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URL :http://www.beafunmum.com
Filed Under:Lifestyle / Parenting
Posts on Regator:988
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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

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Getting Ready for Dubai

This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism I caught up with a friend recently. This friend of mine has travelled extensively all around the world.  “Oh, I love the United Emirates!” she said when I told her about my upcoming trip to Dubai. I can’t quite believe I’m heading there myself! If you […]

Peppermint Candy Cane Bath Salts

If you’re scrambling for ideas for teacher’s gifts, or you want to make some “just in case” gifts to keep on hand, you can’t go past these simple Christmas bath salts. They smell and look wonderful, and are simple enough for children to make with minimal supervision. They are also divine to bathe in! Ingredients […]

Productivity: Managing the house, the family and freelance work

In the years leading up to when my youngest child started school, one of my goals was to slowly create paid work opportunities for myself I could do primarily from home. My husband works long hours and I am the default parent. It’s the way it works for our family.  I’ve found it better to find paid […]

I wanted to be a Kylie

When I was 12 years old, I wished my name was Kylie instead of Kelly. It was 1991. I was in the midst of hyper coloured T-shirts, culotte shorts and Kylie Minogue.  I didn’t idolise Kylie Minogue personally, but there was a hype about her which made me think the name far cooler than plain […]

Choc Cherry Fudge Recipe

It is hard to believe how easy it is to make something so delicious! For that reason, this recipe tops my list of favourite homemade gifts for your friends or school teachers this Christmas. Gift giving doesn’t need to be expensive and for approx $13, you can make enough fudge to wrap up into 4 […]

Could your friend have postnatal depression?

This is a guest post by my friend Louisa from Brand Meets Blog about a very important topic. I remember sitting on my bed with my new baby, cradling her in my arms and looking down with adoration at her perfect little face, her perfect little hands, her perfect little body. The connection I felt […]

A Fav Spot

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Piazza D’Oro (S1 Post) I set myself a challenge to visit many different Piazza D’Oro coffee shops in my region, coinciding with the Barista of the Year competition, just as something fun for myself. I do this sort of thing from time to time: invest in little joys here and there. You can […]

3 Ingredient Almond Cake (gluten free, dairy free)

This is a great recipe for those of you with allergies to gluten and dairy. Unfortunately, it isn’t sugar free but it IS gluten and dairy free. The best part is there are only 3 ingredients used in this entire cake! With such few ingredients, it is surprising that it even looks like a cake […]

Born to Wiggle: Interview with Yellow Wiggle – Emma Watkins

Be A Fun Mum writer, Cath Johnsen recently chatted with Yellow Wiggle, Emma Watkins. The Wiggles have made an incredible comeback in the past two years… After the retirement of three of the original band members, they took a chance on 25 year old dancer, Emma Watkins, the first female Wiggle. As Cath Johnsen writes, […]

Add the Festivity to Play

I love the Christmas season. The kids pick up on the excitement building and it’s a beautiful time for family.  It’s so easy to capitalise on the excitement of the season and incorporate it into play. Just a few mock wrapped presents and mini Christmas trees you can pick up a dime a dozen from […]

100 Ways to Be A Fun Mum

The Be A Fun Mum team brainstormed together and came up with a huge list of ways to be a fun mum. Some of these are super simple and quick, and some are more elaborate.  This list is supposed to be 100 Ways to Be A Fun Mum, but we ended up with more than that, […]

The Tree Wall

I wanted to share this beautiful idea for a living area: a tree wall feature.  Sharron decided to decorate this wall space with a tree shape.  She simply put the word out that she was looking for someone with artist ability to paint the wall for her (you can find people on Gumtree, through Google […]

DIY Book Flower Press (free craft from the garden)

When I was a little girl I loved to dry and press flowers. I had them hanging in my room, randomly placed in books and stored in little bottles like potpourri all over the house. Recently, my six-year-old daughter has shown an interest in collecting things from nature; leaves, feathers, rocks and sticks are among the […]

Beef Stroganoff Recipe (you’ll never buy packet mix again!)

You can thank Amanda from Simple home cook for another brilliant recipe to help you with the dinner time madness this week. Here is it. Beef stroganoff is a family favourite recipe that many people make using a recipe base from a packet.  Well… you don’t have to do that anymore with this simple and absolutely delicious recipe.  You […]

Dear Tired Mother

If I could send a letter to myself in the early days of parenting, when the days seemed slow with four young kids under 6 years of age, this is I would say:  More Posts A New Parenting Era Sacrifices I see a bend in the road Don’t Be The Mum You’re Not

End of Year Teacher (Approved) Gift Ideas

I know many teachers personally (my sister is one of them) and they don’t expect gifts at the end of the year, but the gesture is certainly appreciated, especially a heartfelt card or note.  I appreciate the work teachers do with my kids, and each year the kids and I like to give a token gift. […]

Candy Cane Bead Christmas Tree Decoration

This is a super simple tree decoration that looks adorable hanging on the Christmas Tree or around the house. Materials Pipe Cleaner Beads Twine Method 1. Thread 1 bead on to a pipe cleaner, leaving just a little at the base to bend around the first bead to secure it. 2. Thread beads in a […]

For the Love of Coffee

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Piazza D’Oro (S1 Post) Back in September, I wrote a post about the Piazza D’Oro Barista of the Year competition, and the finalists have been announced. Congratulations to: New South Wales Apryl Curtin from Bar 2101 Jan Duan from Coffee Fest Marius Beullens from Margot Espresso Victoria Wael Bou Karroum from Station […]

Yoghurt Finger Painting

This is the sort of activity I wish I knew about when my kids were little.  Like when making dinner.   I often would bring my toddlers in the kitchen with me as I prepared food and something like this is perfect for half an hour play and interaction time. Yoghurt Finger Painting plain, greek […]

Wool Christmas Tree

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year! As soon as the stores start displaying their ornaments and wreaths I’m there baby! I love browsing through new designs and colour combinations. Every year, the stores seem to come out with something different, which I think is awesome! When I was a kid in […]

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