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 »

Food Trucks: A Thriving Entrepreneurial Frontier

In addition to serving fast and delicious meals, food trucks have created a new market for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Easily accessible, these mobile restaurants can be found at breweries, music venues, or on a busy street corner outside of office buildings. I More »



UPDATE: Published in the Huffington Post! Citizenship: Blessing or Birthright?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Senate Gang of 8 Immigration Proposal

In Washington it’s hard to see the comprehensive immigration reform forest when critics and supporters alike are laser-focused on the proverbial tree. But then you speak with, let’s call him “Real Person,” like I did when I was at the  Read More...

Nutrition: 5 Easy Ways to Add More Water to Your Diet

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Did you know sugary drinks are the single largest source of calories in the American diet? What’s a good substitute for soda? ¡Water! Switching to H2O couldn’t come soon enough–a third of U.S. children and teens, and more than two-thirds of adults  Read More...

SLIDESHOW: Faces of the Great Immigration Debate

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Miami‘s annual Calle Ocho Music Festival, held in the Little Havana barrioevery March, inspired us to spotlight the contributions of popular musicians born outside of the United States. Whether mixing musical genres, adding a fresh interpretation to a classic, or singing in different languages,  Read More...

The Wise Latina Club’s Viviana Hurtado Wins New Americano Award at SXSW

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When I started The Wise Latina Club more than two years ago, I never thought a blog primarily for Hispanic women to learn about politics and how to get involved in their communities would grow into a nationally recognized website, expanding  Read More...

Fitness: Archery Targets your Health

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Could you benefit from more focus and strength in your life? I’ve got a workout for you: archery. ¿Qué son esas Robin Hoodeadas? Archery is often overlooked as a recreational sport. Yet strength is key. Getting stronger is one of the reasons I agreed when  Read More...

Nutrition: 3 Ways to Keep the Hispanic Diet Healthy

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Many people realize that Taco Bell is not authentic. But did you know that a traditional Hispanic diet inspired by your abuela‘s cooking can help you stay healthy? ¿Cómo? Healthy staples of corn tortillas are low-fat, as are beans. Frijoles as my suegra calls them are also chock full of fiber, protein and complex carbohydrates which  Read More...

SLIDESHOW: The Sequester

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The sequester headlines focus on the trillion dollars in cuts after Congress and President Barack Obama failed to reach an agreement on how to control the federal deficit. But behind this staggering number spread over ten years are people. This  Read More...

TWLC Money: 5 Savings Tips When You Don’t Make A Lot of Money

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With the exception of kids, I am no different than my driver last week or the female manager at the nearby Kinko’s: it is virtually impossible for these single moms and I to save money for retirement or the “rainy day” fund  Read More...