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Keep on Keeping on: Health and Fitness

It isn’t a great heading for this post and I know it.  There’s a lot of noise about weight loss around these days, and much of it is sensationalised.  If I really wanted to get good click throughs to what I’ve written here, I probably should have titled it something like: How I Turned from [...]

Discovery Box

We love exploring as much as we can as a family.  Australia is a vast and beautiful country, and there’s so much natural wonder in our backyard.  On our many adventures, my kids enjoy collecting little bits and bobs along the way, from bottle caps for a ‘Bottle Cap Game’ they made up to pretty [...]

Lunch Box: Pizza Scrolls Recipe (Thermomix)

These pizza scrolls are the best. The kids and the husband LOVE then. I’ve never had a fail batch.  Sometimes, I do a double batch and pop them in the freezer for school lunches.  Pizza Scrolls Recipe Dough Ingredients 310 g Luke warm water (1  1/3 cups) 1 sachet dry yeast 1 teaspoon salt 1 [...]

Staring School: From a Mum’s Perspective

Holding my arms parallel on the steering wheel, I lowered my head between them and cried. Part of my life was over. I felt like I held a small bird in my hands. The little bird I tended, taught and loved since birth. Then, lifting my arms high, I let the bird fly out of [...]

Easy Horse Themed Cake

I love how the cake for my daughter’s 8th birthday turned out.  Easy too. Materials Rectangle cake (with chocolate icing – for the paddock) Horse Plastic Toy Figurine  (I used a Schleich horse figurine and fence which acted as a gift for my daughter too) Cake bunting (I purchased from Sew Sweet) On the day of the [...]

Making Big Dreams Happen (on a small scale)

It’s a story of a woman who made a dream happen but she did it on a small scale. I love that: it’s something I aim to foster in my own life, especially amongst family life because it’s easy to let go of dreams in the busyness instead of looking for opportunities to weave them [...]

3D City Skyline Craft

Empty medicine boxes are the perfect size for a 3D City Skyline project inspired by the Love and Lollipops Blog. Materials Empty boxes of varying sizes (Panadol and Nurofen are perfect sized boxes for this craft) Box or canvas for base Glue Paint & Paint Brushes Instructions 1. Paint the backdrop as per the diagram below (or anyway your [...]

5 Ideas for Using Decorative Tape Around the House

Sponsored by 3M (s1 post) Scotch® Expressions Packaging Tape Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape I love this stuff because I can make regular and recycled items around the house look awesome, colourful and funky. Oh, and there’s the kids too: as my children get older, I need to cater for their own projects (rather than being [...]

Striving to Set the Year Up Well

I’m striving to set the year up well.  It means I need to invest in the right places and so I haven’t been online so much recently. 1. Children’s Rooms Helped to clean and reorganised the children’s rooms in preparation for the start of the school year. 2. School Lunches Cooked batches of lunchbox food [...]

Lunchbox: Apricot & Oat Balls

I’m on the hunt for lunchbox friendly snacks and I came across this recipe for Apricot Balls. I tried them out and they are easy to make and delicious! (My kids liked them too). Ingredients 1 cup of dried apricots 1/2 cup of shredded coconut 1/2 cup of oat bran 1/4 cup of skim milk [...]

Street Name Quest

Quest: search for something. My kids love that element of excitement in a quest. It’s like a treasure hunt. A Street Name Quest is a cheap and easy activity (and you discover new places along the way). 1. Names Search on a directory like Google Maps or I find good for this type of thing.  Look [...]

Summer Fun: Boats, Boats, Boats

I spend some of my childhood in Papua New Guinea.  There was no Winter, only the wet season and dry season. “The rain marches across the sky,” my mum used to say. I’ve never seen anything like it in Australia. The rain did, indeed, march; you could see it from a way off — you [...]

Intention, Growth & Grace

Deb from Home Life Simplified asked me to contribute to a collaborative eBook about living with Intention, Growth & Grace. There’s over 80 pages of stories and sharing from 17 contributors. I wrote about learning to be intentional about investing in the moments that count and you can find the story on page 67.  The [...]

Photography: Sparkler Words & Shapes

Photographing sparkler words can be a fun way to celebrate New Year’s Eve or the night of the New Year. 2014 is here!  Below are some tips on how to photograph sparklers shapes and words with a DSLR camera. Camera Settings Capturing these photographs is surprisingly easy, you just need to find out how to [...]

10 Fun things to do on New Year’s Eve as a family

Some of the sparkle of staying up on New Year’s Eve wore off for me between changing nappies and sleepless nights.   However, now my kids are older, staying up late on New Year’s Eve holds a Cinderella novelty for them.  As I watch their excitement, I’m reminded of how fun celebrating the dawn of a [...]

Christmas Scene in a Jar

A few weeks ago, I did a snow play scene with the kids. We had it set up for a few days, and then I used the figures in large glass jars to create a Christmas scene display.  All you need is salt or sugar for the snow, then a tree, deer, little cottage, snowman, [...]

The Case of the Broken Keyring

I left home just before 7pm, I didn’t start shopping until 8pm and the shops closed at 9pm.  I live 10 minutes from the supermarket by the way. I was hoping to get a good couple of hours to do Christmas shopping for the kids.  First hurdle was finding a park.  A matter of luck [...]

Make a Mud Kitchen

This is a guest post by Danielle Holsby.  She’s done a few fabulous posts here on Be A Fun Mum before, like green pesto pasta in under 10 minutes, a Giggle and Hoot Cake tutorial, Easy Playdough Recipe and Messy Play Ideas (that aren’t that messy).  Today she’s sharing tips on setting up a mud kitchen plus [...]

Cabin in the Snow Scene (why this is fun…)

{Image credit:} I discovered something about myself in the last couple of years as I emerged from the first stage of parenting.  I realised my increasing hunger for adventure and challenging myself. Whether that be travelling and experiencing different cultures, training for a running race or a 300 km cycle challenge. I look for [...]

Christmas: On the Home Stretch (plus giveaway)

Sponsored by BIG W My mind felt like it was about to explode as I attempted to fit in all the little things to remember.  I like being organised, but when I don’t take the time to invest in strategies, I end up reactive, trying to keep one step ahead of myself, instead of being [...]

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