Hip Young Parent: The Children’s Music Alternative.Remember when you were little and someone introduced you to the local candy store for the first time–and they gave out samples? Free! That’s how I felt when I discovered
Spinning vinyl since the age of three, DJ Amy Trulock’s online radio station streams kid-friendly music 24/7 via monster internet radio network Live365. Featuring tunes from all genres, HYP offers scheduled programs like Wee Wanna Rock and HYP Siesta Lunch: International Hour of Nap! then wraps up the day with both East and West Coast Lullabies. She keeps it G-rated of course, includes artists as diverse as David Byrne, The Shins and Chubby Checker–and yes, she bans anything purple or prehistoric.
To make it even sweeter, each song runs with handy links to Amazon and iTunes so when you hear something your kid loves, you can grab it.
Until I found, HYP radio, I honestly never knew there was so much cool kids music out there. In fact, if HYP were a candy store, I would weigh approximately 1,500 pounds. -Laura
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Hi! We’re Kristen + Liz!
We started Cool Mom Picks in 2006 to help make life cooler, easier, more organized, more meaningful, and more fun for parents of all kinds.
Trivia: It was called Cool Mom Sh*t for the first two days. (Yeah, we rethought that.)
We had no idea our site would grow to become a major lifestyle network, that we'd end up sharing our finds with the TODAY Show and Martha Stewart, that we'd be able to make a real difference for so many small businesses and women-run companies, or that we'd end up with an incredible community of the coolest readers on the planet. (If we do say so ourselves).
But we did.
And we still love what we do every single day.
We're so glad you're here.