Posted in I Am Michelle Clarke

A new season

Do you ever just feel like your life has drastically changed?

I’m feeling this so much lately…

I don’t know where the successful business women has gone and it seems so strange to me.

At one point in my life, my businesses were my main focus!

Is it as simple as a change of priorities? Many mothers are still successful in business…

I actually was one of them when I was a mother of one. Fast forward to 4 children later and i’m almost dizzy with ideas that I’m just not able to fulfill right now.

Does this mean that i’m no longer successful? What is success?

My husband is forever telling me what an amazing mother I am so why am I still constantly searching for that next business venture to fill the gap?

I feel that I need to move closer to God.

Only God can fill my voids.

In my head and heart I know this but the bills still need to be paid and hubby has been doing it solo for too long!

Months before the lockdown, I had launched my gospel exercise class and it was amazing! I was quenching my business thirst and it was bringing others closer to God through the use of His word. Amazing!!!

Finding out that I was pregnant again was a huge shock and once again meant that my business had to go on hold.

I was no longer doing something just for me… the void returned.

It was back to being just a wife and mummy. Both roles such a blessing and roles that some can only ever dream of but I’m not fulfilled by just being either.

I Am Michelle Clarke! I’m not just a wife or a mother. I’m more than that. Right?

I’ve always wore so many hats that just alternating between the two makes me feel like a failure at times.

My eldest child knew a hard working mama who was working part time during the day and the evening, running a dance school, delivering dance workshops through my own programme and even gaining a childminder qualification.

That woman was once me. Where is she??? That’s still who I yearn to be but what if that’s not God’s plan?

What if my children are now my ministry?

What if God is saying that being a great mother and a supportive wife is all that is required of me during this season?

I need to let go and let God. Getting closer to Him can only lead me to my purpose.

This year marks a whole decade of having children. I must trust in the plans that the Lord has for my life and stop being disappointed by the lack of plans that I have for myself.

My marriage is healthy and my children are happy. It’s ok to have goals and aspirationsΒ  but there are no shortcuts to true success.

I honestly do believe that in this season, I am just being called to be an amazing mother and lead by example within my home.

So, let me get more acquainted with the Proverbs 31 woman and be successful at displaying such qualities.

Raising children to love the Lord will be more successful than anything on my CV.

Now that’s a success!

Still being married to my best friend in 30 years time is definitely a success.

Father God, I pray that when my eyes wander to the temporary successes of the world that you reign in my focus with your gentle truthful words of who I really am and not who I feel I need to be for worldly validation ofΒ  a successful business woman.

Remind me that you are always my first business and my payment is everlasting love, grace and mercy.

Maybe, just maybe, I’m just called to be a mama.

I look forward to the unavailing of what YOU have for me in YOUR time.

In Jesus name I pray



Posted in Family

She’s here πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

Happy to announce that on Monday 11th February 2019 at 10:55am, Praise Sarai Clarke was delivered weighing a very healthy 8lbs 7oz πŸ‘ΆπŸΎ

It still hasn’t sunk in that our blessing has arrived. We are so thankful πŸ™πŸΎ

Praise is now 7 weeks old and we have both been discharged as fit and well πŸ™ŒπŸΎ ( Thank you Jesus)

The past 7 weeks have been very up and down with my caesarean recovery but I wouldn’t change a thing.

I didn’t heal as quickly as I did with Jackson, but eventually, I got there. I’m a 38 year old mama who’s previously had a c section and with two other children to chase after (one being a toddler) so I guess my healing would’ve always taken longer.

I’ve shared a little bit of my journey on Facebook but I’ve mostly shared on Instagram.

Follow me on both – I am Michelle Clarke

Feeling so blessed to be given this opportunity to be a new mama again. I’m so inlove with our newest member of the family and she is deeply loved by us all.

Posted in I Am Michelle Clarke

Coming soon…

I have so much to be thankful of in my life right now.

Coming soon doesn’t even cut it! I’m so grateful for God’s love and guidance.

This journey is truly humbling and i’m enjoying evolving into who God wants me to be.

Stay tuned for regular updates about what God is doing in my life.


I welcome you all to witness this journey. God is good!!!

God bless you xx


Posted in Sisterhood

Kristina Thomson Beauty πŸ’‹

I can’t think of a better blog post to celebrate International Women’s Day πŸ’„

After replying to a post on Facebook last month, I had no idea what fun would be involved in embracing my role as a blogger and blogging about other people’s products.

Kristina Thomas is a lovely lady and I’m so happy that I agreed to test out her products.

Kristina’s business goes by the name of Kristina Thomson Beauty and her tagline is “Feel Fabulous with me”

I was so excited when I received her products. It was half term so I was extremely busy with my children and wanted to do a good job of testing. As soon as my eldest returned to school, I was on to testing her amazing products!

Despite a few minor health issues that tried to get in the way, I managed to complete the task of testing and had so much fun in doing so 🀣

I decided to test LIVE using Facebook and then blog back here once I had tested all the products.

Kristina generously sent me;

X2 eyeshadow samples

X2 tinted moisturisers

A lipstick sample

A primer sample

An eye base sample

An eye base & lip applicator

Before the samples were sent out, I was requested by Kristina to send a close up picture of my face to enable her to match products to my skin tone. It was really cleverly done.

The products are from the Colour Me Beautiful At Home Cosmetics Collection. This company is over 30 years old! Products are cruelty free and the company are branching out into networking so feel free to contact Kristina if you are interested in this opportunity βœ… Her details can be found above in the cover photo which is her business card.

Right… here’s what I thought about the make up πŸ€”

I absolutely loved it! I’m not really a makeup wearing woman. I just use the odd lipstick or gloss but have worn more in the past especially when I was competitively dancing.

I found the products really light which I loved. I didn’t feel like they were heavy on my skin at all. Extremely easy to apply and a little went a very long way, especially the lipstick which had to be my favourite! The colour was mahogany and it was beautiful πŸ’‹

The eyeshadows were subtle and didn’t make me look like I had a black eye 🀣 I had shades of purple and they looked great on my skin.

Instead of foundations, I tested tinted moisturisers as Kristina said the moisturisers were better suited to darker skin tones.

The advice I had from Kristina was amazing and I enjoyed testing the eye base as it’s a product I don’t really wear. It did make a difference to the eye colours. Making them stand out more.

Have fun watching my videos of me testing these products below πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎ

Video 1

Video 2

Video 3

Video 4

If you would like me to test out any of your products, please contact me! You can comment on this blog post or email me at

Happy International Women’s Day 😘