The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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It’s a boy for Ciara and Russel Wilson. (Instagram)

What teachers around the country need to make remote schooling work. (The Atlantic)

Amy Schumer legally changed her son’s name after she realized Gene Attell sounded like “genital.” (Yahoo!)

Why American childhood is riddled with depression and anxiety. (The Atlantic)

It’s Black Maternal Health Week. Here’s why we all need to take action. (Essence, MOTHER, Atlanta Daily World)

It’s also National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Here’s some expert advice on how to talk to your kids about childhood sexual abuse. (MOTHER)

Elmo’s dad advises parents to practice self-care. (YouTube)

Cameron Diaz opens up about motherhood and her 3-month-old baby girl Raddix. (Yahoo!)

Yumi published a beautiful e-book about finding rainbows during a pandemic. (Yumi)

Marie Kondo on giving up on perfectionism after having kids. (People)

The day in the life of a grocery worker who can’t just “stay home.” (The Atlantic)

How to manage children’s mental health during a pandemic. (The Washington Post)

An easy way to have your kids thank medical workers. (Phenomenal Girl)

All dressed up and no prom to go to. (The New York Times)

Reese Witherspoon opens up about her postpartum depression. (People)

Lake Bell publicly shares that her 5-year-old daughter has epilepsy. (Instagram)

Llamas are the next unicorn. (The New York Times)

The pandemic according to kids. (The Atlantic)

A new study finds transgender teens suffer disproportionately higher rates of depression. (Advocate)

The tragic story of a 28-year-old pregnant nurse with COVID-19 who died while her baby survived. (BBC, GoFundMe)

How queer teens are using Jason Derulo’s new song to come out. (Them)

Harry Potter star Rupert Grint (a.k.a. Ron Weasley) to become a first-time dad. (MTV)

What Would Fashion Look Like If It Included All Of Us? A new children’s book by Universal Standard. (Universal Standard)

The trapped-at-home mother. (Slate)

Eva Longoria on sheltering in place with her baby and honoring farm workers and others. (People)

Drew Barrymore on crying everyday thanks to homeschooling her kids. (

Pretty coloring pages both parents and kids will love to do. (Kate Lewis)

An update on Texas lawmakers’ war against abortion rights. (Newsweek)

Milla Jovovich’s 12-year-old daughter Ever on proving herself in Hollywood. (People)

H&M put all of its comfy kids’ clothing in one area. (H&M)

How the COVID-19 crisis might change work in America. (The New York Times)

Julian Assange secretly fathered two children while on lockdown at the Ecuadorean embassy. (BBC)

Ellen quizzes Jason Momoa on being at home with his kids. (People)

For laughs: Dadosaur. (Time)

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