The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

Play that funky music, white girl.

This week’s Listography over at Kate Takes 5 is called “Now That’s What I Call Music!” No, this weeks Listography isn’t your Top 5 favourite bands or Top 5 albums. … Continue reading

April 3, 2011 · 17 Comments

I made my kitchen cabinet beg for mercy.

It’s week # 13 in Org Junkie’s 52 Weeks of Organizing challenge. This week Org Junkie’s topic is “Purge Magazine Backlogs.” I don’t have this problem because me no read … Continue reading

April 2, 2011 · 20 Comments

…and that’s how we’re coping with a bully.

Four things: 1.) Thank you for not reporting me to D-FACS yesterday for my blatant child neglect and endangerment in the public ladies’ room. A mom’s gotta do what a … Continue reading

April 1, 2011 · 19 Comments

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