Pearl’s First Camping Trip

Peter and I have camped several times together in the years that we've known each other. We've camped with friends or just the two of us but we've never camped with a toddler. Until now! When it comes to parenting, I'm learning that often you simply have to take the plunge. We've always known that… Continue reading Pearl’s First Camping Trip

Parenting Merit Badges

Since around the time Pearl turned one (i.e. hit the toddler stage), I have been awarding myself mental merit badges. Basically, when I do something as a parent that I feel a sense of accomplishment about, I give myself a merit badge to pin on my imaginary parenting sash. (I was never a Girl Guide… Continue reading Parenting Merit Badges