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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Laurie Smithwick, 780 followers, 21 boards, 189 pins
Laurie Smithwick’s Rankings
- #4 Design
The What’s What: Laurie pins the usual jaw-dropping recipes, photography, and home finds, but by far our fave is the unique “Infographilicious.” We’re suckers for a funny infographic, like this one she repinned about the creative process. Other cool boards include the aptly named “Site Seeing” where she features websites worth checking out and the envy-inducing Kirtsy board “Places to Go” — try not to look at it while working.
The Mama: This mother of twins launched Leap Design, a graphic design company in Charlotte, North Carolina, and co-created the stylish content aggregator site Kirtsy with Laura Mayes and Gabrielle Blair.