The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Beyoncé debuts the trailer for her new visual album, Black Is King, including exclusive pics of her children. (Instagram)

The impossibility of having a kid and a job right now. (The New York Times)

10 steps for talking to kids about race. (The Conscious Kid)

What we know so far about children and COVID-19. (The Atlantic)

You can re-watch Alicia Keys’ “Kids, Race, & Unity” special on Nick News. (YouTube)

How big is the “digital divide” for students in your state? Find out. (Common Sense Media)

The case for letting kids occupy themselves this summer—and beyond. (NPR)

How queer motherhood is a constant lesson in what straight parents take for granted. (HuffPo)

Domestic violence is on the rise as lockdowns continue. Find out how you can help. (Futures Without Violence)

Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Oge Mora, and other kid-lit stars are partnering with Story Pirates and Random House for a virtual summer camp. (Story Pirates)

MOTHER favorite Jon Klassen and Amy Timberlake have teamed up for the forthcoming middle-grade novel, Skunk and Badger. Read an excerpt now! (CBC)

Florida State University says it’ll ban employees from caring for their children while working from home come August…then dials back their message. (People)

Meet four teen organizers behind one of the largest peaceful protests in Nashville. (Tennessean)

Children are dying from gun violence at a devastating rate in Chicago. (WGN9, CNN)

The possibly lasting effects of the pandemic on Black children. (The New York Times)

A growing generation of “boomerang kids” is changing how Americans view living with one’s parents. (The Atlantic)

John Legend on dad life, working from home, social justice, and more. (People)

This weekend is your last chance to buy the work of fantastic Black photographers via Artifact Uprising. (See In Black)

Penélope Cruz will star in the motherhood-themed drama Madres Paralelas, by Pedro Almodóvar. (SlashFilm)

Sia is a grandmother…of twins! (CNN, People)

Maisonette is having a big end-of-season sale. (Maisonette)

Mommy and me Birkenstocks—who’s in? (Zappos)

The new Hazel Village x Wildbird collab is really cute. (Wildbird)

The Baby-Sitter’s Club on Netflix is getting pretty good reviews. (Los Angeles Times, The New York Times)

How to raise anti-racist babies. (NBC)

The new “Stop. Look. Lock” campaign wants to prevent hot car deaths of children this summer. (NBC)

The challenges of the pandemic for queer youth. (The New York Times)

Serena Williams and daughter Olympia get adorably matchy-matchy on the court. (Instagram)

How one mom is teaching her toddler about race. (

Almost 1.2 babies around the world might die from this pandemic—but not from the virus itself. (MarketWatch)

Why are Aboriginal mothers in South Australia having their children taken at birth? (InDaily)

A Black mother of three sons on having “the talk” over and over again. (NPR)

Phaedra Parks on talking to her sons about race. (People)

Will the pandemic end the 5-day office week for good? (The New York Times)

Comic Corey Rodrigues wants to entertain your kids with comedy this summer. (WBUR, YouTube)

A how-to on a closet-turned-baby changing area. (House Beautiful)

What to do when your tween is bored. (The New York Times)

Three inspiring moms discuss fighting racism at its roots. (Miles & Milan x The Mighty)

Inside the quarantine life of YouTube stars Khadeen and Devale Ellis and their three sons. (The New York Times)

Will going to college make you happier? (The Atlantic)

The increased risk of coronary heart disease for women who deliver prematurely. (The New York Times)

Former Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone became a “new dad” again at 89. His oldest child is 65. (CNN)

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