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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Dana Willard, 11,344 followers, 55 boards, 1,910 pins
Dana Willard’s Rankings
- #3 DIY & Crafts
The What’s What: Boards like “DIY and Cute Ideas” have the same feel as this mom’s popular blog, Dana Made It — inspiring, yet accessible. From dyeing onesies in Easter-egg hues to crafting handmade maternity shirts with DIY ruching, thrifty moms will love these unique ideas, which are a mix of Dana’s own projects and others from around the web. Not only are her pins one-of-a-kind, some will even help keep money in your wallet (for more crafting materials, obviously!).
The Mama: Dana is a blogger, crafter, and dedicated mom of three. Readers love Dana Made It for fresh, helpful ideas (like these knee-pad pants perfect for crawling explorers). Her book, Fabrics A to Z: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Using Fabric for Sewing will inspire fans to move past cotton and rayon and explore exotic materials like dotted swiss or faux fur.