The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
10:22 am

Photo Via Vogue Brasil

The power of pregnant dancer, activist, and business woman Ingrid Silva on the cover of Vogue Brasil. (Instagram)

Over 1 million children in the U.S. have tested positive for the coronavirus. (NPR)

The heartbreaking story of a 4-year-old Texas boy who lost both of his young parents to COVID-19. (USA Today)

An important, emotional, very real reminder to take this virus seriously. (Instagram)

When women are seen as default caregivers. (The New York Times)

At least 92,000 people have filed sex abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America. (CNN)

The importance of the new holiday flick Jingle Jangle to kids of color. (Variety)

A case for opening schools. (The Atlantic)

Anyone else feeling nostalgia for motherhood circa the ’80s and ’90s? (Press Herald)

Anderson Cooper’s son Wyatt was named People‘s Cutest Baby Alive. (People)

What happens when youth sports get shut down. (NPR)

40+ holiday gift ideas for “big” kids. (MOTHER)

An original ABC rap that’s sure to brighten your day. (NBC, Michelle Obama)

Allbirds new kids’ shoes are here! (Allbirds)

Inside the lives of immigrant teens working dangerous night shifts in suburban factories. (ProPublica)

Behind the sharply declining numbers of children born with Down syndrome in Denmark. (The Atlantic)

Meet the 10- and 7-year-old siblings behind the popular “Hey Black Child” podcast. (KSAT)

NFL vet Marcus Smith II’s new book, Bathtime with Rai, is dedicated to “the modern Black dads of the world and for the little brown girls of the world.” (Amazon, People)

Chances are, your kids are being exposed to age-inappropriate stuff on YouTube. (Yahoo!)

A hormone and fertility tracker that helps get you pregnant (or your money back). (Ava)

How to improve your kid’s handwriting. (The New York Times)

Tyra Banks on work/life “balance.” (The Real)

Feeling lucky? Enter to win an activity-packed book box for your kids! (Instagram)

While you’re at it, enter to win a $350 gift certificate to Fat Brain Toys! (Fat Brain Toys)

A Chicago shop owner’s hip holiday picks for kids and moms. (MOTHER)

When co-parents clash in the pandemic. (The New York Times)

Jordin Sparks says she is “one and done” after her son DJ, 2 1/2. (People)

After a failed IVF attempt, Lena Dunham on “giving up motherhood.” (Paper)

A pregnant mother with COVID-19 gave birth to premature twins while in a coma. (NY Post)

Kamala Harris on the advice her mother gave her. (Harper’s Bazaar)

101 great books for kids. (Evanston Public Library)

Tips for supporting your children’s mental health during lockdown. (USA Today)

A new book shares multiple experiences of premature birth. It’s called What We Didn’t Expect: Personal Stories about Premature Birth. (Amazon, Slate)

The wallpaper goddess behind Chasing Paper shows us around her home. (MOTHER)

How fatherhood inspired this to man think deeply about his plastic consumption and impact on the environment. (CBC)

Skims launched cozy mommy-and-me sets. (Skims)

Twitter tapped “BBC Dad” for a new commercial about interruptions. (The Drum)

How to fly with your kids in 2020. (LA Times)

Chance The Rapper says his dad didn’t approve of his career in rap. (NME)

The discrimination faced by mothers in China. (SupChina)

The Nebraska dad who is building and giving away desks to children in need. (CNN)

Adorable and sustainable tabletop wares for kids. (Coco Kids)

Meet the Stanford students trying to get laptops to all kids who need them. (Yahoo!)

English netball star Eboni Usoro-Brown on returning to an elite sport post-baby. (World News Era)

TikTok’s new enhanced parenting controls. (CNN)

Dubmmash is figuring out how to turn its influencers into paid stars. (Forbes)

Research finds that lullabies are soothing to babies—no matter the language. (Harvard)

Grappling with a devastating dual diagnosis of infertility and BRCA2. (MOTHER)

5 creative ways to talk to your kids about charity. (CNBC)

A new study found significantly more Generation Z boys and girls in the U.K. are dieting to lose weight. (Science Daily)

Inside Nairobi’s black market for babies. (BBC)

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