DEC the Halls

DEC the Halls

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse'

Except we don’t live in a story book, Father Christmas is frantically building a trampoline in the back garden whilst Mrs Claus is searching for the end of the Sellotape. The best you can hope for is a silent night from the minis, but that would be a first. At MilkMade we are all about the feeding, and Christmas is a time for doing just that with those you love. Starting with Santa who will be served a nip of whiskey and a mince pie when he is done in the garden, assuming Mrs Claus doesn’t get there first. Come Christmas Day we are in full feasting mode. Kicking off Christmas with fizz and a fry up, then heading off on a jolly walk timed by the turkey. Safe to say our day revolves around giving and grub. If we’re not eating we are opening; stockings with our morning cuppa and presents post dinner. So in the spirit of giving and feeding, we felt it appropriate to highlight a wonderful cause encompassing the two. We don’t want to serve you up an extra slice of guilt, we all know that us mamas have enough on our plate already, so if you want to step out now, we won't judge.

MilkMade was set up as a platform for women to support women in their own feeding hour of need. Although our feeding journeys haven’t been straight forward, we have always had something to offer our minis. In Yemen one third of under fives are malnourished. Mothers are forced to choose between food or medicine, a decision we don’t feel women should have to make. A donation of £25 could provide a month's supply of life-saving peanut paste to a malnourished mini. That's £5 a week; we can spend more on coffee and cake in a day!

So if you were planning on making a Christmas donation and this appeals, follow the link to the Disasters Emergency Committee, an organisation representing 13 charities including Oxfam and Save the Children.

Now back to that controversial nip... For us it's a Malt but for some it's Milk?!  What will you be serving up for Santa on Christmas Eve?

‘Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!’

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