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 »



Latina Magazine: Election 2012: President Obama’s Stance on Immigration

Stance on Immigration in Latina Magazine

Latino voters are a double political threat because they care deeply about immigration–and other big issues such as jobs which I have written about in TWLC series, “Anatomy of an Immigration Debate.” That means, Republicans, you can’t let your xenophobic wing  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks about “You, Inc.” on CNN en Español’s Notimujer

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on CNN en Español

CNN en Español‘s show devoted to women’s issues–Notimujer–asked me to speak about advancing at work by assembling the board of “You, Inc.” after following this blog, especially the career segment 6 Minute Career Climb. This concept models after Fortune 500  Read More...

UPDATED! Civics Clase: Your Race, My Race Vlog

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado: Civics Class: Your Political Race, My Political Race

Updated with Election Results: Voters on Tuesday sent a clear message largely rejecting a conservative agenda, but didn’t lurch to the left. In the races we were watching, Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce, the architect of the restrictive immigration law  Read 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...