Mum's Milestones Cards: A Celebration Of Survival

Mum's Milestones Cards
12 July 2016

We've all seen those gorgeous Baby Milestones cards* for recording all those special moments with your new baby, like the first time they roll over, the first time they sleep through the night, first time eating solids and so on.

But what about Mum's milestone moments? The small victories that you have in the daily struggle that is coping with the real side of looking after a brand new small human?

That's what these new Mum's Milestones cards are all about, and they are a 'Celebration of survival' created by two Australian Mums, Esti Zilber and Becky Feiner.

The set of hilarious cards include parenting moments such as "We did it for the first time", "I didn't talk about my baby's movement's all day" and "I'm now on a first name basis with the pharmacist".

"We were having a laugh at how these 'baby milestones' were being celebrated with these beautiful photos of babies, but no one was really acknowledging what mums were going through," Esti told Mashable Australia.

A portion of the card's profits will go to the charity PANDA: Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia, and they can be shipped worldwide from the Australian Mum's Milestones site.

"It's important to acknowledge that these very much came out of a place that [motherhood] is not all roses, and that it's not always easy to ask for the help you need," Esti explained. "When you're a new mum, you're so focused on the baby that sometimes you forget to put yourself first."

She added: "I think it's sometimes OK to call bullsh*t on the baby gift and give something for mum … and a good way to stand out from the crowd at those boring baby showers."

If you are looking for an alternative in the UK there are a couple on Etsy like these Mummy Milestone cards* or these Alternative Baby Milestone Cards*.

What do you think of these Mum Milestone cards? Do you know someone who would appreciate them?

Images: Mums Milestones

TOPICS:   Parents

226 comments

  • Louise L.

    these are so funny x

    • Sharon R.

      Hahaha ooohhhhh how my life has changed forever!!! Haha xxx

  • Caliey J.

    these are funny! :joy:

    • Lisa M.

      They're on my wish list :joy::joy::joy:

    • Lisa M.

      Awhhhh :heart::heart:

  • Sarah L.

    Ha!! Too funny it'll be a while before I don't talk about poo seen as he decides to explode out of his nappy at least once a day :joy::joy: x

  • Siobhan B.

    lol maybe we should get these for next time? X

    • Nic M.

      Love it!!!! :grimacing:

  • Lisa W.

    Oh god I so need the ''movement" one I talk about their habits all the time!

  • Natalie M.

    those are good too :wink:

  • Laura H.

    Especially like the jeans one!! X

  • Karen B.

    haha how funny are these. Funny after talking about the cards yesterday.

    • Michelle M.

      Haha the bathroom alone?? No bloody chance!

  • Ellen R.

    This is epic!!

  • Ashleigh M.

    They are way better than the babies ones :ok_hand:

  • Fran L.

    I want these next time ha

  • Leanne F.

    lmfao :joy: xxx

  • Kirsty J.

    Love them!!

  • Corrinne M.

    we need the first one

    • Niamh T.

      Iv been feeding her more which i think helps she gets a yoghurt after her porridge her lunch and her dinner i swear wee starvo lol i think before she was starving lol

  • Marci K.

    Should've got you these ??!!! Lol!

    • Zoe M.

      :joy: these are amazing!

  • Katharine S.

    we need these :thumbsup_tone1::laughing:

    • Steff B.

      Ha ha! They look ace!! Xx

  • Gillian A.

    Love these xx

  • Helen M.

    Hahahahahahahaha!

  • Dani F.

    think I need these lol

  • Anna K.

    Haha, I think I need these x

  • Heather P.

    these made me laugh x

  • Faye G.

    :joy: made me laugh xx

    • Erica A.

      I want these!! :joy: xx

  • Paula G.

    Gil is there one for I didn't mention my c section when bending to lift a box :joy::joy::joy:

  • Kelly K.

    Hey I have never struggled with my skinny jeans thanks :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

  • Lucy B.

    These are more my kind of milestone cards :joy:

    • Kate H.

