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Blog Post Archive

Make a Story Box: Unique Gift Idea

Today I am reviewing gorgeous little story boxes which are specifically designed to be given as a personalised gift to someone you love. The idea behind the Story Box is to fill a frame with figurines that, when looked at collectively, tell a story.   It is actually quite romantic and it took me a […]

Homemade Puff Paint

Homemade Puff Paint When I was a little girl I used puff paint all the time and drew designs on anything I could find – especially T-shirts and shoes. The only problem was, they came in the smallest bottles and were quite expensive so I didn’t get to use it as much as I would […]

How the School Shoes Have Survived – half year mark

School starts up next week for my kids, and I’m getting things organised for another school term. I buffed the children’s shoes (note: I realisticlaly only do this about once every 3 months) and thought I would report on how the shoes have gone at the half-year mark.  Take a look. The brands: Clarks, Clarks, Lynx, […]

Drawing and Development

Guest post from Nicole from Gateway Therapies I once wrote a post here on handwriting, where I explained the elements of handwriting and how to help your kids get better at it. Four years later I still maintain that handwriting is terribly important, and it’s probably time we explored an essential prerequisite. Most toddlers love […]

Chocolate & Chickpea Brownies

Back to school this week for my kids, and today I am sharing a great lunchbox recipe that I hope your kids will enjoy. Mine sure did but I didn’t tell them about the chickpeas until they committed to liking them. Make sure you process the chickpeas very finely, otherwise you might have a battle […]

Design Your Own Pillowcase

This school holidays, I planned for the kids to decorate their own pillowcases as an activity. They loved it, and the children were all so proud of their final product. Materials  Pillow case Fabric markers Paper Instructions 1. It’s a good idea to do a bit of practice on paper before beginning the design on […]

Colour Hunt: Purple

A colour hunt. This is a similar concept to the Rainbow Leaves hunt we do.  It’s simple and you can do it inside or outside.  Look around the house for items or toys of a particular colour, or my favourite, go outside and do it in nature.  When you take the time to look, really look at […]

Toilet Roll Printable – Block People

A new month, a new printable. This time, it’s block people that are designed to wrap around a toilet roll. Just a simple colouring activity. They look cute on a book shelf as decoration too. More Toilet Roll Printables Toilet Roll Cars African Animals Pirates  

Bottle Piggy Bank – Help Kids Save

Depending on the year, it’s around this time where I start a $2 coin bottle to save a little extra cash for Christmas.  This concept could also work for kids, giving them a tangible way to see the money grow. This cute project converts an empty bottle into a piggy bank. I used a 375 ml bottle, […]

Best Response to “I Don’t Know What to Wear”

There are some things in this parenting journey that make your mother-heart sing. Moments that help you realise there is essence there underneath all the chaos. This is one of them. Miss 10 and Miss 8 showed me something they had been working on together. You see, Miss 8 was struggling to find “clothes to […]

#beafunmum

If you’re on Instagram (I’m on there as @beafunmum), it’s a great place to find inspiration and fun ideas to do with kids using the #beafunmum hashtag.  I set the hashtag up a while ago, and there are heaps of ideas and special moments to browse through. it’s beautiful. Plus, if you’re looking for other mums […]

Easy Play Dough Kits

This is a fun way to take play dough play to a new level. It’s easy to whip up play dough kits, perfect sort of activity for a weekend or the school holidays. Below are examples of kits I have done before: Farm/Mermaid/Construction. I was surprised how engaged my older kids were with this activity. Even my […]

Jack & the Bean Stalk – Gardening with Kids

This is a cute gardening activity to do with kids, inspired by the much loved children’s story, Jack and the Bean Stalk.  My friend did this with a group of kids, and my children have loved watching the bean stalk grow over the last 3 weeks. We kept the soil moist and left the cups near […]

Cereal Box Race Ramp

Here’s a simple project using an empty cereal packet. Fun for racing cars down, a small ball or a marble. Materials Cereal Box 450ml or larger Craft knife/Scissors Cardboard roll Tape/Craft Glue Small car, marble or small ball  Optional for decorating: washi tape, pen, paper, tape Instructions 1. Cut an opening on the front of […]

Essential Oils to Get Started

I love essential oils. Lavender is my favourite and I use it on my temples, a few drops in water for a foot spa, to scent linen and even for sweet smelling play dough.  Sara, illustrator and mum of four, is sharing simple ways to get started with 3 of her favourite essential oils. Feel free to […]

Paper Popsicles – for Imaginative Play

These are easy to whip up and are fun for imaginative play (set up an ice cream shop), use as party invitations (write on the back) or decorations (make a bunting with string). Make your own (use the blank printable) or you can download the template my kids and I painted with watercolours, which makes it […]

Garbage Day

My heart sank when I heard the garbage truck come around the corner. I forgot to put the bin out last night. I raced out the back door, not stopping to close it, and around the side of the house, willing the truck to be slow. It wasn’t. I stood at the top of the […]

Un-Birthday?

Do you have a child with a birthday smack-bang in the middle of the festive season? Kids with birthdays over the December/January period can really feel like they’re missing out. I should know – my birthday is just 13 days after Christmas (first world problem I know, but bear with me!). Although it doesn’t worry […]

Diary of a Family Day

Sponsored by Sealord and Nuffnang During this year in New Zealand, we’ve been sampling local food brands. One of our discoveries is frozen fish fillets by Sealord. Seriously the BEST pre-prepared fish our family has tasted! And guess what? They are coming to Woolworths and Coles stores in Australia so look out for them. The […]

DIY Paper Cup for Hot Chips!

My kids love this! On the odd occasion, I make paper chip cups for a special fish & chip dinner at home. They are easy and quick to make and bring a bit of novelty to a regular meal. All you need is a square piece of paper (just cut an A4 piece into a […]

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