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20 Reasons Why There Ain’t No Abuela Like A Latin Abuela

Once you start to tally up all of the things your grandma does for you on a daily basis, you begin to realize that she’s a legit superhero. Just like Superman and Wonder Woman, your abuela has a couple of badass superhero powers up her sleeve, and these are just a few of them…

1. One of the biggest things that makes your abuela a true superhero: she defends you from everything and everyone.

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I absolutely love it when this happens.

2. Along with her ability to protect and defend people, your abuela also has the power to heal others.

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You can always count on her to have a cabinet backyard full of medicine.

3. No matter what the illness is, she always has the perfect remedy.

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This is why I always call my grandma when I’m sick.

4. She can also make anything appear out of thin air.

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Grandma is always coming in clutch! ??

5. The best part? It doesn’t even have to be your birthday for these little gifts to appear.

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#MVP

6. Money isn’t the only thing your abuela can make appear out of thin air:

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Grandma’s food = ❤️

7. Thanks to her extraordinary cooking skills, your abuela has the ability to give you endless nourishment and strength.

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She will never let you walk around with an empty stomach.

8. Also, the cafecito your abuela makes has the power to give you 10x more energy, no matter how exhausted you are.

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Starbucks has nothing on my abuela’s coffee.

9. Somehow, she’s also able to get the stains out of *anything*.

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You can spill wine, tomato sauce and a gallon of blood on your shirt and somehow your abuela will find a way to remove the stain.

10. On top of that, she can also transform and fix your clothes in ways that no one else can.

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She’s the most crafty and creative person around.

11. Her power of fixing and transforming clothes is so amazing in fact, that even other people ask her to come to the rescue and help them out.

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S.O.S.!!

12. Even if the advice she gives is a bit harsh, it’s nothing but the truth, and that’s what makes it so valuable.

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LOL. At least she’s being honest.

13. And no matter how old your abuela gets, she seems to have a superhero-like quality of long-lasting youth.✨

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Sometimes my grandma has more energy than me and she’s about 45 years older than me. HOW??

14. Best of all, your abuela has the power to completely change your mood and make your days better.

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I can always count on my grandma’s sweet compliments.

15. Latina Abuelitas Turn Menial Chores Into “Fun Games”

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When your abuelita wants you to do something she’ll turn it into a “game”. Need batting practice? Time to hit the rugs that you have neglected to clean for months. You’ll be hitting home runs in no time!

16. Discipline Would Never Be An Issue With Your Abuelita In Charge

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No one dares defy their abuelita else they face el cucuy. Latin abuelitas will find the most dramatic reasons for why you need to listen. Don’t let her down or else all her manager friends will be talking about her and the looming chancla will be waiting for you.

17. Latina Abuelitas Would Make The Ultimate Player Manager

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Everyone knows your abuelita is going to have your back and take care of you no matter what. No umpire or opposing pitcher will intimidate you, mijito. Her warmth, knowledge and zest for life will keep you having fun while playing Baseball and no one can do that better than your abuelita.

18. Your Team Would Take First Place In Dugout Snacks

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Enough of the peanuts and sunflower seeds. Bring in las frutas! Abuelita will make sure there are plenty of tasty snacks in the dugout and the frutas will keep you feeling light and fresh on the field. Just be sure abuelita doesn’t notice you haven’t eaten in 2 innings!

19. No One Understands Postgame Recovery Like Your Latina Abuelita

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When it comes to postgame recovery, vapor rub and aloe vera are the only medicine needed! There is no equal to the vapor rub cure-all, and abuelita has the best massage techniques to keep you healthy. Everyone could go for that warm abuelita foot rub after a full nine innings.

20. Teams Would Have The Most Comfortable Handmade Uniforms In The Game

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They may not be the high-performance polyester uniforms, but no one can compete with the comfort of your abuelita’s handmade clothes. Keeping you warm happens to be the most important attribute of her uniforms! Abuelita is sure that her superior uniforms will keep you loose, fresh, and ready for all those chilly night games.

21. Latina Abuelitas Would Share The Best Chisme For Your Scouting Reports

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Latina abuelitas have the benefit of receiving chisme from everyone in the family. You will know all the dirty secrets your opponents hold. No one can get information like abuelita!

