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 »



In Fox News Latino: Rick Santorum: Faith and Razón

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Writes an Op-Ed in Fox News Latino: Rick Santorum: Faith and Razón

Dumb and Dumber. Nah…I’m not singlin’ ‘out a part. candidate.  + during primary silly season, combined with our 24/7 media culture, you take what presidential nominee hopefuls say as seriously as a Kim Kardashian wedding. Thing is, Latino educational underachievement  Read More...

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Rick Santorum’s Record and Your Vote

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Rick Santorum's Record & Latino Vote

[¿¿¿Anyone notice the "come hither," "What's a happening, hot stuff?" look on the woman's face behind Rick Santorum in this Getty Images pic???] What comes with a tsunami-worthy surge? A spotlight, a very harsh one. And it’s shining on GOP  Read More...

More Habla: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on Univision’s “Punto y Seguido”

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado on Univision's Al Punto with Jorge Ramos on Election 2012

In case you suspect I have A LOT to say, especially about things I’m passionate about like política, you’re rrriiggghhhtttt! Especially when it concerns Latinos. You see, everyone–pols, marketers, corporations–is going a little loco with the 2010 U.S. Census data. Basically,  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on Univision’s Al Punto with Jorge Ramos: Election 2012 and the Oscars

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Univision's Al Punto with Jorge Ramos on Election 2012 and Oscars

Ring…Ring…Ring… “¿Allo?“ “Hola Viviana.  It’s Jorge Ramos calling.  I’m dying to share your incisive, ground-breaking, unique, and down-with-it perspectiva with my Al Punto viewers.  Wanna hang out and come on?” [insert:  ¡Thump!  Smelling salts to bring me back to life after hearing Ol'  Read More...

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Based on His Record, Will You Vote for Mitt Romney?

I swear, it’s Idol for the Dweeb set–you know the ones who didn’t go to prom (ahem, unless Big Bro strong-armed his B-F-F–El Peruano–to go with you to the dance clad in cotton candy-my-dress-was-that-pink-and-grande). The Arizona Republican debate proved that  Read More...

Women’s Bodies: Rick Santorum, Chris Brown and Rihanna’s (Don’t) Duet (Girl): TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

Viviana Hurtado & NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin

Why do I bother watching las calorías…or pushing myself to race up “The Exorcist” steps in Georgetown? Doesn’t matter if I’m saggin’, + a few L.B.S.’s (sign of being in a happy relationship.  I eat), clad in fleece sweats, or  Read More...

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Can Barack Obama Run on His Record With Latino Voters?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina on Barack Obama's Record and Latino Voters

Checa my record. In our 24/7 information culture where things come at us at the speed of light and in 140 characters or less, check my record is kind of an quaint concept, ¿no? along the lines of: “Yes I’ll  Read More...

Best Movie Love Scenes…or Por Qué I’m Still Single

Love in the Time of Cholera Film (2007) in The Wise Latina Club

Editor’s Note: This post was first appeared one year ago right before Valentine’s Day. As I look back, I think it has the bones of how TWLC would and has developed (interesting, ¿no? that it’s a post about L-O-V-E that would  Read More...