The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

Day One of Lent… FAIL.

A haiku about my first day of Lent: Geri brought trail mix Bible Study, Ash Wednesday. YUM! Forgot to fast. I recognize that many people blow their Lenten promises at … Continue reading

March 10, 2011 · 5 Comments

Five Great Books for Toddlers and Tired Parents

So today, the first day of Lent, I asked my two older kids if they understood the significance of the 40 days leading up to Easter. My oldest said: “Yeah … Continue reading

March 9, 2011 · 23 Comments

Are you a Mary or a Martha?

When I was pregnant for the first time, somebody gave me a beautifully hand printed copy of the following poem: The Value of Values Oh Mother! Oh Mother! Come shake … Continue reading

February 13, 2011 · 2 Comments

Justified Recalcitrance

Dear God, I know I promised you that I would stop with the Lego sorting if you would just give me another chance to appreciate my daughter more while she … Continue reading

January 30, 2011 · 3 Comments

Jesus Loves Me

gool bus tute titty I regot no-ball nack woperate yater nuggle wack If you understand any of those words, congratulations… you speak Spider-Man (formerly known as Bucket Head). If not, … Continue reading

January 20, 2011 · 5 Comments

This Is Not a Photography Blog

My friend Laura calls me a “Jill of all Trades.” I think she means it as a compliment, but I’m not totally sure. I do indeed have a menagerie of … Continue reading

January 17, 2011 · 12 Comments

The Sins of the Mother

Oh Lordy. The results are in for the first Principal Pal awards of the school year. And I just have one question: who do I have to sleep with to … Continue reading

September 29, 2009 · 8 Comments