From Stress to Success in the City Part I: Renting vs Buying

When moving to a new city, finding a place to live can leave you wondering, “should I rent or should I buy?” Weighing the pros and cons of renting before you commit More »

Mass Mothers and Children Deportations Discussed with former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. On MSNBC

‘merica isn’t having a good day when almost three dozen mothers and kids are flown back to a worn-torn country and it doesn’t make as much a blip as, for example, José Antonio Vargas–immigrant More »

Summer Break: Smart Packing for Beach Trips

A recent getaway to Jamaica taught me a great deal about items that should be staples when traveling to the beach. Factors such as safety around water, hair damage, and boredom are all issues that could More »

From Stress to Success in the City: 4 Reasons to Utilize Your Alumni Network

When moving to a new city, it is important to quickly establish a contact base. Joining alumni groups are a great way to network for potential professional contacts and opportunities and easier because of the common ground More »

VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids, Humanitarian “Crisis” or “Situation”? On MSNBC

Overheard: for President Obama, the unaccompanied children flooding the border has forced immigration from policy to politics. This assertion reflects a Beltway echo chamber, resulting in a disconnect that fails to capture More »

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Humanitarian Crisis? On MSNBC

Parents handing their children to coyotes or human smugglers for passage to the U.S. is not new. I learned that first hand when I started my journalism career in Texas, specifically in the Rio More »

VIDEO: Obama Immigration Executive Action. On MSNBC

President Obama promised at the State of the Union that he would use executive action to push his agenda forward, bypassing Republican obstruction in Congress. In “State of the Union: Immigration Executive More »

Summer Break: Unconventional Grillers for the 4th of July

People all across the country are firing up their grills and cooking out for the Fourth of July. Hamburgers and hotdogs are almost always par for the course for this all-American occasion. This year, however, leave More »



UPDATE: Published in Latina Magazine! Meet New Congressman Joaquín Castro

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado interviews U.S. Congressman Joaquín Castro for Latina Magazine

Capital Hill, Washington, DC I put in the interview request for Texas Democratic Congressman Joaquín Castro soon after he was elected in November–before he had office space and when his bare bones staff was still communicating on Gmail. I keep checking.  Read More...

Bebé Plus Me: Article of Faith

Bebé + Me: Baby L

“We would be honored if you would be Baby L‘s godmother,” Lil’ Sis’ asked, the two of us choking up. My baby sister’s prayers were answered when she was blessed with this perfect little girl. Immediately, I accepted, as I  Read More...

Fitness: Defend yourself with Krav Maga

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One in three women will be a victim of violence in her lifetime, according to the United Nations. Do you have the skills to protect yourself? Krav Maga will give you a workout and prepare you to fight back. Krav Maga is  Read 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...