The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

An Open Letter to the Box Tops for Education Program

To Whom It May Concern at General Mills: As a busy mother of three, I am writing to implore you to reconsider your Box Tops for Education Program. It is … Continue reading

February 19, 2011 · 8 Comments

Mommy is the Root of All Evil

Two bloggers. Two different hemispheres. One vision (largely impaired by too much clutter, dirt, and booze). Exposed for all the world to see as Housekeepers of Ill-Repute, Proprietresses of Dubious … Continue reading

January 7, 2009 · 8 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

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

68

Is it me, or are the libidos of men and women totally incompatible?  I really think Ellen and Portia are on to something here.  Not the least of which being … Continue reading

August 25, 2008 · 1 Comment

Pretty

My husband recorded part of the Olympics several nights ago to show the kids.  It was the Trampoline Finals (WTF? Who even knew this was an Olympic sport?).  We have … Continue reading

August 21, 2008 · 2 Comments

Hello world!

Why “Bearded Iris,” you ask?  Oh, so many reasons, so many meanings.   First and foremost, my name is Iris.  So there you have it.  Sort of a no brainer … Continue reading

August 8, 2008 · 1 Comment