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Mix Your Own Drink Fun – Inspired by Halo-Halo from Philippines

When I was in the Philippines doing a test drive of Ford’s EcoSport SUV, we stopped at Susie’s Cuisine in Pampanga. It reminded me of a delicatessen back here in Australia, with a host of gourmet and interesting foods.  We tried a popular drink in the Philippines called Halo-Halo, which essentially means mix-mix. The idea […]

10 Minute Banana Bread

Hi everyone, Amanda from ‘Simple Home Cook’ here to share another recipe with you.  This one is from my first cook book and is one of the most popular recipes with everyone who has a copy.  I’ll keep it simple:  10 mins to prepare  One bowl  Throw it all in and mix  Bake  It’s sturdy enough for lunchboxes and won’t break […]

Frozen Disney on Ice Australia Tour Dates

Since my eldest daughter started school (last year!), I have been promising her we would have a mummy and daughter date. She feels a little left out when she hears I’ve taken her younger sisters to the park or the shopping centre while she’s been at school. I explain that she had wonderful outings with […]

10 Freezer Meal Challenge

Sometimes a term of school can pass by in a blur of lunches to be made, emails to be returned, washing to be hung out, and children to be ferried to football practise or dance lessons. Finding the time to cook the evening meal after a busy day of work, school and extra-curricular activities can […]

Easter Gift Ideas

If you want to do give something special to the kids over this Easter break (that doesn’t involve chocolate), below are some sweet ideas. 1. Easter Egg Hunt Gifts Mix up the Easter Egg hunt by filling plastic eggs with little gifts. I made my own a couple of years ago and below are some […]

Bacon and Egg Pie

Hi everyone, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ back with another simple weeknight meal. This one is a bacon and egg pie. Of course it is simple (otherwise I wouldn’t be cooking it) and it is a huge hit with the kids. Even my fussy little eaters devoured a big piece for dinner. You will probably […]

Organic Gardening Bug Spray

Brought to you by Australian Natural Pyrethrins® I have a little herb and vegetable garden in the backyard. I love it. I like looking at it from my kitchen. I like when the kids come in excited with hands full of tomatoes. I like going out into the garden to pluck herbs to add to […]

Tips for Enjoying School Holiday With Your Kids

I joked with a friend the other day, “I can’t believe the kids expect to be fed. Every. Single. Day!” They are always hungry, so it seems, on the school holidays. Despite being a feeding machine, dealing with constant shifting family dynamics and very little quiet, I do enjoy the school holidays (most of the […]

Parenting Scene in Israel

Things have been busy the last couple of weeks as I have been organising myself (and the entire family in my absence) to head to Israel with not-for-profit organisation called Vibe Israel. After a recommendation from the lovely The Imperfect Mum, I applied to be part of this trip. I chatted more to the Vibe […]

Chicken Burgers

Chicken Burgers are always a hit at our place and below is a quick and easy way to make them. Chicken Chicken breast ¼ cup plain flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon sweet paprika Salt & Pepper to taste Olive oil spray Bash the chicken breast between baking paper to flatten evenly. Combine the flour, […]

How to Make a Paper Plate Bunny Ears Plate

Looking for an easy Easter craft or something for the Easter Bonnet Parade? This cute bunny ear hat is made out of a single paper plate and I’ll show you how easy it is to make. Materials Dinner sized paper plate Scissors Pink marker Pen Template   Step 1 Flip the plate upside-down and use […]

Mini Ceramic Plates for Play

While I was making some cute trinket bowls, I also made round discs to use for toy plates. They are so simple to make and a lovely idea for kids who enjoy adding these sorts of feature to their imaginative play. I think the best crafts and activities add value to play that is already happening […]

Blast From the Past: DINKY Diary (1989)

I’ve become extremely nostalgic of late. I find myself revisiting movies I enjoyed as a child, hunting down toys I adored like Sweet Secrets and Barbie, and looking through old photos. As I was hunting through a memory box, I discovered my dinky diary organiser from 1989. These were all the rage when I was […]

Toy Cars in the Backyard: Off-Roading Inspired Play

I went on a test drive in a Ford Everest on the Lahars of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines, and it was amazing. Since returning home to Australia, I’ve been thinking about how I could turn my experience into inspired play for my car-crazy son. So we set up a temporary sand pit in an […]

Kinderling Kids Radio

Brought to you by Kinderling There is something new, and it’s awesome! Kinderling Kids Radio is a free music service that is cleverly tailored for Australian family routines for children under six. For example, during the morning, the music is fun and uplifting, and in the afternoon when children are weary, the music becomes calm […]

DIY Trinket Bowls

I had left over air dry clay from another project, and I was wondering what to do with it. I often take jewellery on and off during the day or at night before I go to bed; while I have one of those big jewellery holders, I find myself overloading my trinket bowls instead because […]

Easter Craft: Egg Carton Chick Mask

Easter may only be 5 weeks away, but I do like to get organized with fun craft activities I can do with my kids. The Easter long weekend falls at the end of school holidays for us, so there will be plenty of time before Easter to get crafting. Your school may hold an Easter Hat […]

Kids movies that parents love best

Undoubtedly, one of the most exciting things about having children is that they provide you with the perfect excuse to watch kids’ movies… right? The best films for children usually have plenty of humour and insightful moments for adults to enjoy as well. Recently, we asked the Be a Fun Mum community about your favourite kids’ […]

Simple Banana Muffins (4 main Ingredients)

These banana muffins are super simple to make and freeze well. Great for the lunch box. I did some work for Hellmann’s Mayonnaise and did some recipe testing and this was a hit. It doesn’t taste of mayo either. I made a couple of batches of these and put them in the freezer to pull out […]

Simple Family Meal Ideas with Fountain

Brought to you by Fountain I’ve had a renewed vigour for cooking this year, so when the Fountain Flavour Craver campaign came up, I was like YES! Fountain is an iconic Australian brand we love; I’ve worked with them before and it’s such a pleasure to be partnering with them again. We enjoy sauces at […]

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