The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
1:30 pm
01/08/21

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How to talk to children about the terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol. (Common Sense Media, NPR, Children & Screens, National Geographic, The New York Times, LAist)

But before (and after) you do—a reminder to commit or recommit to doing the personal, lifelong work to address and dismantle white supremacy. (Anti-Racism Daily, The Atlantic)

Rev. Raphael Warnock became the first Black Southerner to be elected to the U.S. Senate, helping flip the institution blue. Hear the story of his mother, Verlene Warnock, who picked cotton as a teenager and raised 12 children. (CNN)

A conversation on performative Stacey Abrams worship. (Slate)

For the first time ever, the U.S. records over 4,000 deaths from COVID-19 in one day. (The New York Times)

Nicki Minaj debuted her handsome baby boy. (Instagram)

Emma Stone is pregnant with her first child. (ET)

Award-winning author Matt de la Peña on children’s books that help kids dealing with tough topics. (NPR)

The struggle of tweens and teens to socialize during the pandemic. (NBC)

Teaching kids to be resilient in a season of chaos. (PBS)

The first organic, European-style baby formula has launched in the U.S. (Bobbie)

After 20 years, PBS is saying goodbye to Caillou. (CNN)

Fantasia announced she’s having a girl and will name her Keziah London. (Instagram)

The touching documentary Beautiful Something Left Behind tackles children who have lost a family member. (The New York Times, YouTube)

5 TED Talks about motherhood that offer perspective. (Yahoo!)

Teaching children to drive while Black. (The New York Times)

Sia on adoption and motherhood being “painful and rewarding.” (The News)

There’s a Danish claymation show for kids about a man with an extra-long penis. (Today)

Two influencer friends are “feuding” after both calling their babies…Baby. (The Cut)

Vaping amongst teens leveled off in 2020—but it’s still way too high. (WebMD)

Common Sense Media is launching a streaming network for kids aged 2-12 called Sensical. (Bay News)

Warren Buffet’s 6 tips for teaching kids about money. (Yahoo!)

More info on the COVID baby bust. (Brookings)

What drove the decrease in kids’ asthma visits to the ER during lockdown in Boston. (NPR)

Khadijah Haqq McCray plans to name her third child Kapri. (People)

5 ways to talk to kids about mental illness. (Upworthy)

Why British kids went back to school, but American students did not. (The Atlantic)

Lauren Bush is expecting baby #3. (Instagram)

The taboo of being a mother in the art world. (The Guardian)

Parents of kids with nut allergies decry the Boston Children’s Museum’s plans for a PB&J Cafe. (NBC)

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