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What site outranks Google in the ratings, tramples Tumblr and leaves LinkedIn in the dust? Pinterest. Moms are the main users—in fact, moms were 61 percent more likely to visit the site than the average American, according to Nielsen report The Digital Lives of American Moms.

Dubbed 'the hottest social media start-up since Facebook and YouTube,' by the 2012 Digital Marketer: Benchmark and Trend Report, Pinterest is now the third most-visited social networking site in the U.S.—trailing only Facebook and Twitter. With over 17 million users, the site is one of the fastest growing internet and social media sites in the world.

Entirely user-created, Pinterest has plenty of parent pinners who focus on kid-friendly activities, parenting advice and educational ideas. But if you're feeling overwhelmed with all the options, check out our guide to the Pinterest moms you should follow now.
Some parents worry that learning the news about Santa Claus could cause significant emotional damage. What do the experts say about handling the Santa Question?
Don't wait for sibling rivalry to rule your home. Nip it in the bud before your new baby is born with this sage advice.
Got a kid who's never been camping before? Ease her fears with this collection that shows getting closer to nature can be fun and a precious memory.
Are you having difficulty talking to your kindergartener?  Here's expert parenting advice to make it a little easier for both you and your child.
Are you having difficulty talking to your second grader?  Here's expert parenting advice to make it a little easier for both you and your child.
Pick up some green toys for Earth Day ... or any day you'd like play the eco-friendly way! Here are our top 14 educational, green toys.
Here are some fun and family-friendly ways to ring in the New Year with your kids.
Babies don't come with instructions, so much of being a new mom relies on trial-and-error. Learn how to avoid these common mistakes that new parents make.
Tips on how to raise a responsible, independent latchkey kid.
In a world where academic cheating is rampant, plagiarism is a major concern, and childhood lying can lead to real danger, all parents wish that they could teach their kids to live with honesty and integrity. When your 2-year-old lies about spilling the juice or your 8-year-old is caught cheating on a test, you may be shocked. Take heart — you haven’t done anything wrong. Read on to learn why lying is normal for kids, how you should react to dishonesty, and how to raise honest kids.
If you're hiring a nanny, read this before you do anything! We have 10 things for you to keep in mind when hiring a nanny to help you get the right person.
What's the right way to respond when your preschool child starts asking questions about his or her private parts or those of the opposite sex?
Learn to engage your child in after-school conversation with some alternatives to the old classic, 'How was your day?'
As a parent, there's little you can do to avoid embarrassing your child at some point in their lives. Mitigate awkward (or hurtful) confrontations by avoiding these potentially flush-inducing situations.
Divorce can be a difficult time, especially for children. Here are 10 simple and straight-forward ways you can effectively help your child cope.
Helicopter parents: It's the name given to the obsessively protective moms and dads who 'hover' around their kids. Of course, those kids end up becoming helpless teenagers and adults who always look for mama to swoop in and save them—a major parenting no-no. But what exactly separates the garden-variety parent from one that can't seem to give her kids a little space? Are you a helicopter parent? Check out some of the most obvious signs.
Spanking children is an ineffective and harmful discipline tactic, but what about raising your voice? Yelling at kids may be more harmful than you think.
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