Pinterest is the new mecca for us creative types. Love decorating? There are boards for that. Love books? You can showcase your favorites. Need style/fashion/life inspiration? You’ll find it all. Spending time on this site brings us back to the days of making collages and dream boards, and we’re not ashamed to say we’re obsessed. Whether you’re already pinning to win or haven’t taken the plunge yet, these 50 parents (see the full list here) will wow and entertain you with their boards — we know this because we follow them (and think you should too). When choosing our favorite 50 parents on Pinterest, we focused on the overall quality of their page, not solely on how many followers or boards they have. Are their boards engaging? Helpful? Unique? Like any major list, it was extremely difficult to narrow it down, so please, if we forgot someone you love please nominate him or her here. Happy Pinning! — Amy Levin-Epstein & Dara Pettinelli
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Erin Loechner, 635,672 followers, 25 boards, 2,589 pins
Erin Loechner’s Rankings
- #1 Design
The What’s What: If you love color, you’ll heart Erin’s carefully curated “Color of the Week” board. From true hot pink to super sunny yellow, you’ll find everything from boots to pillows in your favorite hue of the moment. We also crave the picks in “Feminine and Flirty.” Who knew an extension cord could be girly? And if they go on sale, we might just splurge on those matching Hunter wellies. Warning: Erin’s unique aesthetic will probably make you want things you didn’t know existed.
The Mama: Erin blogs about design at Design for Mankind and weighs in on HGTV.com with a column on home renovation. This stylist mom curates her favorite artwork, photography, and fashion picks (what she calls “awesome things”) and shares them with readers — as well as Pinterest pals. Our favorite recent posts are on maternity dressing, including one about how midi skirts and tied shirts might be your new second trimester staple.