Blog Profile / Be A Fun Mum


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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Cooking Fun With Kids – Bread Shapes

If you’re looking for a simple cooking project to do with kids, they can create their own bread shapes with dough. Making Dough I often make dough, and I’ve detailed how I make it here. It’s not hard at all, but it does need to rise. You can also make a no rise dough with […]

Childhood Storybook Inspired Brooches

Erstwilder’s Woodlands Creatures collection is here and it’s absolutely gorgeous! It will take you back to your childhood of reading Golden Books and enjoying fairytales. I’ve hit such a big nostalgic patch of late, and I find myself wanting to express that in different ways, from collecting retro toys and hunting down books I enjoyed […]

Glitter on the Floor

  I tripped over something. I looked down at my feet to see an empty container, a toy dinosaur and thousands….no….millions (as my kids would say) of sparkles on the carpet. No one told me about glitter before I became a parent. How evil it is. How it never, ever really goes away, no matter […]

Brio Rescue Set – Review

Swedish company Brio have a long and interesting history, tracing back to 1884. Today, they are well known for their high quality toys. When it comes to buying toys for children, I have compiled a list of toys I have found added value to my children’s play for many years — not just with passing interest — […]

The Value of Slowing Down

I like to do things quickly and efficiently. I like ticking off a long to do list and working towards goals. I like walking fast. Then I had kids and everything changed. Nothing could be done quickly or efficiently. Nothing I tell you! In the early days, my to-do list comprised of having a shower. […]

HUGE Display Board for Children’s Artwork

  I searched high and low for a nice looking (large) bulletin/memo board which would be ideal for the kitchen or living area. Hanging a huge cork board is one of the best ways to feature children’s transient artwork in a stylish way. I discovered this idea through Rachel (which you can find more about her […]

Foldable Paddle Pop Stick Card

This paddle pop stick folding craft is simple and mess free! You can draw a treasure map (for the template version click here), a card for Mum, Dad or a friend, or even an inspirational quote.  Materials 8 Jumbo Paddle Pop Sticks (find in craft/discount stores; I purchased a pack for $2 at Kmart) Masking tape […]

3 Ways to Make Pom Poms

Pom Poms are a simple wool craft that children primary school age and above will enjoy making for a variety of uses including pom pom garlands, pom pom rugs or even a pom pom toy for the pet cat to chase! Here’s three simple methods for making pom poms that don’t require a special pom […]

Trying Weight Watchers – No Count Meals

Sponsored by Weight Watchers My teen daughter was with me when I did the grocery shopping this time. “Mum, look at all this healthy food!” she said looking down into the trolley. “It just makes me feel good looking at it.” I think that sums up the food in the new Weight Watchers No Count […]

Despicable Me 3 Review

Rating: PG Running time: 90 minutes Rating: 3 out of 5 stars If you’re hoping for something fast, rambunctious and funny, Despicable Me 3 doesn’t disappoint. However for me, the movie didn’t hold the same charm as the first movies. In saying that, it’s the type of circus that would be a hit with young children […]

Rediscovering My Motivation

What I discovered in Israel was a curious mix of deep tradition with mind-blowing-out-of-the-box thinking. It would be easy to consider these things incompatible. As I attempt to explain my observations, I would start with family — the importance of family. You see, investing in family is central to life in Israel, and the role […]

Cabbage Patch Kids Names From The 80s and 90s

If you were a child of the 80s or 90s, you’d remember the popular, sculptured dolls called Cabbage Patch Kids. Nearly every kid had one, unless your parents opted to buy the cheaper version. I had a similar doll which I called Judy. She came with me when I was six to get my tonsils […]

Foldable Paddle Pop Stick Treasure Map

School holidays are coming up, and having a few projects to extend children’s play is a good idea if you like having ideas up your sleeve for an opportune moment. Sometimes, I put together a School Holiday Fun Box, and you can read about the sorts of things I put in it here. This paddle […]

Whimsical Personalised Cushions

In my internet travels, I came across these lovely personalised cushions by Lokelani.com.au There are a lot of personalised gifts like this available, but I thought these cushion designs were especially lovely and worth a share here. There are also wall banners, blankets and many other items.

No Laughing Matter

Brought to you by the Continence Foundation of Australia The kids were thrilled when we bought our first trampoline. I was excited too. Memories of my childhood flooded back. I remember jumping for hours on our trampoline-with-no-nets, perfecting tricks with my sisters, dodging the sprinkle sprays in summer and de-stressing after school. After the kids […]

Winter Meals Inspiration

One of the best things about winter is undoubtedly the food – delicious seasonal produce like cauliflower for making comforting cauliflower cheese; stewed apples and pears, baked in pies and served with warmed custard; and hearty stews and casseroles that are best eaten by the fireplace. Here’s our round up of winter recipes and meal […]

Bottom Up in a Top Down World

Over the years of parenting, I’ve gleaned a lot of knowledge that has rocked my mindset on how to raise my children.  Through all the rocking, I’ve been turned up-side-down, and, all of a sudden, it all makes sense. I’ve tried to explain my parenting journey of becoming bottom-up in a top-down world. Education is a […]

How Israel Helped Me Find My Reason Again

What I discovered in Israel was a curious mix of deep tradition with mind-blowing-out-of-the-box thinking. It would be easy to consider these things incompatible. As I attempt to explain my observations, I would start with family — the importance of family. You see, investing in family is central to life in Israel, and the role […]

Do Your Mum-Thing

I spotted my teenage daughter from my sprawled position on the sofa as she walked out of her bedroom one evening. “Have you done your skin?” I pounced, reminding her to moisturise her eczema-prone parts. She froze mid step, in mock affront at the sudden attack. My body began to shake from the laughter coming […]

Hiking and trail blazing for families on a budget

Hiking and trail blazing for families on a budget Looking back at my teen years I realise I had a very unique and wonderful upbringing, made so by my parents who guided my siblings and our friends into a world of exploration. Who else can say they canoed from 1770 to Gladstone when they were […]

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