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Father’s Day Craft: Hand Print Canvas

I did a hand print canvas craft for Father’s Day three years ago and decided to do it again this year. How the kids have grown!  This is a gorgeous personalised gift idea for Father’s Day.  Blank canvas can be found at discount and craft shops starting from about $4. This activity doesn’t take take […]

DIY Decoupage a Terracotta Pot (with a child’s drawings)

I have Renee from About the Garden here with a fantastic Father’s Day gift idea! An Easy Way to Decoupage a Terracotta Pot with Artwork My Dad is the best Poppy! Not only is his shed a small gallery of all things artistic created by my little people, but he seriously still displays art that [...]

Lego Play & Storage: Brikbag Review

Review Post (see definitions here) All my children are into Lego, mostly fuelled by my son’s obsession with the stuff. I get it. I too was a Lego lover, and spent many hours on Sunday afternoons with my big sister building and playing.  We used a sheet to play on so pack up was easy. [...]

Grandma’s Chicken Stew

Amanda from Food Before 5 is the QUEEN of easy family meals and that is why she is a contribuer here at Be A Fun Mum, because I’m all about simple and easy!  You can find links to more of her recipes at the end of the post. Grandma’s Chicken Stew I am always on [...]

Simple Paper Craft: Who Lives in This House?

This is an easy paper craft I used to make with my kids when they were toddlers.  I recently revamped the idea and made it appealing for my older kids too, who love drawing.  This is a version I did years ago. Materials Paper (or light cardboard) Drawing materials Scissors  How to One Print 2 [...]

A small act of kindness is like a soft breeze

This is a little diary entry I posted to Facebook a few months ago. This year has been full on for me and I’ve had to be intentional about looking for joy. Some days more than others.  I’m posting this little snippet of time here because I like to look back: to read, and remember. [...]

Domestic Disasters

Just in case you were wondering what happens when you use regular dishwashing liquid in the dishwasher: This.   This is just one example of my many domestic disasters. Yeah, won’t be doing that again when I run out of tablets. What WAS I thinking?! Not my brightest moment. I’ve burnt tea towels, mistook cornflour for icing [...]

Chicken & Ham Pastie

We met, a friendship formed, and then we both moved.  We never had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with each other before our life circumstances changed but she was the sort of friend that came around to hang at my place for the afternoon, brought ingredients for dinner and made it in [...]

The Robot, The Superhero & The Person

I had an enlightening conversation with my eldest child. It gave me a small insight into the parent/child relationship through the different stages. I’ve talked about parenting stages before, because it’s important for me to know where I’m at in the journey so I can adjust my expectations accordingly. It was a Friday night and [...]

School Morning Routine (review & giveaway)

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Uncle Tobys I bribe myself every single school morning. You see, if I can get out the door with four children by a certain time, it means I have time to stop on the way to school at the local 7 eleven for a $1 coffee (it’s actually really [...]

Crispy Crumbed Chicken

My husband makes the most delicious crispy crumbed chicken. I have my own version, but his tastes better than mine — it’s so crunchy on the outside but not dry in the middle. Below is the recipe. Ingredients 800g chicken tenderloins (breast can be used but bash under a piece of glad wrap or baking [...]

I Don’t Think the School Holidays Went Well…

In the main, I enjoy the school holidays with the kids, but I’m relieved school is back. The holidays didn’t go as I planned.  I like to organise a lot of day trips and outings; I like to make the time intentional, even if we don’t go away for a proper family holiday. Now that [...]

Sorting and Organising Toys

Sorting & Organising Toys I sort and reorganise the children’s toys about twice a year, usually after Christmas, and then half way through the year. I’ve just re-done it this last weekend before school goes back for the new term. Below is the step-by-step process I go through: 1. Pull Everything Out When I’m in [...]

(Edible) Crystallised Pansies: for cupcake decorating

Crystallised Pansies for Cupcake Decorating, Tea Parties & Connecting Kids with the Garden Did you know that pansies are edible! When I told my children they weren’t that excited by the prospect of my adding pansies to the family salad, until Grandma told them that pansies could be used for cake decorating. That got their attention and [...]

Review: Lottie Dolls

Today I’m reviewing a play doll I’ve come across recently and thought worth sharing (because they are adorable and the attention to detail is fabulous!) What are Lottie Dolls? Lottie are adorable play dolls developed with a positive take on childhood in mind.   She does not wear makeup, jewellery or high heels. She loves to dress [...]

DIY Play Tablecloth

I usually plan one particular big-ish activity each school holidays for when we are at home.  I don’t tell the kids what I’m planning, nor do I make a big deal of it. In some ways it’s more for me than it is for them! Ha! It helps to be prepared sometimes, and it’s very [...]

Kids Room: Collection Display Jars

One of the ways I facilitate my older children’s interests and collections is to have display jars in their rooms for different things.  Below are my 10-year-old’s jars.  She enjoys collecting shells, rocks and metal things (like nuts, bolts and bottle caps). I remember collecting old keys at one stage when I was a tween…I [...]

Music Shaker

I’ve made many version of the humble music shaker over the years. They are easy to put together and when my kids were young, they loved it!  I found the below video the other day of my son when he was about…2 and a half I think, and my heart just melted. It’s sooooo cute! [...]

Game: Come Back Here!

This is a game I often play with my younger children at the park when they are enjoying the swings.  They beg for it and end up in fits of laughter.    Come Back Here! I did this series of cards that explains the game a while ago and my early readers enjoy reading it [...]

Driveway Safety

Brought to you by Nuffnang and NRMA Insurance After our fourth child came along, we needed to upgrade to a larger car.  My husband was keen to get a four-wheel-drive (4WD) because we love exploring this beautiful country as a family.   I had reservations.  It wasn’t that I was against the idea of a [...]

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