The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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A scientist mom goes viral after offering a realistic look at her work-from-home struggle. (Buzzfeed)

A horrifying whistleblower report reveals that women in ICE custody are undergoing forced sterilization. (CNN)

The majority of American children dying from COVID-19 are Hispanic, Black, or Native American. (NPR)

Breonna Taylor’s family reached a $12 million settlement, but is still seeking justice. (USA Today)

Kelis had her third child and it’s a girl. (Instagram)

Chrissy Teigen “accidentally” revealed she’s having a boy. (Billboard)

A Danish children’s show that showcases realistic nude bodies. (The New York Times)

Lil Nas X has a children’s book, C is for Country, coming out in 2021. (Amazon)

What is “good teaching”? (The Atlantic)

How China brought nearly 200 million students back to school. (The New York Times)

The experience of one U.S. family doing distance learning from their car. (BBC)

Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz on her upbringing and today’s movement for Black lives. (CNET)

Teaching kids to love science. (The Atlantic)

50+ books written and/or illustrated by Latinx people to read during Hispanic Heritage Month (and always!). (MOTHER)

An animated, read-aloud storybook app that’s beloved by teachers. (Vooks)

Skims has a new maternity line. (Skims)

The Whooli Chen x H&M collection is here. (H&M)

One dad’s invention to make Halloween safer. (Buzzfeed)

How to tell if distance learning is working for your kid. (The New York Times)

San Francisco to give $1,000 to Black and Pacific Island expectant mothers to help bridge the racial disparity health gap. (San Francisco Chronicle, SF Gate)

A father’s lesson to his son: The simple secret of manhood is love. (The Atlantic)

Usher says his sons inspired his new song, “I Cry.” (People)

Pictures of artist Jenny Holzer being a grandma. (Harper’s Bazaar)

Naturi Naughton on life as a single mom. (Yahoo!)

Ashley Tisdale is pregnant. (People)

How some employers are helping parents. (The New York Times)

LaTonya Yvette on her life as a creative Brooklyn mom. (Cool Moms Podcast)

Tips for better sleep for the whole family. (CNN)

Paul Gasol became a #GirlDad and honored Gianna “Gigi” Bryant with her name. (NBA)

Watch “Dear Beloved,” a short documentary film about mothers who have lost children to gun violence. (KQED)

One Toronto woman on her fear of raising a Black child. (The Guardian)

LeToya Luckett-Walker had her baby boy and named him Tysun Wolf. (Yahoo!)

Meet the mother-daughter duo behind the Beautiful Curly Me doll, book, and sleep cap line. (Madame Noire)

Check out these at-home art projects for kids. (DeYoung Museum)

In a new book, Elmo’s teaching kids that heroes wear masks. (Amazon)

Tracee Ellis Ross on having a famous mother, playing one in Black-ish, and more. (Washington Post)

Tia Mowry-Hardrict on motherhood, anti-racist parenting, and more. (People)

All about the motherhood-themed The Duchess on Netflix. (YouTube, Cinemaholic)

Fredrika Newton, widow of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton, on being raised to be revolutionary. (Rep Co.)

10 key findings about the religious lives of teens and their parents. (Pew)

Why more pre-term babies are surviving today. (9Now)

The rise of stillbirths in India due to COVID-19. (Reuters)

Standup comedy, tailored for children. (The Guardian)

How kids can spread COVID-19 to their family members. (AI)

Busy Phillips encourages folks to have a voting plan. (Teen Vogue)

Jude Law is now a father of six. (Jimmy Fallon)

Leighton Meester welcomed a second child, a baby boy. (Harper’s Bazaar)

How working mothers in L.A. are taking on the child care load. (LAist)

Voting to protect abortion access for all. (Rolling Stone)

A new app supporting pregnant women of color. (Wolomi)

Drew Barrymore’s new talkshow covers motherhood and more. (Yahoo!, YouTube)

Celebrity moms on how they “balance” it all. (Vogue UK)

How quickly can a girl go viral on TikTok? (The Atlantic)

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