Friday, July 22, 2011

Have you met Iris?

According to the name of my blog, you can guess that I strive to bring a certain sense of greater purpose to motherhood. I think too often people, mostly moms ourselves, forget what an transformational role we have.

The reality is motherhood is a mixed bag. There are days where you can see the greater purpose and go to bed loving your kids and believing that all is right with the world; at least your corner of it.

Some days life as a mother in modern society is bewildering and keeping up with the right way to raise children can be daunting and downright exhausting. So many things to manage, your head is spinning.

Then there are days when you just want to say F**** this, I hear corporate American and boarding school calling.

On these days, every day really, I turn to my friend Iris. (She's not really a friend, but a friend in Facebook world and I would like to think we would be friends is we met.)

The Bearded Iris, is another mom blog and she explores the purpose motherhood from an *ahem* entirely different angle.

Iris blogs about motherhood, personal hygiene, homemaking, etcetera with a certain Je nais se quoi. Which is French for the the woman has cojones and is hysterically funny.

Iris notices the potty humor in mothering. She says things everyone wants to say out loud. When I read her blog, I laugh at loud and laugh uncontrollably. More than once I have been laughing so hard my children have noticed and wanted to read what was so funny. Iris is NOT child appropriate, so I usually slam down the laptop so they can't read over my shoulder until the laughing ceases.

I have also been caught laughing hours and days later about a post and had to explain why I was giggling in the grocery store. I can no longer walk down the ethnic hair aisle in Target without laughing.

I read Iris and you should too. I can't promise it will make you a better person but it will make you a funnier person. Motherhood needs funny people. We have a big job and we all need a laugh.


  1. WOW! Thanks for the shout out, Toots! It is so nice to hear that I can help you make it through those hard days (we all have them...some of us {ahem} more than others). What a gift you've given me by letting me know. Thank you!!

  2. You're welcome! Now every time I laugh out loud, my husband says, "Are you reading Iris again?"