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Being a digital mom: 5 Ways a mom can use Pinterest

Pin away mama!

Pinterest is one of the hottest new social media trends. Pinning has become the "cool" thing to do. How can moms use Pinterest? Here are 5 ways!

Pin away mama!

Pinterest is one of the hottest new social media trends. Pinning has become the "cool" thing to do. How can moms use Pinterest? Here are 5 ways!

I tried to stay away, I just couldn't.

In October of this past year, my best friend URGED me to try out Pinterest. She kept saying to me, "Audrey – you'll LOVE it!" I was 100-percent skeptical. What was so fascinating about pinning images and quotes and personal photos?

Well, I quickly answered my own question. It was fascinating to create my own personal boards and really get into the spirit of connecting online with other people through our shared love of what we were pinning.

So – what is Pinterest exactly (which is what my sister-in-law just asked me when I told her I was writing this column today).

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. I used to create "dream boards" in my bedroom at home when I was a child, and I feel like this is the grown-up, digital version of my "dream board."

You can organize and share all the things you find and love and covet online.

According to Pinterest, "People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests."

Read more on What Pinterest is all about >>

So what about mom bloggers? How can digital moms utilize Pinterest to the best of their abilities?

After becoming a total Pinterest-obsessed-mama, I have 5 ways how you can use Pinterest.

New recipes

If you're a foodie or a food mom blogger, Pinterest should really be your new best friend. There are SO many different recipes shared daily on Pinterest. This is a great way to connect with other food mom bloggers online and also find different and new recipes to try out at home for your family.

Fashion

Pinterest is HUGE for mom fashion/style bloggers. It's a GREAT way to see what's trending, what's in style and what's being worn by the celebs. I find it so useful to create my boards and then find inspiration from them for my blog posts. It's such an easy way for me to integrate in content.

Inspiration

And while we're talking inspiration, Pinterest is the place for that. Some mom bloggers love to share fun, witty, savvy and motivational things on their blogs, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Pinterest is such a fun way to gather all your most favorite sayings and quotes on your boards for future usage.

Beauty

I'm a mom beauty blogger, so I can tell you without question how useful Pinterest is for me. The "How-to's" through photos are incredible for me to then use on my blog. I love sharing the tips because they're so quick and easy for me to use for my audience, simply from a pin!

Crafts GALORE

There are thousands of crafting blogs online for moms. If you're one of them, you will absolutely fall in love with the amount of craft projects that are shared on Pinterest. You have the ability to create boards around crafting projects – seasonal, family-friendly, food-related, floral, etc. It's great content for you to use on your blogs.

More on Pinterest for moms

Pinterest for moms: Create your own mom cave
Pinterest for moms: How to design a nursery
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