The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

Doggone Good Advice

In exactly 24 hours I’ll be reunited with my faithful friend Ike upon the completion of his 10 day quarantine. If I have a film crew with me (i.e., a … Continue reading

April 12, 2011 · 12 Comments

Here’s how we do apple slices…

One of my kids is a picky eater. I hate that about him. I really do. I find it to be a truly vile character trait. Before kids (B.K.), I … Continue reading

March 29, 2011 · 15 Comments

How to Look Fabulous for Your Age

  Today is my birthday. This is me 47 years ago, when I was a baby: See that? Even then, personality PLUS. Based on this photographic evidence, here’s what I’m … Continue reading

March 22, 2011 · 22 Comments

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

Ten Skin Care Tips I Wish Had Followed

Had to take the youngest to the dermatologist the other day to have a weird warty thing on his earlobe removed. We actually had it burned off once before, but … Continue reading

March 8, 2011 · 20 Comments

You better believe it.

I was wracking my brain to come up with a fabulous, life-altering tip I could share with you for my Just The Tip Tuesday feature today. And then I remembered … Continue reading

March 1, 2011 · 5 Comments

List Making Love

“The more you do, the more you can do.” I don’t know who said that, or where I found it years ago. I only know that it is true. I’m … Continue reading

February 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Mother of all Cures

You know that scratchy feeling you get in the back of your throat when you’re just starting to come down with a cold? Yes, you know the one… that dreadful … Continue reading

February 16, 2011 · 4 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

It’s about frickin’ time.

Finally, after 4 years and 5 months of waiting, lamenting, begging, hand wringing, and bribing… my first-born child, Nature Boy, has won a Principal Pal Award. Perhaps you’ve heard me … Continue reading

February 6, 2011 · 3 Comments