The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Ciara on nurturing her pregnancy and family while locked down. (Vogue)

Prayers are going out to actress Naya Rivera, who is missing after a boat ride with her 4-year-old son. (People)

How the pandemic is taking a toll on the careers of mothers. (The Atlantic)

Say her name: Sha-Asia Washington, another Black mother tragically lost her life during childbirth. (Rolling Stone, Instagram)

8 steps to safely reopen schools this fall. (The Atlantic)

Why comparisons between European school openings and U.S. school openings might not work. (ABC)

“Mom rage” in a pandemic. (The New York Times)

TLC’s new show My Pregnant Husband follows a trans couple on their journey to parenthood. (Yahoo!)

Congrats to mama/author Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow on her brand-new kid-lit best-seller, Your Name Is A Song. (Bookshop)

A must-watch conversation on the diversity problem in the wellness industry. (YouTube)

There’s a dangerous lag in coronavirus research on pregnant women and babies. (Mother Jones)

The Doen kids’ line is now being sold on Maisonette. (Maisonette x Doen)

A dreamy kids’ closet you can disassemble and reassemble elsewhere. (MOTHER)

If you’re not watching Michaela Coel in HBO’s I May Destroy You, you really need to be. (The Standard)

Usain Bolt and his wife Kasi J. Bennett revealed their newborn daughter’s name: Olympia Lightning Bolt. (Instagram)

Over 30 summer dresses that are perfect for sheltering in place. (MOTHER)

How work stress can negatively affect one’s pregnancy. (Bloomberg)

A powerful photo essay on folks who are childless by choice. (The Guardian)

Reeling in your kid’s bedtime while sheltering in place. (AJC, Psychology Today)

Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband just welcomed their first son, Beckett Mercer. (People)

A worthy cause supporting Black families. (GoFundMe)

Some of our favorite authors and illustrators on what they—and their kids!—are reading this summer. (MOTHER)

Jimmy Fallon’s upcoming kids’ book, 5 More Sleeps ‘Til Christmas, is already a best-seller. (Amazon, People)

Cardi B’s daughter Kulture turned two. (Instagram)

Drew Barrymore on quarantine with her daughters, and more. (InStyle)

Meal programs are scrambling to feed hungry children. (The New York Times)

How the coronavirus affects kids. (The Atlantic)

What not to say to adoptive parents. (Skagway News)

Remy Ma and Papoose are expecting their second baby. (E!)

A new study shows the impacts of night-time light pollution on the mental health of U.S. teens. (DBR, CNN)

A 6-year-old in Arkansas was kicked out of day care for wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt. (KVOA)

A reminder on the importance of practicing water safety with kids. (U.S. News & World Report, Washington Post, MOTHER)

Senator Tammy Duckworth, a potential Biden running mate, on motherhood in a pandemic. (CNN)

Herbivore Botanicals is having a big 30% off sale. (Herbivore Botanicals)

A small study found coronavirus might be able to be passed from pregnant mother to baby. (The Washington Post)

One woman on why she’s not having a child, thanks to society’s treatment of mothers. (The Guardian)

The importance of maintaining friendships for new parents. (Washington Post)

MIT is challenging kids to address covid through coding. (MIT)

Natasha Bedingfield on motherhood, mental health, and her toddler’s scary brain surgery. (ET!)

Irelend’s heartbreaking mother and baby scandal. (Al Jazeera)

The benefits of dogs + preschoolers. (CNN)




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