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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Captain’s Log: Preggy Update Week 16

Super casual,, complete with mom bun. But whatevs, it’s the only pic of week 16 that I have and thats how I look – deal with it 🙂


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Star date Day nine billion seventy-leven…which in preggo-speak, is like week..(umm, that’s 40, divide by 3, minus 2, carry the 1)…Oh, forget it- I don’t even know anymore! I mean, wait…no, I do actually know – ‘cause I think I’m now slowly reaching the point in this journey where my brain is finally returning to its old trustworthy state. Well, almost. But that’s 16 weeks for ya!

And I say that last statement as if it’s always like that for me – which it’s not by the way! Totally not! This pregnancy is so not like the last one. Or like my first one. And yes, I get it : no two pregnancies are the same. But c’mon! Im the same body that carried it out! Logic would dictate then that the Continue reading


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Magical Leprechaun Rocks – Fun & Easy St. Patricks Day Activity for Kids

How to make fizzling, fun, magical Leprechaun Rocks

So, as previously eluded to ,in last years post, I didn’t grow up with much fuss over St. Paddy’s day. And well, neither did Mike. Save for our exposure to American TV of course. But I still find that weird, as Mike’s granddad was Irish Oi-rish. But, as you know, it doesn’t take much to get me going on a holiday. So, with Irish blood coursing through my children’s veins, of course I’m breaking out the green everything in celebration thereof!

But let’s be straight here, I’m a full time working mom, so no surprise then that my time is always at a premium, not to mention my energy levels are iffy at best now during pregnancy. So rest assured that I am all about quick and easy, yet effective crafts that are not going to swallow me whole! Enter Leprechaun Rocks!

But what are Leprechaun rocks, Tracey? I hear you ask. Well, they’re fun little Continue reading


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Big School – The Gravity of this New Chapter and my Pesky Mommy-Worries.


I know right…first school quarter almost done and dusted, and Im only now touching on Morgan-Lee’s big move…Big school. My first born headed off to big school this past January- eek!

But the reality is, with the introduction of the all the demands that come with big school, our lives have only gotten busier. Not surprisingly though, as both Mike and my work plates grew towards the end of last year (its been nuts, but also so much growth), not to mention having to deal with the trials and tribulations of first trimester. So to be honest, there’s only been enough space in this life to live it, and not be able to blog about it too. But it’s a major milestone none the less– for both Morgy and us – so there is a lot that goes on. Both physically, and emotionally in our lives. And I find my thoughts constantly drifting towards this.

But first, I am happy to report that Continue reading


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Styling The Bump: Trying to do Wedding Glamour While I’m Looking Like a Whale

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Ahh, it’s a tale as old as time. Or maybe it’s only as old as my current state of panic when I realised yesterday it was two days before our dear friend’s wedding, and I still don’t have a thing to wear!!!!

Sure, I could wear the last dress I wore to all the fancy weddings we attended when I was preggers in previous years. (Do my friends just WAIT till I’m preggers to tie the knot? If so, just a warning: guys…I’m only planning one more pregnancy after this one,k. So, the rest of you, you better wrap it up already.I’m just saying.) 😉 Wait, where was I? AH, yes, my staple wedding guest dress: I mean, It was a lovely dress. But things are, how shall I say? A bit snug in that dress now. Probably some laundry malfunction, I’m sure – which was possibly aided by all the middle of the night milk ‘n cheese sarmies I get hubby to bring me. (Anyone else who gets ripped from sleep due to pregnancy hunger?)

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Why You Should Totally Take That Babymoon!

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This is one thing that Mike and I never regret. Granted we never regret any time we travel. But even more so is travelling together, and creating amazing memories when we are on the brink of bringing a new life into this world.

So to be clear, a babymoon is essentially a special vacation you take with you spouse, usually while pregnant, or just before you intend falling pregnant. (In other words , it’s much like a honeymoon, except this is that special time together before your step into the incredible and deep waters of parenthood. Or deeper in the waters, in the case of more children.)

Local Babymoon: Ready to pop with Morgan-Lee

Local Babymoon: Ready to pop with Morgan-Lee

Sure, some might argue that you’re whole life together so far has been one big babymoon already – what’s so special about this trip. BUT, nothing brings on focus and clarity quite like being on the cusp of a new reality – of a whole new life. Babies have a profound effect on one, no matter which way you slice it, and sometimes Continue reading


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Captain’s Log: Preggy Update Week 14 & 15

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Captain’s Preggo’s Log

Star date: Umm, about 2 million light years into this pregnancy…I mean, it’s got to be that long already right? Surely feels like it some days. Naah, I kid, I kid…Well, a little. Apologies for the lengthy pause in blog life here on The Milk Memoirs, but I’ve mostly just a moaning Mertle recently, and that schpiel gets old real quick. So instead of subjecting you to all that for the past three weeks, I decided I’d Continue reading


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The Reality of Valentines Day When You’re Married with Children (and Pregnant)

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So there was a constant chatter amongst the men in my office, about V-day plans this past Tuesday. To be honest, there was little interest on my part, mostly because Mike and I already kind of had like an unspoken agreement that there will be no frills this year. Not planned as such, it’s just that we stay real about it: if we feel it, then we’re all in, and if we’re not feeling it, then we’re happily chilling together. This year was definitely a chill year. But, I digress slightly. So towards the end of the day, I wheel over to my one colleague who’s pretty much on the same wavelength as me and ask, so? Plans? He slowly turns his gaze to me, and through half-cocked-desperate-for-sleep eyes manages to shake his head with a “no”. He adds, “all I want to do is get home and sleep.”

I giggled in absolute solidarity and understanding of the familiar Continue reading