The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Amanda Gorman is on the cover of TIME, interviewed by Michelle Obama. (TIME)

Chilling footage from the insurrection at the Capitol is shown at the Senate impeachment trial. (C-SPAN)

Anti-Asian hate crimes—especially against elders—are on the rise, but not being reported widely. (NBC, USA Today, Instagram)

A trio of Black lawmakers introduced the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, a long-overdue legislative package that combats the health inequities of Black mothers and children. (The Hill)

How giving birth has gotten more dangerous for Black women during the pandemic. (Vice)

COVID vaccines for kids are likely not coming before late summer. (The New York Times)

Michelle Obama is launching a Netflix kids’ food show with a pair of puppets. It’s called Waffles + Mochi and debuts March 16. (Wate)

The incredible history of W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Brownies’ Book, created for kids of color in the 1920s. (The Atlantic)

Two new plans propose U.S. parents be given money, no strings attached. (The New York Times)

Caroline Wozniacki is pregnant with a baby girl. (Instagram)

Nearly 200 pediatric disease experts say it’s safe to open schools now. (The New York Times)

There’s a new podcast that looks at the multi-billion dollar industry of influencer moms. (Today, Under The Influence)

Gabrielle Union on raising her daughters to embrace their Blackness. (Elle)

Misty Copeland on her upcoming middle-grade book, Black Ballerinas. (People, Amazon)

Hatch’s new maternity collection for Target is officially here. (Target x Hatch)

If you haven’t yet, peep our Valentine’s Day gift guides for kids, women, and men!

Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd made history on Wall Street, by going public and becoming a billionaire with her son on her hip. (Instagram, People)

More details on the moms of MLK, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin, from The Three Mothers author Anna Malaika Tubbs. (WBUR)

Natalie Bryant, daughter of Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, signed with IMG Models and got into the University of Oregon. (Instagram)

What three Illinois-based pediatricians do with their own kids—from screentime to mealtime. (Chicago Mag)

Pot and pregnancy—what we know and don’t know. (How To Do The Pot Podcast)

Romany Malco opens up about welcoming his first biological child, a son named Brave, at 52. (Instagram)

Princess Eugenie had her baby boy. (Instagram)

How to get your kid to finish their homework. (The Atlantic)

How advocating for herself inspired one mother to advocate for all Black mothers. (MOTHER)

Kelly Rowland showed a glimpse of her life with new baby Noah Jon. (Instagram)

Our favorite mom-owned shoe brand is having a big sale. (Freda Salvador)

Meet “the cleanest prenatal on the planet.” (MOTHER)

Five podcasts for music-obsessed kids. (The New York Times)

Kristen Wiig on becoming a mom (to twins) during a pandemic. (YouTube)

Joanna Ho, best-selling author of Eyes That Kiss In The Corners, on her mom-of-two must-haves. (MOTHER)

News of the 2020-21 baby bust in China and France. (Bloomberg, Washington Post)

Peep this new indie kids’ book, My Mom Is A Superhero. (PR Newswire)

A man has died after a gender reveal using a cannon goes wrong. (SFGate)

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