I’ve heard a lot of working moms wish that they had more time to do all those neat things they spend countless hours pinning on Pinterest. Most of us spend hours pinning everything in existence to make our lives easier (cough! so why don’t you have any time??). I’ve managed to practically use quite a few ideas I found on Pinterest. Last year I created mod podge Christmas ornaments that have become an annual tradition. I just started prepping this year’s ornaments for the third year in a row!
How I Use Pinterest
I found that I’m most motivated and creative when it’s cold outside and my husband plays hockey on weekend evenings after our daughter has gone to bed. I light a holiday candle and drag out my dusty craft bins and get to work! I used to spend this time cleaning, but last year I finally broke down and admitted I needed help in the house to save my sanity. It’s healthy to take time out to do things you like too. I’m not just a lady with a career and a mom with a toddler. I have my own interests as well and I love when I give myself permission to explore those.
I like to research the heck out of everything. The same thing goes for Pinterest. I don’t want to waste my time doing anything unless I am totally sure I will love it. Inspiration boards can be anything: home projects, DIY crafts, food or holiday projects. One of my recent favorites was the Pinterest board I made for my daughter’s first day of preschool.
I collaborate on a lot of Pinterest boards too. My favorite is a board for working moms, the board has fun ideas that range from managing your time to finding quick and easy meals to make for your family.
Collaborative boards are a great way to start a group project with friends or family. Just start a board and add contributors to it. Once everyone has pinned their ideas you can use that as a launching pad to discuss the project you want to do together.
The possibilities are endless, happy pinning!
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