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Curlee Girlee's Crackin' the Kid Code with Atara Twersky and Grace Cross ( is for parents who desire kids who thrive in all kinds of circumstances.

Curlee Girlee's Crackin' the Kid Code with Atara Twersky and Grace Cross ( is for parents who desire kids who thrive in all kinds of circumstances.


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Curlee Girlee's Crackin' the Kid Code with Atara Twersky and Grace Cross ( is for parents who desire kids who thrive in all kinds of circumstances.




Hair Love won the Oscar and our guest was the inspiration behind it all!

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 day, but the video he made to show his wife went viral. The rest, as they say, is history. Listen to this episode and find out what happened along...


Tammy Rabideau, NY Times Essayist, chronicles her story of triumph in this week's Episode

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. Tammy chronicles her story from falling to rising in a beautiful essay, As the Ball Dropped our Life Fell Apart, chosen by Dan Jones, editor for the...


The Marriage Story: Listen to attorney, Susan Guthrie discuss this movie and divorcing your spouse- not your child!

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 always being mindful of their children and the bond they once shared. Susan shares her insights and years of experience both as a litigator and...


Natalie Silverstein, Author of Simple Acts: Your child can do this! No matter their age! And they will be happier and healthier for it!

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 Acts: Of kindness, of giving back, of taking a moment to impact someone around you. Honestly "simple" is a misnomer because really acts of kindness...


NY Times essayist, My Subway Crush who Crushed me, Zoe Fishman talks about love, loss, single parenting writing and more!

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 excited to know the paper will be at my door, grab it before my husband can crinkle it up, making it harder to find my page. And when it is in my...


If you have ever been cheated on by your spouse/boyfriend this podcast is for you! Mika Perry gets real on her husband affairs and so much more

Mika Perry is put-together, organized, thoughtful, smiling almost picture-perfect. But things are not always what they seem. Several years ago, Mika found out her husband was cheating on her and her world almost fell apart. She wanted to crawl into a corner and not come out but she had a new baby and a husband she did love. Slowly Mika put the pieces back together and in this intimate podcast, she details just how she got through one of the hardest times of her life. When your husband has an...


Tedx Speaker - David Di giorgio

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. We know that children suffer from this tenfold and that the harm this does to their sense of self can be so difficult to undo. We know as...


Dove Real Beauty Sketches' artist Gil Zamora is our acclaimed guest today!

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 social media, fitting in and looking just like their friends do. Dove brand set out to make changes and in doing so they launched The Dove Real...


As Curlee Girlee's Got Talent launches into the world of STEM, Atara is our interviewee!

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 show and does not go the traditional way as far as talents are concerned. We find our favorite curly heroine choosing a STEM experiment as her...


Working Moms- this podcast is for you!- Julie Finn is our guest!

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 and she did. But despite her success, Julie felt that something was not right and the traditional roles she was placed in were not fulfilling her...


Devices: Are they ruining our children- Rhonda Moskowitz, a quoted NY Times Expert weighs in.

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 in hand rather than a keyboard and how the endless hours on phones or computers negatively affect their brains. Rhonda further explains that there...


What to tell your curly haired child when she is feeling bad about her hair from NaturallyCurly

11/6/2019 is a name recognized by curly girls everywhere- on this week's episode, we interviewed one of the founders of, 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 on best hair products, best styling techniques and best hair care for curly girlies. Along the way she realized that her work in this area was...


Dave's Killer Bread: The Founder details his journey from prison to baking breads!

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 balance and purpose in his life. Dave’s Killer bread not only makes delicious bread that will feed your family in a natural healthful way but the...


A CNN Hero teaches Kids to Kick Cancer with Karate and taking a breath! CG's Crackin' the Kid Code Podcast #107

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 trademarked BREATH BRAKE really speaks volumes for children with cancer. Rabbi G has taken his program globally and you can find him in remote parts of...


Train Your Mind and Change Your Body! Nadia Murdock Inspires Moms- Podcast Episode #106

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 Murdock from Nadia Murdock Fit who details her way to fitness, eating and staying healthy, and finding balance in our lives by training our minds...


If your child has ever had STREP Throat- You need to know about PANDAS on Curlee Girlee's Crackin' the Kid Code Ep #105

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 them antibiotics and you think it is all over. Hopefully, it is, but not always. Taralee's O'Malley Hurff has become a reluctant advocate for PANDAS...


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

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 does not work! Parents have expectations that some children have difficulty making. The conflict between many children and parents is that...


Author Gabrielle Hartley "Better Apart | Can one really divorce gracefully?!" on CG's Crackin' the Kid Code Podcast #103

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 negotiating table as she effectively supports her clients to create a healthy, uplifted post-divorce life for them. Gabrielle served as court...


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

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 founder of Diva Moms, the marketing company started by Lyss to bring a wide community of Moms to top marketers. She started this company...


Dr. Sarah Weinberger "On Parenting, Body Image and More!" CG's Crackin' the Kid Code Podcast #101

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 Debuting our podcast, Curlee Girlee's Crackin' the Kid Code was one of the most exciting experiences that Grace and I have shared. Friends...