The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Photo via Women’s Health

Kelly Rowland revealed she’s pregnant on the cover of Women’s Health. (Instagram, Women’s Health)

Surprise! Mindy Kaling gave birth to a baby boy (Spencer) last month. Plus, she has a new book of essays about single motherhood, amongst other topics. (People, Amazon)

VP debate winner Kamala Harris on fighting for justice and freedom, starting as a toddler. (Elle)

October 12th is Indigenous People’s Day. To celebrate, read some of these great books by Native authors/illustrators, as well as titles that help children understand Columbus Day. (MOTHER, The New York Times)

While you’re at it, check out these election-themed books for kids and teens. (NYPL, NYPL)

1 in 3 U.S. households with children don’t have high-speed internet or have issues with the internet when trying to do homework. Black, Latinx, and Native American children are suffering the most. (ABC)

The new big-picture anxiety haunting parents. (The New York Times)

A study finds women who have children later in life might live longer. (NY Post)

A Canadian mother on the anti-Chinese racism hovering over her newborn daughter. (CBC)

Meghan Trainor is pregnant with her first child. (Instagram)

So is Katharine McPhee. (People)

Is the idea of schools as super-spreaders “overblown”? (The Atlantic)

One poll finds 45% of U.S. parents are worried their child will get COVID-19 at school. (Gallup)

How to deal with the touch deprivation brought on by the pandemic. (The New York Times)

The hotly anticipated follow-up to Julián Is A Mermaid is here—meet Julián At The Wedding! (MOTHER)

Audrey Hepburn’s oldest son has a new children’s book about his mother’s life. (Amazon, People)

Jodie Turner-Smith on mixing breastmilk into her beauty routine. (Vogue)

What Santa mall visits might look like this year. (CNN)

Why this San Francisco mama is urging Californians to VOTE, especially on Prop. 16! (MOTHER)

While teen spending has been down during the pandemic, they’re still shelling out on Nikes, Lululemon, and makeup. (Barron’s)

TikTok is now the second-most popular app for teens, rising above Instagram. (CNBC)

Eniko Hart gives us a first look at her adorable baby girl, Kaori Mai. (Instagram)

We’re loving the new collaboration between Janie & Jack and three designers from Harlem’s Fashion Row. (Janie & Jack)

How to turn your backyard into a dreamy, sustainable family oasis. (MOTHER)

A new spotlight on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s dad, Luis Miranda. (New Yorker)

The key in how we frame sex when it comes to teens. (THINK)

New stats on teens and COVID-19. (CNBC)

The importance—and paradox—of early childhood care and education. (RWJF)

Misty Copeland on her new children’s book, Bunheads. (NWADG, Bookshop)

The link between teen depression and academic performance. (U.S. News & World Report)

Serena Williams is on the November cover of British Vogue and talks about body image, BLM, and more. (Vogue UK)

Snaps of Emma Robert’s garden party-themed baby shower. (Elle)

“I didn’t think of myself as a Black mother. I’m a mother,” explains Phylicia Rashad in a new interview. (Bustle)

Joss Stone is pregnant. (Yahoo!)

April Love and Robin Thicke are expecting their third child together. (Instagram)

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