      This is brilliant! Xxx

  • Gillian D.

    While wearing skinny jeans :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

  • Emma D.

    these are the cards we should of got! Xxx

    • Leigh-Anne D.

      Actually, i'd still be using the 'i only got up 5 times' one now wahhh :sob: xxx

  • Kelly D.

    these ones are even better than the others :joy::joy:

  • Vicki A.

    I still need these!

  • Emma M.

    Love these more :joy::joy: they are more realistic

  • Nicola C.

    think we need some of these haha x

  • Hollie P.

    The 3rd one I need!

  • Victoria B.

    , we could have done with these! X

    • Shaunna C.

      Haha oh for sure..think I could still use them now :joy:xx

  • Grace C.

    I need these!!!!

  • Casey A.

    Aren't they brilliant haha haha x

  • Ros A.

    :joy::joy::joy: love those!!! Xx

  • Lizzie W.

    Can you get these in the uk?

  • Cara W.

    Haha amazing

  • Kirsti H.

    :joy::joy: love these!!

  • Shauna H.

    Brill!

  • Kerry P.

    love these :joy::joy::joy:

    • Shelley P.

      Ha ha we totally need these xx

  • Katie M.

    Ordered! :smile:

  • Una G.

    Lol.. mine would be Today I managed not to spill food down my top.. it'll be a great day when I can wear the same top two days in a row..lol

  • Emma W.

    They're fab :laughing:

  • Melissa D.

    Haha I want then lol xx

  • Stacey B.

    I love them lol xx

  • Leanne B.

    these are better than the baby ones :joy:

    • Hollie C.

      Hahaha we should get some xx

  • Amy S.

    I need these!! X

  • Jennifer C.

    Hahaha! We NEED these!!

  • Jenny R.

    OMG

  • Vicky M.

    Hahahaha xx

  • Jade V.

    We need these! Haha!! !! X X

    • Claire V.

      Lol 'I did not lock myself in the loo today' :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

  • Shannon P.

    How cool!! Xx

  • Maria M.

    made me laugh! Xx :wink:

  • Kelly W.

    Totally!!!! :joy:

  • Teleri E.

    we should have had these!

  • Anita H.

    I so want those!!!

  • Joanna C.

    So bloody true. Excellent idea :ok_hand:

  • Sara R.

    It'll be a while before I'm getting my skinny jeans anywhere near my thighs!! :joy::joy:

  • Jan H.

    Ha me likey x

  • Dani S.

    Hahaha we need these x

  • Emily W.

    Haha!

  • Danielle K.

    Haha I need these! We are all out of milestone cards now :cry:

  • Chloe H.

    Lol love I didn't talk about my babies movement x

  • Hayley N.

    I'm sure we could add a few in :joy:

  • Jasmin C.

    :joy::joy::joy::joy::joy: the 'real' milestone cards :see_no_evil:

  • Laura S.

    I need these!!!

  • Amy S.

    Mine should say ' I washed my hair twice this week'

  • Marie A.

    These are so relevant to my life right now! X

  • Jess N.

    Hahahha brilliant xxxx

  • Tara S.

    What do you mean needed I could still use some of them x

  • Natasha C.

    I Def can!

  • Amy B.

    there are toddler versions! 'I can dance.. Etc' xx

  • Nicola H.

    Haha love these

  • Courtney J.

    Brilliant :joy::joy:

  • Vicki M.

    we need these! :joy::joy:

    • Christina W.

      These are awesome!! :joy:

    • Vicki M.

      I like the I visited the loo on my own today one :speak_no_evil:

  • Claire A.

    Too funny lol x

  • Lindsay W.

    we should have got some of these!

  • Nadia W.

    :joy: we did it for the first time hahaha. Xxx

  • Karen J.

    These are waaay more appropriate for motherhood than all the other milestone cards! Xx

  • Amy P.

    wish I had these :joy:

    • Amy P.

      love the "skinny jeans" one - I will get these next time!!

