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
35 / 50
Maggie Mason, 1,315 followers, 26 boards, 169 pins
Maggie Mason’s Rankings
The What’s What: Maggie’s boards go beyond the typical style and design galleries. With clever names like “How to Charm Me,” “Swimsuits for Shy Girls” (nary a thong in sight!), and “Damn Millionaires” (pricey and impractical stilettos) her personality really shines through. The most ingenious on her page is the intimate “Life List,” which is really a visual bucket list. Totally cool use for a Pinterest board!
The Mama: Maggie’s another true online pro. Her lifestyle blog, Mighty Girl gets hundreds of thousands of hits a month, and she’s been featured in the New York Times and on NPR as well as at conferences like BlogHer and SxSW. This mighty mom lives in San Francisco with her son.