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Here’s What You Sign Up For When You Agree To Be A Madrina Or Padrino

As you grow older and your friends and family begin to have children, there’s a chance you might be chosen to be the godparent, which would make you la comadre or el compadre. But are you prepared for the responsibilities? Here are a few things you can expect…

When your godchild is born, you’re expected to hook up the baby with their first name tag piece of jewelry.

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And he or she better have it ready to wear the day they leave the hospital.

If it weren’t for the baptism, you probably wouldn’t become a comadre / compadre… So you better pitch in for the fiesta.

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Con el bolo. It’s the only time you’ll see kids diving for coins instead of candy.

Religious ceremonies aside, la comadre is looked to to bring food for parties or to help cook.

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So if your comadre is ever mad at you, it’s because you didn’t help with the food.

And el compa usually handles las cervezas.

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You have to take at leeeeast a six pack. But the more cerveza you take, the happier your compadre will be.

When it comes to bigger parties, los compadres are expected to pitch in some $$ para la banda.

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Because what would your godchild’s first birthday party without a banda?

From then on, you goddaughter/godson better receive the best gift from you.

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Don’t disappoint with cheap gifts.

Comadres *have* to keep each other updated on the latest chisme.

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There really isn’t a better type of bonding for comadres than a good chisme exchange.

And party together.drink

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And it’s always a blast. #SALUDCOMPA

Las comadres y compadres have each others’ backs.

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You have to be there to catch them and help lift them when they’re at their lowest.

And always support each other.support-each-other

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Because what’s a comadre or compadre without a helping hand?

More importantly, las comadres y los compadres have to love each other the most through thick and thin.

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But above all, this is a promise to guide this little one through life.

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And teach them between right and wrong.

READ: 15 Signs You Found Your Future Comadre

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Show Your BFF How Much You Care With These Super Thoughtful Gifts

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Show Your BFF How Much You Care With These Super Thoughtful Gifts

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Family is everything, but having a BFF you can tell anything to, who understands the social complexities of having a huge family, being first gen, and trying to make it in this world is something everyone deserves.

These comadres keep you grounded. They shower you with love, apoyo and laughs year round. So what do you give your besties who’ve always been there for you? Here are a few gifts that’ll remind them how much you appreciate them.

CHISMOSAS 4 EVER PIN PACK $14.99

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Mujeres who chismean together stay together. Send this to your better half and let her know how much you appreciate your talks with this Chismosas 4 Life pin set.

COMADRES Hat | $25

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Because she’s not just your BFF, she’s your comadre. Get one for all your comadres here at mitú.

Juicyy Chisme Keychain Purse | $5

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For that bestie that’s always making you go back to the club to find her purse.

MEJOR SOLA SWEATSHIRT $39.99

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A sturdy and warm sweatshirt bound to keep you warm in the colder months. A pre-shrunk, classic fit sweater that’s made with air-jet spun yarn for a soft feel.

3Doodler Create+ Pen | $80

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It’s a steep gift, but it’ll feel like a kid’s Christmas for your non-stop doodling BFF. Yes, it’s a glorified hot glue gun, but a very dreamy gift for the Frida Kahlo-to-be in your life.

“Tesoro” by Yesika Salgado | $13.50

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If you’ve already absorbed the poderosa of Salgado’s first anthology, “Corazón,” you know that her second born is set to ignite a generation of mujeres uprising. Nourish your BFF’s heart and Latinidad in a way only Salgado can.

Mazapan Phone Case | $25

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Por la mujer in your life that won’t take anything from no pendejo but whose ready to fall to pieces when the right one gets close. Tell her you’re just helping out with a portable disclaimer.

Conchas Camiseta | $25

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For the Mexicana whose not afraid to be proud of her conchas, this camiseta es perfecto. Exclusive to we are mitú.

P.F. Candle Co. Geranium Terra | $48

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For the BFF that you know will one day have a yard full of terra cotta plants and terra cotta mujeres. It’s her aesthetic. Go with it.

MojiPower Avocado Portable Power Bank | $28

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Get it? For the BFF powered by guac. Make that a reality for her internet persona támbien.

Kahlo By Andrea Kettenmann | $15

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For the BFF you know is ready to pour over this comprehensive collection of Kahlo’s work, the significance of her work as a feminist, Latinx, gender-bending queer icon. Observe the tears spill. You did that.

