Sep 7, 2011 10:30 AM
Whoa, it's like Girl Scouts for moms! Parenthood offers plenty of rewards on its own, but sometimes it's nice to get a little extra acknowledgment, right? Preferably right after you've handled the toughest diaper blowout of your life or you realize your shopping trips take three times as long and cost twice as much as they did pre-kids. And though they don't come with an old school sash, give yourself a few Mama Merit Badges ($5 each) when you really need some extra encouragement. Sew them onto a diaper bag strap, a scarf, or just keep them tucked away in a safe place (i.e. away from little sticky popsicle hands that somehow found the only permanent marker not already under lock and key...).