When Mami Is Not The Mother You Wish You Had
Latina daughters are proud of their mother’s strength. They respect the sacrifices their mothers have made for their children and family. As a result, the Latina mother-daughter bond is often anchored on admiration and gratitude.
By Angélica Pérez-Litwin
Undeniably, the mother-daughter relationship is one of the most important and treasured relationships in a woman’s life. Latinas, in particular, often refer to their mothers as their “rock” and the wind beneath their wings. In a survey launched last year by NewLatina.net, Understanding Today’s Latinas, 84% of 382 respondents identified their mother as the most influential person in motivating them to succeed in school and professionally.