The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

We just can’t CONTAIN our enthusiasm…

I took Mini-Me to The Container Store with me yesterday for the first time, and this is pretty much the look on her face the entire time we were there. … Continue reading

March 28, 2011 · 11 Comments

Overheard

The other day, I was reclined on the couch, “resting my eyes,” while the kids were having a snack in the kitchen. I heard one of them take a few … Continue reading

March 7, 2011 · 9 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

Justified Recalcitrance

Dear God, I know I promised you that I would stop with the Lego sorting if you would just give me another chance to appreciate my daughter more while she … Continue reading

January 30, 2011 · 3 Comments

My Baby is Sprouting Boobies, Part 2

On a positive note, I did find that 8 years old is not out of the realm of normal these days. In fact, the average age of breast budding in the United States is between 8 and 13. So there’s that. But come on… of all the places to be ahead of the class? Really? This is what I get? She couldn’t be the fastest at the timed addition tests or winner of the tri-county spelling bee?Just my luck. Winner of the boobie-prize.

January 27, 2011 · 4 Comments

Organized Minutiae, Precocious Puberty, and Mommy Tears

So while I’ve been stringently organizing the minutiae of my life like DS cartridges and Legos, my little girl has been growing up behind my back. Which brings us to … Continue reading

January 26, 2011 · 6 Comments

Lego Therapy

This is what I have: But this is what I want: Ahhh.  Just looking at that neat storage brings my blood pressure down a notch. And so on Monday while … Continue reading

January 19, 2011 · 10 Comments

Sticky Situation

True story. Yesterday we took the kids bowling at one of those family arcade joints.  We had a blast.  My only complaints were that real bowling is way harder than … Continue reading

September 8, 2008 · 1 Comment