The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
12:35 pm

Mindy Kaling on motherhood, work, and more. (Glamour)

A beautiful depiction of being a mother and an artist. (The New Yorker)

Baby Shark is turning into a TV series on Nickelodeon. (CNN)

The myth that babies look more like their dads. (The Atlantic)

Sweden’s simple way to improve mothers’ health, which involve fathers. (The New York Times)

YouTube’s kid problem. (Wired, Variety)

Country star Granger Smith lost his 3-year-old to a devastating drowning. (Instagram)

Intersex and proud. (The Atlantic)

The key to better sleep when you have a new baby. (The New York Times)

Have you seen the important yet painful film When They See Us yet? (Netflix, CNN)

When social media is a problem for adolescents. (The Atlantic)

Chanel Iman and daughter Cali Clay grace the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Kazakhstan. (Instagram)

Five ways to foster self-esteem in your kids. (Mindful)

The women carving out space in the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) frugal living movement. (The New York Times)

A new study finds one third of teens and over 60% of parents sleep with their phones. (WCCO, Common Sense Media)

How doctors can stop stigmatizing—and start helping—kids with obesity. (NPR)

One mother on preparing her family for life without her. (The New York Times)

Ciara on the pain and strength of solo parenting and loving motherhood. (Parade)

The benefits of crying in front of your kids sometimes. (HuffPo)

Coming out and coming of age on T.V. (AV Club)

Gwen Stefani and her son Zuma collaborated on a line of tween/teen glasses. (People)

A pioneering treatment for kids with uncontrollable hunger. (The New York Times)

When your baby starts walking. (Psychology Today)

Does putting graphics of junk food on clothing influence children’s diets? (Science Daily)

Another reason to be chatty with your kids. (The British Psychological Research Society)

How Tony nominee Amber Gray juggles motherhood and life on the stage. (Vanity Fair)

In a poll of 2,000 U.K. men, dads were their top role model. (The Sun)

The risk of physical inactivity in children and pre-teens. (Science Daily)

Ellie Kemper is pregnant with her second. (Instagram)

When your final exam is surviving the Alaskan wilderness. (The Atlantic)

One mom’s story of raising a transgender child. (Today’s Parent)

Is Fortnite the new social media home for teens? (Forbes)

Raising 3 teen daughters in the slums of Kibra. (Standard Media)

A new study links lack of sleep in teens and unsafe sex. (WebMD)