The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

Category Archives: not a good pack leader

Crime and punishment, doggie style.

It’s never good when a police cruiser appears in your driveway. Just sayin’. So yesterday afternoon, the second day of Spring break, when I was hanging by my last nerve, … Continue reading

April 6, 2011 · 29 Comments

The ONE kitchen gadget I can’t live without.

How does a busy mom-on-the-go feed the kids, discipline the pets, and manage the household all at once? Easy. All you need is a handy dandy large glass bowl like … Continue reading

February 8, 2011 · 7 Comments

Oh, sh!t.

So I go to take Spider-Man to preschool this morning and as I’m getting into the car, I notice that something is wrong. Hmmmm. I don’t remember leaving all these … Continue reading

February 7, 2011 · 12 Comments

… and then my show-and-tell fantasy was shattered.

When I saw the sign on Ms. Evelyn’s preschool door that it was Pet Week, I should have just walked away. But that was when the Mommy Guilt reared its … Continue reading

January 28, 2011 · 7 Comments

Verbal Diarrhea

No, I haven’t been trapped under something heavy, unfortunately, thanks for asking. My husband does need to lose a few pounds, it’s true, but he’s been steering clear of my … Continue reading

January 26, 2009 · 5 Comments

Crafty Dog

This is my dog. As you may recall, he looks nothing like Gwyneth Paltrow’s lady parts. This is my jar of Crayola Crayons. Isn’t it pretty? And this is what … Continue reading

September 22, 2008 · 8 Comments