“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please,
but as the opportunity to do what is right.”

-Peter Marshall


  • In the Kitchen

    A Real Mom’s Kitchen — Katie D. Claims Her Calm

    Welcome to A Real Mom’s Kitchen. This is the first of a monthly series that will take us inside the kitchens of real women to see how they actually use their spaces to keep the family nourished, get the academics done, keep the creative juices flowing and maybe even run a business or two. It’s all about reality, functionality, dreams and getting dirty, and most of these moms actually volunteered to let me through the front door with all my questions and my camera. Oh, and be sure to try the recipe at the end of each post, which is a featured family favorite meal (say that several times fast). One of these recipes…

  • A Real Mom's Kitchen
    In the Kitchen

    Introducing A Real Mom’s Kitchen

    I am super excited to introduce a new series happening here at Small Talk Mama. It’s called “A Real Mom’s Kitchen,” and each month I will highlight a different real life kitchen used by a living, breathing family. I posted a request with my local mom’s group, and couldn’t believe how quickly so many ladies raised their hands. So please know that these are volunteers and I have never even seen most of these kitchens, but I can’t wait to walk into the houses of these gracious gals each month and see the heart of their homes for the very first time. I love looking at beautiful photos of awe-inspiring kitchens, but…

  • Inside & Out

    Fall Home Tour at The Quarter-Acre Wood

    So I know the fall decorating season will be drawing to a close with the rapidly approaching Thanksgiving holiday, but I wanted to share my little touches of autumn with you as a “better late than never” thought in mind. I tried to keep things very simple this year, because I went all out for my son’s fifth birthday pirate party in October and Christmas will be upon us at warp speed. So here are a few touches around the house that hopefully let guests know that I didn’t completely ignore my favorite time of year. I love to change out my house number pots for the season, and these beautiful mums…

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