The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

The Valentine Card Conundrum

What is it about Valentine’s Day that makes me feel such an urgent need to overcompensate for all my shortcomings as a wife and mother? Perhaps you’ll recall the time … Continue reading

February 10, 2011 · 6 Comments

The Best Family Craft We Ever Made (and Survived)

I don’t enjoy crafting with kids. Especially groups of kids. Especially MY kids. I know it is wrong to feel this way and I don’t care. When I craft, I … Continue reading

January 22, 2011 · 2 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 Valentine Blues

Unlike their bitter mama, my lovey-dovey kids really dig this Hallmark holiday. So, for them, I did my darndest to hide my “cupid-is-stupid” ire and rise to the occasion. Awwww. I helped them make their Valentine’s Boxes and cards and we even whipped up a fabulous and funky Valentine Tree, which took near heroic measures since I absolutely abhor crafting with children.

February 16, 2009 · 3 Comments

Piece of Cake

The other day was my daughter Klepto’s 6th Birthday. Pretty momentous day for a little girl… she had been looking forward to it for 364 days. The sweet little thing … Continue reading

November 16, 2008 · 8 Comments