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 Turk, 5,044, 92 boards, 1,350 pins
Laurie Turk’s Rankings
- #4 DIY & Crafts
The What’s What: From “April Fool’s Day” (hamburger cookies!) to “Easter Basket” (34 pinned templates for those overachievers out there…), and “Cub Scout Cake Ideas,” Laurie has your holiday and party crafts covered. But if all this crafting has your house looking like a “Before” project, click on her “How To Get Organized” board which will help you get squared away — starting with the cleaning closet. Seriously, we don’t think we’ve ever gotten around to tidying our sprays and rags — ever. Laurie’s mix of original ideas and great finds from around the web is nothing short of impressive.
The Mama: Mom to three boys, Laurie also runs the site Tip Junkie, — a collection of domestic how-tos from entertaining ideas to craft tutorials shared by some of the most talented bloggers in the craftosphere.