72 episodes

Madrehood is a complex journey, interwoven in two identities that often make us feel ni de aquí, ni de allá (not from here, not from there). Join Jessica Cuevas, a mother of two, as she shares her motherhood journey, interviews regular mamis, and experts from a variety of fields. This podcast will cover an array of topics that is geared toward the modern Latina mom that will empower you to find balance between tradition and progress. Bring your cafecito as we all create honest conversations and share the complexities about madrehood.

Viva la Mami Jessica Cuevas

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Madrehood is a complex journey, interwoven in two identities that often make us feel ni de aquí, ni de allá (not from here, not from there). Join Jessica Cuevas, a mother of two, as she shares her motherhood journey, interviews regular mamis, and experts from a variety of fields. This podcast will cover an array of topics that is geared toward the modern Latina mom that will empower you to find balance between tradition and progress. Bring your cafecito as we all create honest conversations and share the complexities about madrehood.

    075. VLM Spotlight: Embracing Bilingual Education and Cultural Identity Through Writing with Maestra Mendoza

    075. VLM Spotlight: Embracing Bilingual Education and Cultural Identity Through Writing with Maestra Mendoza

    In this episode, I have the privilege of sitting down with Brenda Perez Mendoza, a remarkable Latina mom, award-winning dual language teacher, and author. Brenda shares her inspirational journey from a first-generation child of immigrants to a celebrated educator and author, driven by her passion for bilingual education and cultural identity.She discusses the many challenges she encountered due to language barriers and how these experiences propelled her to advocate for racial justice and bil...

    • 53 min
    074. Mother's Day Special - Lessons Learned As A Mami Of Two

    074. Mother's Day Special - Lessons Learned As A Mami Of Two

    In this special Mother's Day episode, I dive into the lessons I learned from being a mother of one to a mother of two. I share my personal experiences, challenges, and the invaluable lessons I've learned about love, letting go, teamwork, and embracing the chaos that comes with parenting. The episode is a blend of heartfelt advice and real talk aimed at empowering mothers to take care of themselves and join a supportive community. As we celebrate Mother's Day, I reflect on the importance ...

    • 15 min
    073. Ditching Family Performance Anxiety as Latina Moms

    073. Ditching Family Performance Anxiety as Latina Moms

    In this episode, I open up about the intense pressure many Latina moms, including myself, feel to maintain a picture-perfect family image, especially in the eyes of our extended familia.I delve into the constant stress of keeping everything immaculate and everyone well-behaved during family gatherings and the toll it takes. I share insights into the root causes of this family performance anxiety and discuss how it affects our children and us. I offer ways to break free from these unrealistic ...

    • 14 min
    072. Breaking Free From Being The Perfect Cook As Latina Moms

    072. Breaking Free From Being The Perfect Cook As Latina Moms

    In this episode, we dive deep into the cultural pressures faced by Latina moms around cooking and maintaining family traditions. I discuss the high expectations to be exceptional cooks, carrying on cherished family recipes, and the guilt and identity issues that arise from not meeting these expectations.I share personal stories of my family's cooking talents and my struggles in the kitchen, aiming to redefine the meaning of madrehood as a modern Latina by breaking free from societal and cultu...

    • 19 min
    071. How to Raise Bilingual Children with Maritere Bellas

    071. How to Raise Bilingual Children with Maritere Bellas

    In this episode, we dive into the world of bilingual parenting with the acclaimed Maritere Rodriguez Bellas behind @latinaboomermom, is an award winning author, bilingual parenting expert/mentor, speaker, writer, and podcast host for parents raising bilingual, multilingual, and multicultural children. Maritere provides practical advice on creating a family language plan, the importance of starting early, and strategies to encourage children to embrace their linguistic and cultural herita...

    • 58 min
    070. Saying Goodbye to La Mujer Limpia: The Pressures of Having a Clean Home as Latina Moms

    070. Saying Goodbye to La Mujer Limpia: The Pressures of Having a Clean Home as Latina Moms

    In this episode, I tackle the cultural expectations placed on Latina moms to maintain spotless homes, addressing the unrealistic standards of being ‘La Mujer Limpia’. Acknowledging the pressures of motherhood, work, and family life, I promote embracing a more realistic and balanced approach to household cleanliness. In this episode you’ll hear:How to ditch the guilt of the "mujer limpia" stereotype! Explore ways to create a more realistic cleaning routine that works for you.Why we c...

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

@spanish.en.casita ,

Podcast review

Wow. I was just one episode into this podcast and I’ve never felt so seen by someone that I’ve never met! Every time I hear Jessica talk about her experiences as a Mexican American mom I feel like I’ve gone through something so similar, as if she’s my long lost hermana! Her topics are super relatable, heartfelt, and REAL. She also has such an eloquent way with words that just flow so easily, which makes her podcast very easy and entertaining to listen to! Love love love everything about it!

Adriana0913 ,

The Madrehood You Need

The journey of madrehood can be so confusing and lonely. Jessica has created an amazing podcasts that is raw and real of so many topics of motherhood. All mamis need to add this to their listening list!

karina.metts ,

A great podcast for the Latina mom

I didn’t know how much I needed a podcast like this. I appreciate these conversations about motherhood but from the lens that I can relate to. These are deep and fun conversations that fill my heart each week.

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