The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Angelina Jolie made a rare public appearance with all six of her children. (People)

A new study finds parents’ sleep doesn’t recover until 6 years after having a baby. (CBS)

Meet the 2019 Gerber baby, Kairi Yang, the first-ever spokesperson of Hmong descent. (CNN)

Many will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday this weekend; but are his books racist? (NPR)

Having children makes people happier if they can afford it. (The Atlantic)

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard launched a plant-based “baby necessities” line for Walmart. (Walmart)

A disturbing connection between report cards and child abuse. (The New York Times)

The family dinner as a socially contentious concept. (The Atlantic)

Dove is offering $5,000 grants to help dads take paternity leave. The company is committing $1m to this initiative through 2020. (People)

Why so few young men are studying abroad. (The Atlantic)

A grieving mother’s perspective on Trump’s misinformed “executing babies” statement. (The New York Times)

After a woman delivers a stillborn son while in ICE custody, a spotlight turns on the large number of pregnancies lost while in government detention under the Trump administration. (Daily Beast)

When schools tell kids they can’t use the restroom. (The Atlantic)

A mother on a Seoul to San Francisco flight handed out 200 pairs of ear plugs and bags of candy to apologize (in advance) for her newborn crying. (USA Today)

What baby formula does for fathers. (The New York Times)

Offset’s new album, Father of 4, features his kids on the cover, including Kulture Kiari. (Pitchfork)

When kids become social media influencers. (The Atlantic)

The political climate might be responsible for the uptick in applications to HBCU’s and same-sex universities. (The New York Times)

Your weekend soundtrack: brand-new Solange. (Spotify, Black Planet)

A Babysitters-Club reboot is coming to Netflix. (Hollywood Reporter)

Some states are considering longer school recesses. (The New York Times)

A powerful clue in preventing teen suicide. (Vox)

A new report on how well babies are thriving, ranked by state. (Desert News)

How “workism” is making Americans miserable. (The Atlantic)

TikTok was fined $5.7 million for collecting kids’ personal data. (Mashable)

French actress Soko shares her birth story. (Garage)

Karolina Kurkova designed a stroller and baby accessories line with Cybex. (Yahoo)

When your daycare goes vegan. (The New York Times)

Check out the luxe dessert spread from Meghan Markle’s NYC baby shower. (Harper’s Bazaar)

Krysten Ritter is expecting. (Pitchfork)

Save the date for Ava DuVernay’s new 4-part Netflix film about the unjustly accused boys who became known as the “Central Park Five.” (Vulture)

The hysteria-inducing Momo challenge turns out to be a hoax. (The Atlantic)

A new fiction book for tweens aims to increase diversity in tech through providing role models. (Amazon)

Starting a feminist club at an all-boys Catholic school. (The Cut)

Using animals to help special needs kids. (The New York Times)

Thirteen-year-old soccer star Olivia Moultrie just signed with an agent and Nike. (The New York Times)

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