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What Moms really want for Mother’s Day!

El Dia de la Madre in Mexico and Mother’s Day in the United States share the same goal, but celebrate on different days. This is news to me, but I’m soaking in the ‘idea’ of celebrating moms on two days this year!

In the United States, Mother’s Day is honored on the 2nd Sunday in May every year. It’s a day to celebrate the moms in your life. Mother’s Day became an official holiday in the US in 1914.

El Dia de la Madre is celebrated on May 10 the no matter what day of the week it falls on. My research tells me there’s a lot more celebrating for moms in Mexico than the states! 😉 It is customary to be at your mother’s home before she wakes up. Then kids sing her a song to say good morning and begin the festivities. Some families even have mariachi bands to accompany their singing! I don’t think I need the band wake up! Haha. The most common song is “Las Mananitas” or “The Dawn”, also the birthday song of Mexico. Mother’s are given flowers, candy and special presentations at the children’s school. Churches offer a dedicated mass for moms and businesses let moms leave early from work. This is one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants, which is arguably the same in the United States.

Los Barriles.Life is supported by two amazing mommas and founded by Priscilla Duran. She is a mom first and an entrepreneur second. Her little girl, Luna, age 2, is the light of her world! She’s a wonderful mom, who works hard for the dreams of her family. Melissa has two little ones, Isla, age 6, and Bauer, age 4. They keep Melissa on her toes, always ready for the next adventure. Luna better start teaching them that Mother’s Day song.

^^Priscilla, Her mom, Maria-owner of Cafe Maria inLB and Baby Luna^^

^^Melissa and her mom, Melanie- A local to Los Barriles, 6 months of the year.^^

Flowers are great, but we’re certain what mom really wants is a vacation to Los Barriles! We have several houses available to pamper mom! Send us an email ❤️

Here’s some common phrases you’ll hear in Mexico for Mother’s Day.

  • ¡Feliz día de las madres! (Happy Mother’s Day!)

  • Gracias por estar allí, por cuidarme, por ser mi mamá (Thank you for being there, for taking care of me, for being my mom)

  • Gracias por todo lo que me has hecho (Thanks for all you’ve done for me)

  • Cuando estoy contigo, estoy feliz como un pez en el agua (When I am with you, I am happy as a fish in the water)

  • Estoy agradecido/agradecida por todo tu trabajo (I’m thankful for all your work)

  • Eres la mejor mamá del mundo (You’re the best mom in the world)

  • Como tú no hay dos (Like you there are not two)

  • Que tengas un gran Día de la Madre (Have a great Mother’s Day)

  • Te agradezco (I thank you)

  • Me haces sonreír (You make me smile)

  • Te amo (I love you)

  • No hay nadie en el mundo que me quiera como tú (There is no one in the world who loves me like you)

  • Te admiro (I admire you)

  • Mamá, eres la mejor (Mom, you’re the best)

  • Te quiero con todo mi corazón (I love you with all my heart)

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms of Los Barriles! Let’s celebrate you two days this year!!

—xo, Melissa

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