The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

Doggone Good Advice

In exactly 24 hours I’ll be reunited with my faithful friend Ike upon the completion of his 10 day quarantine. If I have a film crew with me (i.e., a … Continue reading

April 12, 2011 · 12 Comments

Crime and punishment, doggie style.

It’s never good when a police cruiser appears in your driveway. Just sayin’. So yesterday afternoon, the second day of Spring break, when I was hanging by my last nerve, … Continue reading

April 6, 2011 · 29 Comments

The ONE kitchen gadget I can’t live without.

How does a busy mom-on-the-go feed the kids, discipline the pets, and manage the household all at once? Easy. All you need is a handy dandy large glass bowl like … Continue reading

February 8, 2011 · 7 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