Mamá Cita Podcast

Mamá Cita Podcast

Mamacita: a mother who is both empowered and empowers other women to be their best most complete selves. Mamá Cita: mom and date, as in a social appointment in Spanish. In other words, a momma date. "Hola Mamacitas! Thanks for joining us on our weekly mamá cita!" See what we did there? Clever right? Always love to nerd-out with a play on words. Visit us at mamacitapodcast.com

Episodes

May 21, 2021 70 min

When we first started this podcast, we knew we were making something special. Something for a niche community: Latina moms, from a certain generation, who also happen to listen to podcasts. Along the way though, we’ve realized that while we are creating a product for a niche community, it can be consumed by everyone because no matter who you are, or where you come from, the truth is that motherhood and the topics related to it, are...

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Kids require an enormous amount of equipment. You have all the gear for sleeping, feeding, transporting, dressing, cleaning and entertaining. Because kids grow so fast, once you are in the never-ending loop of kid stuff, you are kind of stuck in it until one day you wake up and it looks like a Toys 'R Us and a Gap Baby exploded in your house.

  • How do you keep the kid's stuff from taking over your house...
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    May 7, 2021 30 min

    Mother’s Day is this weekend and we thought that it would be interesting to discuss the complexities of the mother daughter relationship. Then, we actually thought about it and decided that maybe therapy should come first before we let ourselves fall deep into the emotional well, that is our own relationships with our mothers. So… I poured us a cocktail and we decided to watch Bad Moms instead.

    The perfect mom is an unatt...

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    April 30, 2021 37 min

    People love a party and a quincea?era is a party on crack. There is church, a procession, pageantry, synchronized dancing, and of course, glamour and drama. It is the stuff that literally movies, documentaries, and TV shows are made of and have been made of. For this week’s podcast we interview Jesse Garcia, the star of Quincea?era, the movie from 2006. We talked with Jesse a little bit about quincea?eras, but mostly we talked abou...

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    April 23, 2021 28 min

    The thing is that no matter what advice you get, what books you read, what mother adjacent experience you may have had, nothing can prepare you for the realities of becoming a first time mom. It is just impossible to comprehend until you live it and see how your body, your mind and I dare say your soul, will react. It is an intense and difficult transition and it is all encompassing especially at the very beginning, so it isn’t unt...

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    April 16, 2021 35 min

    Politicians, marketers, content creators want to speak to us and appeal to us because we are a fast growing population who will soon be approaching our peak earning years. Having a term like Latino, makes it easy for them, the people in power, the patriarchy, however you want to call it, to put a very diverse population into a very neat little box. The real question here is: is it easier on us to be or become Latinos in the US or i...

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    April 9, 2021 29 min

    One of the hardest things we have ever had to do was make mom friends. We are being very deliberate about not just saying friends, because a mom friend is very specific. A mom friend is someone you can go through motherhood with. A mom friend is an ally, a confidant, an ear, and a fellow soldier in the trenches.

  • What has your experience been making mom friends?
  • Do you think having mom friends is important?
  • Have y...
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    April 2, 2021 33 min

    In the past, the representation of Latina women in the media has been extremely stereotypical at best. We have been portrayed as the sex pot, the maid, the gangster or as immigrants that cannot speak English, or speak English with an accent. And while I admit that all stereotypes are founded in some truth, and that we all know one of these archetypes in our own circles, what is missing is everyone else in between. Real, complex, co...

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    March 26, 2021 23 min

    Our lives are filled with so many superstitions. Even today, when we consider ourselves more educated because of the advancements in science and technology, we partake in superstitious rituals just in case. These rituals are a way to make us feel like we have control over what is oftentimes uncontrollable, like luck, love, and the opinion of others, to name a few.

  • What are some superstitions you grew up with?
  • Do...
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    March 19, 2021 53 min

    In the Latina motherhood system the seven deadly sins are considered especially heinous. In Southern California, the dedicated podcasters who confess these scandalous stories are members of an elite squad known as the Mamá Cita Podcast.

    These are their stories.

  • But all joking aside, what are some things you’ve done that you hope your kids will never do?
  • Do you have actual regrets about these acti...
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    March 12, 2021 28 min

    Be a "good girl." What does this even mean? We understand how it can be an automatic phrase used when parenting. It is a seemingly simple phrase that kids can understand. But good and bad, boy and girl, black and white are not simplistic opposites. They are very nuanced and complex terms.

    In Spanish there is no phrase that is used in parenting that is the exact translation of "be a good girl." We...

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    We are thankful that our kids are growing up in an era when the world view is shifting on so many topics specifically those around gender. They will have a world that is much more open to them and we are looking forward to seeing how they develop as people. They will be able to define themselves as they see fit and hopefully will not be shackled to cultural expectations around gender.

    What do gender roles mean to you? What gender s...

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    As a mom with 2 small children during a pandemic, this is what I am supposed to do right, complain? I don’t know, I can’t… It’s hard because my kids are great, but yes, it has been extremely hard to be a mom during the pandemic. My kids know that their job is to play and to learn. I am the mom and so I facilitate all of this. What does that mean for me? It means I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time on the floor playing.

    My big g...

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    February 18, 2021 31 min

    My parents live in my house, down the hall, and did I ever imagine that this is how my life would be as an adult with a husband and a couple of kids? No. Is it hard sometimes? Yes. Would I change it? No. What most would call a “burden” has actually been a beautiful new beginning for my parents and I.

    My big generalization is that since the pandemic, more people are going to adopt this very traditional family structure and like it.

    ...

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    February 12, 2021 32 min

    Valentine's Day has always been a downer. Our ideas and expectations of romantic love will never live up to reality and this hyped up holiday is not doing anyone any favors, but rather creating more reasons to feel bad about ourselves and our love lives.

  • Have you ever had a good Valentine's?
  • What were your ideas of romantic love before having experienced love?
  • My mother used to say "del amor no se vive," (...
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    February 5, 2021 36 min

    Being a mom is hard. It’s amazing and beautiful, yes... But also exhausting and challenging! Especially when you’re a single mom. Here’s to all the single mamacitas out there! Keep going! You got this!

    Mamá Cita Podcast is available on all streaming platforms. Thanks for listening in! Follow our show on Twitter and Instagram @mamacitapodcast.

    This show is about starting conversations. Got a ...

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    January 29, 2021 24 min

    I would like to say that I am totally against screen time regarding my children, but I am not. I use it daily but with a purpose. And I guess that’s the key word here, purpose. My big generalization is that our mothers didn’t worry about screen time in the same way we do because there were not that many screens around, or so much content created by people who were not being regulated. The TV w...

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    January 22, 2021 32 min

    What did you grow up eating? Armed with the knowledge we have now regarding nutrition and the benefits of a healthy diet, are you feeding your kids the same foods you ate as a child? My guess is that we are not raising our kids with the same food traditions that we grew up with because so much has changed in the food industry. We are better educated about food and its effect on our bodies, and we...

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    January 15, 2021 29 min
    Latin mamas, then and now, have felt a great cultural pressure to participate in some kind of religious practice. Do you see your religious practice as a way to teach your Latin culture and less really about the actual religion? How are you teaching your kids about religion? Are you, or will you give your kids the autonomy to choose?
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    January 8, 2021 28 min
    There were so many things I didn’t know. I read so much about parenting, a little about giving birth, and nothing regarding post birth. What do you wish someone had told you about the postpartum experience?
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