The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

Georgia on my mind.

There are currently only three states in the good ol’ U. S. of A. that ban take-out sales of beer, wine, and liquor on Sundays. Ironically, I happen to live … Continue reading

February 21, 2011 · 10 Comments

Organized Minutiae, Precocious Puberty, and Mommy Tears

So while I’ve been stringently organizing the minutiae of my life like DS cartridges and Legos, my little girl has been growing up behind my back. Which brings us to … Continue reading

January 26, 2011 · 6 Comments

Cabin Fever and Cocoa Cocktails

Day four of the epic Southern snow storm. Day four of the husband working from home and the kids’ schools and activities all canceled. The roads are impassable. We haven’t … Continue reading

January 13, 2011 · 2 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

Bring Out Your Dead!

Just because I’m married to an Italian-American does not mean I know how to properly dispose of a body.  But clearly I must seem like someone who can “take care … Continue reading

November 8, 2008 · 7 Comments

Cornhole

I had never heard of this “game” until Cub Scout Family Camp when one of the very very nice dads brought his Cornhole supplies to share with the group. So naturally, when I walked by and he asked me “if I wanted to play Cornhole” with him and his sons…I almost crapped my pants.

October 27, 2008 · 4 Comments