Feliz Cumpleaños Frida Kahlo

As many of you know I am obsessed with Frida Kahlo. So are my sons. Today we celebrate this magnificent woman’s bday.

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Feliz cumpleaños Frida Kahlo #fridakahlo

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Milestones

After two weeks of wonderful fist sucking delight, the baby finally found his thumbs!

Other huge milestones of this week include:

* making constant eye contact with his mami and daddy
* recognizing (and loving) his reflection in the mirror
* holding his head up on his belly and while sitting up
* making splashes of joy in the bathtub

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Levantando la cabeza. #tummytime

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What can I say?  I love being a mami.

Loving mamihood

My beautiful baby is 8 weeks old today!
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Daddy is becoming a master burper

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RG @gescobart #regramapp

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Undocumented Students: private institutions may be more affordable

UPDATE:  Due to tech difficulties, we will be re-airing last week’s Spanish interview with Doña Catalina, Guatemalan community activist and leader. Our interview with Tanya, Maria, and Taylor will be airing next week 7/22.

Learn about college opportunities for undocumented students on today’s Poco a Poco radio show. We interviewed Tanya Cabrera, the Associate Director of Minority Outreach and Undocumented Student Liaison at IIT and IIT student leaders Maria Gonzalez and Taylor Hayes.

Poco A Poco Radio interview with Tanya Cabrera.

Maria Gonzalez, a brilliant sociology major and undocumented student leader, shares her experiences transferring from a Harold Washington, a Chicago City College, to the Illinois Institute of Technology, where she received an almost a full ride to college.  Maria discovered that while private institutions may not blatantly say “this funding is for undocumented students” they are not dependent on state funding, so their requirements are often such that you do not need to fill out a FAFSA to be considered. She encourages students to seek out these resources.

This interview covers every thing from: talking to your family, talking to your counselor, finding funding sources for college, supporting your child, the Dream Act, and being and ally to the movement. Tune into today 7/15 to Poco a Poco at 1:30 CST on http://wluw.org or for those folks in Chicago, you can listen on the radio on WLUW 88.7 FM.