See what’s bound to pop up on your Pinterest board in the New Year.

By Melissa Willets

Pinterest has released its official trend report for 2017, based on its insights team’s analysis of pin data from the past year. And among the top emerging trends featured in the Pinterest 100, there are some major parenting trends you're going to want to know about. From woodland nursery design, to fairy gardens, here's what parents are going to be talking (and pinning!) about in the New Year.


Story Starters

Writing prompts help pump up the creativity, whether at home or at school. I can't wait to try these with my kids, who love writing and illustrating their own "books," and giving them away as gifts.


Fairy Gardens

With the rise of The Fairy Door (yup, we have one), DIY magical gardens for the sprites in your child's life are becoming more and more popular.


Homemade Popsicles

Families are having fun concocting healthy AND fun warm-weather treats at home. Yum!


Woodland Nursery Design

Baby's room is getting a forest-friendly makeover this year with rustic decor inspired by nature. And what better place to get ideas than on Pinterest!


Development Through Play

In 2017, it's all about making learning fun. Check out Pinterest for fresh ideas on how to pack playtime with educational elements.



File the fingerplay trend under "awesome rainy day ideas for toddlers," or maybe "ways to make your little one giggle with glee," or "things you can do to inspire imagination," or "how to create memories to last a lifetime"....


Classic Baby Names 

In 2017, Pinterest says parents will be going back to basics when it comes to baby names. Um, maybe they've had enough of names like Saint and Dream?


Virtual Reality Gear

Apparently kids are ready to take their screen time to the next level. I'm just not sure parents like me are on board...


Learning Spanish

Pinterest says more and more parents are teaching kids to speak Spanish, whether they know the language or not.


Road Trips

Banish boredom in 2017 with these Pinterest-worthy ideas for family road trip fun.

One thing's for sure: 2017 is going to be a great year!

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.


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