The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

Category Archives: consumed by guilt

The best, easiest, tastiest birthday cake EVER.

Did you hear it was my little guy’s birthday yesterday? You certainly did if you live anywhere within a 20 square mile radius of us, as Bucket Head told EVERYONE … Continue reading

March 15, 2011 · 11 Comments

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

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

Urine Angel

Desperately seeking a way to make Christmas more meaningful to my kids this year, and flat out refusing to buy one of those trendy “The Elf on the Shelf” thingies, … Continue reading

December 24, 2008 · 2 Comments