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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Marie LeBaron, 2,094 followers, 39 boards, 546 pins
Marie LeBaron’s Rankings
- #5 DIY & Crafts
The What’s What: Boards like “Salted Caramel Heaven” and “Yum Yum in My Tum” let you know that this pinner is a not-so-secret foodie, but she works it off with “Paleo Power” picks. In addition to her food appreciation, Marie is also a crafting wiz. If you’re simpatico, you’ll definitely want to follow (and possibly contribute to) her “Makes and Takes for Kids” community board featuring special DIY projects and recipes just for kids.
The Mama: A former kindergarten teacher, Marie LeBaron shares recipes and craft projects with a team of contributors at her blog Makes and Takes. In her recent book, Makes and Takes for Kids: 50 Crafts Throughout the Year, she carries out her love for “making” so you can “take” with tips and crafts fit for the whole family. You can also check out her family-friendly craft ideas on Babble’s The New Home Ec. Marie resides in Salt Lake City, Utah with her three kids and husband.