Motherhood hasn’t always been portrayed as a glamorous life choice in the media. Maybe that’s because it’s not. Still, that doesn’t mean that moms can’t be multi-dimensional people with interesting stories all on their own (cause seriously, we are!) Especially in recent years, we’ve seen an uptick in well-written mom characters, including many Latina moms on television. It’s certainly refreshing and a long way from Leave It To Beaver or even Growing Pains. For those of you currently changing diapers, struggling with nap times, or dealing with the rest of motherhood, look to these amazing Latina TV moms for inspiration and solidarity.
Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez on Jane the Virgin)
Any Latina mom raising a young child right now can certainly relate to this Jane the Virgin star. She’s quirky, a little old school (how many 20-something-year-old virgins do you know?), big on romance, and more importantly, extremely driven—especially once her son is born. Jane’s focus as a mom is always doing what’s best for her son (even when that means temporarily cutting ties with the love of her life).