The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
7:50 am
01/13/17

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In Barack Obama’s farewell address, he says being a father has been his greatest role. Grab the Kleenex. (YouTube)

IUD demand has risen 900% since the election. (Slate)

The revolt of working parents. (The Atlantic)

Why mothers hold babies on their left sides. (BBC)

The Japanese art of grieving a miscarriage. (The New York Times)

The Women’s March on Washington reveals its guiding vision and platforms statement. (Women’s March)

Where’s all the good childcare? (Slate)

Why Dutch kids are ranked happiest in the world. (Treehugger)

Moonlight‘s Mahershala Ali is expecting his first child. (People)

The “get-rich doula clique.” (Buzzfeed)

The average cost of raising a child into adulthood rose 3% to $233,610. (The Wall Street Journal)

How parents talk about sex to their sons and daughters differently. (The New York Times)

The magical Michelle Obama hits The Tonight Show and thanks her mom. (The Atlantic)

10 ways kids benefit from having a “working mom.” (Working Mother)

A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s terms of use so kids can understand their rights. (Washington Post)

Obesity-linked diagnoses for children and teens are on the rise. (NPR)

Kerry Washington on balancing pumping and Golden Globes glam. (ET)

Natalie Portman’s red-carpet bump style. (The New York Times)

A startup that’s teaching children to spot fake news. (Business Insider)

How to encourage creativity in your kids. (The New York Times)

Google’s new storytelling app for kids. (Toontastic)

Black women in STEM get some shine. (Slate)

A warning against taking heartburn drugs during pregnancy. (The New York Times)

Nickelodean jumps into e-books. (TechCrunch)

How teachers learn to discuss racism. (The Atlantic)

Lin-Manuel Miranda is urging women and men to fight for Planned Parenthood. (Time)

An inspiring (and adorable) 4-year-old reading maniac. (Slate)

Women aren’t delaying motherhood for education only. (iNews)

Amy Adams brings her daughter to get her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (People)

The rise of the modern-day dad. (Good Men Project)

A heads up for parents with kids in the NICU. (Reuters)

Children are eating nearly 200% more fake sugar than they were in 1999. (Time)

A glimpse into the baby brain. (MIT)

Black Fish start Tilikum has died. (The Atlantic)

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