The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Tan France revealed he and his husband are expecting their first child via surrogacy. (Instagram)

National outrage over the loss of Duante Wright, a 20-year-old father, killed by Minneapolis police. (ABC, The Guardian)

Duante’s death came just two weeks after 13-year-old Adam Toledo was shot and killed by Chicago police. (BBC)

Just in time for Black Maternal Health Week, Carol’s Daughter and Mama Glow have teamed up for a powerful video and project. (YouTube, The Breakfast Club, Love Delivered)

What Black women should know about their maternal health. (MOTHER)

What to expect when you’re vaccinated and your kids aren’t. (The New York Times)

All about Evelyn Yang’s powerful new A Kids Book About Sexual Abuse. (MOTHER)

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Keds and Hatch teamed up for mama-themed sneakers. (Keds)

Hill House’s new mommy and me dress collection is super adorable. (Hill House)

Jodie Turner-Smith on how pregnancy made her advocate even harder for herself. (People)

Meet the women pushing for a more equitable birth experience for Black women. (Glamour)

Tools for teens to call out sexual violence. (The New York Times)

The worsening homework problem. (The Atlantic)

Our first Mother’s Day gift guide is here! And it’s for all you homebodies. (MOTHER)

Is your period messed up post-vaccination? You’re not alone. (The Daily Mail)

What women need to know about the COVID vaccine. (The New York Times)

Why COVID disruptions take a heavy toll on teens. (UnDark)

New findings on the neurologic symptoms of children who develop severe MIS-C. (WebMD)

Why so many babies are dying of COVID-19 in Brazil. (BBC)

Bonding with babies over Zoom—or losing them forever. (The Marshall Project)

Four studies of Black healing in various families. (The New York Times)

These two women—and their dresses!—are giving us life. (Blk Girls Greenhouse)

Jon Klassen’s newest book for kids is clever…and creepy. (MOTHER)

What research says about birth order determining personality. (Time)

The FunBoy x Malibu Barbie collab is here and it’s filled with all kinds of nostalgic, inflatable fun. (FunBoy)

DockATot’s newest collection, modeled by a hip Venice Beach mama. (MOTHER)

The epic birth scene in Pieces of a Woman has midwives talking. (The New York Times)

CNN correspondent Rene Marsh on the tragic death of her 2-year-old son from brain cancer. (Today)

A new study finds the majority of teens do not feel safe at school. (PR Newswire)

The pitfalls of the “social malnutrition” of today’s kids. (Coast Reporter)

Helena Christensen and her 21-year-old son Mingus modeled together for Victoria’s Secret. (Yahoo!)

Valentina Ferrer and J. Balvin are expecting their first child. (People)

In honor of Earth Day, Pact is offering 20% off the entire site on April 22. (Pact)

You can also take the #ReWearChallenge and shop second hand (while scoring perks). (MOTHER)

Mena Suvari had her baby boy, Christopher Alexander. (People)




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