Let’s Talk Pecan Pie

  So let’s talk pecan pie. It’s a classic dessert that can be a little daunting if you’re not familiar with baking this delicious Southern favorite. Well, for that matter it might be a favorite of folks up north or even out west, but I’ve never eaten pecan pie in those places so I wouldn’t know. […]

Advent “Wreath” in a Box

One of my favorite observances this time of year is the Advent wreath and the weekly candle lighting that leads up to Christmas. This year I decided to incorporate this idea into our home and created an Advent “wreath” in a box.

Pinecones and Pompons Kid Craft

To make this super easy Christmas kid craft all you need are some medium-sized pinecones, small colorful pompons and some basic craft or school glue.

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has never watched them dancing on a windy day.”

-Shira Tamir


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    A Toe-Tally Awesome Teacher Gift

    Now that the first full week of school is behind us, I thought it was time to share this year's back-to-school teacher gift for my son's third grade teacher. Last week I shared some great giftable ideas, so if you missed it and still need some inspiration, please take a look -- I'm sure teacher gifts are appreciated throughout the year!

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    Finding Morels. . . According to an Eight Year Old

    It's morel mushroom season here in the Midwest, and with all our intermittent rain and sunshine these little fungi should be popping up all over the place. "Should" of course being the operative word.So while my husband was away this weekend, my son and I scoured the Three-Acre Wood in search of a few of these natural, odd looking but tasty treats. Well, let me be clear, I scoured while my son crawled through holes, picked up rocks and chased frogs.

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    “Incredibles 2” Falls Short of This Parent’s Approval

    I don’t normally do a lot of movie reviews here at Small Talk Mama, but as the mother of an impressionable seven-year-old boy I wanted to pass along a few thoughts about Disney-Pixar’s latest animated film, Incredibles 2. While this movie pulled in $180 million during its opening weekend at the box office, I personally wish we had saved the family some money and waited another 14 years to rent the DVD. The sequel to Incredibles, released in 2004, picked up right where the first film left off and kicked into high gear immediately. Unfortunately, the theme was very similar to that of the original movie. Superheroes are still outlawed because of the…

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