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The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Yara Shahidi via Instagram

Yara Shahidi, who plays Tinker Bell in the upcoming Peter Pan & Wendy, got her own Mattel doll. (Instagram)

A group of seven STEM professionals also got their own Barbie dolls for Women’s History Month. (Mashable)

The official The Little Mermaid trailer—starring Halle Bailey and Melissa McCarthy—is here. (YouTube)

The mortality rate for U.S. children and teens “surged” in 2020 and 2021, driven not by COVID deaths but from “man-made pathogens” like firearms, drugs, and cars. (CNN)

While the SIDS/SUID rate for white babies dropped to the lowest it has been since 2017, the rate for Black babies in 2020 was the highest it has been since 2017. (CNN)

How the “rich auntie” movement is empowering Black women who don’t want to have kids. (Essence, @RichAuntieSupreme)

Meet the Nebraska lawmaker trying her hardest to protect the rights of trans kids in her state. (CBS)

How the perception of motherhood in athletics has evolved. (World Athletics)

The enduring wage gap beyond the motherhood penalty. (CNBC)

Kids Foot Locker and Bluey teamed up for two styles of character-embellished sneakers. (Kids Foot Locker)

Lucy Liu on becoming a mother in her late 40s, raising a child in New York, and more. (The Cut)

Lindsay Lohan is pregnant. (Instagram)

An argument for not separating kids in special ed from their peers. (The Atlantic)

Some fathers don’t want to give up the family time they gained during the pandemic. (The New York Times)

Grace Gummer and Mark Ronson welcomed their first baby. (Page Six)

Keisha Knight Pulliam is having a boy. (Instagram)

Only a fraction of the kids who need tutoring help are getting it. (AP)

How babies born via C-Section make up for lost microbes. (Time)

The art of motherhood, two generations deep. (The Sunday Post)

The remarkable tale of the world’s most premature twins, born 4 months early. (CNN)

The story of a family who tried to “end racism” through adoption, attempting to gather “two of every race.” (The Atlantic)

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