The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

The results are in…

Well I know you are all on the edge of your seats waiting to hear about my Pampered Chef par-tay last Saturday! The reason this was such a big deal … Continue reading

April 11, 2011 · 25 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

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

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

Day One of Lent… FAIL.

A haiku about my first day of Lent: Geri brought trail mix Bible Study, Ash Wednesday. YUM! Forgot to fast. I recognize that many people blow their Lenten promises at … Continue reading

March 10, 2011 · 5 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

Me so horny…

Last night my 11 year old son pulled me aside and asked: “Mom? What does ‘horny’ mean?” Oh Lord. Here we go. First I had to give myself the Heimlich … Continue reading

March 3, 2011 · 4 Comments

Five things I really hate.

While absentmindedly scrolling through my Twitter feed yesterday, I stumbled across this blog post title: Pet Hates. Not to be Confused with “Hates Pets.” Which just goes to show you … Continue reading

March 2, 2011 · 21 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