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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 […]

Coral Reef Play

The release of Finding Dory is a perfect opportunity to talk about coral reefs and incorporate it into play. You can get both life like replicas of sea creatures from Papo, Schleich and Mojo or even Finding Dory figurines from Bullyland. I had a quick glance at the licensed Finding Dory toys available in places like Target and BIG […]

How to be Prepared for Gastro

A couple of weeks ago, my eldest daughter was hit with a vomiting bug. A good 48 hours later, I was hit with gastro and I couldn’t function because I was constantly being sick at the toilet. It can suck being a mum and being really sick because you’re incapable of doing much for your […]

Toasted Muesli

Hi all, Amanda from Simple Home Cook here. Toasted muesli can make a lovely breakfast, a good filler for the lunchbox or after school snack. The beauty is that you can add whatever ingredients your family like. Load it up with nuts, leave out the coconut – it doesn’t matter as it will still taste […]

Construct a Quick Mini Teepee for Play

This is not Pinterest beautiful, but it’s super easy to make as an addition for children’s play, especially for small toys like Lego and plastic figurines. This took me about 3 minutes to make. Materials Twigs Rubber Band Scrap material (or paper) Glue Grab 4 sticks and break to similar sizes. Hold the twigs together and tie […]

From Animalia to the Moopaloop – Graeme Base’s new creation

It’s been 30 years since Australian Author Graeme Base wrote and illustrated the award-winning Animalia, one of the most successful children’s alphabet picture books of all time. Still loved by children the world over, and with more than three million copies sold, I asked Graeme for his thoughts on why Animalia has been so successful […]

How to Train a Dragon Play

My kids were so excited when the new series of How to Train Your Dragon: Race to the Edge came out on Netflix. The series engages all my kids of various ages (ages 8-15). Like many things my children enjoy, it extends to their play. When it comes to preparing for the school holidays (especially if […]

How to Entertain the Kids When You’re Sick

Being sick when you’re a mum is no fun. If you’re able to have another parent or friend help with the kids or if miraculously, their day care falls on your sick day, make the most of it and rest. Forget about the things that need to be done. But if you don’t have family […]

Snowman Building – The Best Way

Last year when we were in New Zealand, we went down to Mt Ruapehu and had a ball in the snow. My husband lived in Minnesota in America as a child and had plenty of experience making snowman. Most people I observe in the snow tend to scrape together snow to make a snowman, and […]

Brown Paper Bag Animal Crowns

Since my daughter started Prep, I have a stack of brown paper bags, ready for when she orders tuckshop. We have a reusable bag that is used each week for tuckshop, but because the preppies are a little young to go to the tuckshop by themselves, they get their’s delivered to their classroom. Their hot and […]

Finding Dory Movie Review

I glanced over to my husband to the left of me and then over to the right to my daughter. All three of us had tears streaming, STREAMING down our cheeks. What’s going on Disney/Pixar! You’re making us cry. We’ve been waiting 13 long years for the sequel to the hit film Finding Nemo (released in […]

Chow Mein

Hi all, Amanda from Simple Home Cook here. Winter is a great time to bring out the hot dishes but this recipe is great in both summer and winter. Chow Mein is such a versatile recipe and you can add any vegetables you like. I personally like cabbage, carrot and broccoli but you can adjust […]

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