The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

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

Dining Room Make-Under

Time for my weekly update on the 52 Weeks of Organizing project! Can you believe it? This is already the end of week #8! Time sure flies when you’re gradually … Continue reading

February 25, 2011 · 15 Comments

Talkin’ Trash

Last Saturday my two oldest kids and I volunteered to participate in a neighborhood roadside cleanup party. I thought it would be a nice way to serve my community, spend … Continue reading

February 23, 2011 · 7 Comments

An Open Letter to the Box Tops for Education Program

To Whom It May Concern at General Mills: As a busy mother of three, I am writing to implore you to reconsider your Box Tops for Education Program. It is … Continue reading

February 19, 2011 · 8 Comments

Vajazzled Valentine Vulva Candies

Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a cute little heart-themed Wal*Mart tin filled with Vajazzled Valentine Vulva Candies. This is my own special twist on the classic candy vulvas I … Continue reading

February 14, 2011 · 8 Comments

Clutter Rehab: A Book Report by Iris Beard

So my very own copy of Clutter Rehab: 101 Tips and Tricks to Become an Organization Junkie and Love It! by Laura Wittmann arrived in the mail yesterday and I … Continue reading

February 11, 2011 · 16 Comments

The Valentine Card Conundrum

What is it about Valentine’s Day that makes me feel such an urgent need to overcompensate for all my shortcomings as a wife and mother? Perhaps you’ll recall the time … Continue reading

February 10, 2011 · 6 Comments

Seriously, it’s not as bad as it sounds.

My good friend Mama Cloud is pregnant with her first baby and it is an absolute joy to behold! Makes me almost want to get knocked up again. Almost. Anyway, … Continue reading

February 4, 2011 · 3 Comments

One down, fifty-one to go.

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a great website and blog called I’m an Organizing Junkie: Living a Life of Simplicity and Order. I’ve been hooked ever since. Specifically, … Continue reading

February 2, 2011 · 24 Comments