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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Stephanie Smirnov, 916 followers, 17 boards, 2,201 pins
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The What’s What: It’s no surprise that as a working mom, Stephanie would have a board called “Work Fabulous.” From Tulip-shaped USB hubs to Rubik’s Cube pencil holders, you will definitely find things to add to your own workspace. And fabulous seems to be a running theme on her page — there’s “Baking Fabulous,” “Nostalgia Fabulous,” “Geek Fabulous” and many, many more. One board that doesn’t include the description fabulous, but totally is: “Like the Vodka” — a menagerie of Russian-inspired art, fashion, and lifestyle.
The Mama: Stephanie blogs about life in New Jersey with “The Russian” (her retired ballroom dancer husband) and her 8-year-old son at Like the Vodka, (which refers to her married name). By day, she’s a corporate executive, helming the DeVries Public Relations agency in Manhattan.