Financial Literacy Month: 3 Tips for Sticking To a Budget

A key way to be responsible with your finances is creating a budget and keeping it. Knowing where every penny of your hard-earned money is goes allows you to trim excess spending and save More »

VIDEO: Politics and Polices of Sex: Equal Pay and Sex Education on MSNBC

MSNBC host Karen Finney roared out of the gate of her show Disrupt, asking me if Equal Pay is good politics or good politics. Both, I answered, a lover of living trapped More »

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 »



Beauty: Skin (Soul & Brains & Heart) Deep

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado at Mary Kay DC Photoshoot

In the confessional: This is different for me to write and for you to read. No politics. No Election 2012. No civic engagement. The side you know all too well, as my heart beats in every post that aims to  Read More...

¿It’s the Economía, Estúpido?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Is it the economía, estúpido?

A speech. An Ad. Un ado. Separately, each means nothing more than a headline but together, we can see the tightrope Mitt Romney is walking as he tries to reach out to Latinos, the demographic juggernaut and emerging voting bloc  Read More...

Top Latina Bloggers Master Politics and Business

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Chosen as a LATISM Top Bloguera

There were tears–lots of them, as fierce Latina entrepreneurs who are busting serious hump to advance their families and communities bared their souls on how hard their journeys have been. No playbook of success like the Romney’s or Kennedy’s receive,  Read More...

Election 2012: Latina Bloggers Go to the White House

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Chosen as a LATISM Top Bloguera

Sometimes I wonder when I’m going to arrive at the White House and have security pluck me away, throw me in a Midnight Express cell, and throw away the key forever.  Guilty of being critical, obsessively at times, and holding  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Selected as One of Most Influential Latina Bloggers

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado LATISM's 2011 Best Politics Blogger

LATINOS IN SOCIAL MEDIA (LATISM) SALUTES VIVIANA HURTADO AS ONE OF THE TOP LATINA BLOGGERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY As part of the recognition, Viviana Hurtado will attend the First Ever Top Latina Blogger Retreat in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, DC (May 17,  Read More...

Election 2012: Will Obama Deliver on Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino: Will Obama Deliver Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

Why do I keep pushing on comprehensive immigration reform?  It’s not just because I believe our current laws are better suited for the 20th century and that the economic benefits to reform are tremendous to our strapped local budgets.  Or  Read More...

More Minority Babies, More Gringo Than Ever

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on More Minority than White Births

Leave it to celebrity news to capture a national freak out: The OMG! from Yahoo! headline: Minority Babies Now Majority: First Time in U.S. History–omg as in Oh!  My!  God! “50.4 percent of the nation’s babies born in a 12-month period  Read More...

Election 2012: Same-Sex Marriage Now, Immigration Policy Later?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Same-Sex Marriage Now, Immigration Policy Later?

So here I was mindin’ my own business at a spontaneous Wednesday Happy Hour on a gorgeous, balmy perfect DC PM when my friend ripped into me over my latest Latina Magazine column. “Don’t you realize that President Obama is the President,  Read More...