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 »



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...

In HuffPo Latino Voices: “The Gran Desencanto”

Viviana Hurtado's President Obama & the Gran Desencanto in HuffPo

I still have not invented the gadget that will keep Yellow from shedding his entire coat even though I just brushed him (I still don’t know how he is not bald although to be clear, I nor the Golden, are  Read More...

6 Minute Career Climb: Claim Your Past to Create Your Future

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Her name is Deborah Rosado Shaw, not Barrington Harrington Carrington, III (pronounced, the thuuuuuuuhhhhhddddd). She was born and raised not in the Hamptons, but in Spanish Harlem and the South Bronx, some of the toughest and poorest neighborhoods in the  Read More...

Is Prez Obama Anti-Woman? TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Answers on NPR’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin”

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

Some things just don’t go together. Al Gore and the Macarena. Kim Kardashian and authenticity. President Obama and being “Anti-Woman.” That’s just one of the chismes in Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Ron Suskind’s book, Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of  Read More...

JLo, Eva Longoria, Sofía Vergara & Naya Rivera: Blog Challenge Re-do

Jennifer Lopez at the 2011 Golden Globes in The Wise Latina Club

The fabulous Bren Herrera of Flanboyant Eats issued a challenge: re-write your first blog post to win a Blogalicious conference pass.  The point is to show the growth of a blogger: her writing, her voice, and her brand. What a  Read More...

HuffPo Latino Voices: Vistas: Mastering Your Origins

Viviana Hurtado in Huffington Post Latino Voices Vistas

This week Huffington Post Latino Voices asked me to answer the question: “Which is the one Latino cultural trait you most want to see preserved and handed down to future generations?” My answer exists in dialogue with those of six other  Read More...