Welcome to the summer series of Mum vs Life. Each week we’ll bring you our favourite celebrity mum who will take us through their day. This week we talk to Miki Field, mother-of-three, business owner and wife of Blue Wiggle Anthony Field.
WAKE UP: “I’m thinking about investing in a tin whistle…”
This used to be my worst part of the day largely due to sleep deprivation. Bringing up three kids under the age of four can take its toll but nowadays I have learnt to embrace it. I quite happily fall out of bed in the morning, usually around 6.30am. It sometimes takes a few goes getting our kids out of bed (especially school days), so I’m thinking about investing in a tin whistle, as my mamma voice sounds so tired sometimes.
BREAKFAST: “I blame him entirely for my caffeine addiction…”
Mmmm. I love breakfast. Can’t go on without it… and coffee. My dad is a coffee manufacturer (Griffiths Coffee) and I have been drinking coffee since i was seven years old! Yes, I blame him entirely for my caffeine addiction and I still love it. I have two coffees per day but I have to have my first hit before 10am. I always make breakfast the biggest meal of the day and it usually consists of bircher muesli with rice milk, half an apple and banana. On weekends, I do tend to relax more and enjoy my indulgent sourdough toast with honey, banana, walnuts and cinnamon, mmmm…
BATH vs SHOWER: “This is where the day begins and ends for me…”
Shower time is a time to reflect, meditate, drown sorrows and to cherish the peace that I can’t get from anywhere else other than my bathroom. Keeping in mind however that my children have a tendency to barge into the inner sanctum at any time they feel privy to but overall, this is it. This is where the day begins and ends for me.
GETTING DRESSED: “I love being barefoot…”
I don’t have time to get dressed in the mornings. I am usually racing out the door with my bed socks still on my feet, shoes in my handbag just in case I feel a need to wear them, as I love being barefoot. I do love getting dressed for any occasion and I do love understated glamour. It works well for me and I will always choose to dress unsuitably for all occasions. Style is setting yourself aside with confidence. If the trend is to wear platform boots, i’ll wear pretty flats instead. I don’t follow trends, I am a great believer of individual style. It makes a lot more sense when you look at yourself in the mirror.
WORK: “The importance of loving what you do…”
Two and a half years ago when I was touring The Wiggles shows with Anthony, I was fit and had to maintain it, as I was dancing in the show as well as doing trapeze, which I absolutely loved. It’s like ballet on a bar, it’s so fluid and requires a lot of discipline. I always felt that as I was growing up, the greatest sense and understanding of discipline that I ever maintained was through dancing and music. This led me to understanding the importance of loving what you do. So my goal this year is to do the same. Find work where I can share my thoughts, ideas, creativity, as well as relate to, dedicate and manage to see my family all rolled into one. Any ideas?
FOOD AT WORK: “Refined sugar is so incredibly bad for you…”
When I was touring (I refer to this again as it was the last job I had), I would always ensure that I have a great healthy and hearty breakfast, as smaller lunch as it would usually between shows and would consist of no sugar or gluten. Refined sugar is so incredibly bad for you. I consider it a type of poison and when you are training, you feel the difference. If I would have a few lollies as a quick meal replacement, I would feel giddy and sometimes quite nauseous. So, eating lots of sushi, salads, brown rice and generally the most unprocessed foods I could find would always end up making me feel the best. I also perform better when I am eating better. What you put into your body, will always affect what comes out of it.