Lindsay Ferrier is a wife, stepmom and mom living in Nashville, Tennessee, who still hasn’t decided what she wants to be when she grows up. Currently, she’s traveling around the country reporting on issues that matter most to moms for CafeMom and HLN, as well as hosting the video series, “I’ll Take That Dare” on CafeMom’s YouTube channel.
Lindsay is the author of Suburban Turmoil, which gets regular mentions in newspapers (Chicago Tribune, The Tennessean, Austin American-Statesman) magazines (Redbook, All You, Cookie) and on websites (WashingtonPost.com, Salon.com, Newsweek.com, BBC.com, AdAge.com, GoodHousekeeping.com).
Lindsay is a Top 100 Mom Blogger of 2011, according to Babble.com. She has been named by SAY Media as one of the 100 most influential voices on the web, listed as one of Parenting Magazine’s Must-Read Mom Bloggers and was named a Top 50 Mom Blogger in Access Communications’ social media study. Awards for Suburban Turmoil include Divine Caroline’s Editor’s Pick for Best Mom Blog, Parents Connect’s voters’ choice for Best Local Blog in Nashville, and the Best of Blogs award for Best Parenting Blog.
Lindsay began the style blog, She’s Still Got It, in December 2009 and sold it to CafeMom, the number one mom’s site on the Internet, in May of the following year. She continues to write the blog under the She’s Still Got It column header for CafeMom’s The Stir blog. Lindsay’s writing for She’s Still Got It is regularly syndicated on Yahoo! Shine and the Huffington Post and has been quoted on CNN.com and in London newspaper The Guardian.
Lindsay wrote a weekly newspaper column about her life for the Nashville Scene between 2006 and 2011. She was voted one of Nashville’s top three local columnists by Nashville Scene readers in the 2010 Best of Nashville awards.
Lindsay also has written columns for the Huffington Post, the Nashville City Paper, the Louisville Eccentric Observer, and Geez Magazine, and she was the blended family blogger for Parents Magazine for two years. She has contributed work to many parenting websites, including Dot-Moms.com (one of Time Magazine’s 50 Coolest Sites), AlphaMom.com and WorkItMom.com. Her blog posts have been reprinted on numerous websites, including WNBC.com, iVillage.com, and Reuters.com. Lindsay and her writing also have been featured in the books, Attack of the Fifty-Foot Hormones (HarperCollins), The Digital Moms Handbook (Harper Paperbacks), and Kirtsy Takes a Bow (Bright Sky Press).
As CafeMom’s election correspondent in 2012, Lindsay spent the year on the campaign trail, interviewing the presidential candidates, covering the primaries and conventions, hosting forums between moms and candidates, and talking to moms. Lindsay’s Tweets regarding the election have been retweeted both by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. A CafeMom forum with Newt Gingrich moderated by Lindsay made national and international headlines after Gingrich broke down in tears. Her CafeMom video reports also air on HLN, where Lindsay is now a regular contributor for the daily newscast “Raising America.”
Lindsay also hosts “I’ll Take That Dare,” a video series now in its fourth season on CafeMom and on YouTube as part of YouTube’s new original channels venture. “I’ll Take That Dare” recently was named a ‘Top TV on the Web’ pick in USA Today.
In 2011, Lindsay was selected in a nationwide search as one of iVillage’s iVoices, and has appeared in video segments for the franchise. Before that, she co-hosted BlogHer’s weekly parenting webcast, “Backtalk.”
Prior to having kids and becoming a blogger, Lindsay was a freelance television writer and producer. She was a writer and producer for the award-winning CMT series, “Inside Fame,” writing the television biographies of celebrities including John Mellencamp, Wynonna Judd, and Brooks & Dunn. She was a writer and producer for CMT’s “100 Greatest Country Music Songs” and “100 Greatest Country Music Videos,” and she has produced shows and segments for cable networks A&E, Hallmark Channel, and GAC. Lindsay also wrote and produced an Emmy-nominated 30 minute program on HIV/AIDS for NBC affiliate WSMV in Nashville and earned another Emmy nomination for her reporting on “Tennessee’s Wild Side,” a program on Nashville’s PBS affiliate station, WNPT.
Lindsay began her career as the morning anchor for Columbia, South Carolina ABC affiliate WOLO-TV. After working at WOLO for three years (and earning an Associated Press award for her reports on education), she moved to Nashville for a job at NBC affiliate WSMV-TV. While working as a reporter and fill-in anchor there, she earned an Emmy Award and two Emmy nominations for her stories.
Appearances and Speaking Engagements
In May of 2012, Lindsay was a panelist for a United Way “Opportunity Town Hall Meeting” before a crowd of 2000 attendees and streamed live on the Internet. Her co-panelists were Colin Powell’s wife, Alma, and Patricia de Stacy Harrison, CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Lindsay spoke at BlogHer ’11 as part of a panel discussion called “Your Blog Can Make You A Local Hero.” Her blog post, “The State of the Mom Blog” inspired a panel at BlogHer ’08, which she moderated, and which was covered by the New York Times.
She speaks often in Nashville to various organizations and women’s groups.
Lindsay is wife to WSMV-TV reporter Dennis Ferrier, mom to a 5-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl, and stepmom to 19 and 22-year-old young women, and caretaker of Dottie, a poodle/dachshund rescue dog that’s got to be one of the sweetest creatures that ever existed.
