‘Jane The Virgin’ Is The Perfect Representation Of What Happens With Three Generations Of Moms Live Together
“Jane the Virgin” doesn’t just give us a telenovela where every mother is a grounded and developed character. It shows America what single latinidad motherhood looks like from birth to vieja-hood. From the wisdom of abuela Alba, to the free spirit of Xiomara and the diplomatic Jane, we see a taste of our own traditions and the evolving methods of Latina motherhood in different generations.
While you have probably never accidentally been artificially inseminated, you’ve definitely felt the same love shown by these tv mamas. They are always there for each other to lift each other up and make life as great as possible. Moms are just like that. Happy Mother’s Day. Even though we might be separated in quarantine, we can still give our moms a sweet memory on this day. Call her and tell her you love her.
We first meet the Villanueva women with their eyes glued to a telenovela, like most Latino families.
No matter how old you are or how cheesy they are, telenovelas with your mom and abuela are moments we all cherish.
Legit, we have been snuggling with the most important women of our lives for some incredible telenovela drama since we were little kids.
The Villanueva women even have a long-standing Mother’s Day tradition of binge-watching an entire telenovela series and that’s magical.
ICYMI, Jane was accidentally, artificially inseminated, which is not common.
Like many of our families, Jane was taught that her virginity was sacred. Unfortunately, a mishap led to her pregnancy without sex. Luckily for Jane and us, Latino families are strong units and we all pitch in when we need to.
But with the help of her mom and abuela, she makes it work.
They support her going back to grad school. You can bet your mom would babysit your kid while you went back to school, too. Jane’s parenting style is all about leading by example and staying rooted in her dreams pre-Mateo.
We can relate to mami y abuela being high key chismosas.
Privacy? What privacy?! Even when Jane goes onto the porch to have a “private” conversation, there’s no escaping the curious eyes of the women in her house. If you are feeling triggered, you aren’t alone.
While all three Villanueva women live under the same roof, they have very different parenting styles. Alba is all about the tough love.
Alba, like our abuelas, like to keep things old-school. Like, she raised your mom so she clearly knows how to raise a child. There isn’t anything wrong with her methods of raising a child. but some times you just have to do things yourself. Jane might not take all of her advice, but that’s just how the modern family unit works, right?
Xiomara, like our moms, lives like a mama bear ready to protect her child no matter what.
How many times has your mother confronted someone who was making your life difficult? You might feel embarrassed that she is going ham on your teacher or boss, but it is all because she loves you. Let her go all Xo on them. She is only trying to make sure you are always happy.
Whenever there is a hard moment in anyone’s life, mom is always there to do what she can.
You might have a serious illness or facing some kind of legal trouble and things seem hopeless. However, mom will do anything to make it a little bit better for you. We stick together, we pray together, and put faith in each other.
However you’re celebrating Mother’s Day, consider binge-watching “Jane the Virgin” with your own mom and abuela.
Now, go call your mother because she loves to hear from you.