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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Nicole Balch, 13,489 followers, 52 boards, 1,729 pins
Nicole Balch’s Rankings
- #5 Design
The What’s What: If you love the shabby chic aesthetic of Anthropologie, you’ll love Nicole’s “What To Wear … For Women” board. From red and pink flats to red mittens that say “Hi” and “5,” these are clothes that will make you smile and that you’ll want to add to your wardrobe. We also love the heavily pinned “Nursery and Kids’ Rooms,” featuring grown up ideas like mommy and daddy silhouettes and fun concepts like a bright corner library.
The Mama: This mom of two not only contributes to Babble’s Family Style, she also maintains Making it Lovely — a breathtaking design blog featuring her own home projects. Oh, and she runs her own stationery business, Pink Loves Brown. Needless to say, she’s got some serious style. In addition to her aesthetic, we just love her taste in baby names — her daughter is Eleanor and her son is August (just like Mariska Hargitay’s son!).