The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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George Floyd’s children—Gianna and Quincy—honor their father. As does Gigi’s mother, Roxie Washington. (ABC, Instagram, Global News, GoFundMe, The Hill)

10 ways to be an anti-racist parent (and person). (MOTHER)

Time‘s latest cover illustrates the pain of African-American mothers who’ve lost children to police brutality and violence. (Time)

One Black mother on why she bought a one-way ticket out of the United States. (The New York Times)

50+ children’s books that feature kids of color just being kids. (MOTHER)

Plus, many more titles focused on diversity and acceptance. (HereWeeRead)

Today would have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday. Let’s all fight for justice for her. (Stand With Bre)

Protecting one’s teenage son from the world. (NPR)

Target’s first fashion collaboration with a Black woman—Carly Cushnie of Cushnie—launches this Saturday, June 6th! (Cushnie x Target)

Helping teens protest safely. (The New York Times)

Behind the scenes of Pixar’s first LGBTQ short film, Out. (SFGate)

How to ease back into IRL playdates. (The New York Times)

Talking to White kids about race. (NPR)

A young Black protester in Omaha is killed by a White bar owner who has not faced any charges. (CNN, CBS)

An honest conversation amongst Black boy moms. (CBS)

Why some Black parents need to be strict. (The Atlantic)

Ashley Graham and her son, photographed by her husband during their quarantine in Nebraska. (Harper’s Bazaar)

A beautiful array of baby dolls in a variety of skin tones. (MOTHER)

Grimes’ nickname for her son X Æ A-Xii is “Little X.” (E!)

The PBS Kids show Hero Elementary will introduce a new character on the autism spectrum. (WTOP)

Thanks to quarantine, there’s a shortage of above-ground pools. (The New York Times)

Kids are now spending nearly as much time on TikTok as YouTube. (TechCrunch)

How childhood trauma affects health for a lifetime. (TED)

Will the current crisis teach children to see how hard their parents work? (The Washington Post)

How COVID-19 compounds the Black maternal health crisis. (Cosmo)

Mothers are still getting interrupted a lot more than dads while working from home. Plus, other enduring inequities. (The Guardian, CNN)

A study finds using drugs like Valium or Xanax before pregnancy might increase the risk for ectopic pregnancy. (The New York Times)

How the coronavirus crisis has inspired some teens to get outside. (The Washington Post)

Meet Zigazoo, the “TikTok for kids.” (TechCrunch)

Teaching yourself—and your kids—to draw a self-portrait. (The New York Times)

Many teens are becoming financial lifelines for their families in a time of crisis. (The Washington Post)

Raising a non-binary child. (The New York Times)

Building children’s resilience through the power of play. (Scientific American)

Raising kids who can overcome anxiety. (TED)

Why Juul-type e-cigarettes are especially addictive for teens. (U.S. News & World Report)

A Black father and journalist’s perspective. (CNBC)

An 8-year-old North Carolina girl has died from COVID-19. (ABC)

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