The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
10:20 am
02/22/19

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Inside Meghan Markle’s NYC baby shower. (People)

Today’s teens say depression and anxiety is a bigger concern than bullying, drugs, or drinking. Researchers say smartphones are to blame. (USA Today)

Jada Pinkett-Smith, her daughter, and her mother land on the cover of Essence. (Essence)

How to talk to kids about taboo topics. (TED)

Nearly 1,200 U.S. children have been killed by gun violence in just one year—school shootings only account for a fraction of the tragedies. (The Atlantic)

All about Elizabeth Warren’s universal child-care plan. (The Cut)

America Ferrera on feeling more powerful and badass as a mother. (The Mountaineer)

How fatherhood alters one’s view of the world. (The New York Times)

Watch out—these 16 classic films include harmful racial stereotypes. (Common Sense Media)

Embryo adoption meets controversy. (The New York Times)

A new study on how much daily leisure time makes people happy. (The Atlantic)

Don Cheadle supports trans kids with a powerful message on SNL. (The Advocate)

Salma Hayek’s 11-year-old daughter makes a rare Fashion Week appearance. (People)

When children realize their whole life is already online. (The Atlantic)

Why are we still dismissing girls’ pain? (The New York Times)

Children under age 2 are spending 3+ hours in front of screens each day, more than twice as much as they did in the 1990s. (GMA)

A 1978 law barring Native American children from being adopted by non-Native families gets challenged in Texas. (The Atlantic)

A study finds bilingual babies focus better. (Language Magazine)

Catelynn Lowell of Teen Mom fame welcomed a baby girl, Vaeda Luma. (USA Today)

How parenthood derails the careers of many in STEM, especially women. (Reuters)

The U.S. teaching population is getting more female. (The Atlantic)

This clever pizza-themed 12-month baby milestone series is making headlines. (Instagram, USA Today)

How Target is trying to woo moms and dads. (CNN)

The controversy surrounding Johnson & Johnson baby powder is not dying down anytime soon. (BBC)

Millions of Venezuelans—children included—are fleeing the country on foot. (The New York Times)

Watching the Oscar-nominated Roma as someone who was once both a maid and a child raised by maids. (The Atlantic)

50 shows every kid should see at least once. (Common Sense Media)

Children who do well academically might also be more popular, says new research. (Futurity)

What the animated, Oscar-nominated film Mirai reveals about modern fatherhood in Japan. (The Atlantic)

A study finds no link between childhood anesthesia and learning disabilities. (The New York Times)

All the deets on Meghan Markle’s $850 “Mummy” necklace. (Today)

The coming care crisis as kids with autism grow up. (The Atlantic)

Your questions answered about the current measles outbreak. (The New York Times)

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