There's a new mom on Pinterest. The social networking site, which has had huge success attracting women, welcomed First Lady Michelle Obama to its ranks of pinners this morning. Three boards were created by the Obama campaign on her behalf -- "Around the White House," "Great memories" and a timely "Father's Day." Pins from the First Lady herself are signed "-mo."
It's certainly a competitive landscape on Pinterest, where quirky and pretty ideas for Father's Day crafts, cards and gifts keep popping up. But we have a feeling the First Lady will do just fine with the community. Her pins include iconic shots of Barack and the girls, and even one from girlhood of her own dad, Fraser Robinson. She also added heartwarming captions about why both men are great dads. Of an office shot, the First Lady writes, "We are dad’s biggest fans, each and every day. –mo"
Take a look at a few of the photos here, then click over to Pinterest to follow Michelle Obama's boards and sign a virtual Father's Day card for the president!
As of 9 a.m. on Wednesday, the First Lady already had close to 200 followers on Pinterest but was only following one other account -- the president's.
<br>On <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/02/sandra-fluke-obama-rush-limbaugh_n_1316631.html" target="_hplink">his decision to call Sandra Fluke</a> after Rush Limbaugh disparaged her for advocating insurance coverage for birth control. </br> <br>"I thought about Malia and Sasha, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way, and I don't want them attacked or called horrible names because they're good citizens." </br> <br>(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)</br>
<br>After <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/23/obama-trayvon-martin_n_1375083.html " target="_hplink">the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin</a> by a "neighborhood watch" officer in Florida: </br> <br>"If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."</br>
<br>When <a href="http://gothamist.com/2012/01/26/video_somalia_rescue_of_aid_worker.php " target="_hplink">an American aid worker was rescued from Somali pirates</a> by Navy SEALs, Obama thought aloud about what the worker's father must have gone through, worrying about her: </br> <br>"I cannot imagine what he went through -- given Malia and Sasha -- and for him to be able to stay strong." </br> <br>(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)</br>
<br>On the government's decision to keep the Plan B morning-after pill available only to those 17 or older, rather than allowing it to be openly sold on drugstore shelves: </br> <br>"As the father of two daughters, I think it is important for us to make sure that we apply some common sense to various rules when it comes to over-the-counter medicine ... I think most parents would probably feel the same way."</br> <br>(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)</br>
<br>On <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2010/may/27/nation/la-na-oil-spill-obama-20100528" target="_hplink">his frustration</a> over the Gulf oil spill: </br> <br>"When I woke up this morning and I'm shaving," he said, "Malia knocks on my bathroom door and she peeks in her head and she says, 'Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?'" I think everybody understands that, when we are fouling the Earth like this. It has concrete implications not just for this generation but for future generations."</br> <br>(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)</br>
<br>And on an indirectly related note h<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/02/obama-on-faith-praying-for-egypt-gabby-giffordsand-for-patience-as-malia-goes-to-her-first-dance-wit/" target="_hplink">e prayed about his daughter</a> at a National Prayer Breakfast: </br> <br>"Lord, give me patience as I watch Malia go to her first dance, where there will be boys. Lord, let her skirt get longer as she travels to that place." </br> <br>(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)</br>