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Paddle Pop Christmas Decorations

Homemade Christmas Decorations – with paddle pop sticks Each year I crack out the same Christmas decorations – the same as everyone else has on their tree. Sometimes I might splurge on different coloured decorations or a new set of lights but the decorations are so generic that it would be great to have something different […]

Nespresso Espresso Coffee Machine Review

I was first introduced to a Nespresso machine many years ago while visiting with my sister. My husband and I are both big coffee drinkers, and we’ve become quite fussy over the years. When buying coffee out and about, I find it’s a bit hit and miss (about 50% success rate for a good coffee); I […]

Sharing Toys You Loved With Your Kids

Earlier this year, I did a campaign with Barbie because I love Barbie. There’s often a bit of contention around the doll, however personally, my stance aligns with what my Occupational Therapist friend Nicole wrote in this post about the importance of play and allowing kids the freedom to gravitate to toys that engage them […]

DIY faux Christmas Fireplace – Create Magic for Kids

With so many Christmas stories telling us that Santa delivers our presents through the fireplace, you may have found yourself trying to explain how the jolly man gets into your house? This Christmas, Santa can arrive the traditional way, through this simple faux fireplace, made out of cardboard boxes. It is very easy to assemble, and […]

Ice Cream Playdough – It looks real!

This activity was so much more fun than I even expected, and it kept the kids entertained for over an hour. The dough is very easy to make and surprising realistic. It scoops exactly like real ice cream, and with a bit of added colouring, you can turn it into your favourite ‘flavours’. I love […]

Melted Snowman Biscuits

MELTED SNOWMAN BISCUITS It is that time of year and soon we will be bombarded with end of year parties, kindergarten get-togethers, endless parties and family gatherings. Are you always stuck with – “bring a platter or something to share?” Here is a cute little idea that the kids will go bonkers over. I usually […]

Family Christmas Tradition

Catching the train or bus to the Myer Centre at Christmas time has always been one of my favourite childhood memories. Going to the city was a big deal back then. We would wear our best clothes, and Mum would warn us to use our best manners! My mother and grandmother, two sisters and I […]

Passionfruit Cheesecake Slice

Cheesecake is one of my favourite desserts but I only make it for special occasions. This is because it is too dangerous for a whole cheesecake to be sitting in our fridge at home. My husband doesn’t eat it so I will work my way through it piece by piece until the whole thing is […]

Use Nature in Drawings

This is a simple and beautiful drawing activity. Collect nature items from the backyard and use them as props in drawings.  Below are a few petal dress pictures done by Miss 9 and Miss 11.  The lovely drawings below were created by Fiona Chandler for Be A Fun Mum.  Ideas A simple drawing activity Photograph pictures and print […]

Children’s Christmas Table

Christmas is a time for family and celebration. There’s wonderful opportunity to establish family traditions that are enjoyed and remembered for years to come. If you’re having Christmas at your place, and are looking for kid friendly table ideas, here’s a way to set up a table that is fun, cheap, and easy to clean up. […]

Cheesy Veggie Muffins

My friend Susan from The Book Chook (and if you haven’t seen her blog, you should check it out) gave me this recipes YEARS ago, and I found it again the other day and decided to do up a batch for lunch boxes this week. They went down really well with my kids (3 out […]

5 Things I’m Glad I Did When My Kids Were Little

I’ve hit a nostalgic patch, and I find myself hunting through pictures when my children were small. My youngest is now 8, and my eldest is 14.  Gone, gone are the weary long days of nappy changing, feeding round the clock, and cleaning up pee from the floor.  As I look back, there are certain simple […]

50 Kids Party Food Ideas!

I love planning and preparing for my children’s birthday parties. I usually ask my kids to pick a theme, and we then plan the food and games around that theme. We’ve had fairy parties, farm parties, Lego parties, Star Wars parties and cowgirl parties! The possibilities are endless and we’ve previously featured a rainbow themed […]

Fingerprint Christmas Cards

Fingerprint Christmas Cards  It’s time to start thinking about Christmas and what a fantastic way to get started is with some handmade Christmas cards for your family and friends. Use the little people in your house (and their fingers) to make the cutest cards to hand out this Christmas. And… as with all the craft […]

Peg Angel Christmas Decoration

I adore peg dolls. It’s easy to make an angel doll you can use as a decoration for the Christmas tree. You can find more peg doll tutorials here: Pirate Peg Doll, Mermaid Peg Doll, Ballerina Peg Doll.  These are a lovely gift idea for teachers (write the child’s name and year under the skirt […]

How I Make the Most of My Time

A few years ago, I wrote about priortising time so I could fit I wanted/needed into my day.  Things like exercise, general family stuff, blog/freelance work, cooking, housework and the odd coffee with friends. When I did up the list, I still had one child at home with me (you can read about it here). Things have […]

Colour, Colour, Colour

I love colour. It’s come into Spring now and the world is singing and I relish it.  Flowers in My Hair My daughter picked some wildflowers on the grass and gave them to me. I put them in my hair. Purple Rain I flew from Auckland to my hometown Brisbane recently. The fragrance of the […]

Gingerbread People

Who doesn’t love gingerbread? These delicious cookies are easy to make and keep for a long time.   You can even freeze them (prior to decorating) to always have them on hand and actually, they are even better if you eat them straight from the freezr – cold and crunchy! To make my life easier, I […]

Top Tips for Moving House with Children

If you think back to some of the most stressful experiences in your life, it’s likely that moving house will be among them. Years ago, when we moved our toddler and baby from one house to another, I can remember crumpling into an exhausted and emotional heap. We had international guests coming to stay a […]

Cheesy Meatballs

This is a HUGE meal that is perfect for a large family, leftovers or for freezing. You can make it with any mince your family prefer but I like it with pork mince since we don’t eat a lot of pork in our house. My pre-requisite is that any meal that I make for my […]

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