The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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No. 2 ranked Naomi Osaka pulls out of the French Open, leading to an overdue conversation about players, press conferences, and mental health. (Instagram)

The mixed reaction to China’s new 3-child policy. (BBC, SCMP)

The best-selling sex-ed book It’s Perfectly Normal gets an inclusive update. (MOTHER)

All about Couvade syndrome, in which men get pregnancy symptoms, and what it tells us about the transformative power of fatherhood. (The Atlantic)

The case for giving your teens a break this summer. (The New York Times)

R.J. Palacio will be coming out with her first new book (PONY, September 2021) since her 2012 mega-hit debut Wonder. (U.S. News & World Report)

Jay-Z says he learned how to swim for his daughter Blue. (Yahoo!)

Tan France has had his baby boy’s South Asian-inspired name picked out since he was 16, and more from the expecting papa. (YouTube)

To celebrate Pride, lingerie brand Pepper is featuring only trans models on its homepage all month long. (Pepper)

50+ Father’s Day gifts for all of your favorite papas. (MOTHER)

The latest season of 9 Months With Courtney Cox, featuring a diverse mix of parents, is streaming on Facebook. (Facebook)

Headspace and Sesame Workshop are teaming up to launch the bedtime-themed podcast Goodnight, World! on June 13. (Goodnight, World!)

What a handful of AAPI stars say they want to see more of in Hollywood and pop culture. (EW)

Families can now explore the DeYoung Museum’s famed Bouquets to Art show from the comfort of their living room. (DeYoung)

Have you read your June 2021 horoscope yet? (MOTHER)

DMX’s 8-year-old daughter—a budding rapper—performs her own version of “Slippin'” and “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem.” (Instagram, YouTube)

Advice on keeping kids reading this summer. (The Atlantic)

How social media stars groom fans for abuse. (NowThis)

The importance of Black-owned vintage stores. (The New York Times)

R.I.P. author-illustrator icon Eric Carle. (NPR)

Over 50 incredible children’s books featuring LGBTQ+ characters. (MOTHER)

Aja Naomi King on looking forward to motherhood after suffering two miscarriages. (People)

Louise Roe had her second child, a girl named Inès. (Instagram)

The new mama behind LINNÉ botanicals on her eco-conscious must-haves. (MOTHER)

More often than not, sex-ed leaves out queer kids. (NPR)

Jimmy Fallon’s new kids’ book, Nana Loves You More, is slated for March 2022. (Amazon)

An argument for paying all teachers six-figure salaries. (The New York Times)

Lance Bass and Michael Turchin are expecting twins. (People)

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