Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together.

Katie’s Krops

Katie and her famous cabbage

We love when one small thing, or in this case, one 40-lb cabbage can inspire a movement. Katie Stagliano was just 9 and in third grade when her gardening skills grew a 40-lb cabbage that fed 275 people and inspired her to launch an ongoing campaign to feed the hungry. Moved by the experience of…

To Infinity and Beyond!

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Over the long holiday weekend, my family and I saw Toy Story 3. It is not often that the 3rd movie in a series gets better than the first two, but somehow Disney•Pixar has pulled it off again. What I loved is that each of us could enjoy the movie on so many different levels.…

What are SWAPs?

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To be exact it is a Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere. The Girl Scouts define swaps as the perfect way for Girl Scouts to meet each other and promote friendship. Each one is a memory of a special event or Girl Scout Sister. It has been a tradition to trade SWAPs since the 1950s. Check…