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Blog Post Archive

The EKKA 2016

One of the things I was looking forward to this year (after moving from a year in New Zealand back to Brisbane) was The Ekka. The Ekka is short for the word exhibition in Brisbane Exhibition, and we don’t think of it as anything else! I have extremely fond memories of attending The Ekka as a child with my […]

Cardboard Box City

The children and I spent a glorious afternoon creating this cardboard box city.  It cost me all of…nothing, was mess free and is still going strong! Keep this in mind next time you have a big box lying around, or you can even ask places like Bunnings or The Good Guys if they have any […]

A Fight

It was an honour to meet these courageous mothers who are fighting for a better future for their children. And it is a fight – FIGHT – for these women, with so many odds against them. I could feel beads of sweat forming on my skin in the heat of the day, and was glad I […]

Cool Lego & Car Shelves

I have a thing for storage. I think a lot of people do, because it can make a big difference in both aesthetics and functionality.  You can read about how I store toys for my children and other tips in these post: Organising Toys in Bedrooms, Lego Storage Ideas and DIY Lego Mini Figure Shelves. One of my […]

Paper Plate Butterfly Craft

My husband says I’m the paper plate craft queen. He always comes home and finds some sort of craft done with the kids using a paper plate. I find paper plates are easy to be creative with and they are so cheap to have on hand for craft or offering some food with bit of glad […]

A Cow

It was still light; the sky was deepening into dusk. Cow bellows interrupted the quiet vibe of village life; a few pushbikes lined the streets; spots of colourful saris painted the countryside. I like to watch their faces. It’s a good way for me to get a feel for what they are saying, even though I can’t understand the […]

Takeaway Coffee Tray Safari Car

Last year when my daughter went to Kindy, I got in the habit of collecting boxes and odd shaped cardboard trays to donate to the craft corner. Now that my daughter is in school, I still recycle these items, but before placing them in the recycling bin, I think of ways my younger girls can […]

Gumnut Babies turn 100 – a celebration of May Gibbs

May Gibbs – the Australian children’s author and illustrator who brought us the magic of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, as well as many other timeless Aussie tales, is being remembered with readings, performances, coins, stamps and new release books. It’s been 100 years since May’s first book Gumnut Babies was published in 1916, which detailed beautifully, […]

The School Garden

“I love them. I just love them,” I said to Deb from Learn With Play at Home of the children as we left the Panchayat Union Primary School in the Poram village, India. And I do. I think once you become a parent, you have this desire for the wellbeing of all children around the world […]

Breakfast Muffins

Hi everyone! Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. My recipe today is one for the parents out there.   Everything we do is geared around our kids and sometimes we forget to look after ourselves. I am guilty of this – especially at breakfast time. The morning rush is a pretty busy time and I […]

Pretend Sponge Cake for Tea Parties

Kids love playing with different textures when it come to craft activities. The shiniest and most textured pieces are usually what draws children’s attention when it comes to gluing a collage or completing a craft project. Well I know it does for my girls. When putting this craft together, it was my hope that the […]

DIY Journal Kit

This past school holidays, I put together a DIY journal kit for kids. The idea was for them to decorate their own book with the materials provided. I found the blank cover journals from Kmart which were ideal. Blank Journal Washi Tape Letter Stickers Gel Pens Sharpies (metallic silver is cool) It all cost under […]

Left Part of My Heart in India

I pulled out these scarves from the drawer today. I bought them from India 4 year ago when I went on a blog ambassador trip with World Vision to tell stories of the work there. I looked at the colours for a moment, and remembered the vibrance of India. Then I gleefully arranged the scarves on […]

Creating a Homework Station

I asked the Be A Fun Mum community on Facebook about their opinions on homework for primary school students. There was a huge response (737 comments) and below are the results: The main feedback to come out of the discussion are as follows:   NO:  children spend enough time studying at school & research suggests homework is not effective parents […]

Organising Toys in Bedrooms

I reorganise my children’s rooms/toys every 6 months. I’ve written about the process I go through here: Sorting and Organising Toys. I wrote that post a couple of years ago, and since then, we have moved house twice and my kids are (obviously) older. However, most of the toys I have for my children are […]

What I Want For My Birthday Post-Baby

We only get one birthday a year, and sometimes as mums we shrug the day off because it’s another expense to add to the family budget or it’s just another reminder we’re getting older. I know the sentiment all too well because my birthday has been overshadowed by two major events over the last two […]

New toy bounces into Play School in time for 50th celebrations

Mention Play School and most people will think of Big Ted, Little Ted, Jemima and Humpty – the much-loved toys that have starred in more than 2250 episodes of the enduring children’s show. This year marks 50 years of Play School, and to celebrate, the toys are welcoming a new friend to the Play School […]

Madagascar/King Julien Themed Birthday Party

The All Hail King Julien Netflix series is dominating the screen time in our household at the moment, which makes a pleasant change from watching the original Madagascar film over and over again! Now in its third season, All Hail King Julien is a prequel to the story-line of Madagascar and is based around the eternally self-centred […]

Fairy Tree Play Space

You can get Fairy doors like this from many different places like The Fairy Door Store. The fairy doors are all kinds of magical cuteness, sure to stimulate imaginative play for kids. You can add them to a section of wall inside the house, or find a cute tree outside to fix it. If using outside, […]

Backyard Climbing Wall

Rebecka Holley shared this idea on the BAFM Facebook page. What a brilliant use of space!  Rebecca put a lick of pain and climbing hooks on this car port and bam: a fun outdoor activity! The pictured hooks are from Sweden, but I found where you can find them here in Australia: Bunnings sells packs of […]

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