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Filed Under:Lifestyle / Parenting
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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

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Born to Wiggle: Interview with Yellow Wiggle – Emma Watkins

Be A Fun Mum writer, Cath Johnsen recently chatted with Yellow Wiggle, Emma Watkins. The Wiggles have made an incredible comeback in the past two years… After the retirement of three of the original band members, they took a chance on 25 year old dancer, Emma Watkins, the first female Wiggle. As Cath Johnsen writes, […]

Add the Festivity to Play

I love the Christmas season. The kids pick up on the excitement building and it’s a beautiful time for family.  It’s so easy to capitalise on the excitement of the season and incorporate it into play. Just a few mock wrapped presents and mini Christmas trees you can pick up a dime a dozen from […]

100 Ways to Be A Fun Mum

The Be A Fun Mum team brainstormed together and came up with a huge list of ways to be a fun mum. Some of these are super simple and quick, and some are more elaborate.  This list is supposed to be 100 Ways to Be A Fun Mum, but we ended up with more than that, […]

The Tree Wall

I wanted to share this beautiful idea for a living area: a tree wall feature.  Sharron decided to decorate this wall space with a tree shape.  She simply put the word out that she was looking for someone with artist ability to paint the wall for her (you can find people on Gumtree, through Google […]

DIY Book Flower Press (free craft from the garden)

When I was a little girl I loved to dry and press flowers. I had them hanging in my room, randomly placed in books and stored in little bottles like potpourri all over the house. Recently, my six-year-old daughter has shown an interest in collecting things from nature; leaves, feathers, rocks and sticks are among the […]

Beef Stroganoff Recipe (you’ll never buy packet mix again!)

You can thank Amanda from Simple home cook for another brilliant recipe to help you with the dinner time madness this week. Here is it. Beef stroganoff is a family favourite recipe that many people make using a recipe base from a packet.  Well… you don’t have to do that anymore with this simple and absolutely delicious recipe.  You […]

Dear Tired Mother

If I could send a letter to myself in the early days of parenting, when the days seemed slow with four young kids under 6 years of age, this is I would say:  More Posts A New Parenting Era Sacrifices I see a bend in the road Don’t Be The Mum You’re Not

End of Year Teacher (Approved) Gift Ideas

I know many teachers personally (my sister is one of them) and they don’t expect gifts at the end of the year, but the gesture is certainly appreciated, especially a heartfelt card or note.  I appreciate the work teachers do with my kids, and each year the kids and I like to give a token gift. […]

Candy Cane Bead Christmas Tree Decoration

This is a super simple tree decoration that looks adorable hanging on the Christmas Tree or around the house. Materials Pipe Cleaner Beads Twine Method 1. Thread 1 bead on to a pipe cleaner, leaving just a little at the base to bend around the first bead to secure it. 2. Thread beads in a […]

For the Love of Coffee

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Piazza D’Oro (S1 Post) Back in September, I wrote a post about the Piazza D’Oro Barista of the Year competition, and the finalists have been announced. Congratulations to: New South Wales Apryl Curtin from Bar 2101 Jan Duan from Coffee Fest Marius Beullens from Margot Espresso Victoria Wael Bou Karroum from Station […]

Yoghurt Finger Painting

This is the sort of activity I wish I knew about when my kids were little.  Like when making dinner.   I often would bring my toddlers in the kitchen with me as I prepared food and something like this is perfect for half an hour play and interaction time. Yoghurt Finger Painting plain, greek […]

Wool Christmas Tree

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year! As soon as the stores start displaying their ornaments and wreaths I’m there baby! I love browsing through new designs and colour combinations. Every year, the stores seem to come out with something different, which I think is awesome! When I was a kid in […]

How to Dust Mite Proof a Bed (& Other Allergy Friendly Home Tips)

Brought to you by Bupa and Nuffnang (S1) 20% of Australians have an allergic condition such as asthma, hay fever or eczema1. My daughter is one of them. She suffers from eczema (you can see how extensive it is, especially on her neck, when it is at its worst).  Through years of investigation and tests, we discovered […]

Frozen Ice Play

“That should keep the kids occupied for half an hour,” I said to my husband who was sitting at the computer desk going through paperwork.  I was wrong. The activity I set up kept the kids occupied for well over an hour. You see, I have these little things up my sleeve sometimes, ready to bring […]

Creating a Lunch Box System

I’ve become a somewhat expert at school lunches after doing them for 8 years (so far).  My lunch boxes started out looking a lot like the picture below, with a lot of processed, pre-packaged food. I’m not here to make anyone feel guilty for throwing together pre-packaged lunches!  It’s just over the years, I’ve focused […]

5 Breakfasts You Can Make the Night Before

A few weeks ago, I asked this question on the BAFM Facebook page: Do you make time for breakfast for yourself? The responses varied, but there was a constant theme regarding the challenges of making time for breakfast amongst the busyness school mornings.  It got me thinking about what I could share here on the blog […]

Bupa Blog Award Finalist

Stoked Be A Fun Mum was named as one of the blog finalists for the 2014 Bupa Blog Awards for the Family Time category.  Below is a snippet of my interview. There’s also the People’s Choice Award up for grabs, and if you like, you can vote for Be A Fun Mum. Just head over here, […]

Disney Paper Doll Printables

What is your child’s favourite Disney movie? Snow White? Frozen? Tangled? Whichever film your child likes best, there is a related Disney paper craft to match! We discovered free printable doll templates on the Disney website, road tested them and collated all the instructions and printables in one place so you can get started. Allow approximately 20 minutes […]

Easy DIY Name Bunting

If you’re looking for an uber easy way to decorate a birthday or even cake quickly, name bunting is fab. It’s a slightly different take on my regular Washi Tape Bunting Tutorial. 1. Materials 2 x Kebab Sticks Permanent Marker Washi Tape (I used Scotch Expressions Washi Tape) Twine – half a metre Scissors 2. Tie a piece […]

Pasta with Avocado Sauce

I’m trying to make more effort with the lunches I make for myself. I want to share one of my favourites at the moment. So, so good! I usually make this when I want to use up left over pasta. Ingredients Cooked pasta (I think spaghetti works best) Half avocado 1 tablespoon cream cheese Salt & […]

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