The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Mother favorite Liya Kebede and her kids landed on the cover of Marie Claire France, along with other model moms. (Instagram, Instagram)

The Trump administration adds more salt, sugar, and fat to school lunches. (Business Insider)

Is keeping up the Santa myth stressing you out? (The Atlantic)

Checking in with “Octomom.” (The New York Times)

A new study on how screen-time changes our children’s brains. (Bloomberg, CBS)

The joy of a no-gift Christmas. (The Atlantic)

Charges have been dropped against Jazmine Headley, a young mother whose baby was ripped from her arms and arrested for no logical reason. (Vox)

Heartbreak and a call to action after a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in U.S. border control custody. (CNN)

Programs that help incarcerated mothers bond with their babies. (NPR)

It’s been 6 years since Sandy Hook. Here’s how our responses to mass shootings have changed since that devastating day. (CNN)

Pushing back school start times in Seattle leads to better academic performances. (NPR, CBS)

How powerful black women like Gabrielle Union and Michelle Obama are opening up the infertility conversation. (Salon)

Lisa Bonet and her kids hit up the Aquaman premiere. (Daily Mail)

Whey is childhood masturbation such a secret? (The New York Times)

How sexism in healthcare can literally kill women. (Salon)

Meryl Streep set to become a first-time grandma. (Daily Mail)

Hollywood still doesn’t know what to make of childless women. (The Atlantic)

One mother’s account of her scary postpartum psychosis. (KQED)

The enduring stigma against “urban” schools. (The Atlantic)

Seeking justice for child trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown. (Salon)

How millennial parents are reinventing the idea of the family photo album. (The Atlantic)

Women doctors say they’re being penalized for having children. (U.S. News & World Report)

A 9-year-old Alabama girl, McKenzie Adams, kills herself after racist bullying. (The Washington Post)

Un-doing the harm of toxic masculinity in the Congo with the Fatherhood Program. (The Atlantic)

When pregnancy and baby ads keep popping up after a devastating stillbirth. (BBC)

The global war on women. (The Atlantic)

How to foster empathy in children. (The New York Times)

Why we procrastinate. (The Atlantic)

The problem with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. (Salon)

It’s a girl for Remy Ma! (Instagram)

Kenya Moore shows off her adorable baby girl, Brooklyn Doris. (Instagram)

Americans are obsessed with paper towels. (The Atlantic)

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