Welcome to Doll Diaries!! I created this site in the fall of 2006 as a way to share photos and doll play ideas as my daughters began to enter the world of American Girl doll and other doll play. Over the years the Doll Diaries community has grown dramatically and it has become known for being a safe and friendly place for doll lovers of ALL AGES to share their love of doll play and doll collecting.
Char Polanosky: As the primary blogger at Doll Diaries, I write most of the posts, moderate ALL of the comments, take care of the Facebook page, Twitter account and Pinterest account. I am a Mom to three (boy, two girls), a web designer and a retired gymnastics coach who has rapidly become a doll enthusiast and collector over the past few years. Before starting Doll Diaries I was never really interested in photography, yet now I love it – and dolls are my favorite photography subjects.
Megan: Even though Megan was the first one in the family to start collecting dolls, she has moved from American Girl dolls to Barbie. Megan is a Barbie girl through and through – she asks for a Holiday Barbie or designer Barbie for Christmas each year. Her collection is very selective but dear to her heart. Megan does the doll hair videos and much of the editing of our YouTube videos. She has her own site, Razberriez.com, which is all about make up and nail tutorials, and writes for DollarStoreCrafs.com on occasion, too.
Natalie is my youngest child (Megan and Nat have an older brother, too) yet she is truly the dolly girl in this house. From an early age Natalie demonstrated a great deal of creativity and the ability to play for hours fueled by a large imagination. Now she shares her own doll photo stories, helps review products, advises me on the latest tween trends and is becoming extremely knowledgeable about all types of dolls.
Karen Owen joined the Doll Diaries team in June 2011 as the weekly craft editor. Karen is also a Mom to three boys who has an amazing ability to create doll sized crafts and accessories out of everyday objects and supplies you most likely have on hand. From doll tents to doll food to doll garden sets to everything in between Karen has got our dolls covered!
In addition to being our weekly craft editor Karen has a few blogs of her own, Karen Mom of Three’s Craft blog is the primary one and you can find links to her other sites there.
Anna Allen is the newest member of the Doll Diaries team and brings her amazing craft skills with her. You can find Anna’s crafts for dolls on Tuesdays and you visit her personal blog at Doll-It-Up.com.
Jeri Phillips, managing editor, works behind the scenes in an editorial and advisory role to the Doll Diaries team. She is a former journalist with extensive marketing and event management skills.
We welcome photo stories, tutorials, reviews and photo contributions from our readers. To submit your doll photos or guest post, email Char at firstname.lastname@example.org.