The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Learning how to parent in a crisis. (The Atlantic)

Kerry Washington says her role in Little Fires Everywhere reminds her of her mom. (NPR)

The CDC recommends everyone should wear a face mask—unless you’re 2 or under. It also confirms that coronavirus in children is rare and mostly mild. (LAist, NBC News)

Katy Perry is having a girl! (Instagram)

4 in 10 U.S. teens haven’t done any distance learning since their schools closed. (NPR)

A couple from the Indian state of Chhattisgarh named their twins Corona and Covid. (Yahoo!)

Will dads working from home start to step up more? (The Washington Post)

Mark your calendars! On April 14, Tracee Ellis Ross, Anne Hathaway, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and others will star in the 30-minute virtual playdate called “Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate.” (Sesame Street)

LEGO wants kids to build a rainbow, post it, and the company will donate 500,000 sets to children in need. (Instagram)

Setting boundaries between work and kids. (The New York Times)

How to survive lockdown with a newborn. (World Economic Forum)

When parents get COVID-19, who takes care of their kids? (The New York Times)

Alanis Morissette is breastfeeding on the May cover of Health. (People, Health)

Teen spending is down by 13%—but here’s what they’re still buying. (CNBC)

Common Sense Media launched an education platform called Wide Open School. (Wide Open School)

Dealing with joint custody during a pandemic. (The Atlantic)

Lady Gaga says she’s “very excited to have kids.” (Billboard)

Formula 1 mogul Bernie Ecclestone is about to become a dad again at 89. (People)

How to prevent “Zoom bombing” in 4 easy steps. (The New York Times)

All about Netflix’s new parental controls. (Variety)

One woman’s story of being separated from her newborn due to coronavirus concerns. (The Cut)

How the surge in unemployment is hitting minorities, teens, and women hardest. (CNN)

Gail Gadot on motherhood, career, and much more. (Vogue)

There might be a sex boom happening right now, but maybe not a baby boom. (Wired)

Why it’s hard to teach writing online. (The Atlantic)

More proof that baby brains are amazing. (ScienceDaily)

Making a case for raising “mediocre kids.” (Vox)

Hilaria Baldwin is pregnant with baby #5, just four months after suffering a miscarriage. (Instagram)

Meet the Alaska Native teacher upending colonial education. (The Atlantic)

A new study looks for the link between premature birth and a mother’s vaginal microbiome. (ScienceDaily)

What teens can teach us about learning how to stay connected while social distancing. (Scientific American)

How to set up a kid’s Spotify account. (How To Geek)

Using quarantine to foster healthier family food habits. (The New York Times)

The “5pm depression shower” is a thing. (McSweeney’s)

Rasheeda Frost on motherhood, influence, and her new normal. (Footwear News)

The Rock sings a hand-washing/Moana mash-up with his adorable daughter. (People)

An argument for embracing “good enough” holidays. (The New York Times)

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