At Home With Perla Farias & Her Multi-Generational Family Of 9

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
12:30 pm
07/22/20

Photographed by Perla Farias

It’s always a beautiful thing when one cool mama leads to another. Which was precisely the case when one of our recent subjects—Miami-based mom Celia D. Luna—listed today’s subject, Perla Farias, as one of her so-called “mom icons.” After checking out Perla’s inspiring Insta-feed (@xicana_mama) and her Chicana Mama blog, we knew we had to have this inspiring, activist-minded mother of four on the site, too. Much to our luck, Perla agreed to share her story with us, which includes living in a multi-generational household that was recently struck by COVID-19 (thankfully, all eight of the afflicted family members have recovered). Below, this busy mama takes us through her “Day in the Life”—from story time to FaceTime, laundry to pizza-making—all while discussing her current “new normal” and hopes for a better future ahead.

For more “Day in the Life” profiles, check out our COVID-era features on Kelly and Spencer Dezart-Smith, Dr. Kat de Jong, Laura Tully, Andrea Hawken, Juvilynn Arbuthnot, and Lydia Maria Lauer.

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6 comments

Lucy

This was so lovely. I’m so glad you and your family all recovered from COVID. You are an inspiration.

A

such a sweet routine. She’s a wonderful mom to her crew <3

Meg

Probably my favorite “day in the life” post yet! Feeling so inspired, thank you <3

Caitlin Van Dusen

This was wonderful; so inspiring and moving. She is doing an amazing job, and with such grace and beauty and honesty! I would have loved to hear more about the other members of her multigenerational family and how they fit into her daily routine: it seems she is doing everything on her own, from laundry to cooking to childcare.

Michelle

This was fabulous!

Katie

Thank you for this lovely portrayal of such a beautiful, inspiring, and yet also very relatable family. And what a supermom!! So glad that everyone recovered safely from Covid-19.

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