The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Why now is the perfect time to lower the parenting bar. (The Cut)

The “nightmare” child-care crisis in Seattle and beyond. (The New York Times)

How COVID-19 is upending new parents’ birth plans. (Vox, The Atlantic)

Videoconferencing is the way extended families are now greeting new babies. (WAFB9)

How to explain to your children how viruses spread and why we all need to stay home. (Kiwi Co)

Jimmy Fallon—and his kids—are reporting live from quarantine. (YouTube)

Comedian Hasan Minhaj and his wife Beena Patel welcomed a second child, a son. (Instagram)

Great toys that’ll keep your kids busy. (Nordstrom)

The best podcasts for kids. (The New York Times)

Our favorite free education websites and learning apps for kids (that they can use independently!). (MOTHER x Kiwi Co)

Why this mom—and many like her—are refusing to run a “coronavirus homeschool.” (New York Times)

Is the coronavirus a “disaster for feminism”? (The Atlantic)

The plight of retail workers asked to work during a pandemic. (The New York Times)

Malika Haqq had a baby boy and named him Ace. (Page Six, Instagram)

Friendships in the age of quarantine. (The Atlantic)

TikTok x COVID-19. (Vox)

What “work-life balance” means right now. (The New York Times)

Marie Kondo’s got a new book about decluttering your work space. (Amazon)

Inside Ciara’s kids’ rooms. (Instagram)

LeToya Luckett-Walker is pregnant! (Instagram)

Another reason for a post-coronavirus baby boom? Condom shortages. (Mercury News)

A guide to infant feeding during coronavirus. (UNICEF)

Helping children with autism during uncertain times. (Washington Post)

The benefits of eating fish while pregnant. (The New York Times)

Meet the inspiring founder of Dope Black Dads. (Forbes)

Mom of 6 boys (!) and MOTHER subject Autumn Kimball just launched a line of colorful kids’ suits with her quadruplets. (KindHuman)

Using quarantine time to get your family photos in order? Artifact Uprising is having a two-day 20% off photo books sale on 3/24 and 3/25. Use code TELLON. (Artifact Uprising)

Meanwhile, Parabo Press is offering a set of 20 free square prints through April. Just use the code HAPPY. (Parabo Press)

Charmaine Walker of Black Ink Crew: Chicago welcomed a daughter named Nola Glenda. (Instagram)

Coronavirus lessons from an Italian mother. (Insider)

KQED’s learn-from-home resources. (KQED)

Working from home with a toddler tips. (Thrive Global)

Rapper Tokyo Jetz on becoming a mom. (Rolling Out)

How families are making college decisions when campuses are closed. (New York Times)

Kids’ brand Oso + Me is donating 20% of all its proceeds to the Red Cross and offering free shipping on all craft activities. (Oso + Me)

Amanda Bynes is pregnant with her first child. (People)

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