The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Everyone’s talking about Netflix’s The Lost Daughter and its frank portrayal of motherhood. (Vanity Fair, The Cut, The New York Times)

R.I.P. Sidney Poitier, icon and father to 6 daughters. Here’s a beautiful tribute from his youngest, Sydney. (Instagram)

Pandemic parenting—especially for parents of preschoolers—is leading to peak anxiety. (MOTHER, Slate, The New York Times, NPR)

A child is shot every hour in America. Here are the stories of 13 who tragically lost their lives in 2021. (Washington Post)

The fierce debate over whether trans teens need counseling before receiving hormones and having surgery. (The New York Times, Stanford)

A best-selling YA author and mother of 3 on her Mother Essentials. (MOTHER)

Stacey Abrams’ debut children’s book, Stacey’s Extraordinary Words, is a best-seller. (Bookshop, Amazon, WABE)

Meanwhile, Mariah Carey’s first kid’s book, The Christmas Princess, will be out later this year. (Amazon)

Beloved author Mac Barnett and equally beloved illustrator Carson Ellis tell us about their brand-new book, What Is Love?

The fight for Asian-American studies in college. (The New York Times)

When Covid isolation leads to a well-deserved break from parenting. (HuffPo)

American Girl debuted its first Chinese-American “Girl of the Year” doll. (CBS)

Jeannie Mai and Jeezy had their baby. (Instagram)

Ashley Graham had her twin boys—at home. (Cosmo)

R.I.P. Bob Saget, a.k.a. “America’s Dad.” (Variety, L.A. Times)

Meet the 10-year-old “boy king” of YouTube, Ryan Kaji. (The New York Times)

A must-watch TED Talk on “How Moms Shape The World” by MOTHER favorite Anna Malaika Tubbs. (TED)

Yvonne Orji is hosting a new dating show—My Mom, Your Dad—in which kids nominate their parents to find love again. (HBO)

When anti-racist kid-lit is more for parents than children. (The New York Times)

The C.D.C. reports that Covid may raise the risk of diabetes in children. (The New York Times)

A Mississippi school sent home a form about healthy body image that suggested female students wear shapewear. (Newsweek)

More young kids are getting sick from cannabis edibles. (The New York Times)

Storq’s best-selling Mama + BB Nursing Cardigan is back in stock! (Storq)

Eco sweat sets for kids—plus matching versions for mom and dad. (Stadium Goods)

These New Year’s twins in California were born in two different months and years! (BBC)

“Baby Shark” became the first YouTube video to hit 10 billion views. (CNN)

The “gut punch” of low vaccination rates in kids. (AP)

In honor of Blue Ivy’s 10th birthday, a rundown of all the times she’s appeared in her parents’ music videos. (People)

A mom discusses the extreme backlash she received after posting a TikTok dance alongside her hospitalized newborn. (Buzzfeed)

Will Encanto‘s “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” be the next “Let It Go”? (The New York Times)

Netflix’s new dystopian thriller Mother/Android features Chloë Grace Moretz and Algee Smith as parents-to-be taking on a super scary world. (Cosmo)

How the pandemic is affecting kids’ brains. (Nature, Columbia)

A new book about mothering as social change. (Bookshop, Amazon, Angela Garbes)

Vivica A Fox on the pressures to have a child. (The Real)

If you’ve got an E.T. loving kid, this retro-modern collection is for you! (E.T. x Mini Rodini)

Pope Francis says the decision to have pets over children is selfish and “takes away our humanity.” (CNN)

Why young adults are delaying parenthood. (WSJ)

Five questions to ask yourself if you’re considering having a baby. (Today)

If you haven’t watched it yet—peep the tear-jerking documentary on LeBron James’ inspiring I Promise School and the children who attend it. (YouTube)

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