The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

How to Look Fabulous for Your Age

  Today is my birthday. This is me 47 years ago, when I was a baby: See that? Even then, personality PLUS. Based on this photographic evidence, here’s what I’m … Continue reading

March 22, 2011 · 22 Comments

The best, easiest, tastiest birthday cake EVER.

Did you hear it was my little guy’s birthday yesterday? You certainly did if you live anywhere within a 20 square mile radius of us, as Bucket Head told EVERYONE … Continue reading

March 15, 2011 · 11 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

List Making Love

“The more you do, the more you can do.” I don’t know who said that, or where I found it years ago. I only know that it is true. I’m … Continue reading

February 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Mother of all Cures

You know that scratchy feeling you get in the back of your throat when you’re just starting to come down with a cold? Yes, you know the one… that dreadful … Continue reading

February 16, 2011 · 4 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

How to Improve Your Health, Sex Life, and DMV Record SIMULTANEOUSLY

So I’m sitting there this morning, trying to enjoy my morning cup o’ joe and catch a few minutes of the news, when all of a sudden, I’m assaulted with … Continue reading

February 1, 2011 · 10 Comments

How to Organize Itty-Bitty Video Game Cartridges

I have a label maker and I’m not afraid to use it. In fact, when all else fails, I enjoy printing out a label and sticking it on something… anything … Continue reading

January 25, 2011 · 18 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

Blowin’ the Stink Off

I’ve had a bad case of the winter blues the past few days. Not only has it been cold and rainy and gray here in North Georgia, but something about … Continue reading

January 13, 2009 · 3 Comments