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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Karen Walrond, 1,339 followers, 2 boards, 23 pins
Karen Walrond’s Rankings
- #3 Photography
The What’s What: Karen’s just getting started on Pinterest, with only 2 boards — “Doing Good” and “My Chookooloonks Top Ten Lists” — but with pins of powerful pieces on inner beauty, this growing Pinterest page is one to watch. It’s a place of serenity on a very busy site.
The Mama: Chookooloonks blogger Karen is also a Babble blogger (Bliss Your Heart) and best-selling author. Both her blogs and her book, The Beauty of Different, empower women through inspiring photos and words. And while she may have appeared on Oprah to spread her important messages about beauty, we have to brag that she’s also penned a powerful piece on gratitude for yours truly. This mother of two (one human daughter and one “wonder dog” Rufus) lives in Houston but hails from Trinidad and Tobago.