The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Viola Davis graces the cover of Vanity Fair, marking the first time a Black photographer (Dario Calmese) has shot a VF cover story. Read about the mother of one’s inspiring story of survival and success. (Vanity Fair)

How the pandemic is widening the opportunity gap between private and public school kids. (The New York Times)

Gigi Hadid shows a glimpse of her baby bump and explains why she’s keeping her pregnancy private. (USA Today)

Six new dietary guidelines for babies. (NYPost)

An inspiring 7-year-old California girl raised $23,000 to buy skin-colored crayons and multicultural books for her school. (Washington Post)

A fun diversity-themed summer reading challenge by Little Feminist and Rebel Girls. (Little Feminist)

The messy, complex debate over schools reopening. (The New York Times, The Atlantic)

An emotional new Netflix documentary about a military dad and his family, shot over 10 years. (Netflix)

Meanwhile, the HBO doc Showbiz Kids examines Hollywood’s troubling history with child actors. (CNN)

The Wonder Years reboot will feature a Black family. (CNN)

The tragic passing of 24-year-old pregnant YouTube star Nicole Thea and her unborn son. (Instagram, New York Post)

An impossible choice being faced by an asylum-seeking mother at the border. (NPR)

Gun violence in the U.S. continues to take the lives of innocent children across the country. (WWLTV, Chicago Tribune, CBS)

Doctors in France confirm the first case of a pregnant woman passing COVID-19 to her unborn baby. (The Guardian)

Comedian and twin mom Michelle Buteau on her experience with infertility and racism in the hospital. (People)

Joanna Gaines announced her second kids’ book: The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be. (Amazon, Instagram)

Iggy Azalea revealed her newborn son’s name: Onyx. (EW)

Getting kids to connect across racial and geographic lines. (CNN)

An awe-inspiring delivery room you need to see to believe. (MOTHER)

A father-daughter bond over the history of Black food. (The Washington Post)

There’s a Daniel Tiger coronavirus-themed special slated for August. (KQED)

Tips for parenting teens during the summer of 2020. (Psychology Today)

Crayola’s brand-new kids’ face masks are already Amazon best-sellers. (Amazon)

Pregnant? HATCH is having a summer sale up to 50% off. (HATCH)

Meanwhile, Ilia is having a 20% off sale. (Ilia)

50 of the most adorable swimsuits for kids. (MOTHER)

The importance of showering your teens with love. (Yale)

One mom’s mission to equip ambulances with “sensory kits” for kids with autism. (MLive)

All about The Baby-Sitters Club‘s 13-year-old star Momona Tamada. (Yahoo!)

Meet the The Dad Gang—an organization righting misconceptions about Black fatherhood. (Inquirer)

Helping kids cope with anxiety during the pandemic. (NPR)

StoryLine has a slew of read-aloud videos (many by famous folks) to entertain your kids this summer. (StoryLine)

An art project shines a spotlight on incarcerated mothers in Moldova. (Elle)

True Botanicals celebrates the postpartum body. (Instagram)

A vital teen-to-teen hotline. (DailyNews)

What employees and employers can do to prevent maternity discrimination at work. (Forbes)

Fighting fear with love. (The Atlantic)

Black YouTube stars ask why they’re being left out of YouTube Kids. (Seattle Times)

How COVID-19 is “upending” an important study on babies and poverty. (The Washington Post)

A grieving daughter’s plea to wear a mask. (CNN)

This is not the American these au pairs were expecting. (The New York Times)

How “fake” celebrity baby conspiracies come to be. (The Atlantic)

A UK study found music we listen to between the ages of 10-30 stay with us strongest throughout our lives. (Jakarta Post)

Boundary-breaking supermodel (and grandmother!) Beverly Johnson is engaged to be married at 67 years old. (ET)


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