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


Celebrating Forty in the French Corner: Our Franschoek Getaway

Warning: Super long post and loads of pix!
If there is one thing I don’t do much or enough of on this blog, is sing my hubby’s praises. For the man he is to us. To all of us. I mean, I do sometimes– one can’t quite help but bring it up now and again when delving into certain parenting matters on this blog, as it is so integral to our journey. But not often on it’s own. And its not for the lack of wanting, but mostly because I often feel I cannot find words that adequately express my feelings, appreciation and admiration for him. And that I often feel like trying to put it into words may cheapen what I feel, or not accurately embody what I have for this man in my heart. So often his birthday comes and goes, with little to no mention here.

And that long, maybe almost pointless ramble was just to let you know that his recent birthday was a big one: His 40th! Yes, folks, the big 4-0! The beginning of the Continue reading



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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Houston City Last Drops


A.k.a: Goodbyes suck! But we had a great time

Life after vacation has been in full swing now for some time already. We’ve unpacked all the bags – except maybe one. (Mine’s has just been propped into storage under the summer section, but I count that as unpacked). So much has happened in our lives since then, and the vacation memories have been tucked into a few times already. In fact, between Morgan and myself, I think we’ve dipped into those precious memories more than the rest. And for good reason…

Exit Mexico stage left mini-drama, and the last bits of family and the inspirational city of Houston:

With the Continue reading


Disney World & Cancun, Mexico – What dreams are made of!


…And when they get a little crushed.

Be warned, super long post and lots of pix…It’s the grab a cuppa and settle in type of post today! 🙂

It goes without saying that we had a fantastic holiday…Like praise, Jesus! Gratitudes to the brim (no, for real)..But, guys, I’ll be honest with you and say, amidst all the happy go luckiness of travelling, we got our dreams a little crushed along the way.

You see, the plan was Continue reading


Houston Summer: Our home away from home

Freakazoids people, I feel like life has swallowed me whole and that this blogging world of mine was fast becoming a distant memory. Just trying to get this post out – one I wrote weeks ago- has taken forever. If I keep it up at this rate, you’ll only get to hear about the Mexico leg of our trip in about five years – give or take. But at least I could tackle one very important post though, that is #CarseatFullstop. Thankfully though, I’ve managed to get this post here, it’s live, it’s out there blowing in the internet wind, making me still alive and kicking in this here blogosphere. So without further adue, the start of Houston Summer:

There is just something about driving through an American suburban area that makes me feel good in my innards; That makes me feel like home. Maybe it’s the Continue reading


Our US Summer Vacation: The fun starts with the journey


It’s been seven years. Seven very long years since I’ve seen my sister. Eight years for my nieces, and well, a couple of months since my brother-in-law. But dude. Seven years. Its just crazy to think about, right? So I don’t. I instead just focus on when I’m going to see her again. (Which is what I’m currently doing actually!) One would think the time and distance may put a hindrance on our relationship- but it never has. Like, ever. And there’s something to be Continue reading

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We’re back!!

#PorterSummerVacay2016Extended blog pause due to awesome summer vacationing in the US of A!

But we’re back. After eight different aeroplanes, a total of 80+ hours of travelling, and far more time in airports than we actually preferred, it’s actually good to be back home. Even with the acceptance that the daily grind is what we’d have to come back to, it’s still good. A concept that I’m trying hard to put across to Morgan-Lee; that, that’s the thing about vacations – they come to an end. But that, that’s also the magic of vacations – that it’s so very different from every day life, that it only begs for countless returns. Although to be honest, I’m also a fan of her theory where this vacation life never needs to be left…like, ever. #wisdomofchildren I like it a lot more than mine actually. : )

Needless to say, the majority of our first few days back home was spent with all of us piled into Continue reading