The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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The Indian Child Welfare Act—a law that protects Native children from forced removal from their families, tribes, and culture—is currently under attack. The ACLU calls the upcoming case, Brackeen v. Haaland, “the largest threat to Native children, families, and tribes before the Supreme Court in our lifetimes.” (ACLU)

The important Katrina Babies documentary is here. Find out more about its creator. (Hollywood Reporter, Nola)

California became the first state to provide free meals to all students, regardless of need. (CBS)

A school district in Missouri voted to reinstate spanking as punishment. (USA Today)

Facebook took down a Planned Parenthood of Michigan post about medication abortion. (Michigan Advance)

What surrogacy might look like in a post-Roe world. (The New York Times)

Gina Rodriguez on expecting her first child. (People)

DockATot introduced swaddles, sleep sacks, and sleep rompers. (MOTHER)

Brand-new release The Stolen Year explores how COVID changed children’s lives and where we go from here. (Bookshop, Amazon)

Questioning the facts behind the “national teacher shortage.” (The Atlantic)

Artist Ani Liu takes on the frustrations of 21st-century motherhood in her artwork. (MIT)

An Arizona-based kids’ fashion entrepreneur & mom of three on her must-haves. (MOTHER)

Dôen’s dreamy fall collection is here! (Dôen)

Score 50% off everything at YiP Kids closing sale. (YiP Kids)

Our Place just introduced the cutest mini pots and pans. (Our Place)

40+ colorful back-to-school accessories. (MOTHER)

Research finds that in rich countries, working women and more babies go hand in hand. (The Economist)

All the facts about Biden’s student loan debt relief. (White House)

A federal appeals court said Arkansas can’t enforce its ban on transgender children receiving gender affirming medical care. (Politico)

The President of the American Academy of Pediatrics doubles-down on supporting trans kids. (WSJ)

Inside Ukraine’s fight to save premature babies. (ABC)

Why teens will sext, no matter what you tell them. And more findings on teens and tech. (NY Post, My NorthWest)

Tips for getting back “in sync” with your teen. (The New York Times)

A study out of Georgia finds 75% of teens aren’t getting enough exercise. (UGA Today)

All about STORK—a new test to detect genetic disorders in unborn babies. (NY Post)

These are the kid and teen winners of the best mullets in America. (USA Today)

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