Top Eleven Things That Greek Moms ALWAYS Do!

By Stephanie Daniil & Maria Ottomanelli (Greek moms)

Being raised as Greek-Americans there are a few things we’ve found to be universal amongst Greek Moms.

They tell you to eat! Food is a necessity in all Greek households.

Greek moms always ask a million questions, #1 being “Are they Greek?”

We’re not being loud, we’re Greek that’s how we talk.

We feed you avgolemono (soup made with egg yolk and lemon juice mixed with broth) if you’re sick!

A Greek mom will spit to counteract the evil eye every time a compliment is made.

In a Greek household, church is a formal event and we make sure our kids dress as if they are going to a banquet or a wedding.

Greek moms discipline by waving the koutala (wooden spoon) around and using a few choice Greek phrases.

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Or maybe a shoe…

Vacation in a Greek household consists of Greece, Greece, and Greece.

A Greek family event, such as a first birthday, consists of a mere 500 plus guests.

Ever wonder why Greek houses smell like Church? Greek moms bless the house on holidays, holy days, and the first of month (another way to keep away the evil eye).

Eat again!!! (repeat #1 A lot !!!!)

Maria is a senior writer at With a background in journalism and a love for New York City, Maria specializes in creating informative and engaging content about the Big Apple, products, and reviews. By day, she's a real estate agent, and she's a proud mom of two. Maria is passionate about writing about startups and companies with fascinating stories. Her attention to detail ensures that her writing is informative, engaging, and accurate. When she's not writing, Maria loves to travel and explore new places.

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