Welcome to The Bearded Iris: A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All.
Hi there. My name is Leslie Marinelli and I blog in order to feel like less of an invisible vessel for grandchildren and PTA donations.
One husband, three kids, three pets, and a minivan… you just can’t get any more stereotypical than that. Oh, but here’s something special about me: my pet gecko has erectile dysfunction and had one of his penises surgically removed. That’s right, geckos have two baby makers: fun fact for the day.
I’m coming to you live from the ‘burbs of Atlanta where the stay at home moms play to win. I’m a borderline hoarder and a white belt in Taekwondo. I have a knack for saying the things most people are smart enough to keep confined to their heads. Never sit next to me at a funeral or a used appliance store.
A few other tidbits you really should know if we’re going to be friends:
I have excessive facial and body hair, but I’m working on it.
It’s very likely that I was dropped on my head as a child.
I’m a co-author and the editor of a #1 Top-Rated and #1 Best-Selling humor anthology for women called “You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth.” You should read it. It’s my fourth favorite baby. (Also available FOR ALL THE THINGS.)
Hey, here’s something cool: I was named the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop Humor Writer of the Month in October 2013! Not too shabby! This blog has also received accolades from Babble.com, BlogHer, The Huffington Post, and CNN’s HLNtv.com, to name a few.
Yes, I do occasional product reviews. But only if your product is awesome, and only if you don’t mind me being totally honest and using inappropriate humor. Please note: I don’t work for corn dogs. Tell me you have no budget for marketing and I’ll tell you where to stick it.
Thanks for stopping by and wanting to get to know me better! I like you already.
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