The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Oprah sit down and discuss suicidal thoughts, experiencing racism within the monarchy, and their baby girl on the way. (CBS, CNN)

How the pandemic is chipping away at intensive parenting. (Yahoo!)

Emily Ratajkowski had her baby, Sylvester Apollo Bear. As she explained earlier in her pregnancy, they will not be assigning the child a gender. (Instagram, Vogue)

One mother’s emotional story about enduring and speaking up against anti-Asian racism. (MOTHER)

A collection of stories that portray parenting as a radical act of love. (The Nation)

Simone Rocha x H&M is here! And the kids’ collection is really cute. (H&M)

Target’s latest hair accessories collab with Lily Frilly was dreamt up by a 6-year-old CEO and her mama. (Target)

California is considering a bill that would require gender-neutral children’s sections at large retailers. (USA Today)

The crushing isolation of becoming a parent during the pandemic. (The Atlantic)

What the new pandemic guidelines mean for families. (HuffPo)

How to transition your child back to in-person school. (Lifehacker)

A new memoir-meets-manifesto about miscarriage. (MOTHER)

Scoop up a copy of the beautifully illustrated digital zine Arrival, a guide for modern parents designed by Reyna Noriega. All proceeds go to Every Mother Counts! (Arrival by Esembly)

Posh Peanut’s women empowerment collection features graphics of Rosie The Riveter, Rosa Parks, Frida Kahlo, and more! (Posh Peanut)

The “truly obscene” nature of today’s elite private schools. (The Atlantic)

Teens on a year that changed everything. (The New York Times)

A Texas mother speaks out over the horrific, racist abuse her son received at the hands of classmates. (NBC)

High school wasn’t supposed to be like this. (The Atlantic)

Roblox goes public. Here’s what that means. (NPR, Fortune)

Meet Audwell—makers of the sleek Oslo Tower that allows kids 18 months to 5-years-old to have more independence. (Audwell)

Over 70 amazing women-owned brands to shop now! (MOTHER)

How to help students who struggle with distance learning. (Wired)

Actress Aja Naomi King is pregnant after suffering two miscarriages. (Instagram)

A stop-motion film calling for an end to the motherhood penalty. (Creative Boom)

How digital story time helps fathers in prison bond with their kids. (The New York Times)

The miseducation of the American boy. (The Atlantic)

Gwyneth Paltrow and Gabrielle Union discuss pregnancy, motherhood, and more. (Yahoo!)

Breonna Taylor’s mother on the 1-year anniversary of her daughter’s murder. (Today)

California’s steep birth decline. (LAist)

A new level of rage the pandemic has given women. (The Atlantic)

The pain of carrying around a postpartum body, but no baby. (Elle)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson says he’s raising his son “gay until he decides he’s straight.” (HuffPo)

Vaccines for children and teens are on their way. (LA Times)

The kids who are thriving during distance learning. (NPR)

How COVID further complicated the lives of foster children. (The Nation)

Yves, Donatella, Estee, and other fashion and beauty inspired names given to some of today’s babies. (HuffPo)

Famed meditation coach (for kids and adults) Emily Fletcher shares her must-haves. (MOTHER)

Expecting? You can score 50% off maternity wares. (Motherhood Maternity)

If you love your Veer cruiser, there are now accessories to go with it, including a new tote! (Veer)

The baby gifts that Taylor Swift gives to her friends. (Billboard)

How one mom nixed the guilt and self-sacrifice. (Mind Body Green)

Concerns about the littlest kids, isolated due to the pandemic. (BBC)

Cuddle & Kind debuted the cutest koala pair—Claire and Quinn. (Cuddle & Kind)

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