The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Rihanna is not playing when it comes to maternity fashion. (Instagram, Diggzy)

What do masks do to kids? (The New Republic)

New research finds COVID can damage the placenta in pregnant women who are unvaccinated and lead to increased risk of stillbirth. (AP)

Children as young as 5-years-old are getting arrested at school. (The Public Center for Integrity)

How Olympic athletes juggle parenthood while going for gold. (Today)

Eve had her first baby, Wilde Wolf Fife Alexander. (Instagram)

Kylie Jenner named her boy Wolf Webster. (Instagram)

Ashley Graham debuted her twin sons—and their names: Malachi and Roman. (Instagram)

Everything you need to know about the baby formula shortage. (Today)

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Anderson Cooper welcomed his second child, a boy named Sebastian. (People)

Why we count baby ages in months. (The Atlantic)

An argument for not giving dads excessive praise. (MOTHER)

What happens when you teach middle schoolers about slavery. (Slate)

The ABC show Abbott Elementary has teachers talking. (The New York Times)

Draper James and Tretorn have teamed up for a sweet mommy-and-me sneaker and headband collection. (Draper James)

40+ Valentine’s Day gifts “for him.” (MOTHER)

The survival rate for premature babies is climbing. (Stanford)

Get to know the inspiring nominees of Time x Nickelodeon’s Kid of the Year. (Nick Kid of the Year)

Sexy TikTok videos are taking a toll on teen girls’ mental health. (WSJ)

How to protect your kids’ mental health by setting tech limits. (Nebraska Medicine)

With home nurses in short supply, parents of medically complex kids are at their breaking point. (L.A. Times)

How Jada, Will, and their kids became the “first family of putting it all out there.” (The New York Times)

Beloved baby sling maker WildBird just debuted the bedding, home, and play brand, WildBird Baby. (MOTHER)

The “COVID baby bust” maybe wasn’t so big after all. (WSJ)

A new study on the high level of pollutants children are exposed to while riding in bike trailers—and what to do to prevent it. (Science News)

Remy Ma on juggling motherhood and her career. (Vibe)

Jenny Slate on finding herself post-baby. (USA Today)

Nicki Minaj says motherhood made her more forgiving. (ET)

The COVID motherhood penalty. (New Jersey 101.5)

Join Honeycomb Kids Club for an immersive storytime experience, celebrating Black joy and culture. (Instagram)

The Sandy Hook father who refused to let conspiracy theorists win. (Sway)

The latest on the Michigan parents facing trial after their son went on a school shooting rampage. (ABC)

All about the learning that goes on in the heads of sleeping babies. (Washington Post)

The Euphoria look isn’t just for teens. (WSJ)

Way too many kids are still dying from tipped over TVs and furniture. (WebMD)

The last name debate still marches on, even in 2022. (Time)

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