10 Reasons Why I Love Being a Latina Mamá


A Latina mom stands behind her daughter, who has a flower in her hair.Being a Latina mom is a unique and rewarding experience filled with love, culture, and traditions. As a Latina mother, I have come to appreciate the richness and beauty that comes with embracing my heritage while raising my child. In this article, I will share 10 reasons why I love being a Latina mamá, celebrating the aspects that make this journey truly special.

1. Rich Cultural Heritage

Being a Latina mom means passing down a rich cultural heritage to our children. From traditional foods and music to celebrations and customs, we have the opportunity to expose our children to the vibrant and diverse Latinx culture.

Through storytelling, language, and cultural practices, we ensure that our heritage lives on, fostering a sense of pride and identity in our children.

2. Bilingualism

I was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. My first language is Spanish. My entire family is from there. I have the privilege of passing this linguistic richness onto my child.

Bilingualism opens doors to new opportunities and broadens their cultural horizons. It helps them connect with their roots, communicate with extended family members, and embrace diversity in an increasingly interconnected world.

3. Strong Role Models

As Latina mamás, we have a long history of influential Latina women who have broken barriers, defied societal expectations, and made significant contributions to various fields.

By embracing our Latina identity, we become powerful role models for our children, instilling in them a sense of strength, resilience, and determination to chase their dreams and make a positive impact on the world.

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4. Embracing Diversity

Being a Latina mamá means raising children who appreciate and embrace diversity. The Latinx community is incredibly diverse, encompassing a range of ethnicities, languages, and cultural backgrounds.

By exposing our children to this diversity, we foster a sense of inclusivity, empathy, and respect for people from different walks of life, preparing them to be global citizens in an increasingly multicultural society.

5. Nurturing Resilience

Latinas have a long history of overcoming adversity and facing challenges with resilience. As Latina mamás, we instill this resilience in our children, teaching them to persevere in the face of obstacles and to find strength within themselves.

By nurturing resilience, we equip our children with valuable life skills that will serve them well in their personal and professional journeys.

A Latina mom snuggles her baby boy infant.6. Culinary Traditions

Latin American cuisine is renowned for its delicious flavors and cultural significance. As Latina moms, we have the opportunity to pass down cherished family recipes and culinary traditions to our children. I take delight in sharing these traditional dishes with my child.

Cooking together not only strengthens our bond but also gives them a taste of their cultural heritage. All while sharing stories and preserving our heritage, ensuring that the aromas and tastes of our culture are savored and celebrated for generations to come.

7. Sense of Community

Being a Latina mamá means being part of a vibrant and supportive community. I have been fortunate to connect with other Latina moms who share similar experiences, challenges, and joys.

Through this community, I find encouragement, advice, and lifelong friendships that make the journey of motherhood even more fulfilling.

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8. Power to Break generational cycles

Being a Latina mom in the United States has also helped me see which generational cycles I need to break in my family. We have the ability to empower our children with the knowledge and tools to make better choices and lead more fulfilling lives.

This empowerment fosters a sense of agency and self-confidence, encouraging them to break harmful patterns in their own lives and in future generations.

9. Cultural Appreciation and Respect

By passing down Latin American traditions, we teach our children to appreciate and respect different cultures, including their own. They learn to embrace diversity, celebrate differences, and develop a global mindset. This understanding fosters cultural competence and prepares them to thrive in the future.

10. Love, Amor, Cariño

Above all, being a Latina mamá is about love — amor and cariño. Our love for our children knows no bounds. We shower them with affection, tenderness, and unwavering support. We teach them the importance of love, both within the family and for the wider community.

As Latina mamás, we have the privilege of nurturing and raising our children in an environment filled with love, creating a foundation of happiness and security for their entire lives.

Being a Latina mamá is a gift that brings together the richness of culture, traditions, love, and resilience. From passing down our cultural heritage to celebrating diversity and creating strong family bonds, the journey of being a Latina mom is an experience filled with joy and meaning.

As Latina mamás, we have the power to shape and inspire the next generation, creating a legacy that will endure for years to come.

Juliana Shoumbert with her child and partner.Juliana Shoumbert was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia and has lived in the Dallas area for 20 years. She’s married to John, and they have a two-year-old daughter. She is a certified bilingual teacher and owner of Bilingual Marketplace. She enjoys sharing and creating Spanish resources for families raising bilingual children. 


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