22. Your Abuelita Will Respect All Superstitions You Have

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Talking to your bat to get a hit? Abuelita approves. After a rain delay? You won’t be allowed on the field if your hair is wet! Latina abuelitas understand that superstitions can get in the way of gameplay. She’ll help you through them and guide you back to success!

22. Abuelitas Would Always Include Music And Dance During The Game

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Your abuelita knows that music and dance will elevate a performance whether you’re doing chores or playing a game. Everyone knows adding a Mariachi to anything makes it more epic. That’s why abuelita would use a Mariachi to make every workout more epic!


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Make Your Dad Feel Special This Christmas With A Latino-Inspired Gift That Will Speak To His Soul

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Make Your Dad Feel Special This Christmas With A Latino-Inspired Gift That Will Speak To His Soul

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Oh, man. Dads are great, right? They tell all sorts of terrible jokes and they just want the best for you. That’s why when the holidays roll around, you want to make sure they feel loved with super-thoughtful gifts. But it won’t be too hard for you this year, because you’ve landed here! And there happen to be tons of amazing gift ideas for dads literally right below this introduction. So there; have a read. 

‘El Jefe’ hat

This hat says everything your dad wants people to know. Not only is he a boss, but he is also the boss. No one can handle a carne asada like he can and it’s time he gets to brag about it everywhere.

BBQ bundle

I don’t know about your dad, but mine was always in charge of the carne asada. In his mind, no one else can cook a piece of steak as well as he can. So the best grill master in the world deserves the best gift ever, right? Well, look no further! The BBQ Bundle comes with this El Jefe Apron and a bottle of El Machete Hot Sauce so he can be ready to cook up some carne asada in style.

‘Annoyed in Spanish’ Dad hat

Having a bilingual dad means he can get annoyed in both English and Spanish (lucky you). We feel his pain, so we made this [Annoyed In Spanish] Dad Hat to wear on the days when he simply can’t with people. Stay strong, dad, we love you.

‘Puro Pinche Pari’ Tote

This isn’t just a tote bag, it’s a statement piece. If your dad is a bit of a social butterfly and always has a carne asada to attend to, get him ready for any party with the ‘Puro Pinche Pari’ Tote, and ¡salud! Not to mention, you should make him become a little more green with his own reusable bag.

‘Mi Gente Colombia’ tee

Your dad’s heart belongs to his family, his mother, and his homeland. Help him rep his pride for his country with this ‘Mi Gente Colombia’ Tee, and show the world you’ll never forget where you came from. Don’t worry. If you check out the mitú shop, you can check out all of the different countries that would be perfect for your dad.

‘Papi Chulo’ Hat

Your papi chulo is your ride or die who deserves only the best in this world. Show him how much he really means to you with this Papi Chulo Hat.

‘Pupusas & Curtido’ T-shirt

Pupusas & Curtido built your dad’s Salvadoran body and he must tell it to the world, wearing this amazing shirt. Truly one piece of clothing your father will love. Check out the mitú shop if your dad’s body was built on different foods.

‘Sweat now, tacos later’ water bottle

For the fit dad type, or if he’s just thinking of starting the year with a renewed sense of health and wellness, help him out with this little bottle. The more he works out now, the more tacos he’ll be able to eat later, right? Don’t lose sight of your fitness and goals with the ‘Sweat Now Tacos Later Water’ Bottle, papi.

‘Arepa money’ belt bag

Need something to hold all that hard-earned arepa money of his? Well, look no further. This Arepa Money Fanny Pack is perfect for holding cash, arepas, and whatever else your dad might need!

‘Avo Camo’ Sweatshirt

What’s more dad-like than a camo print? We’ll tell you what would make it better, hidden guacardos in the print, for the avocado obsessed dads out there. Each unique, all-over printed sweatshirt is precision-cut and hand-sewn to achieve the best possible look and bring out the intricate design. What’s more, the durable fabric with a cotton-feel face and soft brushed fleece inside means that this sweatshirt is bound to become his favorite for a long time.

‘Pregúntale a tu Mamá’ t-shirt

Your dad might be the man of the house, but everyone knows your mom is the one who makes all the rules. That’s why we made this Pregúntale A Tu Mamá Tee, which is basically your childhood in wearable form.

‘Back To The Taqueria’ Tee

Where we’re going, we don’t need fork because we’re going back to the taqueria! But we recommend you grab this apron before we sell out.

