I'm Mikhaela.

I quit sugar five years ago when I was pregnant with my first son. It was making me fat, sick, lethargic and miserable. It was hard, but I got there and the reward has been incredible. For me and my family.

This is a personal blog. A place that I share #refinedsugarfree recipes and other family favourites.

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 Mother of a career

Mother of a career

I am a pretty busy person. I am because I need to be. It is in my character. I'm unhappy if I'm not. When I had a child, I felt as though I was launched into outer space, no gravity, no control. I was running around trying my best to get everything I had been doing prior to a baby done. And I succeeded. But with a big fail. Big huge fail to my well being. What I forgot to take into consideration was the time I had prior to a baby, to have to myself. Just the 'sigh moments' that filled empty space. The finishing a cup of tea when it was still warm. The non committal hobbies and stuff that I could do if I wanted to. The ME stuff. That in actual fact looking back, meant the world to me and took a lot of lifes pressure off.

I am still working on how to become a "NOTSOMUCH of a doer" but I find it really hard. I beat myself up if I can't get everything I set out to be done. I don't have obsessive compulsive disorder. I just obsess about my past accomplishments. About being able to fit so much more into a day. And ticking all the things off the lists I set myself. (I looooove lists)!

It's true what those mothers say about not understanding what having a baby is like until you actually have one.

During pregnancy I believed wholeheartedly that I would have a precious happy baby. Like the ones you see in the Bonds advertisements.... well I did ... he is B.E.A utiful... but he certainly has not smiled all the time. He has cried, made A LOT of mess, not slept, been sick, given me wrinkles, pretty sure grey hair too. He has been a FULL time job...

I didn't get it when the women from a Business Forum I attended, chuckled knowinglywhen I said "I am planning on doing this, this, this and THIS when I have a baby. Like I was giving up work to not have my baby, but to start a whole new career and the baby would just pleasantly fit in around that career. BAHA.Talk about a reality check!

My current career: Mother

Secondary to that: Everything else

The mothers out there juggling truckloads more that I could even contemplate. Jobs, motherhood, life stresses. You are amazing. You hold it together. Because that is what I have learned since becoming a mother. That these strong women, get shit done. They may not want to, but they do it anyway. Because the people they love most of all need them to. 


Healthy and Delicious Banana Cupcakes - 20 minutes (including bake time!)

Healthy and Delicious Banana Cupcakes - 20 minutes (including bake time!)

Apricot and Coconut Bliss Balls

Apricot and Coconut Bliss Balls