The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
12:00 pm
07/29/22

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How one author is making sex-ed more modern, relatable, and open-ended. (NPR)

Happy Beyoncé Weekend! Renaissance Act I is here. (Beyoncé)

30+ cool and cute backpacks for back-to-school. (MOTHER)

More and more women are asking for sterilization via tubal ligation—but many doctors are rebuffing or denying them. (Yahoo!)

A teen activist who was body-shamed by GOP member Matt Gaetz raised $1 million for abortion rights. (Newsweek)

Watch it: The trailer for TILL, about the devastating murder of Emmett Till and his mother’s unbelievable grief and strength. (YouTube)

A new survey finds more than 40% of U.S. parents of children under 5 don’t plan to vaccinate them. (CNN)

A look at motherhood in prehistoric times. (BBC)

High-pitched “baby talk” is spoken around the world. (NPR)

The emotional Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer is here. (YouTube)

The author of the stunning new book Black Girl Rising on her Mother Essentials. (MOTHER)

The Parkland shooting trial and the retraumatization of the parents who attend. (New York Times)

Inside a “grief club” for kids who have lost parents to COVID. (NPR)

The doctor who provided an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim is being harassed. (NPR)

America’s child-care system is broken. Some ideas on how to fix it. (The Atlantic)

How to enhance your child’s creative spirit. (MOTHER)

Brand-new company Jbirds offers cute, anatomically designed footwear for babies. (Jbirds)

Why SEL is so important for our pandemic-era kids—at school and at home. (CNN)

Meet 4 inspiring girl activists from around the globe. (NPR)

A warning about floatation devices for toddlers, from a mother who lost her son to drowning. (National Drowning Prevention Alliance)

A story of cancer, motherhood, and a life-saving abortion. (Today)

Alicia Vikander on her “painful” miscarriage and not knowing if she could have kids. (Women’s Health,

Coaching your kids—and yourself—through a “quarter life crisis.” (New York Times)

Tina Knowles on her grandkids’ fashion preferences. (Oprah Daily)

Ellie Goulding said motherhood is by far the most challenging thing she’s done, but it’s made her voice stronger. (Crow River Media)

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