A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All
Welcome to The Bearded Iris: A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All.
Once upon a time, I thought I had the world by a string. Twenty years later… not so much, although there have been glimpses of greatness like that time I was on Oprah’s “Clean Up Your Messy House” Tour and the day I survived a snapping turtle attack. But for the most part, these days I’m more of an invisible vessel for providing grandchildren and PTA donations. So I write. This blog is pretty much the only place where I can complete a sentence without being asked to open a juice box or wipe a butt. (So quit asking me.) Writing keeps me semi-sane. And if I can make someone laugh or at least feel better about their life compared to mine, then I’ve done my good deed for the day.
One husband, three kids, one dog, one cat, one minivan… you just can’t get any more stereotypical than that. I’m coming to you live from the ‘burbs of Atlanta where the stay at home moms play to win. I am a practicing Cafeteria Catholic with a sincere love for Jesus and boxed wine. A walking contradiction, I have been known to use the words “bible study” and “titty bar” in the same sentence.
It’s a long story…maybe you should start at the beginning. Read my first post, Hello world!
But don’t stop there. Here are some of my all-time favorite posts… consider it a crash course:
Thanks for stopping by!
Iris Beard, aka “The Bearded Iris”
Bearded Lady image copyright by Michelle Knowlen 2008.