  • Becky M.

    It's so true. Ours can say that our babies love to wake just as we nod off x

  • Lauren C.

    :joy: we need these x

  • Karen J.

    Today I really did get my skinny jeans half way up my thighs :raised_hand_tone1::joy:

  • Rachel N.

    Lol il never fit into my old jeans haha

  • Debora C.

    :joy::joy: I'm still working on the jeans one xx

  • Lauren C.

    I want these :smile:

  • Rebecca F.

    OMG have you seen these :joy::joy: How fab?! X

  • Amy S.

    That's so true xx

  • Kate T.

    :joy: Mum cards for us

    • Laura S.

      Ha yes we def need these :see_no_evil:

  • Jodie F.

    Hahaha they're brilliant xxx

  • Stefanie E.

    We need these!!xxx

  • Kate S.

    Love it

  • Mandy B.

    Hahaha . These are great. Xxx

  • Victoria K.

    Wow......thanks for pointing these out x

  • Alice K.

    Haha brilliant!

  • Kirsty L.

    I love these...:heart:

  • Gemma B.

    Love these xx

  • Kate S.

    These are hilarious!!

  • Anja B.

    These are so good! Maybe next time...!x

  • Lynsey W.

    Lol...:smile::smile:

  • Sophie R.

    I love these!

  • Sara B.

    :joy: I love these! Xx

  • C S.

    Totally need these :joy::joy::joy: xxx

  • Kimberley Y.

    Haha! X

  • Naomi W.

    Lmao!! I'd love them!!!

  • Hannah P.

    I need these!

  • Sarah L.

    Lol these r ace!!

  • Katy G.

    Very good!! :joy:

  • Diane H.

    :joy: aw I wish I had these!!

  • Portia P.

    These were made for me! Xxx

  • Laura M.

    :joy::ok_hand_tone1::ok_hand_tone1: perfect x

  • Laura S.

    :see_no_evil::joy::joy::joy: brilliant x

  • Jennifer S.

    Today I achieved the mid chore nap!!x

  • Sarah P.

    these ones look better than the baby ones !! :joy::joy:

    • Sooz S.

      Haha... I definitely wouldn't forget to use these! X

  • Lizelle C.

    loved these ha ha xx

  • Charlotte B.

    We NEED these :joy::joy:

  • Katie P.

    y didn't I have these :joy::joy::joy:

  • Claire M.

    I am liking these x

  • Chloé B.

    , ...Bring. It. On!!! Xxx

    • Gemma H.

      Ha! But honestly, I will NEVER be one of those mums who updates their status with my baby's sleep pattern through the night :unamused::rolling_eyes::gun: I HATE those posts!!

  • Marta M.

    I need these

  • Danielle S.

    Love it!

  • Donna A.

    I'd say we need these but the cards would never make it out of the box . :joy:

  • Laura G.

    Oh god love these!! Lol So needed too x

  • Emily D.

    Ha ha I'm hoping I'm gunna have a good baby and not need these x x x

  • Kate C.

    how funny are these!!

    • Kylie B.

      :joy::joy::joy: love it X

  • Joanne W.

    If there's 'my first meltdown' then that's my card for today! Teething and dieting do not go together!

  • Jenny K.

    these made me smile :joy:

  • Helen B.

    :joy::joy: love those-Hilarious!!

  • Nicola E.

    these might give you a laugh

  • Karina W.

    these are quite appropriate! hahaha

    • Barbara P.

      Love these lol

  • Harriet L.

    Amazing!

  • Ema M.

    Wish I'd seen them before I'd passed most of the milestones!

  • Jodie F.

    The mid chore nap ones my fave can't stop laughing at picture :joy::joy::joy::joy:

  • Lisa H.

    :joy::joy::joy: don't think I've achieved any of these yet!!!

  • Kelly D.

    Ha ha brilliant! Xx

  • Rachel A.

    hilarious I need these!!

