The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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A glowing and pregnant Ashley Graham hits the cover of Vogue. (Vogue)

Greta Thunberg on not underestimating “angry kids,” as she heads into the UN climate talks in Madrid. (BBC, AP)

A new study finds climate change might result in more premature births. (U.S. News & World Report, Grist)

How to talk to kids about gender. (Mashable)

Political candidates kissing babies—a brief history. (Business Insider)

The beauty myth for boys. (The New York Times)

TikTok’s parent company is sued for collecting data on kids. (The Verge)

The Elf on the Shelf is having babies. (Today, Etsy)

Mr. Rogers and the art of paying attention. (The Atlantic)

A former Miss Ukraine is suing the Miss World pageant for disqualifying her from the competition for being a mother. (Independent)

Why the U.S.’s falling birthrate is not just a women’s issue. (The Daily Beast)

Outdoor Voices founder Ty Haney welcomed her first child, a girl named Sundance. (Instagram)

Instagram might start age-checking kids. Why that’s a good thing. (TechCrunch)

How artist and mama Mickalene Thomas gets it done. (The Cut)

A British couple became the first in the world to carry their baby in both mothers’ wombs. (Telegraph)

How weed mixes (or doesn’t mix) with pregnancy, nursing, and postpartum. (How To Do The Pot)

Why breathwork and yoga for kids is so helpful. (Yoga Journal)

How to watch the best films of 2019. (Vox)

When a Kentucky mom couldn’t find a holiday story about a brown boy, she wrote her own. (Courier Journal)

The staggering racial divide of suspensions at New Jersey schools. (

How doctors are using TikTok to talk to teens. (CNBC)

50 celebrity couples who are expecting. (People)

How to make your toddler more patient. (Lifehacker)

Making motherhood work for women in China after the one-child policy. (Slate)

Research finds 1 in 18 teens carries a gun to school. (WebMD)

Disturbing details about the “CRISPR baby” study. (Futurism)

Jimmy Kimmel on his new children’s book, The Serious Goose. (NPR, Amazon)

A study finds women’s brains get younger after they have children. (Genetic Literacy Project)

Why the CEO of YouTube limits how much YouTube time her children get. (Business Insider)

Teaching your kids about money in 4 steps. (Barron’s)

Janet Jackson on motherhood and spirituality. (Inquisitor)

Nicole Kidman on motherhood as a journey and giving her kids oodles of love. (MSN)

New research favors HIV positive babies starting treatment just after birth. (NPR)

The measles outbreak in Samoa has left 50 children dead. (ABC)

Three children in Utah got their teacher removed after he called homosexuality “wrong.” (SF Gate)

When teens abuse their parents. (NPR)

How one divorced dad stays connected to his daughter through Instagram. (Wired)

When you’re a holiday birthday baby. (Chicago Tribune)

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