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A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Parks, is a NY Times Bestseller detailing the harrowing walk of an 11 year old boy Salva Dut from his hometown in South Sudan to refuge in Ethiopia. Salva was just a child sitting in a classroom dreaming about lunchtime when his life fell apart. As one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, Salva walked hundreds of miles to sa…
 
Allyn Rose, a former Miss America contestant lost her mom when she was just 16 years old. Her family history of breast cancer forced her to re-examine her life and her breasts. After choosing a preventive double mastectomy, Allyn was featured as a model in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. Taking control of her life and choosing to break the…
 
Thrifting clothes was just a passion of Chiara Menage before she decided to turn it into a small business where she listed and sold the used vintage and modern clothes she found. Through a twist of fate, Chiara was contacted by the costume designer of Netflix's hit series The Crown and many of her products can now be seen worn by Princess Diana in …
 
Professor Rebecca Raby, sociologist and expert on childhood and adolescents has done extensive research on dress codes in school and the very negative and discriminatory impact this has on girls which can affect them for years to come. Rebecca is measured and soft spoken in her tone but her words are powerful and her message is thought provoking. P…
 
Recently featured in the NY Times, Faith Fox is an attorney and single mom who wasn't seeking the spotlight but became someone to reckon with when her son's 9th grade class introduced a book assignment that she felt was inappropriate, especially as he is one of only 2 black children in the classroom. Faith's son was a straight A student and rising …
 
Recently featured in the NY Times, Faith Fox is an attorney and single mom who wasn't seeking the spotlight but became someone to reckon with when her son's 9th grade class introduced a book assignment that she felt was inappropriate, especially as he is one of only 2 black children in the classroom. Faith's son was a straight A student and rising …
 
NYC Mayor Campaign Manager Rick Fromberg weighs in on our recent election. Rick has been a campaign manager for NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, Hillary Clinton, and others. He has been watching this election carefully and today he weighs on voter counting, voter turn-out and voter-fraud! Listen to this episode if you want to be up on the latest!…
 
Olivia Troye, is brave and honest and real. This former Member of the Corona Task Force and aide to Vice President Mike Pence details what it really felt like working at the White House, during these challenging times. As Mike Short, Chief of Staff to Mike Pence is diagnosed with Covid, Olivia recalls how mask wearing was frowned upon and how the c…
 
Do you want to know what in-person school is really like? From real kids? During Corona?!! Listen to Elie and Ari, 2 of my adorable children who are in middle and lower school in person! You will get the real scoop straight from those in the actual trenches! Elie and Ari discuss recess, wearing a mask all day and social distancing in the classroom!…
 
Nancy Stearns Bercaw is a seventeen-time NCAA All-American athlete and was inducted into the University of South Florida's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. Her writing has appeared in publications around the world, including the New York Times, the Huffington Post, the Korea Herald, U.S. News & World Report, Abu Dhabi's Tempo magazine, and ScaryMommy…
 
Jane Green is a NY Times Best selling author, mom of six and all around interesting person. She has been part of the ABC News Time, has had her own show on BBC Radio London and regularly appears on TV and radio. As if that wasn't enough, she is a graduate of the International Culinary Institute of New York , amateur decorator and passionate gardene…
 
Rabbi Marc Schneier is the founding Rabbi of one of the pre-eminent synagogues in the world. But he is not just a Rabbi. He is a visionary and a leader and he has dedicated his life to finding commonalities and healing divisiveness among the black and white community. Listen to this podcast and you will learn how one man with a vision can be instru…
 
Dr. Angela Williamson is a filmmaker, speaker, educator and author of the bestselling children's book, My Life with Rosie: A Bond Between Cousins, released on Juneteeth in celebration of the real woman behind the story everyone thinks they know. Dr. Angela is a woman with vision and heart which she brings full force to the work she does and the boo…
 
Winn Claybaugh has been CEO of Paul Mitchell Hair Salons Schools for two decades so he knows hair and beauty. But he also knows people and is a man of big ideas, big dreams and a big heart. We can all learn from each other but some of us are natural motivators; Winn Claybaugh has been named by CNN as one of the top motivational speakers! Listen to …
 
Eli Beer was just a six year old boy when he witnessed a bombing. The memory stayed with him for a long time and he promised himself that one day he would save lives. Eli is a man who keeps his word and then some. In this week's Episode of Changing the Course, Eli talks about his miraculous recovery from the Coronavirus from intubation to extubatio…
 
Ellen O'Niell is a school prinipical in NYS. She likes to think outside the box and is trying to collaborate with other educators to follow guidelines and safely navigate the new school year for our children. Listen to this Episode and you will get the inside scoop on what goes on behind the scenes and in the minds of those leading the charge!…
 
