Category Archives: parenting

Quit staring at my shuttlecock, ya perv.

Well, it’s Spring Break in these parts, and we’re staycationing this year…again. Spring Break travel requires much more advanced planning than I am ever able to successfully do, so here we are. Home sweet…holy shit, is there a wasps’ nest … Continue reading

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The road not taken…by my kid…on the can

I just found a dried booger on my shower curtain. It’s about two feet off the ground, on the outside of the curtain, right next to the toilet in my kids’ bathroom. After three kids, very little surprises me, and … Continue reading

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Hey kids, don’t stick your tongues in there, m’kay?

As part of a new series we’ll call The Best of The Bearded Iris, the following is my most popular post of 2013 (originally published January 9, 2013).  Happy New Year, friends. Stay warm today!    Damn. Parenting is hard. Every … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Principal Pal Predicament – Part 2

When we last left our heroine… Wait. I’m sorry, I just despise that word. I can never remember if it’s heroin or heroine and then I get nervous that people will think I’m leaving my smack lying around all willy nilly. … Continue reading

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The thing about siblings…

This is the first year all three of my kids have extra-curricular activities and life seems to have gotten a bit more unmanageable all of a sudden. Tell you what though, as much as I sometimes envy my friends with … Continue reading

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Something’s gotta give

Receiving a call from your child’s teacher at 7:30 a.m. is rarely a good thing. And learning that your six-year-old son won’t stop crying is not the kind of news any parent ever wants to hear. But realizing that the … Continue reading

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