The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

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