Lindsay attends Cross Point Community Church in Nashville. She’s on the board of the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. She loves to read, travel, cook, and spend time with her family.
Contact Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oversharing About Your Divorce Can Cost You HLN
Kate Upton’s SI Cover is Raising Eyebrows HLN
Did Mitt Win With Moms? HLN
Moms Weigh In: Any Substance to Fiery Debate? HLN
She’s Voting for Romney, He’s Voting for Obama! HLN
Moms Say They’re Voting for Obama, HLN
What Moms Want to Hear from Mitt Romney, HLN
GOP Moms: What Matters to Us, HLN
Your Take: Are Moms Tired of BOTH Parties? HLN
Moms Talk Back: Did Ann Romney Hit Home? HLN
So That’s Why Florida’s a Battleground State! HLN
Gingrich, Unlike Cain, Survives Because He Apologized for Cheating, The Daily Beast
Words of Wisdom for Politicans, From Their Moms, The Huffington Post
What if Politics Had an Academy Awards? ABC World News
Perry Gets Emotional Talking About Wife, NBC Nightly News
Newt Gingrich cries while recalling late mother, MSNBC
HLN Looks Beyond Beltway for Race to the White House 2012, CNN.com
Hear from Moms in America’s Poorest City, Headline News
Latinas Say They’re Not Happy with Politicians, HLN
Ohio Moms Split on the Issues, Headline News
Perry on Huntsman and his daughters, CNN.com
HLN to Highlight Moms at Conventions, MediaBistro.com
Stephen Colbert Gets Cold Reaction from South Carolina Mothers at CafeMom Town Hall, The Huffington Post
Rick Santorum Substitutes Faith for Policy in South Carolina, The Nation
Michelle rallies female voters behind her husband, Washington Examiner
Lindsay Ferrier Moderates Newt Gingrich Panel, BlogHer.com
Gingrich Tours Georgia with Message of Cheap Gas, Storyful.com
The Best of the Parenting Blogosphere, The Huffington Post
Best Parenting Tweets of the Week, The Huffington Post
TOP MOMS: Babble.com Ranks 100 Most Influential Mom Bloggers, ABC.com
Babble.com’s Top 100 Mom Blogs Announced, The Huffington Post
“The Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2011,” Babble.com
“Now, Mommy Bloggers Have Their Own Talent Agency,” AdAge.com
“9 Ultimate Family Road Trips,” Redbook Magazine
“The Power of Female Blogging,” BBC.com
“Parenting the Web,” London Times
“Tennessee Kids Lack Skills for Kindergarten,” The Tennessean
“Confessions of a Mommyblogger,” Cookie Magazine
“Trusted Mom or Sellout?” Newsweek.com
“Three Blogs for When I’m Feeling Snarky,” GoodHousekeeping.com
“Don’t Hate Mommy Bloggers for Their Swag,” AdAge.com
SAY Media 100, SAY Media.com
“iVillage Announces Their 10 Newest iVoices,” ShePosts.com
“Mom Sells Out”, Salon.com
“Interview with Lindsay Ferrier,” WorkItMom.com
“Suburban Turmoil’s Lindsay Harnesses the Power of the Internet to Help Nashville Flood Victims,” BlogHer.com
“Tennesseans Reaching Out About Nashville Flood,” Knoxville News Sentinel
“Survive Your Middle Schooler’s Changing Behavior,” Scholastic.com
“Blog It, Toledo” Toledo Free Press
“Is There Value in Mom-Only (or Dad-Only) Playgroups?” Washington Post
“Confessions of a Backyard Blogger,“ UMASS Magazine
“Defining a Movement: Mom 2.0 Conference” PaperCity Magazine
“Top Ten Mommy Blogs,” InventorSpot.com
“Women Tuning Out Morning Newscasts,” Chicago Tribune
“Blogger Hits Nerve with Stay at Home Moms,” The Tennessean
“Best Mom and Dad Blogs Don’t Take Parenting Too Seriously,” The Birmingham News
“Bloggers Turn Baby Talk into Cyber Chat,” New Jersey Star-Ledger
She’s Still Got It:
“New York Fashion Week champions curves in a catwalk revolution,” The Guardian
Von Furstenberg’s non-runway project: Haute hospital gowns, CNN.com
“Mom Blogger Lindsay Ferrier” (television appearance) WSMV-TV
“She’s Still Got It: Lindsay Ferrier’s Style Blog Sold to CafeMom,” BlogHer.com
“Plus-Sized Stunner Crystal Renn a Sell-Out After Slimming Down?” Popcrunch.com
Street Style: Day 1 at the Republican National Convention, BlogHer.com
“Ashley Judd Takes On Puffy Face Haters,” Newser
“Mothering in Style,” Tennessean.com
“Justin Bieber’s ‘Ridiculous’ Perfume Commercial,” TheWeek.com
“Stylish Clothes for Moms on a Tight Budget” BabyCheapskate.com
“Angelina, Nicole “looking old overnight,” OCRegister.com
I’ll Take That Dare:
“TV on the Web Picks for August 18, 2012,” USA Today
“Lindsay Ferrier Tries Out Temporary Lip Tattoos for Video Series,” WSMV-TV
“Mom Takes Fashion Dares for New Series,” WSMV-TV