The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Elon Musk and Grimes had their baby boy and named him X Æ A-12 (pronounced “X Ash A-12”). (BBC, People, Joe Rogan)

Grimes is also pregnant—and absolutely stunning—on the cover of Vogue Italia. (Vogue Italia, DesignScene)

Chloe Sevigny, who recently posed naked and pregnant on the cover of The Cut, also had her baby boy and named him Vanja. (Instagram)

A mystery inflammatory syndrome hitting kids and teens is likely tied to COVID-19. (NPR)

Just in time for May the Fourth—Barbie x Star Wars. (CNN)

Nearly half of dads think they do more homeschooling. Only 3% of moms agree. (The New York Times)

Related: How to make dads do more. (MOTHER)

When maternity wards in black neighborhoods disappear. (The New York Times)

Gabrielle Union on her new kids’ book, Welcome To The Party. (Today, Amazon)

Archie, the royal baby, turned 1. (Today)

When quarantine gives your family the rest it needs. (The Atlantic)

Have you entered to win this sleek coffee maker for yourself—and your mama!—yet? Today’s the last day! (Instagram)

How soon should schools reopen? The verdict is still out. (Science)

Anderson Cooper on why he’s not taking paternity leave. (Page Six)

Brandy and Chance the Rapper teamed up for the new song “Baby Mama,” a tribute to single moms. (YouTube)

12 designers on the heirloom pieces passed down from their moms. (Vogue)

Dôen is offering 25%-40% off its covetable collection for Mother’s Day. (Dôen)

Portraits of four single moms by choice. (The New York Times)

A heartbreaking documentary about women in an Alabama prison who support each other through pregnancy, labor, and saying goodbye to their newborns. (The Marshall Project)

A PSA to #FreeBlackMamas this Mother’s Day. (MoMaPS1)

No matter how old your kids are, “quarantine brain” is making us feel like brand-new parents. (Washington Post)

Google is offering early access to Read Along by Google to help children’s literacy skills. (Google)

Baby Yoda Monopoly is here. (Amazon)

In case you missed it: our Mother’s Day gift guides for The Homebody, The Foodie, The Self-Care Junkie, and New & Expecting Mamas. (MOTHER)

Lea Michele gave a first look at her baby bump. (Instagram)

Support your local theater by buying a virtual ticket to the New York International Children’s Film Festival. (NYICFF)

Guns N’ Roses have a children’s book coming out. It’s called Sweet Child O’Mine. (NME, Amazon)

Research finds women are less able to conceive after having a c-section. (The New York Times)

Jimmy Fallon on bribing his daughters while he works from home. (People)

Meek Mills and Milan Harris welcomed a baby boy (on Meek’s 33rd birthday). (CBS)

How to keep children’s stress from turning into trauma. (The New York Times)

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint (a.k.a. Ron Weasley) welcomed a baby girl. (People)

A new study finds even hungry babies will share their food. (Greater Good)

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds named their son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas after the doctors who treated the U.K. Prime Minister for COVID-19. (Economic Times)

Hero, Hope, and Bravery are becoming popular lockdown-inspired baby names in the U.K. (Yahoo!)

The CDC reports that 40% of U.S. teens are sexually active. (UPI)

Why “mommy brain” is real. (The New York Times)

Vanessa and Angela Simmons’ on single motherhood and parenting during quarantine. (People)

Score 20% off Noble Carriage best-sellers when you spend $100+. (Noble Carriage)

Why it’s important to carve out time for “tummy time.” (CNN)

Parks and Recreation actress Sarah Wright Olsen is pregnant with her third, after suffering a miscarriage. (People)

Anika Noni Rose (a.k.a. star of The Princess and The Frog) wants to read your kid a bedtime story. (Instagram)

Billie Eilish and her dad to host a new music show together. (Los Angeles Times)

Nearly 20,000 Georgia teenagers were issued driver’s licenses without road tests. (The New York Times)

Rachel Weisz on the “daunting” prospect of returning to work post-baby. (Harper’s Bazaar)

Lance Bass is not giving up hope to start a family after his surrogate’s miscarriages. (People)

The Veronicas’ Lisa Origliasso revealed she recently suffered an ectopic pregnancy. (In Style)

Shop class, over Zoom. (The Atlantic)

To celebrate Mother’s Day, Universal Standard is giving away this $120 dress for $15. (Universal Standard)

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