The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

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

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

How to Revive Your Child’s Limp Curls

In honor of relaunching The Bearded Iris, I would like to re-institute my “Just the Tip Tuesday” column. In the past, I’ve shared tips on a variety of things like … Continue reading

January 18, 2011 · 5 Comments

Protected: A Night to Remember

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And so it begins…

You would think that with three kids I would have experienced it long before today, but no. Today was my first time. My first time stressing over getting my kid … Continue reading

February 4, 2009 · 6 Comments

Verbal Diarrhea

No, I haven’t been trapped under something heavy, unfortunately, thanks for asking. My husband does need to lose a few pounds, it’s true, but he’s been steering clear of my … Continue reading

January 26, 2009 · 5 Comments

The Booger Heard ‘Round the World

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

December 31, 2008 · 6 Comments


We have a Nativity Scene on our entryway table. It is a beautifulĀ Fontanini set that my husband bought for me as a gift early in our marriage. Over the years … Continue reading

December 8, 2008 · 5 Comments