Blog Profile / Be A Fun Mum


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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

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Saving your sanity with The What Wall

“Mum! Do I have library today? I can’t find my library book!” “Mum! Do I go to theatre group this afternoon? What costume do I need to pack?” “Mum! Do I need to wear formal uniform or sports uniform to school today?” This is how a typical morning sounds in my home, and it’s enough […]

Shoebox Guitar

Shoebox Guitar Shoebox Large rubber bands Cardboard (could be from an empty cereal box or any kind of large box) Scissors & tape 1. Cut a hole out in the top of the box. 2. Ease 5 rubber bands over box so they are covering the hole (large sturdy rubber bands are best for this) […]

Paper Plate Quoits Game

Image Julie Vigor Julie shared with me this simple game kids can create from time around the house. Paper Plate Quoits (or Coits) What you need Empty 1.25 L Bottles Rocks or sand Paper plates  1. Fill the empty bottles with something to weigh them down like sand or pebbles and screw the lid on. 2. […]

Coconut Drop Biscuits

Coconut Drop Biscuits Ingredients 250g McKenzie’s Fine Desiccated Coconut 395g sweetened condensed milk 1 tsp vanilla essence 15 glace cherries, halved  Method Preheat oven to 150°C. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Mix coconut and condensed milk together until well combined. Add vanilla essence. Drop tablespoons of coconut mixture onto baking paper. Top with […]

DIY Bath Bombs

DIY Bath Bombs Homemade bath bombs are a fabulous gift idea, especially for Mother’s Day. It’s easy to make them and McKenzie’s (most commonly known for bi-carb) gave me this great recipe to share. Ingredients 1 ½ cups McKenzie’s Bi-Carb Soda ½ cup McKenzie’s Citric Acid Potpourri Sweet almond oil (from chemist) Essential oil, such as lavender or […]

Family Guide to an Aussie Snow Holiday

Brought to you by Expedia and Nuffnang Snow is a novel thing to most Australians, and it’s something I wanted my kids to experience. Once you start looking into a family snow holiday in Australia, there’s a lot of different options and added costs.  It can be quite overwhelming! I’ve written an article for Expedia and boiled […]

Aussie Kid Bloggers

Last year I met with a group of Aussie kid bloggers I’ve known online for a long time.  This group of women are part of a wider network of bloggers who are very supportive of each other and it’s lovely (and rare!) to be part of an online group like that. You can see the […]

African Animals: Toilet Roll Printable

Last month, there were the Pirates in the toilet roll printable series, and this month, it’s African animals with cute baobab trees. It takes me back to a safari my daughters and I went on in Kruger National Park in South Africa and we saw all of these animals expect the lion! Amazing. You can see more of […]

Sisters, Friends & Lego

Brought to you by Nuffnang & LEGO Friends My sister and I played for hours, sprawled out in different positions on the floor. Sunday afternoons were dedicated in this fashion: a large sheet rumbled on the ground with piles of Lego around us. It’s one of my strongest play memories, and we still talk about […]

Backyard Sheet Tent

I’m working on a list of simple things that could be in a fun mum kit. A huge white sheet is one of them. You can use an old sheet or pick one up for about $15. They can be used for many fun activities, for example: Make a play tablecloth Throw the sheet on […]

Miffy Night Light

I’ve met the lovely lady who owns My Night Light, and I noticed this come up in my Facebook feed and I was like, “What?! That’s totally awesome!”   I’m trying to find an excuse to have a ridiculously huge Miffy nightlight in my life. I thought it worth sharing here, because: cute! Miffy fans: you’re welcome. Miffy is […]

Quick and Easy Cinnamon Scrolls

It is obvious to anyone who follows the Simple home cook or ALDI home cook that scrolls are a favourite thing of mine, especially with the flour and yoghurt dough that requires no yeast or rising time. I don’t have the patience to wait for the dough to rise, punch it down then wait for […]

Review: Big and Stylish Beach Bag

My friend and I (we create and run music programs for kids at Making Rainbows) escaped for a few days at a friend’s beach house to do a little planning and a lot of relaxing.  I love sharing holidays with friends you can relax with…the kids think they’re on a full time play date/sleep over and […]

Where do the ugly fruit and vegetables go?

I’m making it part of my weekly routine. On the weekend, I head out to the garden and harvest for the week and then do my weekly meal plan using the vegetables as inspiration. The garden is changing the way I think about food and I love that. With the above (amazing) harvest, this is what I […]

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Wraps

This has become one of our favourite family breakfasts for the weekend. It’s easy and quick to pull together. I’ve been using the Fountain GOOD CHOICE sauces for over a month now (review here) and I substituted the regular BBQ sauce I use for the no-sugar version.  This could even work as an easy dinner, […]

Teach a Child to Remember Their Phone Number

The average person can store up to seven digits (numbers) in their short-term memory. I remembered this fact when my 6-year-old came home from school with a note advising that she was required to learn and recall her personal details, including her phone number. This was all part of a safety unit the class was undertaking. In […]

Fly a Scarf in the Wind

I wrote out my Autumn Essential List (you can read more about it here) recently, and one of the items on there is a large scarf.  I use to wrap around my shoulders in the mornings while I’m making breakfast, and in the cool of the evenings as I potter around. I use it has a makeshift picnic […]

Easy French Toast

This year is a bit different for me, and I’ve been making more of an effort with breakfast for the kids. An easy recipe I whip up is the classic French toast. I’ve developed a process for making this so it’s quick and easy. Ingredients 1 egg 1 teaspoon  1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (not essence) 1/4 […]

Cute Toy Canvas for Tween Study Space

Miss 11 has a lot on at school this year. She’s thrown herself into many school activities, and I encourage and support that! The thing is, when there’s more to to fit in, there needs to be a corresponding higher level of organisation.  I remember distinctly going through a similar stage with my eldest daughter, where […]

Rainbow Flowers

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages. I could say here that it’s scientific, great learning for the kids blah, blah, blah, but honestly, I just wanted to do it because: PRETTY! The kids loved it. I loved it. It was fun. Glasses Food colouring Water White roses or carnations I used green, yellow […]

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