Lindsay Powers

    Lindsay Powers


    Lindsay Powers has contributed to the New York Post, Cosmopolitan, Reuters, Seventeen, Us Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, and Organic Style, plus she has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, Nightline, Access Hollywood, Good Day New York, Entertainment Tonight, E! News, Extra, and The Insider. She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn.

  • Mom's mixed feelings over end of pandemic 'pod': 'I'm in the middle of the most wrenching breakup'

    "Unlike the stories of parents who blew six-figures hiring private tutors, my pod came together organically — and, critically, cost nothing," wrote one mom. But now it's about to disband, leaving her with a complicated mix of emotions.

  • Why CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta is keeping his kids home from school during the coronavirus pandemic

    As most parents still search for answers, CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta announced Wednesday that his family had made a decision. Here, he explains his thinking behind it to Yahoo Life.

  • You want parents to teach kids amid the coronavirus pandemic this fall? Pay us.

    It’s time to pay parents for the hard work of raising and teaching kids, especially amid the coronavirus pandemic, one writer says.

  • Parents overwhelmed by the coronavirus crisis should read this reassuring book

    Parents have a lot on their plates, especially during the coronavirus crisis. "You Can't F*ck Up Your Kids" is a reassuring voice during a surreal time.

  • Advice on raising kids during coronavirus: Be ‘The World’s Okayest Mom’

    I have very low expectations for myself as a parent during the coronavirus pandemic — based on lessons I learned as the author of "You Can't F*ck Up Your Kids."

  • One thing parents need to keep in mind during the coronavirus pandemic: Taking care of ourselves

    With all the coronavirus preparations, parents have seemingly forgotten something vital: To take care of ourselves. 

  • Best books for busy moms in 2019: The 34 books I made time to read this year

    From fiction to non-fiction, memoirs and everything in-between, these are the books you need to pick up ASAP!

  • Why you shouldn’t mock Kim Kardashian’s 5-year-old daughter

    Why do people feel like it’s fair game to mock the kids of celebrities, including Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s 5-year-old daughter?

  • Lisa Rinna, 55, rocks bikini, dismisses haters. Why do moms get so much pressure about what not to wear?

    This is an opinion piece by Lindsay Powers, author of the forthcoming book, You Can’t F*ck Up Your Kids. Reality star Lisa Rinna has a few choice words for anyone who dares judge her bikini body. The 55-year-old mom of two recently posted a photo of herself in a tiny Fendi bikini on Instagram.

  • Elmo’s Tour of Sesame Street: Then and Now

    Sesame Street has undergone a number of changes for its 46th season: a new network (HBO), character (Nina, a bilingual Hispanic woman, to be voiced by Suki Lopez), and format (30 minutes instead of an hour); an updated theme song; and an entirely refreshed set.

  • Hidden ‘Easter Eggs’ on the New ‘Sesame Street’ Set

    Sesame Street kicks off its 46th season on Saturday — and parents and kids alike will have fun spotting “easter eggs” hidden around the brand new set.

  • White House: Why All Families Need Paid Leave

    President Obama has made affordable childcare, paid family leave, and flexible work policies a priority in his administration. To expand upon that mission, the president is unveiling on Labor Day a new executive order to give workers with federal contracts paid sick leave each year. White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett opens up to Yahoo Parenting about the benefits of this new initiative, why it’s an illusion that paid family leave comes at a “steep cost” for the economy, what work-life balance in the White House looks like, and some of the challenges the president and first lady have had while juggling their careers and raising their daughters, Malia and Sasha.

  • ‘You Can Have It All, but Not All at Once’: Words of Wisdom From Single Mom (and President Obama Confidant) Valerie Jarrett

    A White House that has a work-from-home policy. A president who leaves the office every night at 6:30 p.m to be home in time for dinner. Focusing on family is not a priority just for President Barack Obama, but also for his senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett. Jarrett is known as a longtime mentor to both the president and first lady, but now she’s opening up about another side of her life: raising her daughter, Laura, as a single mom.

  • No, We Don’t Want to Talk to Our Kids About Mass Shootings

    “Just another day in the United States of America. Another day of gunfire, panic, and fear.” So wrote the BBC in response to the news that two married shooters — parents to a 6-month-old baby — killed at least 14 and injured 17 people before being shot and killed themselves Wednesday in San Bernardino, Calif.

  • Mall Santas Reveal Wildest Requests From Kids

    It’s a rite of passage each year: bringing the kids to meet Santa at the mall or a local department store. But what do those brave souls who don the bright red suit and subject themselves to requests ranging from hilarious to heartbreaking have to say about the experience? Yahoo Parenting rounded up a few memorable stories Santa and his helpers have shared on Reddit over the years.

  • Listen to the New ‘Sesame Street’ Theme Song

    Sesame Street’s iconic “Sunny Days” opening song is getting freshened up for its 46th season, its first on HBO, show creators announced Tuesday. STORY: 'Sesame Street’ Announces New Character With Autism, Julia The new season will premiere on Jan. 16, 2016, Sesame Workshop announced Tuesday. Other format changes include: The show will be only 30 minutes long instead of an hour, the set is getting updated (including the homes of many iconic characters), Cookie Monster gets a new segment called “Smart Cookies,” and a new cast member will move on to the street: Nina. STORY: Sesame Street’s Powerful Ability to Help Kids “Smart Cookie” will follow Cookie Monster and a team of friends solving crimes and thwarting the efforts of villain the Crumb.

  • Powerful New Video Aims to #EndMommyWars

    “A lot of the choices that I make for my baby, I have to fight for [them],” admits one mom in an emotional new video that explores the way parents shame each other and how to stop it. “So when I see someone doing the opposite, I definitely find myself judging them.” The video, released Thursday morning, is part of a campaign by formula company Similac, which has been on a mission to #EndMommyWars. Its last video, “The Mother ’Hood,” has been viewed more than 8.2 million times on YouTube since it was released last January.

  • 'Sesame Street' Announces New Character With Autism, Julia

    There’s a new girl moving to Sesame Street: Julia, who has autism. Julia will be featured online playing alongside characters like Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Grover, Sesame Workshop announced Wednesday. As part of the effort to destigmatize autism, which affects 1 in 68 children in America, Sesame Workshop has also unveiled an interactive website called Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, along with resources for families, teachers, and caregivers. “Children with autism are five times more likely to get bullied,” Sesame Workshop’s senior vice president of U.S. social impact, Jeanette Betancourt, EdD, tells People.

  • So, What Is #NoShameParenting Anyway?

    When you read the news today, “shame” is a pervasive theme — from “mommy shaming” over parenting decisions to “slut shaming” teenagers to “body shaming” people who aren’t beanpole thin. STORY: What Moms Really Think About Spanking, Judging Each Other, and Their Relationships I regretted not being more vocal about my decision to return to work, and a few months later I got the chance to do just that  — but on a much bigger platform: Yahoo. In October 2014, days after my son turned 1 year old, we launched Yahoo Parenting with a major goal in mind: No judgment.

  • Hillary Clinton’s Life as Grandma: Babysitting, Changing Diapers, Singing Songs

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may be busy on the campaign trail, but she always makes time to spend with her granddaughter, Charlotte -- even if that includes changing diapers or singing "The Wheels on the Bus" for hours.