1. Who are you and what is the name of your blog?…. My name is Lisa McInerney and I’m the crazy baker behind Mummy Made.It
2. Tell us a bit about your blog………..My website was created for guilt ridden home cooks to help make healthy changes to their lives; one guilt-less dessert at a time. Being healthy doesn’t mean you have to miss out; in fact you gain so much more. Simple changes can make a world of difference. That’s where my recipes can help. My aim is to help people make healthier choices by providing recipes that turn family favourites into healthy, often vegetable fuelled, desserts and treats. Most people want to make healthier choices but don’t know where to start. Mummy Made.It helps by showing that you can make easy, small changes to your cooking to create desserts that not only taste amazing but are good for you too.
3. Why did you decide to start?……….I started my blog during the most difficult period of my life. I had been forced to resign from a role that I loved due to work place bullying and stress. I had been suffering from stress, depression and anxiety as I result. By the time I resigned I had lost 15kgs, my confidence and my purpose. Whilst I was still caught up in the whirlwind of the public saga (my life, and the situation I was involved with were front page news) but needed a new direction to focus on to channel my pain and help with my healing.
4. What do you love most about blogging?……..I love that I get to share my passion each and every day. Baking and creating innovative recipes has become an obsession that I thrive on. Blogging gives me an excuse to have an unhealthy relationship with my mixer! I hope that my blog can have a healthy impact on the lives of many. Blogging is something I can do from home (often in my pajamas!) and fits into my busy family life. Baking has always been a love of mine and I am passionate about health. I work as a Chiropractor and aim to improve the quality of health of my patients through making positive lifestyle choices. Combining the 2 was an easy task, and resulted in my wacky use of sweet potato and chickpeas.
5. What is the one thing you could not go one day without?…….. Cooking. Even when we come home from a holiday the first thing I do (even before unpacking) is make or bake something. I don’t feel ‘me’ unless I’ve channeled Martha Stewart. Also, exercise…. I am addicted to exercise. I run, do weights, Pilates and ride my bike with the kids. I’m so grumpy if I don’t get my morning sweat.
6. Do you have any favourite online shops?……… I like to browse Brands Exclusive (daily!). They have great specials and feature brands that I can’t get in the country.
7. What was your last big purchase? ………..I’m such a tight wad with money! I love buying but hate spending. My last big personal spend (my last HUGE electricity bill doesn’t count) was a pair of beautiful blue leather sandals from an amazing shoe shop in Townsville. The shop had all their shoes colour coded, it was amazing! I was lucky to come out with only 1 pair.
8. What is your ideal Saturday night?……For as long as I can remember Saturday night has been roast night at Mums. It started when my Grandparents were alive and has continued now with my children. Each Saturday night Mum cooks a roast, I make desert and we all sit down together as a family. As dorky as it sounds this is now my ideal Saturday night. Once upon a time it would have involved high heels, podium dancing and cheap vodka..but now I get too tired if I try and stay out past 11pm!
9. Do you get time to watch TV? If so what do you watch?……… I get to watch TV after the kids go to bed. I’m a sucker for girly romances and comedies. My favourites at the moment are ‘The Goldbergs’ and ‘Revenge’. Barry is my favourite Goldberg and I can completely empathise with Bev…I think my children are the best ever too!
10. Any advice for mums who are stuck in a rut?………Do something new….or maybe it’s something old that you need! When you become a mum your life changes so dramatically. Everything you do is centred around and effected by the little people in your life; it’s easy to forget who you are as a person, besides our role as a mother. Take some time to remember what you used to do for fun and try it again. Dancing, gossiping, shopping, long phone chats, fashion parades; whatever made you smile then will make you feel more like yourself now.