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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Zina Harrington, 223,580 followers, 48 boards, 2,084 pins
Zina Harrington’s Rankings
- #5 Kids
The What’s What: If you’ve got little ones at home, you’ll want to join Zina’s 200,000+ followers. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of pins on her page that will help you be a better parent. We adore the collaborative “The Parent Water Cooler,” “a place for parents to pin, (and more importantly talk about) trending topics” and “The Gift of the Ordinary Day (Group Project),” where parents share their photos of family life. We rarely see this type of community outside of Facebook and message boards.
The Mama: Zina is an incredibly hands-on mom. Her blog, Let’s Lasso the Moon, is a catalogue of all the creative and educational projects she undertakes with her two young daughters (like using Halloween to teach math).