The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Kirsten Dunst is pregnant with her first child. (Just Jared)

Here’s what we need to do to overturn the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality. (Battle For The Net)

An 11-year-old explains why the U.S. needs a clean DREAM act by December 22nd. (Teen Vogue)

How Black voters in Alabama sent Roy Moore packing. (Mother Jones)

Five years after Sandy Hook, first responders speak up. (The Atlantic)

Since Sandy Hook, nearly 1,000 American children under 12 have died from guns. That’s one child killed every 44 hours. (NBC News)

Related: The GOP’s unconstitutional new concealed carry bill. (Slate)

Black mothers are nearly 3 times as likely to die during or after childbirth as white women. (NPR)

John Stamos to become a first-time dad at 54. (CNN)

The growing partisan divide over feminism. (The Atlantic)

42% of women face gender discrimination at work. (Slate)

Can kindness be taught to kids? (The New York Times)

Why toddlers deserve more respect. (The Atlantic)

Up to 8% of American children will experience the death of a sibling, but the loss is rarely discussed. (The New York Times)

A photo essay of the things kids carry, all around the world. (The Atlantic)

The multimillion-dollar industry of being a happy YouTube family. (Slate)

Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale explain why they named their newborn son Rafa. (People)

Will robots take our children’s jobs? (The New York Times)

Why American schools have such long hours. (The Atlantic)

George and Amal Clooney passed our noise-cancelling headphones to all passengers on a recent flight with their 6-month-old twins. (Page Six)

Are private schools immoral? (The Atlantic)

Why more babies are conceived around Christmas. (Independent)

Inside Jessica Alba’s baby shower. (People)

High glucose levels during pregnancy tied to heart defects in babies. (The New York Times)

The mystery of how babies experience pain. (Scientific American)

How birth control protects against cancer, as well as increases its risk. (The New York Times)

The community college “segregation machine.” (The Atlantic)

Do you have digital double-standards for yourself and your kids? (The Washington Post)

This is for the moms. (Chicago Now)

How to not spoil your kids this season. (NPR)

James Corden and his wife Julia Carey welcomed a baby girl. (People)

How kids are “sentenced” to alternative schools. (Salon)

A roundup of subscription boxes for kids. (HuffPo)

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