The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Harper’s Bazaar celebrate 6 “voices of hope” for maternal health on its cover—meet them all. (Harper’s Bazaar)

When intensive parenting meets a quarantine summer. (The New York Times)

New research finds a third of women in the U.S. want to postpone pregnancy or have fewer children because of COVID-19. The feeling is strongest for Black and Latino women. (Reuters)

The tug o’ war of reopening vs. not reopening schools. (The Atlantic)

Nearly a year after the heartbreaking death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain, his case is reopened. (NPR, CBS)

Breonna Taylor’s mother is still waiting for justice. (AlJazeera, The Breakfast Club)

What White parents gets wrong about raising anti-racist kids. (The Washington Post)

How the “perfect storm” brought on by COVID-19 exacerbates the motherhood penalty. (Women’s Agenda)

Explaining Black motherhood to a White mom. (Rewire)

The impossible demands that working parents face. Especially mothers. (InStyle, The Atlantic)

Emma Roberts is pregnant. (E!)

Erykah Badu will serve as a doula for Teyana Taylor. (People)

A touching interview with Bruce McIntyre, partner of Amber Rose Isaac, who tragically died giving birth in the Bronx. (Mama Glow)

One journalist’s experience as a child of an incarcerated father. (The Marshall Project)

Personal accounts of giving birth during the COVID-19 crisis. (The New York Times)

What happens when kids don’t see their peers for months. (The Atlantic)

The WNBA offers an expanded set of family-friendly benefits to its players—including fully paid maternity leave. (InStyle)

A new study on “mommy brain” finds that it’s real, but it doesn’t last forever. (Science Daily, Yahoo!)

Michelle Williams welcomed her second child. (Yahoo!)

A large study finds most kids don’t have serious cases of COVID-19. (Time)

Now that school’s out, there’s an uptick in migrant teens working the fields in California. (The Counter)

The story of a 51-year-old mother who is her daughter’s surrogate. (ABC)

Anyone else feeling “retro-future” vibes? (The Atlantic)

Alicia Keys will host a Nick News special on race and unity for kids. (Deadline)

How to talk to your children honestly about this moment in history. (The Atlantic)

Voices of teens who are organizing protests across the U.S. (The New York Times)

The double-edge sword of LGBTQ+ teens and tech. (Scientific American)

Will Smith has an emotional conversation with Jada Pinkett-Smith about fatherhood. (Red Table Talk)

New film Miss Juneteenth offers a moving portrait of Black motherhood. (CNN, First Showing)

Trump rolls back limits on a chemical in water that is linked to brain damage in newborns. (Seattle Times)

In an “unprecedented” case, three triplet newborns are diagnosed with COVID-19. (BBC)

Pro golfer Michelle Wie welcomed her daughter, Mckenna. (Instagram)

The mom-friend breakup—has it happened to you? (The New York Times)

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