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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Quick and Easy Fluffy Slime Recipe

In this home, we really love our slime. What’s not to love? So much so, we’ve even made rechargeable glow in the dark slime, galactic slime for our star gazing nights, and even used it to create cute lil’ slime monsters as part of the take away gifts for Parker-Grace’s Monster Bash birthday party. So I’m always trying to cook up or be on the lookout for some variations from the original recipe.

So when I got whiff of the fluffy slime a while back, I wanted in. But right before the craze took over, there wasn’t a Continue reading

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Seasonal Celebrations


Can you believe it,I started this post at the beginning of Spring (ie.September)…and here we are already hurtling our way onto Xmas! Ok,ok,ok, we’re not quite there yet,we still have Halloween and a certain four year old’s birthday to pop the confetti for,but you know what I mean. In fact, blink your eyes now and you’ll wake up with last minute gift shopping, Xmas carols out the ears, too many mince pies gobbled up, and a partridge in a pear tree! Not that I’m complaining… This last quarter of the year is certainly one of my favourites -there’s just so much “happy” happening. And thus, in my mind-brain, these last few months are definitely a season of celebration!

What makes this last quarter a little sweeter for me this year is the fact that I am Continue reading


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Momming so hard

With the birth of our third child, came a wave of busy-ness that I was so prepared to ride…Like, bring it on! In fact, I was actually looking forward to it. Crazy? Maybe. But it was what I had always envisioned when dreaming of having a large family. (not that three is large (IMHO), but it certainly is the start thereof. I mean, anything that has the adults of the home outnumbered, is a good start to a large family, right?)

In my visions, I saw myself enrobed in the complex flurry of motherhood where I was Continue reading


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Unique and Fun Online Gift Shopping with UncommonGoods


You, know, I used to be real good at nailing the perfect gift – gifts that were truly unique to the giftee. Whether they were for birthdays, Christmas, I-love-you’s, thank-you’s or just-because gifts, they were usually the type of gifts that were so perfect (if I may say so myself), that one actually had like a tangible sense of satisfaction when one handed that little sucker over. But somewhere along the line, life got busy- real busy. My mind got crammed with all the to do lists and pressures of parenting and adulting, that the gifts…Well, the gifts didn’t quite rock on the richter scale much.I mean, yes, the gifts I give are still and always will be from the heart, but sometimes you’re looking for that special one, you know? That’s not quite your garden variety of gifts. So when I was introduced to UncommonGoods, suddenly I felt like I got my gift giving mojo back!

Well, I can’t really take all the credit for that because
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Going from two to three (and how we make it work)

 I feel like I’m supposed to stick a stake a ground and speak about this great and mighty tectonic shift in our realities..this move from two kids to three. Because yes, there has been this monumental shift in our lives- in our home- we’ve added another child, and are now officially outnumbered. Although, my mom may argue we still have a spare arm bwtn mike and myself.  But in truth,and at the risk of sounding clichéd,its as if we are as it was always meant to be ….as if she’s always been here.

Maybe it’s all in my head that Continue reading


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The Blur of Newborness

Cloud nine, is where you put me, baby!


You know it’s coming, you know what you’re in for – especially if youre not a first timer. And even more so if this is your third time around. But you’re never truly really prepared and whenever you try to quantify it for someone else who has not quite walked this path yet, it becomes tricky to actually explain where all your time goes. How the clock has ticked over a solid 24 hours and you’re still in jammies, and not sure if you’ve even left the room other than for the bathroom yet. But that newborn blur is real.

And such is the life once you welcome that little babums into your world; Feeds bleed into one another, as Continue reading


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Hello baby!! Introductions…

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So much for the latest preggo update posts I had in draft, the home birth prep posts, or even our latest maternity shoot shares I had planned for this week and all rest for the next… Instead,today,Im taking a very quick timeout from the deep,dark  motherhood trenches of newbornness (so in truth I have no idea how cohesive or readable this post actually is), and am introducing you to our brand new daughter…And really, in the light of day, it’s all that matters in any case,right?. So…

It is with Continue reading