


Are you kidding when you say McDonald’s “no es comida”?

Mom would make this out of yuca or malanga ? @iamh3nry @officialjanira . #CubanMoms #OyeChico #LeDioMalanga

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Can’t we just have one fry? Pleaaaaaase?


How did you get so good at sarcasm?

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Is it genetic?


Why do you ask if we want to talk to our tia if you already know the answer is no?

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WE’VE NEVER EVEN MET HER. WTF.


What made you think that wet hair was basically a death trap?

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The worst thing that’ll happen to us is getting tangles. DASSIT.


How’d you get so good at dancing, yo?

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Where’d you learn those moves, and why are they activated when there’s a pot or a broom nearby?


Do you know how much we love you?

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Just asking.


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What other questions for you have for moms? Let us know.

These Twins Had A Quarantine Birthday Party Designed To Ease Their Fears of COVID-19

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These Twins Had A Quarantine Birthday Party Designed To Ease Their Fears of COVID-19

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We’re all facing a world very different than the one we were so familiar with just a few months ago. Still, Karo Arana Soto wanted to make sure that the second birthday of her two twins Mateo and Matías was just as special as it was last year when they had it. While unable to throw a big bash for her twins Zoto was still able to put on a party that was pretty memorable and impressive.

It also had a theme was pretty apt for the current times.

For her sons’ big birthday, Zoto threw a COVID-19- themed party.

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To celebrate their big day, Zoto threw a smaller scale party complete with bouncers, music, games, gifts, piñata, sweets, cake, and pizza.”

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“Every birthday of José Ramon [the 4-year-old brother of Mateo and Matías] and the twins celebrate with a small party with family and close friends, this year for obvious reasons we could not all be together, so we decided to make their party with the COVID theme,” Zoto explained in an interview with mitú. “So when they get older see the photos and know why we were alone on his 2nd birthday, also this pandemic only talks about the bad things that happen and what can happen, so we try to ‘disguise fears’ and turn them into a piñata and a cake, my children had a lot of fun.”

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Speaking about the current situation and how her children are affecting it, Zoto says that she’s spending her days trying to make her kids feel safe.

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“It’s a situation that is forcing us as parents to be more creative and patient with children, in a normal situation, the twins go to a kindergarten, José Ramon to school and parents to work, we are altogether only in the afternoon and weekends, my husband continues to work normally. I’m an independent professional, so I was able to work the home office to be able to attend to my children, it is beautiful to be with them,” Zoto told us. “I never get bored but I never rest, we had a lot of fun but also we get stressed and we all get mad at everyone, there are toys all over the house, there is never silence and twins are in the process of leaving the diaper, imagine it … hahaha, it’s crazy! My 3 children are at a very demanding age of time and attention, so it has not been easy at all.”

So far, Zoto says that her kids are actually enjoying their time in quarantine.

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After all, their days are filled with a similar structure they had at school but with a lot more playtime.

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I think it is wonderful for them, even when they’re so young, to get up early, go to school, and kindergarten to follow a discipline and routine are part of some of their ‘authorities’ but in quarantine,” she explained. “They get up at home a little later, they play all day, school classes and homework are only for a while and the rest of the day we play, make camps, bathe in the pool, make movies, paint and whoever we can think of, sometimes we The ideas to entertain them end and the stress begins, I think that for them the real problem will be when the quarantine ends.”

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!