The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Steve Jobs’ daughter Lisa on their largely painful relationship. (Vanity Fair)

Serena Williams opens up about her postpartum struggles. (Instagram)

How the gap in the age that women have babies divides America. (The New York Times, Fortune)

More women of color are gracing the covers of the big September issues. (The New York Times)

If you didn’t catch it: Vogue cover star Beyoncé opens up about motherhood and more. (Vogue, Mother)

How kids around the world get to school. (CNN)

Trayvon Martin’s parents teamed up with Jay-Z for a 6-part series “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.” (CBS)

The American Heart Association suggests screen time limits for kids. (USA Today)

What science says about raising religious kids. (Quartz)

Carrie Underwood is pregnant with baby #2. (CNN)

Hundreds of migrant children remain separated from their parents. Here is just one story. (NPR)

Women’s sexual and reproductive-health concerns are starting to get the attention they deserve. (The Atlantic)

Why screening dads for postpartum depression is a good thing. (Quartz)

A powerful PSA on guns in the home and the 8 children that are accidentally killed or injured each day by “family fire.” (AdWeek)

Is bedrest “bunk”? (The Atlantic)

Richard Gere to become a dad again at 68. (Page Six)

Need a back-to-school backpack? From now until August 15, Parkland will donate 10% of all sales to Pharrell Williams’ From One Hand To AnOTHER org. (Parkland)

In honor of his birthday, twenty of Barack Obama’s best “dad jokes”. (Indy100)

Presidential baby names. (HuffPo)

How autism can mask the signs of suicide. (The Atlantic)

When adopted children want to meet their birth parents. (The New York Times)

Are you making this common summer stroller mistake? (ABC)

The queen mother Tina Knowles on her black art collection. (Vanity Fair)

Why mothers defend Roe vs. Wade. (Salon)

A year after Charlottesville, the white nationalist movement is growing. (The Cut)

The challenge of finding homes for rural foster children. (The Atlantic)

A study finds most teens have and use behavioral “breaks.” (Science Daily)

Should there be a “rebranding” of motherhood, with less mention of sacrifice? (The New York Times)

How black educators in the South laid the groundwork for school desegregation in the 1950s. (The Atlantic)

Why it’s hard to get your kid’s attention, according to science. (The Washington Post)

How to make students care about writing. (The Atlantic)

The left and right are both advocating for pregnant women’s rights. But their reasoning is very different. (The Atlantic)

Target has a new back-to-school podcast called Coffee & Crayons. (Slate)

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