The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
4:44 pm

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Serena Williams penned an op-ed about the bias against working mothers. (Forbes)

How to raise a child without imposing gender. (The New York Times)

Barbie’s new “Shero” doll collection includes miniature versions of activist and model Adwoa Aboah, tennis star Naomi Osaka, actress Yara Shahidi, and many more. (PR Newswire)

How Kehlani is prepping for motherhood. (Los Angeles Times)

Another huge study shows no link between the measles vaccine and autism. (Healthline, The New York Times)

Hoda Kotb is thinking about adopting a second child. (People)

If your kid an orchid or a dandelion? (NPR)

How to work from home with children. (The New York Times)

Will Smith will play Venus and Serena’s dad, Richard Williams, in the new flick “King Richard.” (NBC)

The stress of a natural disaster can affect babies still in the womb. (The Atlantic)

How pregnancy and the postpartum experience changes your brain. (University of British Columbia)

Eighteen-year-old Ethan Lindenberger testified about getting vaccinated against his mother’s wishes. (NPR)

A new law with the goal of curbing maternal mortality. (The New York Times)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s mom gives a rare interview. (Slate)

Meet the women deciding against having kids because of climate change. (Fast Company)

What motherhood looks like in Finland, China, Kenya, and the U.S. (CBS)

Salma Hayek on motherhood, marriage, career, and more. (Town & Country)

The “cheesing” your baby trend makes headlines. (Slate)

North West got her first solo magazine cover. (WWD)

How lack of sleep affects kids’ brains more drastically than adults. (People)

What the Boy Scouts of America looks like, now that it’s for girls, too. (The New York Times)

One woman shares her Native American mother’s experience of forced assimilation via boarding school. (The Atlantic)

New efforts to modernize sex-ed. (The New York Times)

How children with autism experience recess. (Futurity)

Inside Porsha Williams’ winter wonderland-themed baby shower. (People)

The patch unplugging premature babies. (BBC)

How arts education can make other lessons stick. (The New York Times)

Grappling with a big decision when you know your baby will have a genetic disorder. (The Cut)

The importance of parents’ mental and emotional wellness when raising children. (Quartz)

Meet the kid influencers raking it in. (The New York Times)

The schools that tried (and failed) to make Native Americans obsolete. (The Atlantic)

Fitbit launched a line of budget-friendly wearables for kids and adults. (USA Today)

Lauren London on parenting her two boys. (Ebony)

How to talk to your kids about drugs (when everyone is doing them). (The New York Times)

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