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Backyard Hurdles

It’s coming to the those beautiful warm months in Australia where the kids can play for hours in the backyard. I recently set up some back yard hurdles for a make shift obstacle course. The hurdles are just made from some PVC pipe, and it is simple to set up. What I have found is […]

Where to Design Your Own Sports Shirts

My little sister and I decided to run the Mother’s Day Classic 8 kilometre race earlier this year to raise money in support of our Dad’s wife, who is affected by breast cancer. We reached our goal, and it was a lovely thing for us to do together in support of someone special in our […]

Bring You, Embrace the Stage, Invest in the Moments

Earlier this year, I spoke at a MOPS International conference in Perth. The audience was awesome and it was such a pleasure! Even though I was only there for the weekend, I met some lovely-lovely people that I will stay in contact with. The three main things I shared: Bring you to motherhood (whatever that […]

How to Make Candy Flowers

How to Make Candy Flowers Materials: June lollies (with different shapes) 3 toothpicks 1 kebab stick How to:  1. Thread a round lolly onto the kebab stick. 2. Cut the 3 toothpicks in half with scissors. 3. Press the blunt side of the toothpick into the the base of the petal lolly (oval or triangle), leaving […]

A Mural

Don’t underestimate the power of art as inspiration. This is something I learned when visiting several educational facilities in India. The head mistress of one government school of 255 students (grade 6-10) in Chennai said one of the best things to come out of World Vision partnership with the school is the bright murals that decorate the […]

How to Make a Simple Metallic Leaf Garland

I’m always on the hunt for craft activities that use up the leaves my daughters like to collect on the way home from school pick-up. On this occasion, I was the one to pick up a selection of dead leaves on our walk home. I had an idea to create a gorgeous leaf garland, and […]

Pom Pom Christmas Gift Cards

Every year I say I will get my girls to make Christmas cards and then we get to December and I buy a packet of cards because it’s just easier! There are times when a simple Christmas gift card is needed (and sometimes much preferred) to adorn a gift. With pom poms being a popular […]

Muesli Slice Variation Recipe

A BAFM reader from Instagram, @lissyjuniper, converted Amanda’s fabulous Muesli Slice recipe into a FODMAP friendly version for her family.  Below is the recipe: Ingredients ½ cup rice malt syrup 125 grams coconut oil 1 ½ cup gluten free rolled oats 1 ½ cups brown puffed rice ¼ cup mix of chia seeds (optional: with activated bukinis & amaranth) […]

4 Ingredient Pumpkin Soup

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. Today I am sharing one of my weeknight ‘go to ‘ recipes.  I have been eating this since I was a kid and now own kids ask for it all the time. It only uses only a few ingredients, tastes amazing and is healthy too. What more […]

Pom Pom Caterpillars on Leaves

Pom Poms are a big trend in fashion and interiors this season. Despite their ascent on the trendy scale, I have always loved pom poms. I’m not sure if it’s because they remind me of my own childhood, or because they make me happy when all the bright colours are pooled together. I had a bag of pom poms […]

Cute Things Kids Say

Brought to you by Nuffnang & Kinder I was driving home after a wedding rehearsal. My daughter had the privilege of being the flower girl and she was so excited. “Mum, when I get married, will you be too old to be my bridesmaid?” my daughter asked. I replied, “You can have whatever and whoever […]

How to Make a Simple Tank Birthday Cake

We had my son’s birthday away from home so I needed something achievable and easy to throw together. Fortunately, he just wanted a simple tank cake. My son is into machinery at the moment and a tank is one of the easier options to try. Fortunately we weren’t trying to win any cake awards here; my […]

Turn Kids Drawings Into Clothes

If you’ve got a child who is always scribbling and doodling, you can now turn their creative designs into a piece of clothing that they can wear with pride. The concept was launched in August this year by Picture This Clothing, and the new company has since been flooded with orders. Girls can have their […]

Tips for Calmer School Mornings (+ coffee)

Brought to you by Nespresso and Nuffnang I’ve previously written about making the most of my time at different times in my life, like when I had a little one at home, and the year we lived in New Zealand. Once again, our family life situation has changed and I’ve been working on optimising my […]

Clothes Line Cubby

School holidays provides the time to play extensive games that last over many hours or even days. My kids had a ball with a clothes line cubby house and it’s easy to make. All you need to do is get sheets or covers and hang them around the outside parts of the line. Sheets work […]

Doing Make Up in the Car

With a lot of life changes this year, I’ve found it necessary to squeeze getting myself ready in pockets of the day. One of the little systems I have found useful is having a mini make up kit set apart from my other stash. I’m not trying to win any awards for make up application here, but […]

Play Activities That Imitate Occupations

It’s often fun to imagine what our children will decide to do as a career when they grow up. I love watching my girls play and seeing their talents become clearer. Their love of craft and arts makes me think they will work in some sort of creative field, but who knows. I want them […]

Ice Cream Sandwich Treat

Who doesn’t love a good ice cream sandwich? This is a really simple idea that the kids can make themselves but don’t take too long or it will melt all over your bench. Just make sure you use good quality ice cream which holds its shape longer than the cheaper watery ones. You can prepare […]

Novelty Cookies – Footy Players

Amanda (Simple home cook) Novelty cookies are fun and a good way to liven up the standard biscuit.  Fun Cookies – Footy Players It’s footy finals time so let’s take the opportunity to turn some ordinary cookies into little footy players holding a ball. I made these when my k1010ids were at school and they […]

No Bake – Bedtime Teddies

With no baking involved – these only take minutes to make. They are perfect for a little kids party, fun activity or baby shower. No Bake – Bedtime Teddies Tiny teddies Milk arrowroot biscuits Icing sugar Food colouring Water Make the icing which will act as the blankets that the teddies sleep under. Mix 1 […]

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