Blog Profile / Be A Fun Mum


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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 […]

Finding the Right Key

I said something to one of my daughters. It was only a few lines but those words opened up a new line of conversation for us. It started with my intuition. I sensed there was something going on behind the shining eyes I see every day. Perhaps a build up of things not spoken about, […]

Stretchy Slime

This is the most fun we have had with a sensory play activity in ages and is perfect with Halloween just around the corner.   I must admit it has the been frustrating for me as I tried so many different ingredients and methods to come up with the one that we thought was the best. But […]

Pirate Peg Doll

This activity is really very simple. Most of it is simply drawing details on. I gave it to my 11-year-old and she everything herself.   Materials Felt (or light card) Texta / Ball point pen Wooden Peg (You can get them from places like Spotlight) Craft/Hot Glue Scissors 1. Draw a pirate hat shape out […]

Fun Coloured Appliances

Sponsored by Spotlight and Nuffnang Spotlight has launched the IMK Colour range of appliances including kettles, toasters, blenders and stick mixers.  I have been using some of these appliances recently and I couldn’t be happier! They are affordable, stylish and best of all, they come in in a range of fun and vibrant colours. Below […]

Playdough Nature Landscapes

Nature landscapes with playdough I love anything to do with nature and especially craft activities that get the kids out there amongst it. In this activity we created nature landscapes using playdough as the base to keep it all together. I really enjoyed doing this with my children and watching them all work together to […]

Funny Characters Drawing Game

I ended up in emergency with one of my kids recently. It wasn’t an emergency-emergency, but after visiting the GP with a health concern, she felt it was important to have further investigation done by a specialist that day, so asked me to head to the hospital. After waiting almost 5 hours, we saw the doctor and […]

Whole Food Lunch Box Ideas

Lunch boxes: over the years of making them, I’ve changed my perspective from trying to work out how to fill them to looking at it as an opportunity to feed nutritious food to my kids. For me it stated with challenging myself to pack left over dinner items in the lunch box for a week […]

Let Them Play

Parenting: It’s Kids Play! Much-loved and well-respected child development and parenting expert Maggie Dent recently published an eBook of advice from experts and parents on important things parents should know about raising pre-school aged children. Show More Summary

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