The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Lexi Rubio (center) and her parents. Photo Via Facebook

Kimberly Rubio, whose 10-year-old daughter Lexi was murdered in Uvalde, pleads to lawmakers and other parents to act now. (ABC News, The Guardian)

Zeneta Everhart, mother of 21-year-old Zaire Goodman, who was shot in the racist rampage in Buffalo, testifies on Capitol Hill, saying “this is exactly who we are as a nation.” (ABC News)

Uvalde native Matthew McConaughey shares the gut-wrenching stories of victims at a White House press conference. (YouTube)

Daniel Defense, the maker of the gun used in Uvalde, is accused of marketing to teens. (NPR)

An emergent strategy response to mass shootings. (Adrienne Maree Brown)

What kids are writing to their legislators about guns. (The Atlantic)

A mother who rescued her children from Robb Elementary describes what happened. (CBS News)

How the baby formula shortage is magnifying disparities in the U.S. (NPR)

While Abbott has restarted production of its speciality formulas, parents of premmies are still struggling. (Abbott, The New York Times)

Federal funding for free breakfast and lunch in schools across the U.S. is about to expire. (Bon Appetit)

Britt Hawthorne’s guide to Raising Antiracist Children is out now. (Bookshop, Amazon)

The movement around Little Free Antiracist Libraries. (Rise Up Against Racism)

100+ pics from our first pandemic-era event. (MOTHER)

Jhené Aiko on her mental health struggles and becoming a mom at 20. (People)

How to help the many children struggling with mental health. (CNN)

The positive effects of letting teens sleep in. (The Atlantic)

The new Tiny Cottons x Puma collection is pretty great. (Puma)

Tom Hanks as Geppetto, Cynthia Erivo as the Blue Fairy, and more deets about the 2022 remake of Pinocchio. (Variety)

More studies are coming out about about the effect of COVID life on babies and toddlers. (USA Today)

For some moms of means: luxe postpartum hotels. (The New York Times)

The latest on COVID vaccines for kids under 5. (The Atlantic)

A recap of Mama Glow’s annual Doula Expo, which centers Black maternal health. (Mama Glow)

How the popularity of baby names evolve. (Neuroscience News)

Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson have penned their first children’s book, I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know. (Amazon, Instagram)

Bravery magazine is marking the end of an era with 50% off everything. (Bravery)

An inspiring mother of two on her health-minded Mother Essentials. (MOTHER)

David Sedaris on his painful, toxic relationship with his father. (NPR)

Teens are slipping through the cracks on dating apps. (The Atlantic)

Jamie Chung on choosing to use a surrogate for her twins. (Today)

Research on how teens are navigating school during the pandemic-era. (Pew)

Inside the stunning studio of beloved kid-lit author-illustrator Jarvis. (MOTHER)

When our kids asks us to ponder life’s biggest questions. (The Atlantic)

The CEO of YouTube on why the company is giving new parents expanded flexibility after the arrival of a child: 24 week of paid leave, followed by 3 months of WFH. (Time)

Reports of melatonin poisoning in kids have spiked dramatically. (NBC)

With the end of the Child Tax Credit, an alarming number of U.S. families are going hungry. (CNBC)

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