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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 […]

I’ll take this bag for you

My husband ran back to the car for something we forgot. I waited with the kids on a grassy section, coffee in hand. One arm was draped with towels; the other was used as a hook for bags of snorkelling gear. We were ready to hit the beach. Various children had towels over the necks […]

Backyard Obstacle Course Ideas

If you’re looking for an activity for this last stretch of the school holidays, I put together an obstacle course for a HCF Play Report publication focusing on active, healthy kids. It’s jam packed full of heaps of good ideas, recipe and activities from various of health experts, writers and bloggers. Just click the image below […]

How Cities Work by James Gulliver Hancock

Lonely Planet Kids sent me a copy of the new picture book called How Cities Work by James Gulliver Hancock. It’s gorgeous! Like the title suggests, it’s a book about how cities work, from how they form, transport options, construction, living spaces, services, the structures under the ground and above the ground, and even futuristic cities. The […]

Back to school baking – 7 days of lunchbox baking to fill the freezer

Filling lunchboxes each day with healthy and homemade food can be a big job, but it is possible with a little planning and preparation. We’ve set a back to school baking challenge for you – 10 recipes from Simple Home Cook and Be a Fun Mum over 7 days. At the end of the week, […]

Easy Family Meal Ideas for Hot Days

No one wants to slave over a hot stove in summer, and so we asked you, the Be a Fun Mum community, for your easy family meal ideas to get through the hottest days. There’s plenty of inspiration here, but if all else fails, there’s always takeaway! Fritters and slices These fritters and slices are […]

An Education

Now 2016 has closed its doors, I’m recapping the three month running challenge I did during the year. In the weeks after I returned back from my trip to India with World Vision in July, endurance runner Samantha Gash started an epic Run India journey across the country to raise awareness for educational projects in India. I […]

Christmas movie marathon on Netflix

Christmas is nearly here, and you’ve sung all the carols, oohed and aahed over the neighbour’s lights display and stocked up on stocking fillers. All that’s left to do now is to count down the days (or hours!) until Christmas morn with a movie marathon! Netflix have a stack of Christmas themed films that are perfect for […]

Explore Your City Like a Tourist

We’ve lived in many different places in Australia over the years. People often comment along these lines to us: You’ve seen more of our city in the one year you’ve been here than we have since living here our whole lives! Exploring new places has become a significant part of our family identity and culture. I think one of the […]

Got Your Back

It was like the midday sun had teeth, the way it bit into my skin. We huddled, my ones and I, under an awning, willing for shade to cover us as we waited for a bus. One daughter asked if I would braid her hair while we waited, pulling a brush from her backpack. I […]

Dance Academy: The Movie, The Filming & The Important Message

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Dance Academy My youngest child has always been ambitious. I knew this from the moment she crawled up the hallway at the tender age of 4.5 months after her older siblings. Thirteen years later and this child we call Anni, is still a go-getter. It’s been a joy to […]

Erupting Volcano

Guest Post by McKenzie’s Erupting Volcano Materials Volcano Shell (instructions below) Thick piece of cardboard Newspapers Glue + Water Mixed Together (PVA Glue works best) Water 4- 5 drops Dishwashing Liquid Red Food Colouring 2 tbsp McKenzie’s Bi-Carb Soda ¼ cup of Vinegar                             […]

Miss Goody Two-Shoes

1888 Goody Two Shoes Cover My pre-teen daughter asks interesting questions in our numerous chats.  Like one time when she asked, in relation to future special relationships, “What if you like someone, and they like you, but you know they aren’t good for you.” It’s a very good question; a very, very good question. That is […]

Oreo Cheesecake Balls

Hi everyone, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ back to share another recipe with you. This is one of my favourite photos in my new cookbook and they taste just as good as they look. Oreo cheesecake balls – only 4 ingredients and super quick to make. Great over the Christmas break and you can even […]

Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas

Every year I have good intentions to make some of my Christmas presents to keep the costs down. And then December hits like bird poo on a windscreen and I get overwhelmed and just head to the shops to buy my gifts. This year I was PREPARED. In November, I got researching and thinking about […]

Christmas Breadsticks

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. Christmas is nearly upon us and I love this time of year when we get to hang out with our family, sing songs and enjoy each others company. My kids love cooking and sometimes it is hard to get all 3 kids involved in the kitchen but […]

Christmas Gift Ideas For Kids You Can Post

We have two nieces that live interstate that I have to buy Christmas presents for each year. It can be a lot of fun buying gifts for kids, other than your own, but I’m often mindful of the postage costs because depending on how bulky the present is, it can cost as much as the […]

Top 10 Christmas Music Titles for 2016

The Christmas music came out when I put up the Christmas tree with the kids mid November. Now that December has ticked over, it’s okay to play Christmas music anywhere and everywhere. If you’re curious about the most popular streamed songs this year, Spotify analysed over 16 million Christmas playlists around and below are the […]

3 Easy Christmas Biscuit Ideas

This week is the last week of school for my eldest daughter and on Wednesday I have to take a plate to share for the end of school party break up. I love baking a storm this time of year, but to be honest, it’s been so hot this week in Brisbane, I haven’t wanted to […]

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