If you haven't heard the name Jace Chapman yet, I promise you will! Jace was the hit of the acclaimed Netflix series, Healing Powers of Dude, which tackles anxiety in children in a whole new way. Jace is a self motivated actor, mountaineer and oldest party of five! He has climbed and reached Summits at age 11, helped save his dad's life and wants t…
 
Martino is someone who breaks all molds and defies traditional stereotypes. Adopted at birth, he spent much of his childhood with an abusive father. Many years later he will find the opportunity to retrace his roots and go back to where he came from. We are all a product of both our upbringing and our ancestry- listen to this episode and you will b…
 
Martino Cartier has been named "America's most sought after stylist" by W Magazine, but even more impressive than his styling abilities are big heart, open mind and extraordinary ability to inspire all those he comes in contact with. As founder of Wigs and Wishes, Martino ensures that ANYONE who needs a wig due to illness, gets one, no questions as…
 
Are you single? Worried it may be getting too late to have a child? Wanting to get your life in order and "almost perfect" before you thought about this next stage in life?? Jacey Lambros was just like you. Jacey Lambros is a former Rokette in NYC and now an entrepreneur as the owner of Jane Do. On this week's Episode Jacey opens up about her egg f…
 
If you and your kids love Blues Clues and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood- listen to this episode and meet the creator and executive producer! Angela Santomero is so multi talented it's hard to attribute just one or two adjectives to her. But when I think of making a difference and contributing to a positive impact on children, I think of Angela. Angel…
 
Rosie Quinn is an 8 year old who is wise beyond her years, adorable in spirit and soul and kind to the core! We had the pleasure of interviewing Rosie and her equally awesome mom Paula, founders of Coming Up Rosies, a non-for-profit that teaches children with alopecia and others with hair loss to embrace themselves just as they are. At Curlee Girle…
 
Coronavirus has become synonymous with pain, loss and fear. Make no mistake we are in a war. A war that is affecting even those not directly impacted with health complications. Dr. Leo Galland, Harvard educated, author of many bestselling books and recipient of numerous awards is our guest today to help shed light on the latest developments that hi…
 
Rhonda Moskowitz, a certified parenting coach has helped countless parents and children in so many modern-day struggles. A few months ago, Rhonda came on our show, after being featured in the NY Times, to discuss her views on the impact devices have on our children in this ever-growing world of technology. Today Rhonda is here to help us navigate r…
 
Dr. Abdu Sharkawy who is seen regularly on CTV of Canada and was recently interviewed on the Dr. Phil Show, wrote a Facebook post on March 5, that went viral. Dr. Sharkawy detailed his concern that all reason would be lost in the face of the intense feelings of panic everyone is experiencing, March 5 seems like a long time ago and much has changed …
 
Megan Taylor Morrison has been quoted as saying that loneliness equates with less satisfaction, less productivity, less creativity. As someone who had worked from home for many years, she felt lonely much of the time and when she began her work as a life and business coach with clients who worked similarily she noticed they too felt the same. She b…
 
When you get the opportunity to chat with the writers of the hit show, Victorious, Erica Spates and Sam Littenberg-Weisberg, you jump at the chance. Especially when those writers are now also the writers and producers of a new hit on Netflix, The Healing Power of Dude, which features Jace Chapman and Sophie Kim in roles that are both touching, funn…
 
Harmony and Karate- These two words may sound like an oxymoron but Sensi John has somehow managed to turn fighting and peace into an art form. It started in his school in NYC "Harmony By Karate" but soon John became a global movement of countering bullying with peace and pairing Karate with Harmony. John was featured on countless media outlets incl…
 
Hair Love, the short animated film, won the Oscar this year and it is no wonder. The inspiration for this adorable movie was none other than our guest Derrick Culpepper, owner of Active Dads Rule, Derrick strives to be a good example for dads everywhere. Derrick was going about his routine and just getting his young daughter ready for her school da…
 
Tammy Rabideau's story is as uplifting as it is moving; deeply personal, Tammy's journey with her daughter beside her, will inspire you to keep moving through all life's obstacles. Tammy was homeless not too many New Year's Eves ago, but she pulled herself back up and her young daughter was awarded a full scholarship to a top Ivy League college. Ta…
 
Deciding to Divorce is never easy, nobody knows that better than Susan Guthrie, divorce attorney and mediator for over 30 years, (but trust me, she doesn't look a day over 40!). Susan is the host of her own podcast- Divorce and Beyond and in her role as a divorce attorney, she has been helping couples make a clean, responsible and cordial break alw…
 
Do you often feel overwhelmed, too busy to read your to-do list let alone add one more thing to your plate? We felt the same way; between raising children, work, business ventures, the struggle of every-day life, we didn't think we had any time left in our busy schedules. But when you want to make time you will be amazed at what happens. Simple Act…
 
