The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
12:00 pm
08/14/20

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Chrissy Teigen is expecting baby #3. (Twitter, People)

Kamala Harris makes history as the first Black and Indian-American woman to run for Vice President. (@KamalaHarris, BBC, CNN, Vox)

The racial disparities of kids who are getting COVID-19. (The New York Times)

A possible solution for learning pods. (The Atlantic)

Kristen Wiig opens up about her years of fertility struggles, which she describes as the “most difficult time of my life.” (InStyle)

Why more than 66,000 Americans are choosing to have babies abroad. (The Guardian)

Ditching the “good mother” stereotype during the pandemic. (The Guardian)

A mother’s agonizing decision during Beirut’s devastating blast. (Journal News)

The story behind the viral photo of a Beirut nurse holding three newborns after the explosion. (Today)

Lebron James debuted his first picture book, I Promise, which was inspired by his I Promise school. (Bookshop, People)

Michelle Obama and Melinda Gates are fighting for adolescent girls around the world in the wake of COVID-19. (CNN)

The back-to-school parenting wars of 2020. (The New York Times)

Jodie Turner-Smith opens up about the 4-day birth of her daughter. (British Vogue, People)

The heartbreaking stories of children who’ve lost their parents to COVID-19. (The New York Times)

A devastating video shows Aurora, Colorado police handcuff a mother and her children for no reason. (ABC, CBS, BET)

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger had their baby girl, Lyla Maria. (People)

Kandi Burruss opens up about using a surrogate for hew new daughter, Blaze. (People)

Pre-orders for Fisher-Price’s “My Home Office” playset is now available. (Amazon)

A touching video profile on a palliative care doctor who wants terminally ill children to experience a “good death.” (The New York Times)

Two transgender teens sued Arizona’s Medicaid agency, alleging their civil rights are being violated by the program’s ban on gender-affirming surgeries. (NBC)

When schools choose to restrict students’ clothing, but not mandate masks. (Mother Jones)

Kerry Washington on portraying “Black motherhood like I hadn’t seen before.” (Hollywood Reporter)

Olympian Allyson Fox on motherhood and much more. (FOX 11)

Keke Palmer will voice a new character on the Disney+ reboot of The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder. (BET)

How to create routine and stability during a school year that is anything but normal. (Washington Post)

Stories of children who have been orphaned by COVID-19. (The New York Times)

Over 150 days after Breonna Taylor’s murder, the Kentucky Attorney General met with her family for the first time. (CNN)

An important weekend watch: HBO’s Storm Over Brooklyn about Yusuf Hawkins, a Black teen who was murdered by a group of White men in 1989 Brooklyn. (HBO)

Grappling with pregnancy and cancer during a pandemic. (The New York Times)

Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn are expecting their first child. (The Sun)

The power of a 50-cent deworming pill given to kids in extremely poor countries. (NPR)

How to raise a budding theater kid from home. (The New York Times)

A new children’s album celebrating kids who are transgender and non-binary. (NPR)

There’s now a SNOObear—basically, a white noise machine your baby can snuggle. (Happiest Baby)

Chloe Sevigny on new-mom life. (OA Now)

Bindi Irwin is pregnant. (People)

Ricky Martin on “grieving” for the family life he didn’t think he’d have. (OA News)

A glimpse inside of Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross’ family life as they countdown to their baby boy. (People)

PBS is hosting a special events for parents “prepping for a very different school year.” (PBS)

Jordin Sparks on raising a Black son in America. (People)

Making “happier helmets” for babies with plagiocephaly. (Texas Medical Center)

How to show children the joy of reading. (The Atlantic)

The story of Somerville, Massachusetts, which has flattened the curve and where one pediatrician mom wants kids back in school. (The Atlantic)

A news feels-centric podcast for teens, by teens. (Teenager Therapy)

All about HBO’s new motherhood-themed horror show, The Baby. (Deadline)

The new documentary Boys State looks at a renowned summer camp that preps kids to run for office. (NPR)

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David Kloos

Wonderful compilations. Things like this makes our community of pregnant mothers over 30 hyped. Thank you for this good work.

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