I was born in the beautiful country of Mexico. My parents decided to pursue the American Dream and at the age of four, I was living in Texas.
If you have ever seen the movie Selena, you will remember the scene where Selena, her brother, and dad are in the car debating if she should perform in Monterrey, Mexico.
“We gotta be twice as perfect as anybody else. We gotta prove to the Mexicans how Mexican we are. We gotta prove to the Americans how American we are. It’s exhausting.”
That quote has always described my ni de aqui, ni de alla feeling perfectly.
It has often felt like a struggle having to juggle both cultures, but it has all shaped me into the woman I am today.
I always kept my parent’s hard work and sacrifices near to my heart, so being the first in my family to graduate college felt like I was finally giving back.
I became a bilingual elementary teacher and every single day in the classroom was a new adventure!
Some days were very challenging, but seeing a student have an AHA! moment was priceless and assured me I was right where I was supposed to be.
Becoming a Mother
As if being a mother isn’t difficult enough, it doesn’t help my case that I’m an introvert, or that I was not like your typical girly- girl that had motherhood as one of her goals.
Growing up with two cultures has also thrown me for a loop because it feels like mothering in two different worlds with two whole new sets of rules and practices.
I’ve often felt a lone because let’s face it, motherhood can be quite isolating, and at times you even lose sense of who you are. I have learned there is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to being a mother, to be kind to myself on this new journey of mine, and to ask for help when I need it.
If you are fortunate enough to have a tribe of other strong moms, you my friend are blessed! Mami Thinks is here to add to your tribe or BE your tribe.
Motherhood gives me some days that are effortless, while other days I am on survival mode! I know a lot of you can relate and that is one of the main reasons why I started this website. Motherhood is NO competition, even if social media makes it seem like it is. The only people we have to worry about impressing are the ones that made us mothers after all, our babes!
I am in no way a professional writer, marketing expert, influencer etc. Just a mom trying to share her experiences with others. Knowledge is power and us women are POWERFUL! If one of my posts can help just ONE woman out there, I have done my job.
There is so much I want to share with you! Whether you are a mom, teacher, wife, daughter, sister, etc, I want this to be a place you visit often and leave feeling inspired and supported.
The name Mami Thinks
In the Latin culture women are often referred to as Ma, Mami, Mama, Mamita, etc. You do not have to be an actual mom to be called that. It is a term of endearment if you will.
I for one am a woman that always has something on her mind. Now that I have 2 babies, it sometimes feels like I am consumed with even more thinking! This site will help serve as a place where ideas and thoughts can be organized.
I love love love crafting! When the babes are napping or I get a minute to myself, you will find me in my craft room creating something sparkly!
I will try to set up my shop on here soon, but you can find some of my creations on my Facebook page HERE.