The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Winter is here…finally. Plus, how Game of Thrones and motherhood collide. (Slate)

It’s Black Maternal Health Week! If you haven’t already, it’s time to educate yourself on the facts surrounding the health outcomes of black mothers and babies. (People)

The new “Perfectly Imperfect” age of mom influencers. (The Cut)

When domestic workers enable well-off women to prosper. (The Atlantic)

How black women talk to their daughters about skin tone. (The Guardian)

Emotional speeches from Lauren London, Nipsey Hussle’s children, and his entire family at his memorial. (YouTube)

Meghan and Harry won’t announce the arrival of the royal baby until they’ve celebrated privately as a family. (Daily Mail)

Kim Kardashian West and her three kids get the Vogue treatment. (Vogue, YouTube)

Are you guilty of throwing out your kid’s artwork while they’re sleeping? (The New York Times)

There’s a school nurse shortage nationwide and it couldn’t have come at a worse time. (USA Today)

Teens are spending an average of $2,600 a year on food and clothing. Here’s where they are shopping. (CNBC)

Rent The Runway enters the kids’ market. (CNBC)

A free coloring book that helps kids learn the correct names of their private parts. (Lifehacker)

How a three-person IVF scenario resulted in a baby boy in Greece. (CNN)

Disciplining your kids sans yelling or spanking. (The New York Times)

Cardi B calls motherhood the “hardest challenge ever.” (ET)

New kids’ movie Missing Link gets a glowing review. (The Atlantic)

Erykah Badu twins with her daughter Puma. (BCK)

The song makers behind Sesame Street. (The Atlantic)

After 10 infant deaths, the AAP urges the recall of Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Play swing. (AAP)

A look at the “utter inadequacy” of school desegregation efforts of the Sixties. (The Atlantic)

If you’re a Brooklyn mother or mama-to-be, here’s an upcoming event for you. (Mama Glow)

The “messy reality” of one interracial family. (The Atlantic)

Teen smoking is declining most slowly in the rural U.S. (Reuters)

After a previous miscarriage at 5 months, Gordon Ramsay and his wife Tana welcomed their fifth child, Oscar James. (USA Today)

Have you watched the nostalgia-soaked, teen-themed Pen15 on Hulu yet? (Hulu)

Nikki Reed on venturing into baby-led weening. (Instagram)

Snooki will name her third kid Angelo. (Us Weekly)

A reminder on what adults can learn from kids. (KQED)

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