The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

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

Mommy is the Root of All Evil

Two bloggers. Two different hemispheres. One vision (largely impaired by too much clutter, dirt, and booze). Exposed for all the world to see as Housekeepers of Ill-Repute, Proprietresses of Dubious … Continue reading

January 7, 2009 · 8 Comments

ASSuaging the Guilt

Hold it right there, bub. This is a two parter all about my bodily-fluid-filled Live Nativity experience at church last week. If you haven’t read the first part, click here. … Continue reading

December 27, 2008 · 4 Comments

Urine Angel

Desperately seeking a way to make Christmas more meaningful to my kids this year, and flat out refusing to buy one of those trendy “The Elf on the Shelf” thingies, … Continue reading

December 24, 2008 · 2 Comments

Grab and Go

Ya’ll, I’m busier than a one-legged woman in an ass-kickin’ contest today, what with all the holiday Room Mom requirements, and Thanksgiving cleanup, and the fact that if I don’t … Continue reading

December 2, 2008 · 5 Comments

So the bartender says, “We don’t serve your kind,” and the mushroom says “Oh come on! I’m a fungi!”

Oh for the LOVE OF GOD. I am now on a first-name basis with the receptionist at my pediatrician’s office. When I called yesterday she recognized my voice, greeted me … Continue reading

October 25, 2008 · 7 Comments

School Bus Bonuses

Parenting. Oy. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. My two older kids ride the school bus to and from school.  I consciously choose this for MANY reasons: 1.) it … Continue reading

October 21, 2008 · 5 Comments

Just the Tip

Many of my readers have been asking me for parenting and housekeeping tips, since I clearly know a thing or two about both.  So to keep ya’ll happy, I am … Continue reading

September 23, 2008 · 3 Comments

Crafty Dog

This is my dog. As you may recall, he looks nothing like Gwyneth Paltrow’s lady parts. This is my jar of Crayola Crayons. Isn’t it pretty? And this is what … Continue reading

September 22, 2008 · 8 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