‘Modelo’ Men’s socks

Wear and drink what you like, it’s that simple. If your dad is a beer enthusiast who enjoys his modelo bien fría, gift him something he’ll like wearing too, like a matching set of socks.

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These 13 Latina-Inspired Gifts Will Make Your Mom Feel So Seen This Holiday Season

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These 13 Latina-Inspired Gifts Will Make Your Mom Feel So Seen This Holiday Season

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Finding the perfect gift for mom is always a challenge, isn’t it? You may already have ideas for gifts to give your siblings, or friends, or even your abuelos, but moms are tough to shop for. That’s why we’re thinking, why not gift her something fun and clever? It’s the experiences that we remember the most, so maybe a bland gift won’t be as memorable as that hilarious mug you got her that Christmas of 2019. So have a read below to find some comical and clever presents for your mamita. Because Latinos don’t give basic gifts, we won’t let you down. 

‘Mami’ necklace

Nothing sweeter, prettier or more classic, than gifting mom a piece of jewelry —or wait— we can think of something sweeter; a piece of jewelry with the word mami on it. “Mom” just doesn’t quite describe the head of a Latino family, the only term that can do her justice is mami or mamita or ‘her majesty… just saying. 

‘La Jefa’ apron

Sorry, this apron is for boss Latinas only*. If you are not one, please hit the back button on your browser immediately. Mom is the ultimate jefa. She runs the house, she runs the family, she raised you, for God’s sake —is there anything the woman can’t do? Get her the apron, she deserves it. 

‘Andale Por Pendeja’ t-shirt

If your mom is anything like mine, or any other mom on the planet, saying “I told you so” doesn’t quite cut it, and sometimes she might want to get her point across with just a smidge of judgment. Thankfully, mitú made this Ándale Por Pendeja Tee for such occasions! 

Mom’s Favorite Candle Set

You know who would love this Latino-inspired Candle Collection? Your mom. No, really. She’d love this refreshingly minty Sana Sana candle, or perhaps the soapy fragrance of this Te Boté one? And who could ever resist the iconic (yet triggering) Saturday morning scent of Fabulosa? No one, that’s who!

‘Poderosa’ hoop earrings

Nothing but the best for your queen. These hoops are 14 karat gold plated brass, and you know she deserves them. Because we’ve never met a more poderosa woman than a madre de familia. 

‘Comadres’ tee

Your mom was your very first comadre before you even made friends. Remind her about your special bond with this ‘Comadres’ tee, she’ll be moved to tears, guaranteed.

‘World’s best suegra’

Surprise your suegra with this mug, she hugs like a mother and loves like a friend so she deserves the best!! Ideal for the perfect mom-in-law. 

‘Te Calmas o Te Calmo’ chanclas

Who knew the most triggering of phrases would make a badass pair of chanclas? This Te Calmas O Te Calmo chanclas are not only fashionable, but subtly threatening to anyone who grew up in a Latino household, and it makes the perfect phrase for that mom who’s always keeping you in check. Help make her life easier by gifting her some chanclas with her signature phrase printed on it. You’re welcome. 

‘La Jefa’ iPhone case

Mom has some important phone calls to make, so let her make them in style. Help her flaunt her endless poder every time she takes out her phone. 

Concha Fleece Blanket

Carbs are the devil, yes, but mom’s precious conchas and cafecito definitely don’t count! Help mami stay warm in the winter with this Concha Fleece Blanket and enjoy whatever sweet dreams may come. And maybe make her a damn coffee once in a while. 

‘House Favorite’ dog bandana

Let’s be real here. The true golden child of your house is the dog. You know it, your siblings know it, and your mom knows it, too. Getting your mom’s beloved doggo a present equals to getting a present for the woman herself! So we made this House Favorite Dog Bandana for all of mom’s good boys and good girls out there.

‘Hermosa’ hoops

There will never be a more hermosa woman in your life. Mom deserves these hoops because she’s a hardworking queen and a role model, and she’s nothing but ‘hermosa’ every day, even on Sundays, when she’s doing la limpieza in her flashiest outfits.

‘Pa qué highlighter’ Makeup bag

This little cosmetics bag would be a lifesaver for the makeup obsessed mom. Remind that makeup queen that she doesn’t need any highlighter with that brown shine of hers. This vegan leather bag is perfect for holding all of mami’s day-to-day essentials. Take this with you and shine.

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