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Kinderling Kids Radio

Brought to you by Kinderling There is something new, and it’s awesome! Kinderling Kids Radio is a free music service that is cleverly tailored for Australian family routines for children under six. For example, during the morning, the music is fun and uplifting, and in the afternoon when children are weary, the music becomes calm […]

DIY Trinket Bowls

I had left over air dry clay from another project, and I was wondering what to do with it. I often take jewellery on and off during the day or at night before I go to bed; while I have one of those big jewellery holders, I find myself overloading my trinket bowls instead because […]

Easter Craft: Egg Carton Chick Mask

Easter may only be 5 weeks away, but I do like to get organized with fun craft activities I can do with my kids. The Easter long weekend falls at the end of school holidays for us, so there will be plenty of time before Easter to get crafting. Your school may hold an Easter Hat […]

Kids movies that parents love best

Undoubtedly, one of the most exciting things about having children is that they provide you with the perfect excuse to watch kids’ movies… right? The best films for children usually have plenty of humour and insightful moments for adults to enjoy as well. Recently, we asked the Be a Fun Mum community about your favourite kids’ […]

Simple Banana Muffins (4 main Ingredients)

These banana muffins are super simple to make and freeze well. Great for the lunch box. I did some work for Hellmann’s Mayonnaise and did some recipe testing and this was a hit. It doesn’t taste of mayo either. I made a couple of batches of these and put them in the freezer to pull out […]

Simple Family Meal Ideas with Fountain

Brought to you by Fountain I’ve had a renewed vigour for cooking this year, so when the Fountain Flavour Craver campaign came up, I was like YES! Fountain is an iconic Australian brand we love; I’ve worked with them before and it’s such a pleasure to be partnering with them again. We enjoy sauces at […]

Caramel and Nut Slice

This is a new recipe and it sure is a winner. I have adapted an existing recipe to simplify and make it quicker. Often when making a slice, the base is baked separately then the topping is then baked again. I have combined it into one process and the result was lovely. My family loved […]

Peg Doll Craft: Mermaids & Pirates

Brought to you by Spotlight I’ve come to highly value crafting with my children. There’s much learning that happens when creating, from the planning and throughout the making stage. What I’ve noticed is the importance of allowing the trial and error process that inherently comes with creating. Problem solving is a key skill for life, […]

DIY Box Dollhouse

I enjoy creating. It’s a wonderful, wonderful thing. My kids are creative creatures themselves, and they do a lot of craft unassisted, however sometimes I make things FOR them, not necessarily with them, and this dollhouses project is an example. I had SO much fun putting it all together. It’s like playing with house designs on a […]

Paddle Pop Stick Raft

Paddle pop sticks are so handy to have around! They are the sort of building material you can plonk on a table with glue during the school holidays or the weekend and let the kids create something, anything! Boats are always a fun one because they float, and the sails work too. Below are instructions […]

10 Ridiculously Cute Things

I’m a sucker for cute things. They are just so happy! Below are some ridiculously cute things I’ve found on my travels this week. 1. Unicorn Vans Hello! Ridiculously adorable!! These Kids Asher Unicorn shoes from Vans aren’t available in Australia (not that I can find); however you an find them in the Vans US store. […]

A Day in the Suburbs With A Cargo Bike

This is Rob and Edwin. They live in Bendigo, Victoria, and you’ll often find the duo exploring the city together on a Cargo Bike.      I first became aware of these bikes from a BAFM reader, Emmy, who founded Dutch Cargo Bikes, the number one seller of European urban bikes in Australia. I adore the concept; it reminded me of […]

How to choose a rug for your family home

Brought to you by Carpet Call Rugs are often an overlooked design element in the family home. The sofa and television usually take priority, followed by other furniture and fittings. But the humble rug is one of the most used and most visible design pieces in the family home, meaning it needs to be both stylish and functional. […]

Lego Disney Castle

When my daughter and I were in Japan last year, we made a visit to Disneyland in Tokyo. I’ll share a review soon. It didn’t disappoint. It was magical! And the castle! OH MY! Such opulence! LEGO and Disney have partnered to create the stunning Disney Castle edition and it absolutely gorgeous. Take a took […]

American Girl has just announced… it’s a boy!

The simple appeal of the American Girl doll collection is a breath of fresh air.  Since 1986, American Girl dolls have been filling a gap in the market by offering child-like dolls; whereas previously, girls had the limited choice of playing with either baby dolls or teen/adult styled dolls. Initially created to help teach girls […]


I came across this poem when I researched the history of fairy bread. It’s called ‘The Unseen Playmate’, written by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 1850-3 December 1894). You can read his collection of poems in A Child’s Garden of Verses (published in 1885) here. In essence, the poem is about children’s play, and specifically, children using their […]

Fairy Bread Hearts

Many children in Australia grew up enjoying fairy bread at birthday parties. I certainly did. Now, my children look forward to this iconic treat. I was curious about the history of fairy bread, and discovered there is not a lot of information about the origins of the delicacy. The closest I could find was the Dutch’s hagelslag, which is […]

uberkate Everyday Cocktail Range

If you’re looking for something special, the new uberkate Everyday Cocktail range is glorious! I was given a ring for Christmas and I wear it most days when I leave the house. I adore wearing it; it’s so comfortable and I constantly get comments when I wear the ring too. On this particular day, I […]

Cardboard Roll Dragon Craft

I don’t know about your household, but we go through quite a few toilet rolls. And rarely are they placed in the bin once they’re empty. They will be put back in the toilet roll storage or left on the window OR just left as is on the holder. I often keep the empty cardboard rolls for craft […]

FinFun Mermaid Tail Review

My friend Cath posted a picture of her girls playing in gorgeous mermaid tails in a pool, and it looked like so much fun. I hadn’t seen mermaid tails quite like it before for children. The only fins I have seen in the shops are the flipper tail style which received bad press after a […]

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