The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

Here’s how we do apple slices…

One of my kids is a picky eater. I hate that about him. I really do. I find it to be a truly vile character trait. Before kids (B.K.), I … Continue reading

March 29, 2011 · 15 Comments

The Mother of All Crap Magnets.

It’s week # 11 (eleven!!!) in Org Junkie’s 52 Weeks of Organizing challenge. This week Org Junkie’s topic is “Consolidate & Conquer.” Eeeek. That makes me absolutely quiver with fear. … Continue reading

March 20, 2011 · 14 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

Happy Birthday, Bucket Head!

Four years ago today, my third and final child was born. Bucket Head, you are the greatest surprise party of my life. When you were born, your little face was … Continue reading

March 14, 2011 · 10 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

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

Me so horny…

Last night my 11 year old son pulled me aside and asked: “Mom? What does ‘horny’ mean?” Oh Lord. Here we go. First I had to give myself the Heimlich … Continue reading

March 3, 2011 · 4 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

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

Jesus Loves Me

gool bus tute titty I regot no-ball nack woperate yater nuggle wack If you understand any of those words, congratulations… you speak Spider-Man (formerly known as Bucket Head). If not, … Continue reading

January 20, 2011 · 5 Comments