About the Author


Hello! I’m Valerie Hansen – author, Mom and quote-collector for “Small Talk with Allie and Jamie”!
Valerie HansenI spent about six years of my life with my pockets full of tiny slips of paper and napkins while I was writing down every funny thing my daughters said when they were babies and toddlers. I hand-copied them into paper notebooks, and when the girls got older, they and their friends would sit in the living room screaming with laughter reading them, as did some friends of mine who had never even met my kids! I realized then that this was not just funny to my family, but to anyone with a sense of humor and an appreciation for the innocence of children. Now, after they’ve both grown to be adults, I’m finally organizing the quotes into a real book!

Chapter topics will include relationships, food, animals, sibling rivalry, conversations with other children, politeness vs. honesty, questions about careers, safety, the potty and more.

I really have put years of my (and my childrens’) life into this book, so if there’s anything you want to ask or discuss with me, please feel free to email me (valerie@smalltalkbook.net) or Like my page on Facebook: Small Talk on Facebook, thanks!