The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

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

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