The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Katy Perry is expecting her first child with Orlando Bloom. (People, Twitter)

Why the coronavirus—a.k.a. COVID-19—is sparing kids. Also, how to talk to your children about it. (NBC, BBC)

When avoiding COVID-19 is a luxury not all workers have. (The New York Times)

A transgender man who gave birth in the U.K. is fighting for his right to be named as the father or parent, rather than the “mother” of his child. (BBC)

Billy Porter will play a “genderless” Fairy Godmother in the new Cinderella film. (Yahoo!)

Sony Pictures’ new animated kids’ movie Connected is all about our over-reliance on tech. (Yahoo!)

How stay-at-home mom Shannon Watts became the founder of Moms Demand Action, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the U.S. (NBC)

Gabrielle Union has a new kids’ book on the way titled Welcome To The Party. (Amazon)

ADHD and other learning disability diagnoses in black children are on the rise. (ABC)

U.S. teens are waiting longer to try drugs and alcohol. (UPI)

If you haven’t seen it yet, the new Barbie x Headspace “Breathe With Me” doll will teach your kid how to meditate. (Amazon)

The heart-warming story of a single dad who adopted a child who was suddenly abandoned by his foster family. (KTEN, @FosterDadFlipper)

What pregnant women should know about coronavirus. (The New York Times)

Thanks to COVID-19 caution, over 300 million children worldwide are out of school. (NPR)

30 ways to boost your immunity right now. (Dr. Frank Lipman)

Have you watched The Trials of Gabriel Hernandez yet? It’s a heart-wrenching and important look inside the U.S.’s broken child welfare system. (Netflix)

How the KIDS Act might dramatically affect YouTube for children. (Verge)

Jessica Alba will star in Disney+’s new Parenting Without Borders docuseries about parenting around the world. (Deadline)

Children ruminate on their homes being destroyed by the California wildfires. (The Atlantic)

When handshaking and other body contact is on hold. (The New York Times)

Lizzo says she’s now open to the idea of having kids. Also, she and her mom get their dance on. (Us Weekly, BET)

After suffering three miscarriages and endometriosis, Halsey is feeling optimistic about motherhood. (iHeart Radio)

Female sports broadcasters on juggling their careers and motherhood. (The Athletic)

How parents are monitoring their teens’ driving without being in the car. (WSJ)

Chrissy Tiegen on the dark and “sad existence” of her postpartum depression. (People)

Shahs of Sunset star Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi is expecting a baby boy and will name him Elijah. (Extra)

Watch JLo’s son Max sing a solo in his school’s play. (Instagram)

How American nursing homes are bracing for a COVID-19 outbreak. (The Atlantic)

Did North West rip-off kiddie sensation ZaZa? (USA Today)

Ashley Graham documents the reality of her son’s first diaper blow-out in public. (Instagram)

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