The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Chrissy Teigen shares her heartbreaking story of losing her baby boy, Jack. (Instagram)

Trump, who just announced he has COVID-19, fails to condemn white supremacy and instead tells the violent, racist group Proud Boys to “stand by” during the most headache-inducing presidential debate in history. (New York Times, CNN)

Teens are twice as likely to get COVID-19 than younger kids. (NBC)

Nicki Minaj is officially a mom. (People)

Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix had their first child, a boy named River. (LA Times)

How the pandemic is putting mothers’ careers at great risk. (The Atlantic, The New York Times)

The “motherhood penalty” is real. So is the “fatherhood premium.” (AllTogether)

Meet the “home schoolfluencers.” (The New York Times)

Game Of Thrones stars Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie are expecting their first child together. (CNN, Make Magazine)

Best-selling authors Nicola and David Yoon launched their own imprint to publish more YA love stories featuring characters of color. (Penguin Random House)

Support Mighty Kind, a magazine for kids focused on building empathy and anti-bias education. (IFW)

Only 7% of teachers in the U.S. are Black. Here’s what you can do to support them and try to change the stats. (MOTHER)

A debate over sex-education in schools hits the ballot in Washington. (StarTribune)

Kevin and Eniko Hart welcomed their baby girl, Kaori Mai. (Instagram)

Usher and his girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea welcomed a daughter named Sovereign Bo. (Instagram)

Switzerland finally mandates paternity leave, making it the last nation in western Europe to do so. (The Hill)

The children who first desegregated American schools. (The Atlantic)

Misty Copeland’s new children’s book, Bunheads, is out now. (Amazon)

Malika Haaq’s adorable new mommy & me clothing line. (Naked Wardrobe)

Meet Rosie and Jules, two cute new dolls by Hazel Village. (Hazel Village)

Maisonette’s mommy & me wares to inspire voting. (Maisonette)

The importance of having kids write by hand. (Neuroscience News)

Timeless dress-up clothes that work for Halloween. (MOTHER)

A new study finds feeding C-section babies a bit of their mother’s poop might boost their health. (U.S. News & World Report)

The tragic story of an elementary school teacher and her mother who died of COVID-19. (CNN)

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. To mark it, there’s a new A Kids Book About…Bullying. (A Kids Book About)

Donald Glover (a.k.a. Childish Gambino) reveals he became a dad for the third time in a conversation with Micaela Cole. (GQ)

Hoda Kotb on being mom shamed for having kids in her 50’s. (Prevention)

50 pieces of decor to upgrade your nursery. (MOTHER)

New research finds fathers who spend more time with their babies have less depression. (Psychology Today)

A review of motherhood-themed movie Miss Juneteenth. (Independent)

Grimes on being a new mom. (

Amanda Seyfried had a baby boy. (Instagram)

Colugo and Primary teamed up for a vibrantly hued collection of strollers and carriers. (Colguo x Primary)

Check out how one color-loving family styled ’em. (MOTHER)

Princess Eugenie is pregnant. (Royal UK)

Too many teens are dealing with anti-semitism on TikTok. (NBC)

What we know about Amy Coney Barrett’s judicial record on abortion rights. (CBS)

Teyana Taylor and her baby bump, along with others, grace the cover of CR Fashion Book. (CR Fashion Book)

A study finds popular teens report fewer signs of depression later on. (Futurity)

Michelle Buteau on enlisting a surrogate to carry her twin girls. (People)

It’s October! Read your horoscope if you haven’t yet! (MOTHER)

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