The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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All the moms during the holidays. (SNL)

How to celebrate NYE with your kids. (MOTHER)

The ultimate list of diverse kids’ books coming out in 2021. (Here Wee Read)

How Black parents survived 2020. (The New York Times)

New U.S. guidelines urge no added sugar for babies under 2. (NBC)

Summer Walker is pregnant. (Instagram)

Emma Roberts had her baby boy and named him Rhodes. (Vulture)

The 200 hottest baby names of 2020. (MOTHER).

The top 25 children’s books of 2020, according to The New York Times. (New York Times)

How the pandemic makes us rethink early education. (The Atlantic)

Nicki Minaj talks about breastfeeding, birth, and more—and will reveal more in an upcoming documentary. (Hot New Whip Hop)

Microplastics are everywhere—including in the placentas of unborn babies. (The Guardian)

The very rare case of a woman getting pregnant with a third child…while already pregnant with twins. (NY Post)

The beautiful, emotional moment Paloma Elsesser revealed her Vogue cover to her mother and grandmother. (Instagram)

Karolina Kurkova is pregnant with her third. (Instagram)

Surprise! Constance Wu had a baby girl over the summer. (LA Times)

Nick Cannon and Brittany Bell had a baby girl and named her Powerful Queen. (CNN)

Have you read your January 2021 horoscope yet? (MOTHER)

How to talk about race in the classroom. (The Atlantic)

7 movies that help kids deal with grief. (New York Times)

Meet the teen entrepreneur with her own period panty line. (Instagram)

The problem with the “Naughty list.” (The Atlantic)

How making babies is being transformed by science. (The Economist)

More Americans are okay with people having children outside of marriage. (NY Post)

Ziggy Marley on his father’s legacy and how his kids inspire him. (Carib Journal)

Research finds kids can still read emotional expressions of folks wearing masks. (U.S. News & World Report)

Kelly Rowland’s very relatable quarantine moment. (Instagram)

How to make a cheese board that’s (almost) too pretty to eat. (MOTHER)

A new study finds that a father’s poor health may increase the risk of pregnancy loss. (New York Times)

The touching story of a 30-year-old man who adopted 5 kids so that they could stay together as a family. (Cincinnati)

Eve on becoming a becoming an “insta-mom” to four kids. (People)

Did you catch Issa Rae on Sesame Street? (YouTube)

Pedro Almodóvar is working on a new movie, Parallel Mothers, starring Penelope Cruz. (Indie Wire)

A young Black boy’s life, as seen through his father’s gaze. (The Atlantic)

How Sesame Street is supporting refuge kids. (NBC)

10 songs about motherhood. (

NPR’s favorite children’s books of 2020. (NPR & NPR)

Inside Kenya’s black market baby trade. (BBC)


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