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 »



Please Vote for The Wise Latina Club as LATISM’s 2011 Best Political Blogger Today!

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Nominated as LATISM 2011 Best Political Blogger

The last day to vote for The Wise Latina Club and yours truly as Latinos in Social Media (LATISM)’s 2011 Best Political Blogger is this Sunday, October 30th. LATISM has been called one of the most influential online movements that  Read More...

“Slut Walks” & Flat Taxes: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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

Oh yeah! When the topics are this varied, you know you’ve entered the “Beauty Shop” where women thought leaders chat on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin about the hottest political, economic, and social issues. Click here to listen  Read More...

Special Guest Post! Knowledge Conquers Fear: October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Participates in Walk-n-Roll Blog Carnival

This is a first for The Wise Latina Club.  I’ve teamed up with two Wonder Women–Charlie’s Angels, make that Carlos’ Ángeles–to spotlight spina bifida, the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the U.S.  It occurs when the baby’s spine  Read More...

¡Nominated as LATISM’s 2011 Best Political Blogger!

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Nominated as LATISM 2011 Best Political Blogger

As some of you know from last week’s post which details the high of my nomination which came during the low of Yellow’s death, my jaw dropped when I found out someone nominated The Wise Latina Club and I as Latinos in Social  Read More...

Named Latina Magazine’s Political Contributor: 10 Things Every Latina Should Know About Occupy Wall Street

Viviana Hurtado Latina's Political Contributor

I have been reading Latina Magazine since the days of the original white font, JLO first and subsequent covers. So you can imagine how over the moon I was to be named Latina.com’s (the mag’s website) political contributor ahead of the  Read More...

Song of Big Yellow

Viviana Hurtado's Yellow

The last few months have been tough since Yellow was diagnosed with a terminal sarcoma cancer, the latest in his smörgåsbord of illnesses that were literally eating away at the body, but not the big, nobel heart of my Golden  Read More...

A (Wise) Latina Meets THE Wise Latina

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Viviana Hurtado

Finally. I had the opportunity to meet HER. U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the original “Wise Latina,” as U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar noted, not at “our” Trader Joe’s (despite hours spent “studying” the sugar content  Read More...

The Sport of Women: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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

One fellow recently filed a reclamo, electronically: Fellow: “You…are so chatty on the WLC whereas your e-mails are positively laconic.  I can’t even read between the lines because they only fit on one line!  Will the real Viviana please stand  Read More...