The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
10:45 am
08/21/20

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Michelle Obama and Kamala Harris lead some of the most compelling speeches at the DNC. (CNN, CNN)

Estela Juarez, 11, reads a heartbreaking letter to Trump about her mother’s deportation. (NBC)

A devastating study finds Black babies are three times more likely to die during their hospital stay than White babies. However, when they are cared for by Black doctors, that number is cut in half. (USA Today, CNN)

How parents are bracing for a go-it-alone school year. (The New York Times)

The one-two punch hitting working mothers during the pandemic. (MarketWatch)

A very pregnant Ciara celebrates Black motherhood in her new “Rooted” music video. (YouTube)

An argument for a government bailout of parents. (The Atlantic)

Cassie on her postpartum thyroiditis diagnosis and more. (People)

Gabrielle Union and Kerry Washington talk Black mom magic. (Instagram, PushBlack)

When doctors misdiagnosis child abuse. (The Atlantic)

A 13-year-old boy with a stutter delivers a brave speech at the DNC. (ABC, The Atlantic)

Brandy on how her daughter Sy’rai helped her combat depression. (People)

Katy Perry gives fans a sneak peek of her daughter’s nursery. (BuzzFeed)

Join our sister company, In Good Company, for a digital discussion on Privilege, Power, & Change For Good. (Eventbrite)

Living near an airport might raise a woman’s risk for pre-term labor. (The New York Times)

Educating children in limbo on the U.S.-Mexico border. (The New York Times)

A Brooklyn mother and her six children were kicked off of a flight from Orlando to New York when her toddler refused to wear a mask. (NBC)

The devastating story of a healthy, 47-year-old, St. Louis father of three who died from COVID-19. (NBC, GoFundMe)

A fundraiser has garnered over $60,000 for a Houston mother of four who was denied unemployment, evicted during the pandemic, and forced to live in her car. (Click2Houston, GoFundMe)

How to support caregivers who are tweens and teens. (Forbes)

A mother’s revealing portraits of life with her daughter with Down Syndrome. (The New Yorker)

Heading back to school during a pandemic is stressing kids and teens out. (Forbes, WSJ)

How one mother of a child with Autism tried to recreate her child’s special needs classroom at home. (CBS)

A small study finds wealthier parents are more likely to send their kids back to school. (MarketWatch)

The benefits of letting your kids build forts. (Outside)

Nearly half of teens who vape say they want to quit. (U.S. News & World Report)

Mama and comedian Michelle Buteau has a new Netflix comedy special coming in September. (Vanyaland)

A good 2-for-1 comfy clothes option for kids: Hanna Andersson’s new reversible sweatsuits. (Hanna Andersson)

Download the beautiful new book Rain Before Rainbows and support Save The Children while you’re at it! (Stay Home)

Inside the Roblox boom during the pandemic. (The New York Times)

Love & Hip Hop star Rah Ali is pregnant again after a previous miscarriage at 5 months. (People)

New research finds wearing contacts might slow a child’s nearsightedness. (The New York Times)

Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir are expecting their first child together. (E!)

What kids are missing when they don’t go to school. (The Atlantic)

Pediatricians worry as kids are missing their regular vaccinations due to COVID. (USA Today)

A new documentary on what happens when you let 1000 boys run a government. (The Atlantic)

A bunch of kids’ stuff is on sale at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. (Nordstrom)

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