Cool Mom Picks loves the Today Show!

If you missed Cool Mom Picks editor Liz Gumbinner on the Today Show this morning, fear not: We’ve got the clip right here.

Catch Liz chatting with Meredith Viera (who was wearing seriously killer shoes!) and sharing some of our favorite back to school picks from our 2010 Back to School Shopping Guide.

And if you’re new to CMP from the Today Show, welcome! We’re so happy to have you here. Feel free to subscribe to our free newsletter for cool picks, exclusive discounts and giveaways you won’t find on our site. But not spam. We hate spam. We spit on you, spam.

Cool Mom Staff

We spend our time looking for cool stuff so you don't have to. Hope this one fits the bill.


  • Betsy
    Reply August 5, 2010


    Great segment, Liz. You rocked it, your examples were fantastic and I’m amazed that you remembered ever single designer/creator’s name. Oh, and you looked FAB-U-LOUS!!!

  • Reply August 5, 2010

    Cooper Smith Koch

    Congrats on the fantastic segment! Great tips – and I agree with Betsy, you looked fab.

  • Reply August 5, 2010


    Not trying to “bum you out” – but I recommend you rethink your recommedation of the personalized backpacks. Putting children’s names visibly on clothing, etc. can make it easier for strangers to seem “familiar” to them by calling them by name. Cute product, but potentially dangerous.

  • Reply August 5, 2010

    Tracey Beeker


    Awesome segment! You rock!

  • Reply August 5, 2010


    Absolutely great appearance! I’m so glad NBC has it up on their site – and so quickly too!

  • Delilah
    Reply August 5, 2010


    Gorgeous and brilliant– tres CMP!

  • Cool Mom Picks
    Reply August 5, 2010

    Cool Mom Picks

    Thanks Kristen, we agree completely. Which is why I mentioned it in the segment. You can use a monogram if you’d like, or a first initial. I’d also keep in mind names on items are potentially less of an issue when you’ve got very small children who are never without a parent.

    But we do appreciate the input!

  • Reply August 6, 2010


    Love all the picks you showed! Esp the bookstamp, art holder and lazy mom’s scrapbook (beats the file box on the shelf of the closet!) I’m off shopping soon – and great to finally hear the “voice” behind the type – you were gorgeous Liz!

  • Reply August 9, 2010

    Beth B-C

    What a useful array of practical and fun back to school items, Liz. Bravo!

  • Reply August 10, 2010


    awesome segment liz! congrats :) you did fantastic…and great picks! :)

  • Reply August 10, 2010


    Great segment – Loved the items you picked, and you did an excellent job!!

  • Cool Mom Picks
    Reply August 10, 2010

    Cool Mom Picks

    Thanks so much. It was great fun and the entire crew at the Today Show is absolutely warm and lovely. -Liz

  • Reply August 12, 2010


    You’re such a professional. Always impressed.

  • Reply December 7, 2010


    Fabulous! Liz rocked it!

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