The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Time magazine names its Kid of the Year, 15-year-old scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao. (Time)

Teacher burnout during the pandemic. (The New York Times)

The toddler in the pantry is all of us. (Instagram)

Kids in Denmark are safely visiting Santa…in a giant snow globe. (YouTube)

In an Op-Ed in the New York Times, Meghan Markle reveals she suffered a miscarriage this summer. (The New York Times, BBC)

Details of the United States’ baby bust on the horizon. (The Atlantic)

Fantasia is pregnant with her first child. (People

Jenna Lyons is back with an HBO show. (AD)

An argument for giving kids ample free time to develop their passions. (Reason)

The new HBO documentary Baby God covers the disturbing story of a Nevada fertility clinic doctor who used his own sperm to father countless chilldren. (HBO)

80+ Black History books for kids that make great gifts. (MOTHER)

Calling out bias during remote learning. (The New York Times)

Netflix is getting backlash for its video about working moms. (Netflix, Yahoo!)

A sweet new children’s book about gratitude, written by a Kindergarten teacher. (Kickstarter)

Misty Copeland on her new kids’ book, Bunheads. (GPB, Amazon)

Three ways teens use downtime, and the benefits and challenges of each. (The New York Times)

A dad went viral for dorkily dancing in the background of his daughter’s video, which she turned in on Seesaw. (ABC)

Mindy Kaling is on the cover of Vogue India and reveals her kids’ Indian middle names. (Vogue, E!)

Influencer Hannah Bronfman announced the arrival of her son, Preston Miles, with the help of Obama. (Instagram)

Dodo Banana just launched realllly cute printed PJs, now up to size 8. (Dodo Banana)

Have a Harry Potter-obsessed kid? This Build-A-Wand coding kit is perfect for the holidays! (Kano)

What outdoor education looks like when winter closes in. (The New York Times)

Learning to love a parent you were taught to hate. (The Atlantic)

The uncertainty regarding rapid testing accuracy in children. (The New York Times)

Black teens sound off on dating in majority white communities. (Washington Post)

How comedian Nick Kroll became the “Picasso of puberty.” (T Magazine)

Lovevery launched a Home Collection full of crib sheets, quilts, art, and more! (MOTHER)

La La Anthony on becoming closer to her son during lockdown. (People)

Meghan Trainor reveals she has gestational diabetes. (Today)

New guidelines around kids and opioid use post-surgery. (The New York Times)

How this mother of two and “genius” reproductive biologist gets it done. (The Cut)

A “throat smoothie” tea we’ll be chugging all winter long. (Earth Mama)

The power of Harlem shines through in the new Spider-Man: Miles Morales game for Playstation. (The New York Times)

Coco Rocha welcomed her third child, a daughter named Iley Ryn. (Yahoo!)

Romee Strijd gave birth to a baby girl named Mint. (Instagram)

50+ gifts for The Homebody (a.k.a. all of us). (MOTHER)

Why manufacturers keep using toxic flame retardants in children’s products. (The New York Times)

The importance of embracing “matrescence” a.k.a. the transition to becoming a mother. (Women’s Agenda)

Applying to college during a deeply anxious year. (The New York Times)

Motherhood and drug use, a personal account. (Elle)

The story of a homeless pregnant Venezuelan woman and her 6-year-old son, struggling in a compounded crisis. (New York Times)

Research finds preemie babies are hospitalized more as kids. (U.S. News & World Report)

A “birth tourism” ring in New York gets busted. (New York Times)

The cute story of a fashionista dad who sews his daughter’s wardrobe. (New York Post)

A wearable cuff could spot early signs of movement disorders in babies. (Forbes)

Your December 2020 horoscopes are here! (MOTHER)

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