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Hi, we're Liz Gumbinner and Kristen Chase of CoolMomPicks.com and parents to six kids between us, that we know of. We've got a microphone and more than the two minutes the Today Show gives us, and we're not afraid to use them. Join us (and some awesome celebrity guests) for candid parenting culture discussions, non-judgy (mostly) tips, and a good dose of humor, if we've had enough coffee. Which is always.

Named a top podcast by The Washington Post, Mental Floss, Business Insider and Fatherly; 2016 Iris Award winner for best parenting podcast.

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Hi, we're Liz Gumbinner and Kristen Chase of CoolMomPicks.com and parents to six kids between us, that we know of. We've got a microphone and more than the two minutes the Today Show gives us, and we're not afraid to use them. Join us (and some awesome celebrity guests) for candid parenting culture discussions, non-judgy (mostly) tips, and a good dose of humor, if we've had enough coffee. Which is always.

Named a top podcast by The Washington Post, Mental Floss, Business Insider and Fatherly; 2016 Iris Award winner for best parenting podcast.

    Why diverse books for kids are so important, with author Meena Harris

    Why diverse books for kids are so important, with author Meena Harris

    As we watched the York Central School District make national news with their recent book ban, we thought it was important to reshare this fantastic episode with author Meena Harris, who chats with Liz about the importance of diverse books for kids. Even though YCSD overturned the ruling, many school districts around the country are following suit.
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    • 51 min
    Navigating step-parenting with Coach Naja Hall

    Navigating step-parenting with Coach Naja Hall

    We get some of our best topic ideas from YOU -- like this week's episode on how to manage step-parenting, divorce, and welcoming new kids into your heart We're so happy to chat about this with dynamic Certified Parenting Coach, author and educator, Naja Hall. She's the founder of the popular community Blended and Black as well as the force behind VIP Stepmom and we know you'll love her frank, often hilarious wisdom. As always, we close out our show with our Cool Picks of the Week -- let's just say we all have beauty on the brain this week!
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    Thanks for your awesome reviews! Keep them coming, we're so grateful!! You can find all our links and more at CoolMompicks.com and be sure to follow us on social media: IG, FB, TW.

    • 52 min
    Raising resilient kids in a world gone sideways, with author Madeline Levine

    Raising resilient kids in a world gone sideways, with author Madeline Levine

    Especially during these challenging times, we're finding that what matters to us when it comes success with our kids has changed vastly. And we're not the only ones. Author Madeline Levine spoke with everyone from CEOs to military leaders to discover what they're looking for in candidates, and what they said might surprise you! As always, we close out our show with our Cool Picks of the Week, and be sure to stick around after the show; we've got a fun little surprise for you!
    Madeline's book, Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World, is available everywhere you get your books.
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    Thanks for your awesome reviews! Keep them coming! You can find all our links and more at CoolMompicks.com and be sure to follow us on social media: IG, FB, TW.

    • 48 min
    The kids are fighting and it's exhausting. Tips from Dr. Sheryl Ziegler

    The kids are fighting and it's exhausting. Tips from Dr. Sheryl Ziegler

    Sibling conflict has ramped up a lot over the past year. And don't we know it. So when several listeners asked for help, we invited back family therapist, psychologist, and best-selling parenting author Dr. Sheryl Ziegler to help us figure out how to break up the sibling fights, manage behavior we don't like, and create some rules to foster better sibling relationships int he first place. Yay for peace and love! And for being less miserable at home! We also share our Cool Picks of the Week, of course.
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    • 38 min
    How to raise kids who aren't a******s (aka kind, empathic, awesome adults)

    How to raise kids who aren't a******s (aka kind, empathic, awesome adults)

    We often ask ourselves what it takes to raise strong, wonderful kids who are kind, empathic (aka not a******s), which is why we were so excited to chat with Melinda Wenner Moyer, author of the new book How to Raise Kids Who Aren't A******s. She's a science journalist (and parent herself), and looked to the science of character and research to share insights into what works and what doesn't. Yay science! We also share our Cool Picks of the Week, of course.
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    • 46 min
    Should you send your kids back to school? AKA DEJA VU EPISODE

    Should you send your kids back to school? AKA DEJA VU EPISODE

    Just when you thought that back to school 2021 would be easier than 2020... here we are, trying to figure out, once again, what to do with our kids as many school districts are mask optional and the Delta variant is greatly affecting kids. Liz and Kristen chat about their own experiences, as well as offer advice on what actions you can take, from advocacy to talking to your kids. And as always, we share our Cool Picks of the Week.
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    • 38 min

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