Welcome to The Bearded Iris: A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All.
Hi there. My name is Leslie and I blog in order to feel like less of an invisible vessel for grandchildren and PTA donations.
One husband, three kids,
three two pets, and a minivan… you just can’t get any more stereotypical than that.
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 green belt in Taekwondo. I have a knack for saying the things most people are smart enough to keep confined to their heads.
A few other tidbits you really should know if we’re going to be friends:
It’s very likely that I was dropped on my head as a child.
I have excessive facial and body hair, but I’m working on it.
I’m pretty handy. I do a lot of our household repairs by myself, including major appliance repair. I once fixed my broken washing machine with only a zip tie.
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.
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.
I did my first comedy monologue last year for a packed house of 900 incredibly good looking people. It was a big hit…probably because I talked about poop a lot and dressed like a traffic cone. You can watch it on the YouTube.
Laughing is my favorite, but I can be serious too, particularly about motherhood and work/life balance.
Thanks for stopping by and wanting to get to know me better! I like you already.
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