The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

The Space in Between

So yeah, I totally agree with you. The way I anal-retentively carve and lovingly salt-water-bathe apple slices for my children every day is borderline insanity at its finest. But lest … Continue reading

March 31, 2011 · 23 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

We just can’t CONTAIN our enthusiasm…

I took Mini-Me to The Container Store with me yesterday for the first time, and this is pretty much the look on her face the entire time we were there. … Continue reading

March 28, 2011 · 11 Comments

The KEY to staying organized…

It’s week # 12 in Org Junkie’s 52 Weeks of Organizing challenge. This week Org Junkie’s topic is “Daily Maintenance.” Finally, something I apparently rock at! (Just don’t tell my … Continue reading

March 26, 2011 · 8 Comments

I’m sure I’ll regret this…

Yesterday I published my favorite raw kale salad recipe and casually mentioned my preferred method for drying freshly washed kale. What happened next is this: I had to Google the … Continue reading

March 25, 2011 · 19 Comments

Sexy Raw Kale Salad Recipe

I was in the checkout line at the grocery store the other day, trying to de-crinkle my coupons and keep Bucket Head from tearing into an eye-level packet of M&Ms, … Continue reading

March 24, 2011 · 14 Comments

…and that’s how a ballsy woman scrapbooks.

Going through my baby pictures yesterday really got me thinking… Are you a perfectionist? I am. Not in every part of my life, but in many ways, yes. For instance, … Continue reading

March 23, 2011 · 20 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

Springtime fresh?

Ahhhh, spring is in the air. Do you smell something gross? It’s not my dog this time, I swear. Get a little closer. Now take a big whiff. Oh yes. … Continue reading

March 21, 2011 · 9 Comments

The Mother of All Crap Magnets.

It’s week # 11 (eleven!!!) in Org Junkie’s 52 Weeks of Organizing challenge. This week Org Junkie’s topic is “Consolidate & Conquer.” Eeeek. That makes me absolutely quiver with fear. … Continue reading

March 20, 2011 · 14 Comments