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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

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Imaginative Play: Sand & Sea

Imaginative and outdoor play are a priority when it comes to facilitating play opportunities for my kids. Combining them together is gold. We visited the beach a couple of weeks ago and then I created a beach scene for the kids to play with at home. It’s really so easy and cheap to set up and […]

Nature Inspired Playgrounds

Playgrounds in Australia tend to have similar look about them. Plastic slides painted in primary colours, a springy toy that often doesn’t spring, and a token swing set in a sea of chip bark. I remember this one playground at Warwick we discovered as a family on one of our road trips, and it was so refreshingly […]

Straw Construction Challenge

On the school holidays, sometimes I throw a heap of straws on the table with tape and tell the kids to make something, anything! It’s really cheap, relatively non-messy and an easy activity to set up. Materials Straws (different colours/size/lengths work well; straws with a bendy top are fun to work with; you can get […]

Washi Tape Birthday Party Decorations

Brought to you by 3M (S1 Post) Early this year I did a series of posts on using Scotch® Expressions Tape around the home. It’s fabulous stuff, and what I like most about this tape is you can make simple things look funky and fun! This time, I’m sharing how to theme a pre-teen or […]

DIY Lego Play Table

My friend Belinda from BAC Photography told me about her Lego table project she did with her boys. The process is really very simple and achievable and such a fabulous way to facilitate Lego play. She’s sharing how she put it together below. The Lego City Project My twin boys have always loved building blocks! It […]

Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

Here’s another great recipe from Amanda.  Her recipes are designed family friendly to help take the edge off the evening strain.  _______________ ONE OF THE BEST PASTA BAKES YOU WILL EVER MAKE!!  It is not the healthiest but the flavours are a match made in heaven and I can’t wait for you to try this.  […]

Connecting With My Teen (Through Books)

In moments of waiting, you’ll often find me with a book.  This is a recent thing. I like it. I love reading novels, but over the past…8 years or so…I haven’t made time for it.  There are three main reasons for this: it’s rare to have long chunks of quiet moments to digest a good book […]

DIY Skateboard Shelf

I was at my sister’s on the weekend and this is a little idea worth sharing. You can pick up small retro-like skateboards from places like Kmart, Target, Toys R Us and BIG W from about $15 (like this Avigo one).   They can often be found in second hand stores for cheap too. These skateboards make […]

DIY Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties & Headbands

I’ve know Janine for a couple of years now.  She runs a lovely online ribbon & craft store called Sarah Lauren. I said to Janine one time, “You should do some tutorials!” And here we are. She is sharing how to make your own fold over elastic hair ties. These particular hair bands are the best […]

Whale Watching: Hervey Bay

Sponsored by Tourism & Events Queensland (S1 Post) It’s a focus for our family to experience nature, in all its wonder and beauty.  There’s a quality bonding that comes with going on adventures together, which I believe is integral when creating a strong family and shaping a childhood full of beautiful memories.  We went on one such adventure […]

Plant a Pot Garden for Spring!

I like the idea of gardening, but find it overwhelming.  Last year, I enlisted the help of a friend to get me started, and together we broke up the process in 3 easy (and FUN!) steps to make it achievable for anyone! The good thing about this garden is it’s in pots, so even if you don’t […]

Travel: Maryborough – All Things Mary Poppins!

There are places that hold a sense of intrigue, where history is woven into the culture, nature and architecture.  Like a spring undercurrent, there’s a deep significance, and that depth produces an interesting beauty. It makes you want to know more. This past weekend, our family was on a famil visiting the Fraser Coast. On our way to Hervey Bay, […]

Travel: MaryBorough – Home of Mary Poppins

The last time I felt this good about a place was at Spring Bluff near Toowoomba. There’s something intriguing about both places and I know it’s because of the history and how that heritage weaves through the places like a spring undercurrent.  This weekend, we are on a famil visiting the Fraser Coast. On our […]

Black Forrest Cookie Cake Reicpe

Another recipe from Be A Fun Mum contributor, the Wonderful Amanda from Food Before 5. (If you haven’t checked out her book, you should! It’s so mum friendly!)  This is the ultimate chocolate ripple cake but with a BIG difference – cherries and jam! Whack it all together and you have an absolutely delicious dessert. It […]

Road Trip: Travel Activities for Kids

We are in a stage of parenting where there’s an urgency experience as much as we can in this small window family time; the kids are still young enough to do everything with us, but old enough that it’s easy for us to drop everything and go places.  It’s the memory-making season!  Later on, when my kids are adults, […]

Hair Cut & Colour: A Little Longer / Dark Golden Brown

It started as, what would you call it — not quite a celebration — more of an acceptance deal I made with myself when my youngest child started school.  A regular hair cut seemed a fitting thing, considering during the years before my kids started school, a hair cut/colour was a rare annual (6 monthly at best) […]

Audio Books Save the School Run

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Audible.com.au  The discovery of audio books took me back to my childhood. I remember listening to stories on my jukebox-look-a-like tape player; it helped me settle into sleep. Audible.com.au is offering a free month trial (which comes with a free book download) and I was curious. To be honest, […]

Pipe Cleaner Crown

We had fun making pipe cleaner crowns on the weekend.  They are simple to make and they look adorable. Above is one design, and I shared another tiara-style at the end of the post. Ideas are endless: google ‘Pipe Cleaner Crown’ or ‘Chenille Crown’ for even more ideas. These crowns are great for: Book Week Birthday Party […]

10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Supercheap Auto I mentioned to my husband that I was writing a post with Supercheap Auto and his eyes lit up. “I know the website very well; I’m often on there,” he said. “Tell me 3 things on your wish list.  Without hesitation he named, Maxtrax recovery tracks, LED […]

2 Ingredient Scones

This is another recipe post from Be A Fun Mum contributor, the Wonderful Amanda from Food Before 5. I made the scones myself and they were a huge success with the kids. Here they are! 2 INGREDIENT SCONES I am very serious when I say that “this recipe really works!” I shared it on my […]

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