The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
10:30 am

The story behind the viral photo of a mother—and her 18-month-old son—standing in line to vote in New Orleans. (Buzzfeed)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the nightmare unfolding in Nigeria. (The New York Times)

Air pollution led to nearly 500,000 infant deaths worldwide in 2019. (Technology Networks)

New research finds school reopenings are unlikely to fuel COVID surges. (New York Times)

A modern homeschooler’s advice for 7 common distance-learning concerns. (MOTHER)

Sofia Coppola’s new film, On The Rocks, about a daughter-father relationship (and so much more) is out. (YouTube, The Atlantic)

The pregnancy-themed New Zealander comedy Baby Done is also out now. (YouTube, @BabyDoneFilm)

Nicki Minaj gave a first glimpse of her son. (Instagram)

Meghan Trainor is having a boy. (Instagram)

A kids’ parody book for the times: Good Morning Zoom. (Amazon, Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A 5-year-old boy from Georgia wrote a book about staying positive during the pandemic. (CNN)

An inspiring mother of four boys shows us their lovely shared room. (MOTHER)

Check out the new Uniqlo x JW Andersson kids’ line. (Uniqlo)

A powerful photo essay showing young first-time voters. (MOTHER x REP CO)

How a 91-year-old grandmother who survived the 1918 flu pandemic sees 2020 voting as a sacred ritual. (NPR)

The struggle of one jobless mother of three during the pandemic. (CBS)

And the stories of four other moms coping right now. (NPR)

How one single, Black, and gay father wrote a children’s book to mirror his family. (Daily Mail)

A son’s beautiful documentation of his mother in a time of grief. (NPR)

A first-person account of the trauma of pregnancy loss—and why care providers must get better. (MOTHER)

New research on the millions of microplastics shed by baby bottles. (Wired)

Constipation x pregnancy. (The New York Times)

Does your kid have a Halloween costume yet? Here are 60+ ideas for you. (MOTHER)

The “mad, mad” world of niche sports among Ivy League-obsessed parents. (The Atlantic)

The Animaniacs reboot is coming to Hulu. (The Verge)

Scary—but not too scary—Halloween movies for kids. (MOTHER)

Kelly Rowland on her hair journey, motherhood, and more. (Vogue, Forbes)

How to prepare as a family as COVID cases soar. (The New York Times)

Why Rudy Giuliani’s daughter is urging everyone to vote for Biden. (Vanity Fair)

The case for centering our lives around friendships, not marriages. (The Atlantic)

How Black families in Oakland, California finally expelled the school police. (Mother Jones)

Amber Rose on teaching her son about periods, consent, and more. (Red Table Talk, Yahoo!)

50 pieces to add personality to your kid’s bedroom. (MOTHER)

Lovecraft Country‘s ode to Black motherhood. (AV Club)

Is your kid’s body getting messed up from distance learning? These switches might help. (NBC)

How to instill kindness in children—starting young. (MOTHER)

A study finds teen depression might actually get better with at-home learning. (CNN)

Sean Ono Lennon on how remixing his father’s music was a therapeutic experience. (NBC)

Tesla revealed its $920 Tesla Model S for kids. (Tesla)

Keds’ new PWR GRL Kickstart collection celebrates the International Day of the Girl. (Keds)

Amtrak is offering free rides to kids this fall. (Amtrak)

How Teyana Taylor’s mother inspired her parenthood journey. (Distractify)

Actress Emayatzy Corinealdi is pregnant. (People)

YouTube star Cocomelon is about to take over streaming services. (The Verge)

How one mother is helping her teens cope during a lockdown. (Hartford Courant)

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