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Rosa Mamá Is The Internet Mom We All Needed And Wanted For Laughs And Comfort During These Crazy Times

Mothers are always ready with advice and love when you need it most. Some times the best advice might even come for your friend’s mother, or a mother you see on the internet. There’s no doubt that Rosa Mamá has given us the laughs and advice we have needed and wanted. Whether she is reviewing the latest movies or bringing us peace after DACA was rescinded, she is one of the greatest mothers on the internet. Here are just nine of her greatest moments.

1. Rosa Mamá proved that Latina moms all walk around with Mary Poppins purses.

Tag someone who’s guilty of this!

Posted by We are mitú on Sunday, January 29, 2017

It is a fact that the food and drinks at the movie theater is just too expensive. It’s a good thing that our parents taught us how to bring all of our favorite snacks into the movies without being caught.

2. She made us laugh when she learned the lyrics to “Bodak Yellow.”

I wish my mom danced to “Bodak Yellow”.

Posted by We are mitú on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Legit, we all thought about our own mom’s learning the words to “Bodak Yellow” and all collectively cringed. Like, it’s a good thing that they know the artist, but do they need to start singing it around us?

3. And she was even more shook when she learned the words to “Despacito.”

Do you know what the lyrics to Despacito really are about?

Posted by We are mitú on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

This is why Latino parents don’t let their children listen to reggaeton. The lyrics tend to be overly sexual and would make any mother blush so there is no wonder moms don’t want us listening to it.

4. Who can forget her funny af voicemails?

Voicemails de Mamá

Voicemails anyone with a Latina mom has received…

Posted by We are mitú on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Nothing sends our mothers into a full freakout like us not answering the phone. It doesn’t matter if you are sleeping, in the shower, or in the middle of retiling your house, mom expects you to answer. Mama Rosa proved that she is just like every other Latina mother with her immense concern for her own son.

5. She has tackled some major topics as well, like mental health in the Latino community.

Latinos can’t talk about mental health without calling you “cr…

Latinos can’t talk about mental health without calling you “crazy”! Why?

Posted by We are mitú on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Rosa Mamá admitted that her own children have had to go to therapy and she was confused why at first. However, like most mothers, understands that some times you just need help and there are professionals out there to do that. There is no shame in getting the help that you need.

6. Rosa Mamá even gave us some insight into what some of those mom sayings really mean.

Mexican moms have sooo many sayings, but what do they mean? #GrowingUpMexican

Mexican moms have sooo many sayings, but what do they mean? #GrowingUpMexican

Posted by We are mitú on Monday, January 29, 2018

Thanks to Rosa Mamá, we now know what “Te salío más caro el clado que las albóndigas.” (The cure was worse than the disease.) This truly is a look into the minds of our mothers that we have never had before. Gracias, Mama Rosa.

7. Her commentary on different movies, like “Baywatch” will remind you of your own mom.

See this Mexican mom REACT to Baywatch with Zac Efron and The Rock.

Posted by We are mitú on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Legit, this is probably what every mom thought when they saw the remake of the classic show.

8. She’s been dropping some solid relationship advice too.

This mom’s advice on how to get out of the friend zone is savage af. ????

This mom’s advice on how to get out of the friend zone is savage af. ????

Posted by We are mitú on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Now that’s what you call savage advice. “Kick them to the curb.” That is probably the greatest advice anyone could ever get about getting out of the friend zone.

9. And, when things get scary, Rosa Mamá, like all of our moms, will be here to make sure you know that everything will be okay.

My mom’s inspirational words helped me feel better after Trump…

My mom’s inspirational words helped me feel better after Trump’s DACA decision.

Posted by We are mitú on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Take today to send love notes, messages and calls to all the moms who have had an impact on your life.


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FIERCE Maestras Are Giving Newbie Teachers Career Advice And It’s Basically The Sweetest Thing

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FIERCE Maestras Are Giving Newbie Teachers Career Advice And It’s Basically The Sweetest Thing

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No matter what experiences you’ve had as a student, hopefully you have had at least a handful of teachers who left good impressions on you. As a whole class of students from this year graduate and become teachers themselves, we wanted to ask veteran maestras for advice on how to continue the cycle of positivity.

In a recent post to our Instagram page we asked all our FIERCE maestras, what advice do they have for a new teacher and boy did they deliver!

Check out the replies below!

Stay nourished.

“Advice: eat during your break girl and practice self-care.” – la_misses_m

Take it easy.

“Take it one day at a time. At times you will doubt yourself but push through the all the challenges. Always remember why you are there, which is to teach your students. You got this!! Good luck!!” – erixcii

Make sure you’re feeding your relationships.

“Focus on relationships above everything. Relationships with your students and their families!”- allirousey

Don’t forget to build relationships with your students.

