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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Kristen Howerton, 2,611 followers, 24 boards, 682 pins
Kristen Howerton’s Rankings
- #2 Humor
The What’s What: Kristen has the usual pretty boards many moms have, like “For The Children” and “Holiday,” but where she really sets herself apart is with hilarious ones like “Pinsanity” (Hello Kitty sushi anyone?) and “A Critical Discussion of James Franco and His Relative Hotness.” She seriously puts the F-U-N in funny. Kristen also hits on some more serious topics, including ones that pertain to her unique multicultural family, like “Natural AA Hair: Care and Inspiration.” There’s truly something for everyone here.
The Mama: Kristen is a mom of four beautiful children, two by birth and two by adoption. She’s passionate about her interracial family’s journey, and that comes out in her Pinterest choices as well as on her blog, Rage Against the Minivan, where she covers topics like “Sarcasm Is a Coping Skill.” This is a mom we can all relate to.