Education Wednesday: A Case for Universal Preschool

This year there has been a strong national focus on expanding access to quality early childhood education for all students. Earlier this year in the State of the Union Address, President Obama placed more More »

Homegrown: The Benefits of Teaching Children How to Grow Food

Growing fresh food at home can be just as much an educational tool as it is a component of the pantry. The process of planting and harvesting fresh produce teaches children about food and the importance of healthy More »

Education Wednesday: Why You Secretly Love Math

For centuries, I am sure, students have groaned and questioned the real use of mathematics outside of school. However, long before modern technological advances, math concepts have shaped our world and been pivotal in our daily lives. Math is secretly our favorite More »

Guest Post: Author/Illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh’s “Reflection” for the L4LL Día Blog Hop

Literacy improves lives, strengthening communities, neighborhoods, and the economy. This is the mission of Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL), a social enterprise focused on raising literacy rates co-founded by my partner Monica More »

Pan Latino Tapas Restaurant Review: Purple Potatoes and Barrel-Aged Bourbon

Tapas, or small plates are popular in the restaurant industry and an easy way to try many different dishes on a menu. Celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s Toro Toro recently opened its doors, offering the crème de More »

Education Wednesday: How to be an Education Advocate

Anyone can be an advocate for great education! Yet as parents, mentors, and friends we are not always sure of what we can do to support our students‘ learning needs. National reforms such as Common Core More »

Behind Every Great Man Is A Great Woman: The Importance of Female Role Models

Women often work behind the scenes to help distinguished men and women achieve greatness. To end Women’s History Month which also coincides with Cesar Chavez Day, we highlight Helen Chavez, the wife of the labor and civil More »

Education Wednesday: Preparing Students for Technical Careers

To help more students reach lucrative and stable jobs upon graduation, many new educational models are emerging to provide young people with early vocational training. However, beyond familiar positions such as plumbers and electricians, More »



Fitness: 4 Reasons to Add Friends to Your Exercise Routine

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What lifeline do I turn to when I lack motivation to hit the gym? Phone a friend. Exercising with amigos can pump up your fitness routine and your relationships. 4 Reasons to Work Out with Friends Stay committed to your  Read More...

Fitness SLIDESHOW: National Walking Day

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If you’re like most modern-day workers (including my hubs), you spend a lot of time sitting in front of the computadora. Little to zero movement or physical activity. Not today. Chicas, place your high heels next to your laptop and lace up  Read More...

VIDEO: ¿César-Chávez-Google-Doodle-Easter-Non-troversy?

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I normally stay away–far away–from “link bait“–internet stories that are so outrageous, they exist to stir up trouble and clicks, such as the current controversy over the Easter Sunday Google Doodle, not featuring a risen Jesus Christ, but César Chávez.  Read More...

Meatless Monday: Mushroom Asparagus Risotto Recipe

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It’s easy to dismiss rice as a side dish. This Meatless Monday, make it the main course. What arroz can fill my plate and tummy? Try mushroom and asparagus risotto. Risotto is and can feature any of your favorite vegetables. The trick to a delicioso risotto is a thick consistency which  Read More...

Fitness: 3 Reasons to Exercise Outside

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Why am I so excited it’s officially spring? Warmer temperatures and longer days mean more time outdoors. This spring, resolve to exercise afuera. ¿Por qué?  An outdoor workout provides even more health benefits than hitting the gym. 3 Reasons to Take it  Read More...

Career: Julie Chávez Rodríguez to Latinas, “¡Sí Se Puede!”

Career: Julie Chávez Rodríguez to Latinas, "¡Sí Se Puede!"

When you are an ambitious and/or successful Latina, you are a role model no matter what. That’s because despite our consolidation of power as an economic and political bloc, a gap remains, especially in terms of educational and career achievement. Simply  Read More...

Wordless Wednesday/Miércoles Mudo SLIDESHOW: DOMA and Gay Marriage

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The Supreme Court hears two challenges to laws–California‘s Proposition 8 which bans same-sex marriages and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) signed into law by President Bill Clinton which prevents gay couples (married where it is legal) from receiving federal benefits,  Read More...

SLIDESHOW: The Faces of the Great Immigration Debate: Holy Week Reflection on Latino Evangelicals

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As the push for comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) geared up at the beginning of 2013, the mainstream media began incorrectly reporting evangelical support, as if this was new. Perhaps for white Christians. But many in the Hispanic religious community for  Read More...