How to Get on Any Latina Mom’s Good Side


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Moms can be hard to impress. Whether it’s our own moms or our best friend’s or significant other’s mama, it can sometimes feel like we can never be good enough. As a mother myself, I know that one of the main reasons for this is we’re simply exhausted. Being a mom is hard work, and we never get breaks. Pero that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few simple ways to get on our good side. Follow these tips and you’ll be sure to impress this Latina mom (and probably most others, too).

Always Greet With A Kiss On The Cheek

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Latinxs generally kiss each other on the cheek upon greeting or saying good-bye. As someone who is all about bodily autonomy, I completely understand that this shouldn’t be a mandatory thing. Culturally speaking, though, Latina moms (especially of the old school) always expect this. I had a friend whose mom I didn’t kiss on the cheek once and I was blacklisted for years afterward as his, “rude amigita.”

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