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

Five Great Books for Toddlers and Tired Parents

So today, the first day of Lent, I asked my two older kids if they understood the significance of the 40 days leading up to Easter. My oldest said: “Yeah … Continue reading

March 9, 2011 · 23 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

New Stamps Keep Mailmen Happy

Remember a few years ago when the hot topic was disgruntled postal workers going on shooting sprees? Well, looks like they’ve come up with a new way to keep the … Continue reading

February 28, 2011 · 5 Comments

Vajazzled Valentine Vulva Candies

Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a cute little heart-themed Wal*Mart tin filled with Vajazzled Valentine Vulva Candies. This is my own special twist on the classic candy vulvas I … Continue reading

February 14, 2011 · 8 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