The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
4:00 pm
08/12/22

Photo via Vogue

Serena Williams on the hard decision to retire from tennis to focus on family. (Vogue, Sports Skeeda)

A Nebraska teen and her mother are facing charges in a self-managed medication abortion due to intercepted Facebook messages. (CNN)

How some neighboring states are teaming up to provide abortions. (NPR)

When did pain management during childbirth become controversial? (The Atlantic)

For the first time on record, more than half of babies in the U.K. are born to unmarried couples. And British women in their 40s are twice as likely to give birth than teens. (DailyMail)

Nearly half of all U.S. teens say they use the internet “almost constantly.” And they’re favoring YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook (in that order). (CNN, TechCrunch)

How to prep your child—and yourself—for a new daycare or nanny share. (MOTHER)

An in-depth look at the horrific child separation policy at the border. (The Atlantic)

The Sandy Hook mom who confronted Alex Jones in court says he slipped her a note of apology at trial. (YouTube)

Diapers and feminine hygiene products will no longer be taxed in Colorado. (Colorado.gov)

A plant-loving mama on her earthy must-haves. (MOTHER)

When the person advocating for a LGBTQ+ book ban is your mom. (Texas Tribune)

All about Snapchat’s new parental controls. (NPR)

A photo essay on “the darker side” of motherhood. (i-D)

A new study finds homemade baby food contains as many toxic metals as store-bought options. (CNN)

When divorce makes you—and your partner—better parents. (MOTHER)

More Chinese women have delayed or are giving up on having babies due to the pandemic. (Reuters)

How to talk (or not talk) to your kids about weight. (CNN)

Meet the young adults whose lives were derailed by a wildfire, followed by COVID. (The Atlantic)

This trio of upcoming I Can Read books highlight diverse characters. (Ty’s Travels, Reina Ramos Works It Out, Gigi and Ojiji)

Mindy Kaling on motherhood, privacy, and more. (Marie Claire)

Selena Gomez on her hopes of becoming a mom. (Today)

Love prints? Score 20% off shop-wide at Jenny Pennywood (discount applied upon checkout). (Jenny Pennywood)

A new novel asks—are only mothers miraculous? (The New Yorker)

Meet Diya—Google’s new virtual assistant for kids learning to read. (The Verge)

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