The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Explaining the Russian invasion of Ukraine to kids. (NBC)

In an attack on trans kids and their parents, Texas Governor Greg Abbott says parents of minors receiving gender-affirming medical care could face criminal penalties. (NBC News, Texas Tribune)

Other ways LGBTQ+ students are currently being “erased” from the U.S. education system. (NBC)

Maternal deaths in the U.S. rose during the first year of the pandemic, with the mortality rate of Black women three times higher than white women. (The New York Times 4Kira4Moms)

Meet the medical student and filmmaker producing a film on Black maternal health disparities. (Forbes, Black Motherhood Film)

After a recall of three brands of formula, the formula shortage got even more dire for many families. (CNN)

The number of teen girls with eating disorders increased greatly during the pandemic. (ABC)

Why this group of “Urgency of Normal” doctors are so intent on unmasking kids. (The New Republic)

The thrill of having a baby born on 2/22/22 at 2:22, on “Twosday.” (NPR)

Barbie teamed up with Harlem’s Fashion Row and three Black designers for limited-edition dolls. (Vibe)

The importance of featuring mixed kids in books—and as authors. (MOTHER)

Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson, a mother of two daughters, to be the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court. (CNN, Newsweek)

Why Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, is still angry at the DOJ. (CNN)

A disturbing video shows a toddler locked in preschool, all alone, after staffers left for the day. (Today)

Chatting with a stay-at-home dads club. (The Atlantic)

Arthur creator Marc Brown wants to do a feature film with John Legend. (Hollywood Reporter)

Most kids ages 2-5 are getting more screen time than recommended. (JAMA)

How to transition little kids off screens and into another activity—without a tantrum. (MOTHER)

The heartwarming moment a young news reporter is surprised at work by his excited mother. (The YBF)

Storq and Bodily both launched new pumping/nursing tanks. (Storq, Bodily)

The pain of being separated from your baby due to COVID. (Elle UK)

Meet the mother of three looking to increase representation of Native mothers through her photography. (SBS)

Watch the moment Olympian Nathan Chen gave his mom his gold medal. (Today)

Jennifer Lawrence had her first child. (Elle)

Molly Yeh had her second daughter, Ira Dorothy. (Instagram)

Euphoria is stressing its fans out. (The New York Times)

More companies are offering to cover the costs of fertility treatments and other family-building services for workers. (CBS)

Chrissy Teigen is sharing the early stages of her IVF journey. (Women’s Health)

Rockets of Awesome’s fresh Spring line is here. (Rockets of Awesome)

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