The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
12:30 pm

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A heartbreaking interview with Monthanus Ratanapakdee, whose father was tragically killed in San Francisco in an anti-Asian hate crime. (ABC)

While learning about the uptick in AAPI hate crimes during the pandemic, consider watching this 5-part PBS documentary Asian Americans, which chronicles the community’s history with racism in the U.S. and countless contributions to the country. It can be watched with older children. (PBS via Amazon)

Follow AAPI Women Lead for more breaking news and ideas on how to get involved (don’t miss their IG Stories). (Instagram/AAPIWomenLead)

Mr. Potato Head is becoming gender neutral. (Hasbro)

New findings on two ways children become seriously ill from COVID. (The New York Times)

On the 1-year anniversary of his murder, Ahmaud Arbery’s mother filed a federal lawsuit against the 3 men who killed her son. (ABC, People)

Blue Ivy—and Viola Davis and her daughter, Genesis—for Ivy Park. (, Instagram)

A Peppa Pig themed park is coming to Legoland Florida Resort in 2022. (CNBC)

Watch four powerful stories via The Black Truth Project videos. (Change Cadet x Lululemon)

Save the date for the online streaming of LIKE, an important documentary about cellphone addiction. (The Gazette, Tanager Place)

The adultification of Black girls is an epidemic that needs to stop. (Instagram)

Ellie Goulding is pregnant. (Vogue, Instagram)

Is the Western way of raising kids “weird”? (BBC)

Mandy Moore had her baby boy—August “Gus” Harrison. (Instagram)

Princess Eugenie named her baby August, too. Here’s why the name is gaining popularity. (HuffPo)

Katherine McPhee had her baby boy. (People)

Frida Mom launched its breastfeeding care line with a refreshingly honest video. (YouTube, Target)

The snail mail we should all be sending each other right now. (Carolyn Suzuki)

NBA star Russell Westbrook is opening a school for middle and high schoolers. (People)

An in-depth profile on a Texas high school trying to stay open in the pandemic. (The New York Times)

The inspiring story of a teen beauty founder. (Instagram)

A father-to-be was killed when building a device for his gender reveal party. (BBC)

The Equality Act, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, passed Congress and now heads to the Senate. (NPR)

HATCH’s dreamy new Spring 2021 collection is here. (HATCH)

Lovevery’s Play Kits for ages 0-12 months just got an upgrade. (Lovevery)

Hanna Andersson relaunched its baby line and it’s super cute. (Hanna Andersson)

12 tips for talking to your kids about porn. (MOTHER)

How to get your family through an extreme weather event. (The New York Times)

The family of an 11-year-old boy who died in Texas’ mass power outage filed a $100 million lawsuit against local power companies. (ABC)

Lin Manuel Miranda and crew have launched the Hamilton Education Program, which is free and open to students grades 6-12 anywhere. (Hamilton)

Kelly Rowland on her new EP and having a baby during the pandemic. (Billboard)

Kristen Wiig says she escapes her twins sometimes by sitting on the curb. (ET)

A toy shop owner, mother of four, and military spouse on her must-haves. (MOTHER)

Warby Parker and Pharrell’s I Am Other line created a new pair of glasses. (Warby Parker x I Am Other)

New colors of the coziest matching waffle knits for mama and kiddos. (Noble Carriage)

Scoop up some cute and comfy kids’ clothing during Minibrook’s Winter Sale. (Minibrook)

The many benefits of roughhousing with your kids. (MOTHER)

How to get your kid to love reading. (The Atlantic)

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