From Stress to Success in the City Part I: Renting vs Buying

When moving to a new city, finding a place to live can leave you wondering, “should I rent or should I buy?” Weighing the pros and cons of renting before you commit More »

Mass Mothers and Children Deportations Discussed with former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. On MSNBC

‘merica isn’t having a good day when almost three dozen mothers and kids are flown back to a worn-torn country and it doesn’t make as much a blip as, for example, José Antonio Vargas–immigrant More »

Summer Break: Smart Packing for Beach Trips

A recent getaway to Jamaica taught me a great deal about items that should be staples when traveling to the beach. Factors such as safety around water, hair damage, and boredom are all issues that could More »

From Stress to Success in the City: 4 Reasons to Utilize Your Alumni Network

When moving to a new city, it is important to quickly establish a contact base. Joining alumni groups are a great way to network for potential professional contacts and opportunities and easier because of the common ground More »

VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids, Humanitarian “Crisis” or “Situation”? On MSNBC

Overheard: for President Obama, the unaccompanied children flooding the border has forced immigration from policy to politics. This assertion reflects a Beltway echo chamber, resulting in a disconnect that fails to capture More »

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Humanitarian Crisis? On MSNBC

Parents handing their children to coyotes or human smugglers for passage to the U.S. is not new. I learned that first hand when I started my journalism career in Texas, specifically in the Rio More »

VIDEO: Obama Immigration Executive Action. On MSNBC

President Obama promised at the State of the Union that he would use executive action to push his agenda forward, bypassing Republican obstruction in Congress. In “State of the Union: Immigration Executive More »

Summer Break: Unconventional Grillers for the 4th of July

People all across the country are firing up their grills and cooking out for the Fourth of July. Hamburgers and hotdogs are almost always par for the course for this all-American occasion. This year, however, leave More »



The High Heeled Kitchen – Cozumel Ceviche Video

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Ceviche. Food of the gods, savored year-round in Latin American tropical coastal communities. This fish dish is also perfecto for summer. Some people fear raw fish.  ¡Silly rabbit!, says the chica who’s paid the dear price of reckless-but ooh-soooo-goooood eating  Read More...

6 Minute Career Climb: Moving Up, Moving On Video

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6 Minute Career Climb Tip of the Day: The People Who Ask Are the Ones Who Get Noticed. “6 Minute Career Climb: More Money” reveals how to secure the best compensation package once you’re offered the job.  “6 Minute Career Climb:  Read More...

Senator McCain’s Definition of Illegal Could Mean You

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) Courtesy: ABC News

Senior Arizona Senator and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain ignited a firestorm of criticism over his comments last weekend that the tragic wildfires raging in his state were set by “people who have crossed our border illegally.” He immediately  Read More...

Pulling NAHJ Back From the Brink

"Nuevas Tecnologías" Panel NAHJ 2011

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is on the brink: NAHJ reported in December a $240 million dollar deficit for the year.  All of the full-time staff is being laid off. Officers declared the Orlando 2011 convention will be  Read More...

Blogging, Journalism, & the Law

No matter how burned out I feel by my frenetic-paced, all-in-one Wise Latina Club writer/editor/shooter/assignment desk manager/IT whiz/marketing expert, attending the annual National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)  convention re-charges me, in large part because of the young, hungry reporters  Read More...

The Taming of the Social Space

After Nuevas Tecnologías Panel NAHJ 2011

I am a firm believer that this is the most exciting time to be a journalist despite the formidable obstacles, as I write in “Pulling NAHJ Back from the Brink”. I asked the audience of the panel I pitched and  Read More...

Bebé Plus Me: The Nanny Diarios

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Apologies for dropping off for so long!  I’ve been trying to get my groove, balancing Baby L, marriage, the Golden Retriever, and returning to work. This has been my toughest decision with a hefty side serving of peer pressure. I  Read More...

6 Minute Career Climb: You, Inc.: Readers Have Your Say

6 Minute Career Climb: You, Inc.

6 Minute Career Climb Tip of the Day: Never buy in to limitations. Instead, find ways to make things happen. Wow. 6 Minute Career Climb: You, Inc. hit a nerve, not just with me who can say with 100% certainty  Read More...