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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 […]

CUTE Unicorn Macaroons

On my internet travels this week, I discovered a little cafe over in Georgia, USA called the Mac Lab Bakery. They make the cutest macaroons I’ve ever seen, especially these unicorns! SO cute!! I have absolutely no idea how to achieve these at home, but if I’m ever in the neighbourhood, I’ll be popping in for […]

Back to School: 5 Laundry Hacks

Brought to you by Cuddly Anti-Wrinkle Fabric Softener At the start of each year, I examine our household systems to see what we can do more efficiently, or better, or even just adapt or change with the varied nature of family life. This sets our family up well for the year. Over the years of […]

Hot Cross Buns

I LOVE hot cross buns. I made them last year, and it seemed the right time to try out the recipe again. The recipe I use is from Simple Home Cook and you can find it here. There is a Thermomix and non-Thermomix version. I’ve added a few images below with a few extra notes […]

Love Bug Paper Bag Puppet

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, it can be a fun theme to create some craft projects around, with lots of red, pink and hearts in mind. I’ve shared before some simple ways to show your kids you love them on Valentine’s Day. This craft is so easy and cute, even my two-year-old found it fun to […]

Philippines SUV Experience: Ford Escape (Kuga)

Recently, I was invited to Ford’s SUV experience in the Philippines. I have done a test drive with Ford before — 2012 in New Zealand — and it’s a lot of fun. Since returning home, I’ve been thinking about how I would describe the Philippines. It’s interesting, I often get a strong sense about a country when I’m there, […]

DIY Mancala / Sungka Game

Sungka is a game I learned in the Philippines. I’ve seen other versions of this game in Africa called mancala.  This game has ancient origins, although the exact trail isn’t known. It’s largely played in Africa and Asia and has hundreds of variations. I’m sharing how we have learned to play it, and there are also many instructions […]

Simple ideas to make children’s birthdays extra special

When it comes to celebrating children’s birthdays, it seems that no two families celebrate in the same way. Many of you in the Be a Fun Mum community shared the special traditions and festivities that you undertake each year with your family, and your ideas were so touching and inspiring, we just had to share […]

Turn a T-Shirt Into a Ninja Mask

Ninjas have become a pop culture icon in western society.  Shows like Prank Patrol and Teenage Mutan Ninja Turtles, along with games like Fruit Ninja serve to cement their popularity. I did some basic research and came across interesting material from historian and author Stephen Turnbull. Show More Summary

Where to Buy Nice Clothes for Girl Tweens/Teens

Those with tweens/early teens might be able to sympathise with challenges finding clothes for this age group! I look for clothes that fit, that are not too kiddish but not inappropriate either. I’ve been asking around, and have compiled some of mine and other parents top pics to get clothes for this age group. If you have […]

Update: A Year With Braces

I’ve been working with Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces as we blog our way through the progress. You can find the other posts here. I can’t believe it’s been a year already! Below is the starting point, where one tooth was pushed right back in the mouth, and an overlap of the front and bottom teeth.  A year […]

Little Everyday Luxury Items

I’m often reminded how fortunate I am to have choice. So many choices. That, in itself, is a luxury. I was thinking the other day when I was brushing my teeth, about little everyday luxuries I indulge in and I thought I would share them here. 1. Toothpaste Push Up I know I pay extra for […]

Are They All Yours?

“Are they all yours?” I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve been asked this! I resist the temptation to say in jest, “I found one in a Cornflake packet,” and simply say yes with a smile. I’ve been called crazy countless times. People ask me how I do it all. “You must be […]

DIY Felt Play Boards

I love the feel of felt. If you’re looking for a simple activity for travel, something to keep in your handbag, or simply a creative project for home, you can make your own felt boards. Felt sheets are available from discount and craft stores for about a dollar. Materials Felt sheets (various colours) Piece of cardboard […]

Mobile Phone Options for Children from Optus

Brought to you by Optus All of a sudden, I feel like there’s been a shift in our family life I’m grappling to keep up! With two tweens and two teens, enabling my children’s growing independence within the confines of our busy family life is continually challenging. I admit to struggling with finding the balance. […]

Good Decisions of 2016

I often focus on what I can learn from mistakes and challenges. However, there’s a lot to be said for celebrating the good decisions that have worked for yourself and family over the year. I’m listing down some stand out decisions I/we made in 2016 that have added value to our family life. 1. Going […]

Organising the House for School – Labeller

Brought to you by Brother It’s come to that time of year when I start organising the house and stationery for the children to go back to school. Having had children in school for over a decade now, I find it pays to invest in organising systems to ensure the year goes off without a […]

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