The Sunday NY Times Style Section is synonymous for many with sleeping late, lazy Sunday mornings, maybe a cup of coffee by your night table, perhaps a croissant or a donut half-eaten next to your newspaper. For me, The NY Times Style section is about four words: The Modern Love Column. I LOVE the modern love column. I wait for it all week, get exc…
 
Davide Digirio- Tedx speaker, best-selling author, motivational speaker. Davide coined two phrases that I absolutely love: “comparanoia” and “being unapologetic”. Listening to Davide’s Tedx talk was like listening to your wisest friend give you advice. It was calming, smart, and mostly just... true. We know that comparing ourselves to others is bad…
 
Curlee Girlee podcast interviews Gil Zamora of the famed Dove Beauty Sketches When you look in the mirror, what do you see? All too often, we can be harsh, critical, unforgiving in how we view our reflection. Women and girls particularly fall victim to negativity and self-loathing. Girls as young as eight or nine years old feel the pressures of soc…
 
At last, you get to know the host behind our Curlee Girlee's Cracking the Kid Code podcast! Atara Twersky, the Mom behind the Curlee Girlee book series and the Curlee Girlee movement and Today Show Style Hero is here answering questions about her incredible new book, Curlee Girlee's Got Talent. Atara shares that Curlee Grilee has entered a talent s…
 
Working moms take heed! This podcast is for you! Julie Finn, CEO of the Working Mother's Mentor is our special guest today. Julie went through the system checking all the boxes by attending the best schools, obtaining great degrees and finding herself high on the corporate ladder. Becoming a mom was just one more thing Julie was going to excel it a…
 
Rhonda Moskowitz, an expert recently featured in the NY Times, Style section, is our amazing guest on today's podcast. Technology is fantastic and has so many upsides both at home and in the classroom, but when devices overtake our lives, our home, and our children suffer. Rhonda explains the pitfalls of devices, how children do better with a pen i…
 
Naturallycurly.com is a name recognized by curly girls everywhere- on this week's episode, we interviewed one of the founders of Naturallycurly.com, Michelle Breyer. Michelle began her career as a broadcast journalist but her hair got in the way, literally! Michelle knew she needed to create a community for curly women to discuss, debate and decide…
 
Dave Dahl- founder of Dave’s Killer Bread: If you love healthy, whole-grain breads, his name is synonymous with the best bread known to mankind. But Dave’s story is more really one of transformation. Dave was homeless, then in prison with little hope of a promising future and yet somehow he turned his life around and in doing so, he found peace bal…
 
A CNN HERO Rabbi G began a non profit organization, Kids Kicking Cancer, after watching his very young daughter die of cancer over 30 years ago. Rather than fall into a hole of despair, Rabbi G decided to channel his grief toward helping other children and their families. His powerful mantra- POWER PEACE PURPOSE and the term he coined and trademark…
 
Breaking a sweat: it seems easy and something everyone wants to do at least once a day but is not. As Nadia Murdock tells us on our podcast Breaking a sweat is not easy when you have a child and a job, finding time to have 5 minutes alone is a challenge; carving out a half hour to stay in shape can at times seem impossible. We caught up with Nadia …
 
In this week's episode, we are talking to Taralee O'Malley-Hurff about the important and not very well known topic of PANDAS. Today October 9 is PANDAS Awareness Day and we believe this topic is important for EVERY parent to know about. Your child may come down with a fever, chills and be diagnosed with Strept throat. You go to the doctor, give the…
 
Dr. Ross Greene "On collaborative parenting: How to Reduce Stress and bring Harmony to your Home" on CG's Crackin' the Kid Code Podcast #104 The Kids We Lose documentary creator and author of The Explosive Child has a life changing approach for your child. Dr. Ross Greene found that rewarding good behavior and punishing bad behavior with your child…
 
Author Gabrielle Hartley "Better Apart | Can one really divorce gracefully?!" on Crackin' the Kid Code Podcast #103 Gabrielle Hartley is an attorney, mediator, speaker and author. She is known for a unique, non-toxic approach to divorce that she developed over two decades in practice. Gabrielle keeps 99% of her cases out of the courtroom and at the…
 
Lyss Stern founder of DIVA MOMS "Learn To Be a Diva Mom in a Good Way!" on CG's Crackin' the Kid Code Podcast #102 Diva Moms founder Lyss Stern is empowering Moms! We talk curls, confidence, kindness and how to raise confident kids while being DIVALYSSIOUS!! Owning your Motherhood never looked so good with our special guest Lyss Stern! Lyss is the …
 
Dr. Sarah Weinberger "On Parenting, Body Image and More!" CG's Crackin' the Kid Code Podcast #101 Dr. Sarah Weinberger - Why HOW we look can negatively impact how we feel- and what to do to ensure this STOPS! Dr. Sarah on parenting, body image, changing our inner narrative and more! Debuting Our Podcast and Choosing Our First Guest was Fun and Easy…
 
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