The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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With his sons (ages 3, 5, and 8) tragically as witness, Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, is shot seven times in the back by a police officer. In a must-watch speech, his sister says she doesn’t want pity, she wants change. (The Guardian, CNN)

The September issues have begun rolling out. Vanity Fair‘s covers include Angela Davis (in an interview with Ava DuVernay) and Breonna Taylor (including a beautiful, in-depth interview with her mother). (Vanity Fair)

Meanwhile, Vogue‘s covers spotlight renowned artists Kerry James Marshall and Jordan Casteel illustrating the concept of hope. (Vogue)

And Vogue Italia cast 100 icons to grace its limited-edition covers. (Vogue Italia)

Katy Perry had her baby girl and named her Daisy Dove. (Instagram)

A new survey demonstrates the partisan divide between parents who want to send kids back to school and those who don’t. (The New York Times)

Save the date for September 1st, when Netflix debuts Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices, a new read-along show featuring Black celebrities reading uplifting children’s books. (People, Netflix)

An incredible charity supporting California’s farm workers and their children’s back-to-school needs. (Flowers In Spanish)

In honor of World Breastfeeding Month and Black Breastfeeding Week, over 50 beautiful—and realistic—images of mothers nursing. (MOTHER)

Save the date (September 17th) and sign up for this online event in which three mothers who’ve lost children to gun violence recite poignant letters written for their fallen loved ones. (Eventbrite)

For the first time in decades, the Girls Scouts have updated their uniforms. (Girl Scouts Shop, The New York Times)

When the pandemic morphs you into the worst version of your mom self. (Good Housekeeping)

A look at the U.S.’s socially distanced classrooms. (The New York Times)

Starting in 2021, an ultrasound must be performed 18 hours before having an abortion in Indiana. (IndyStar)

A new study finds over 60% of babies who die in infancy are born to mothers who were overweight or obese prior to becoming pregnant. (UPI)

When your best friend gives birth to your babies—all four of them. (The Atlantic)

Have you entered our $1,700 grand-prize “Room To Grow” giveaway yet? (Domino x MOTHER)

Inside Eniko and Kevin Hart’s drive-by baby shower. (People)

Kerry Washington and Tracee Ellis Ross discuss how they show up for Black women and eachother. (Elle)

A same-sex penguin couple in Spain just became first-time parents after adopting an egg. (CNN)

Best-selling author and illustrator Vashti Harrison on why she likes drawing Black children in nature. (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators)

Lea Michele had her baby boy and named him Ever Leo. (Instagram)

Rachel McAdams if pregnant with her second. (ET)

Gigi Hadid revealed her ethereal maternity shoot. (Instagram)

Newborns in New Jersey might receive $1,000 “baby bonds” if a new proposal goes through. (NBC)

A study finds anxiety and depression during one’s teen years may increase chances of heart attacks in adulthood. (U.S. News & World Report)

How to create the best home-learning environment for your kids. (Lonny)

Young adults are at an elevated risk for mental health issues thanks to the pandemic. (CDC)

Dua Lipa and Star Wars‘ Kylo Ren were among the biggest influences on U.K. baby names last year. (BBC)

Emily’s Wonder Lab is a new STEAM-centric kids’ show on Netflix. (TechCrunch)

How Denmark safely reopened its schools during the pandemic. (SF Gate)

Haunting portraits of the mothers of Black boys. (National Geographic)

How hormone-disrupting phthalates can impair fertility. (The New York Times)

A very cool Hobbit-inspired playhouse for kids. (

Khadijah Haqq McCray is pregnant with her third child. (Instagram)

A Black mother shares her story of surviving two traumatic births. (Glamour)

Maybe try it: A night-time “listening walk” with your children. (CNN)

A body positive artist reimagines Disney princesses with fuller bodies. (Yahoo!)

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