“Self-care and building relationships with your students and families!!” – jazzyfue

And definitely remember to trust yourself.

“I’m an SLP, but I would tell her to trust herself!! You got this! You know your kids and you talents!” – maryoso_moli

Self-care Sundays shall your temple.

“Practice Self-care and build relationships with students. Remember to always be kind to the janitors/grounds keepers/ clerical staff (they make our jobs easier). Consider keeping a scrap book or journal of sweet notes and emails that you can look through on the tough days. Always teach with your heart and with a growth mindset; never get complacent because our profession is ever changing and we will likely never have the exact same group of kiddos again. Keep learning from your coworkers (what to do and what not to do), from your students, insta teachers, workshops, and personal experience (make notes to yourself in your planner for next year). Being organized has saved me, even on the most hectic days. Always have a back up lesson available. Empathy is key! Take. Days. Off. I know lesson plans are time consuming, but your mental health is worth prioritizing.” – cmirene

Know it gets better over time.

“The first year may be hard, but it gets better and better every year.”- yulzzzz5

Don’t be a Yes Ma’am.

“Advice: learn to say no. You’ll be super compelled to go more than above and beyond because it’s all for the kids and as much as I ADORE AND LOVE my students just as I am sure you will you need some you time. I started being the only teacher at school functions and being stressed about helping my high schoolers have the best time that I was drowning. Love them but love yourself too! You deserve you time.” – del_ranita

Don’t be a shrinking violet.

“Don’t shrink yourself to make your whyte colleagues feel comfortable. Connect with other teachers of color and ask for/give support. Lead with love for your students. They should always come first.”- queenurbie

Be an authentic leader.

“My one piece of advice is to invest time in getting to know your students, their stories and be your authentic self with them. Kids love knowing that their teachers are people and are just like them.” – meerehyah@educatinglittleminds 

And finally, remember ya live and learn!

“I remember I used to always want to be “perfect” for them and would fear making mistakes or letting them see me when things wouldn’t go right. When a lesson didn’t work out as planned. I learned to let that go and to let them see me make mistakes. It is okay! And it is okay to admit it. They’ll appreciate it! Teaches them that we aren’t all perfect and we all make mistakes-it’s a part of life. Teach on and be You! They’ll love every piece of you.” – su_heeey

A 10-Year-Old Girl Sent Over 1,500 Art Kits To Kids Who Are Quarantining While In Foster Care

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A 10-Year-Old Girl Sent Over 1,500 Art Kits To Kids Who Are Quarantining While In Foster Care

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Talk about a girl with a big heart.

It turns out, kids have no qualms about leading the example when it comes to selflessness and kindness in today’s time of uncertainty. While so many of us bemoan our lack of access to entertainment, friends, and personal care, young generations are looking to offer support where they can. Just look at this 10-year-old from Danbury, Connecticut who understands the importance of empathy, compassion, and love during this time of quarantine.

She worked on a pretty big project to make sure kids her age felt all three.

Chelsea Phaire has spent her time in quarantine sending kits to more than 1,500 children in homeless shelters and foster care homes.

Phaire explained in a recent interview with CNN that she wanted to create the kits to give children something to look forward to and feel positive about. Phaire’s art kits include paper, coloring books, markers, crayons, and colored pencils. They are being sent to schools and shelters across the country as part of an organization founded by Phaire and her parents called Chelsea’s Charity.

“Since she was seven, she was begging me and her dad to start a charity,” Candace Phaire, Phaire’s mother, told CNN. “She was so persistent, every couple of months she would ask, ‘Are we starting Chelsea’s Charity yet?’ When she was turning 10, she asked us again, and we decided it was time to go for it.”

Set to enter the 6th grader this coming fall, Phaire and her parents launched Chelsea’s Charity on her birthday in August 2019.

At the time, Phaire asked party guests to donate art supplies to the charity instead of giving her birthday gifts. Soon after her birthday party, Phaire made the decision to use all of the donations she’d been given to send out her first 40 art kits. The kits were collected and sent to a homeless shelter in New York. It wasn’t long before Phaire and her parents set up an Amazon wishlist account for the art supplies.

Before the pandemic, Phaire and her mother delivered almost 1,000 kits to kids in foster care homes, homeless shelters, women’s shelters, and schools impacted by gun violence.

At the time, Phaire and her mother traveled around to give kids their kits in person. Since the start of the pandemic, however they’ve mailed the kits. “I feel good inside knowing how happy they are when they get their art kits,” Phaire explained. “I have definitely grown as a person because of this. Now my dream is to meet every kid in the entire world and give them art. Who knows, maybe if we do that and then our kids do that, we’ll have world peace!”