The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Climate activist Greta Thunberg is named as the 2019 Person of the Year by TIME, becoming the youngest person to do so. (TIME)

Vogue reveals two of its other motherhood-themed January covers—Cardi B. and Kulture, and Greta Gerwig and her 8-month-old baby boy. (Vogue)

Beyoncé says her biggest challenge is the juggle of being a working mother. She also reveals she does drop-off with Blue almost everyday and takes the twins to their baby activities. (Elle)

Cassie had her baby girl and named her Frankie Stone. (Instagram, E!)

South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi’s wins Miss Universe, capping a historic year that also saw black women win the titles of Miss America, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA. (Harper’s Bazaar)

Why men don’t use all of their paid parental leave. (The New York Times)

How the loss of the landline is changing family life. (The Atlantic)

Babies named Jolene are on the rise. Thanks, Dolly! (Quartz)

Have you taken your kids to see The Nutcracker yet? The San Francisco Ballet’s version once again knocked our socks off. If you want to attend, enter the code MOTHER15 for 15% off any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday performance! (SF Ballet)

Also, we saw Harry Potter: The Cursed Child on stage and it was absolutely incredible! (Harry Potter The Play)

Why your kid loves the garbage truck. (The Atlantic)

Teens in Argentina are trying to eliminate gender in language. (The Washington Post)

The most Googled babies of 2019. (US Weekly)

Alicia Keys on how motherhood has changed her for the better. (People)

Cute matching PJ’s for the whole family. (Hanna Anderson)

Are sugar substitutes safe for kids? (The New York Times)

Around the world in 5 children’s games. (The New York Times)

Can today’s teens save malls? (CNBC)

The ripple effect of taking SNAP benefits from just one person. (The Atlantic)

What it’s like to endure a forced ultrasound before abortion. (The Cut)

Children are dying of the flu while in immigration custody at the border. (The Cut)

An argument for buying a house with friends. (The Atlantic)

25 celebrities who have opened up about their miscarriages. (People)

Rose Bryne on motherhood and more. (InStyle)

Ayesha Curry talks motherhood with Ellen. (People)

A new study on social development ages 0 to 3. (UBC)

U.S. teens in the South are more likely to experience religion at school. (Pew)

Experts say kids still have too much homework. (Salon)

Lauren London on love and parenting after loss. (GQ)

Processing a mother’s suicide, 11 years later. (NPR)

Teaching your kids new words to describe the holidays. (

One way to automize your baby album making. (Cherish)

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