Mujer Power” Pin | $10

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We’re not taking trips anywhere together unless it’s to shake up D.C. Pair this with Sonia Sotomayor’s latest memoir and you’re going places together.

Frida Kahlo Meditation Poster | $13

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Feminism is a daily practice. We’re all extra fired up this year. Fan the fire and the self-care all at once in that feminista poderosa amiga querida.

BARK Festival Flower Crown Dog Toy | $12

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To pair with your Kahlo gifts, obviously. She’s trying to instill her patriarchy smashing values into su hijos.

HAIR FULL OF CHISME MUG | $15

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For la chismosa: give her something to spill that tea with. She will love the “Mean Girls” reference and totally be grateful for another way to sip that tea.

CAFECITO & CHISME Tank | $25

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Because you can’t have one without the other when you throw a BFF in there. Package this with a coffee date IOU and all the chisme you can muster.

Self Conchas Towel | $35

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This is the perfect gift for that friend who lives somewhere warm enough to enjoy it on Christmas day. Believe it or not, there are so many of us in warm, tropical climates for Christmas.

Cheeky Stamp Blendable Blush | $24

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For the Makeup Guru amiga who already has Fenty Beauty’s entire line, and then some. I think America might be ready for this future age goodness, or your friend can just blend that blush right in.

Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing by Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel | $18

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For your newly vegan comadre who you know will scream to find out what doesn’t taste like grass. These authors look back hundreds of year before Spain colonized Mesoamerica. They found that the healing properties of plant-based traditional diet is more important than ever. Read it and feast.

Selena Gomez Cookie Cutter | $34

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Because, guapa, we’re making more than just sugar cookies this year. It’s the Eucharist of our generation.

Preciosa Camiseta | $30

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You already know exactly who to get this for because you know she’s going to wear that ish proud in the club. Support your local Latina Etsy artist and your local loca all at the same time.

Bruja Beanie $15

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She’s bad y bruja and she needs everyone to know it. It’s the kind of crown you don’t buy for yourself. Crown her.

SHE SE PUEDE TEE $24.99

SHE SE PUEDE, every day!

NADIE ME AYUDA EN ESTA CASA $24.99

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Moms favorite quote of the day EVERYDAY. Get your mom her next favorite tee! ????????????


READ: 21 Adorable Gifts You Should Buy For The ‘Coco’ Fan In Your Life

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These Compadre Bromances Show The Funny And Touching Side Of Male Friendships

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These Compadre Bromances Show The Funny And Touching Side Of Male Friendships

Compadres are seriously the bestest of friends… or more like each other’s soulmates. Here’s what makes their bond so strong and beautiful:

*Tip: Read in a melodramatic, romantic tone for comedic effect.

If there’s one thing you love about your compadre, it’s that he’s always surprising you with gifts.

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And 99% of the time, those gifts are beer.

Not a day goes by that he doesn’t celebrate your proudest accomplishments.

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…with some tequila.

And he’s always there to give you a hand.


Because he isn’t a real compadre if he doesn’t hold your beer for you while you feed your baby.

No matter how hard things get, your compa NEVER lets you quit.

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He will always push you to keep on going.

You can also count on him for advice whenever you’re stuck in a difficult situation.

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And his advice is always super helpful.

Whenever you’re feeling sick, your compadre is always there to help take care of you.

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This is how you know that he truly cares about you and your health.

One of the best things about your compadre is that he’s always treating you with dinner dates.

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…even if he’s a third wheel with you and your wife.

And if it’s not a dinner date, it’s a romantic picnic.?

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So cute.

But no matter where you two go, every day is an adventure with your compadre.

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There’s nothing better than a spontaneous date.

So with all of the good times you two have, it’s no wonder your compadre looooves to show you off on all of his social media accounts.

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#Compa, #CompasForLife, #Love, #BFFs.

After all, he is sort of like your second partner in life.

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#Babyshower #Compadre #Comadre #GodSon #Bear

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Yeah you might have your wife, but you also have your COMPA.❤️

And considering how close you two are, it might have been better if you married him instead.

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After all, he IS your soulmate. Right?


READ: Here’s What You Sign Up For When You Agree To Be A Madrina Or Padrino


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