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Unicorn Light Up Slippers

Why all of a sudden, do I feel the need for cute, adorable, sweet, (highly unnecessary) slippers? Because unicorns. Because lights. Just because.  How adorable! Too cute not to share.  I found the adorable unicorn slippers on Smoko, an American website, but they do ship to Australia too. Features Build-in sensor, light up when walking […]

The Music (Backyard) Tree

Listen to how gorgeous this sound is!  Making a music tree is a lovely project for the backyard. It’s simple, cheap and fun. Plus the sound is glorious!  An idea is to couple this family activity with reading The Music Tree book by Catriona Hoy and Adele Jaunn. To make our own Music Tree, we headed to a thrift shop […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Occupied While You Make a Phone Call

As a mum with young children at home, there are times when I have to make a quick phone call. Whether it’s to query a bill or make a doctor’s appointment, sometimes I can’t wait till nap time to make that important call. It always seems the way that even when the kids are mildly entertained by […]

Teaching Kids to Read

Sponsored by Nuffnang and ABC Reading Eggs   I hollered to my son as he walked past, “Hey, what do you think of Reading Eggs?” His eyes widened, “I LOVE Reading Eggs!!” “Why? What’s good about it?” “It’s just really fun.” I love when kids learn, and have fun doing so. The enjoyment and learning […]

Sesame Bars

Hi everyone! Simple Home Cook here to give you a lovely recipe that is perfect for that after school snack. These sesame bars are simple to make, use minimal ingredients and are much cheaper than store bought varieties – not to mention, using less packaging. This recipe does contain peanut butter so if your school […]

Lunch Box Inspiration Ideas

I’ve been making lunch boxes for years and years! This week, I did a big batch of baking that should last me about 3 weeks into the school term. I freeze it all in containers and then just take out what I need of a morning, add fresh fruit/vegetables/protein into the lunch box and it’s […]

Treasure Chest Cake – Easy

The kids love me making birthday cakes for them. However, when we are looking for cake inspiration in the weeks (or months) before their birthday, there is a proviso involved in the occasion. That is: the cake has to be within Dad and Mum’s capabilities. Be kind kids! We often explore the classic Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s […]

Sushi Sandwiches – Lunch Box Idea

Sushi sandwiches are easy for kids to eat and they are a little more novel than your regular sandwich. What you need Sliced Bread Fillings of choice Food Picks or Tooth picks (I mainly use food picks) Cut the crust of bread. Roll bread lightly to flatten slightly. This will give a little more length […]

Family Printer (Giveaway)

Sponsored by Digital Parents and HP The printer is one of those products that add enormous value to family life. It can be used for projects, homework, photos, cards, crafts, business needs and more. I’ve been looking into ideal printers for the family home (need a new one since my move back to Australia), and […]

Routine Cards – Morning and Afternoon

When it comes to starting school again for a new year, I like to establish routine systems for my children in the morning and afternoon. The advantage of doing this is making getting ready habitual so the children can take in all the wonderful things they will learn at school, plus it helps with the harmony […]

Beef & Vegetable Pasties

Happy New Year everyone! Amanda from Simple Home Cook here to give you some easy recipes to start off your 2016. My first recipe for Be A Fun Mum this year is ‘Beef and Vegetable Pasties’. Not as easy as a bakery bought pasty but it is still an easy meal which is a whole […]

Personalised MiniFig Heads for Lego

Coolness like this is thanks to 3D printing. It will be interesting to see what possibilities arise thanks to this new technology. For now, I’m focusing on personalised mini fig heads that fit Lego. How cool are they! Funky 3D Faces use customers photos to create a 3D model using facial recognition software.  There are 10 hairstyles to […]

How to Contact School Books

When it comes to covering school books, there are a few ways to do it. Contact My contact experience isn’t always positive, however I have gotten better at it over the years. The secret is to work on a very flat surface and work in sections. After cutting the paper with backing attached (as per […]

How School Shoes Have Lasted Over a Year

I’ve tried many different school shoes for my children over the years and from my experience, I’ve come to this realisation: $ Cheap Shoes ($10-$40) These have never lasted long for my kids. Maybe a month or so, and so it doesn’t tend to be cost effective in the long run. However, in saying that, […]

Doing a Family Holiday This Year?

Are you doing travelling or holidaying as a family this year?  I found a gorgeous, gorgeous product for you! This Travel Journal from Caravanning With Kids is a wonderful way to document family travels. You can do things like a daily journal, add photos or draw pictures; it’s something both adults and kids can enjoy doing […]

Pan for Gold

Kids love mystery and adventure! And we had plenty of that when we drove around the South Island of New Zealand last September in a camper van. One of the places we stopped at was Shanty Town. There we learnt how to pan for gold. I was chatting to one of the people who work there, and […]

A Story of 2015 – Reflection for Kids

2015 is drawing to a close. Below is a writing prompt for kids to help them reflect on the year.  For older children, this could also become a writing plan for a short story about the year – and what a lovely thing to keep in the memory box! Filling this out could be a fun New Year’s […]

Hot Cobb Loaf

If you are looking for a delicious dip to entertain guests with on New Year’s Eve – then look no further. This cobb loaf is easy to prepare and can partially be made ahead of time which is a bonus if you have a busy night ahead. I usually like to make the dip part […]

ADORABLE Mini Crochet Animals

I have the sudden urge to spend hundreds on miniature crochet animals. My kids would LOVE these so much (and so would I). I came across the SuAmi shop on Etsy this week, and just have a look at these creations! The attention to detail is amazing! They do cost a pretty penny though. Absolutely […]

Exercise You Can Do at the Park

I got myself into a good fitness routine during the last six months which has been great! I’m feeling so well! However, there’s nothing that kills my fitness plans like a change in routine and I have a big one of those looming. I find it more challenging to exercise after I move location (which I’m doing again) […]

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