The Milk Memoirs

One part chronicle, one part resource of all things breastfeeding and family life…with a good dose of fun,crafts & mommy realness


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My five year old doesn’t want a Baby Sister – The aftermath of our Gender Reveal Party

Can we talk about THIS photo?!

Remember our sweet little Balloon Gender Reveal of the other day? The one with all the cute photos, and priceless expressions? Yeah, well, just look THOSE faces up there – I need to talk about this photo!

I mean, if ever the saying, “a picture speaks a 1000 words” was to be demonstrated, then this is the poster boy shot depicting just that!

You see, these two little girls of ours really had their hearts set on Continue reading


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The back to front Easter


This year, there was no early morning puffy eyed, pyjama clad beasties tumbling into our bed, ready to check if they could find any tell tale bunny paw prints around the house. Nope. None of that. I could say, it was because one small beasty kept us all up till past 1am in the morning with her shenanigans (“But its fffun to play in your bed,mama!”. (Yes, 1am – what in the effing eff?). But no, it was actually because, our newest and most darling little nephew was being baptised this easter.What a special baptism to be held on Easter. What a special Easter!

Meaning early morning treks called for ripping poor littles from their sweet dreamland state. Something I hate doing, but being god-parents meant that Continue reading


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The Easter Bunny’s Goody List 2017


Its that time of the year again, when Easter Bunny is needing a bit of help with his Easter basket shipments. And who am I to not to step in and help the brother out.

Also, we’re only just around the corner from Easter, so if you’re like me, and leave most things to the last minute, or maybe youre just generally still struggling to think of what to fill your kids baskets up with this year, fear not, I have your back! I tend to keep ours simple. Thereby, keeping the costs a little bit more at bay and the Continue reading


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The Torch of Family Tradition and How to Dye your Easter Eggs (the super easy way)


If you’ve been following this blog for some time now, you’d know that it’s a Grammer family tradition to decorate the Breakfast Easter eggs before chowing down on them. There are some truly sweet and vivid memories that come with those Easter traditions of my family- and I always talk about it on here. So needless to say, I’ve ensured that, that torch of tradition keeps burning with this, our little, family.

Granted, I’ve not passed on all of my family traditions. I mean, like, I am yet to tackle hot cross buns on my own as a married woman- as much as I swear I WILL one day!. And pickled fish… well, home-made pickle fish may not find its way into my home just yet. Especially when Continue reading


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Gender Reveal: Girl or Boy, you already bring us JOY!


Guys, to say that I am emotionally spent after this weekend of gender revealing (and God-parent prepping for our new gorgeous lil’ nephew), would be an understatement of note. For I surely am!! But in a good way. Absolutely in a good way! It was a bit exhilarating actually.

And it felt good to feel this way again. In fact, it feels like it’s been a while. With the exception of actually seeing two lines on a peed-on stick, the last time I felt like this was maybe for our last big Continue reading


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Is it a Boy or a Girl?!?! (Oh My Shattered & Excited Nerves of Joy!)

Guys, I can’t even hide it! We’re on the verge of finding out the gender of our latest team member, and Im all giddy about it. Sure, I’ve got deadlines looming, and all the reason to be thunderclouding right about now…But the truth is there is nothing that can detract from my sheer excitement of what’s about to unfold. All my brain is focussed on, is that little black envelope!

So, yes, those stupidly excited mugs up there? That’s real, unposed excitement of a mom and dad who are thrilled to find out the gender of their little bambino on the way. And yes, knowing that just one quick peek into that envelope could just put me out of my “misery” is kind of killing me softly, BUT my love for suprises will probably carry me through all the way to our actual gender reveal moment. So I. Will. Not. Crack! (despite my buddies insistence on just handing the envelope to her) 🙂 Although, truth be told, it’s not really for us…it’s more for Continue reading


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Life after Death: That First Scan of Baby…

Man on man, that first scan! Isnt it some thing? Moms who’ve had the quintessential joy of seeing baby appear up on that screen would understand why I suffer from a lack words here in trying introduce it. For there truly are no words that seem adequate enough to honestly capture how the world seems to stop spinning; how conversations tend to fade into the background, and how tunnel vision kicks in, as your eyes focus wholly and solidly on that pure personification of love just wiggling on that screen.

Words will always fall flat when you try to describe to anyone. Only those that themselves have felt it before, know how much it truly moves you to the core to see that life within you confirmed before your very eyes. And no matter how many times you do this, I’ll wager that it never fades. In fact, considering my Continue reading