  • Sarah W.

    This is amazing! xxxx

  • Amy P.

    These are brilliant haha x

  • Alison R.

    Love these - so true ! :joy::joy:

  • Rochelle B.

    These are genius! X

  • Victoria M.

    brilliant!

  • Ellie P.

    Haha these are brilliant!!! X

  • Cloe K.

    Omg haha :joy:x

  • Jodie S.

    Haha them ones are good! Xx

  • Cassie H.

    we need these!! :joy::joy:

    • Amy H.

      Yes!!! :joy: xxx

  • Claire W.

    Omg how good r they xx

  • Sadie K.

    Ha ha love it! X

  • Jenny S.

    Hilarious :joy::joy:

  • Katie P.

    these are the cards you need

  • Sarah-Louise E.

    I need these!!!! Brilliant!! :joy: Hope ur well hunny xx

  • Grace H.

    Lol!

  • Emma R.

    Ha ha! These are great!!! All mums should be issued with these....! Ha hs

  • Hannah J.

    Haha love it!

  • Donna B.

    I like these much better! :joy::joy:

  • Catherine C.

    Ha ha. Brilliant!

  • Peaches H.

    Hahahahahahaaa quality!! xx

  • Nicola H.

    Love it :joy:

  • Victoria G.

    I love these! Xx

  • Vicki J.

    Hahaa! These are brilliant :joy::joy::joy:

  • Emma V.

    Haha love these!!

  • Tracy A.

    :joy::joy::joy: so true lmao

  • Nicole M.

    Can't wait till the day I don't have to text about shitsplosions :poop::poop:

  • Yvonne B.

    Haha love these:joy:. I need these:relaxed:

  • Elaine R.

    Haha, love these! :joy::joy:

  • Natasha B.

    Brilliant! :joy:

  • Claire-Elizabeth M.

    Haha these are hilarious!

  • Alison S.

    Oh I so need these !! x

  • Amy P.

    These are hilarious :joy:

  • Vicky H.

    Love this! Hahaha

  • Claire H.

    I try everyday to get my skinnies back on :disappointed:. Nearly :smiley:

  • Jane H.

    Love it.... I want some xxx

  • Charlotte D.

    Brilliant!

  • Jenny H.

    Love these! X

  • Gina S.

    Lol I like these X

  • Helen W.

    Love it xx :joy::joy::joy:

  • Carrie M.

    LOL

  • James W.

    Love it :joy::joy:

  • Sarah W.

    I didn't get puked on today was my favourite milestone!!!

  • Shellystar D.

    So funny x

  • Emma B.

    these are amazing!! :joy::joy::joy:

  • Emma B.

    Haha:laughing: Made me smile after a crappy night lol x

  • Kirsty H.

    They are loads better than the baby ones :joy:

  • Kate R.

    Amazing!

  • Yeshim M.

    ha love it!

  • Anna G.

    These are awesome!

  • Kate B.

    Yes I'm going to get some for any poor pregnant friends..... X

  • Madeline E.

    we need these lol !

  • Jojo Y.

    Ha ha these are amazing. Xx

  • Claire J.

    Ha ha. These are hilarious! :joy: Xx

  • Steph W.

    Haha love them x

  • Hayley W.

    Ha they're great!!

  • Tessa B.

    So wish we'd had them! X

  • Elaine B.

    Hahahahahaha

  • Hayley W.

    Perhaps would have had to have private messaged them to key people otherwise I may up frustrating my fb friends with my 'achievements!' Ha Xx

  • Jodie K.

    Ha ha ha!!!!!! :joy::joy::joy::thumbsup_tone2: xxx

  • Amy-Rose W.

    I love it :joy:

  • Roxanne H.

    I need these xxx

  • Diane O.

    Haha brilliant! X

  • Jemma J.

    Can't wait to get them x

  • Donna W.

    we need these :joy::joy:

    • Samantha K.

      Lmao! I would soooo pose with these I love them lmfao x

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