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Simple Wreath Tree Decorations

I’m always on the lookout to use everyday items in creative ways. Caprice curtain eyelets are cheap and PERFECT to make mini wreath decorations for the Christmas tree. You can pick up a pack of 6 from Spotlight for about $6 so they are cheap to make. These make thoughtful teacher/friend/family gift ideas and they […]

Creative Ways To Put The Fun Back Into Reading

Creative Ways to Put the Fun Back Into Reading By Ryan Spencer (Dymocks Literacy Expert) In a world of constant digital exposure, it can be hard for parents to convince kids to read for pleasure. Books don’t offer the same instant gratification as a smartphone, however reading remains one of the most rewarding – and […]

What is an Aussie Sausage Sizzle?

Sausage Sizzles are a big part of growing up in Australia. Last voting day, I timed the visit to the local school around lunch time because I knew there would be a sausage sizzle there, and I could fed the kids lunch for a few dollars. You think everyone in the WORLD would know what […]

Baked Potato Topping Ideas

Some nights you are looking for a simple dinner that doesn’t take too long and involve dirtying a whole lot of dishes (well… every night in my case). I have shared with you today a recipe from my new cookbook called ‘Simple home cook – back for seconds’.   Baked potatoes are an easy dinner […]

10 family films from the 80s and 90s you can watch again on Netflix

Remember milling around the local video store as a kid, trying to decide which VCR tape to borrow? For me it was a tough call between Never Ending Story and The Goonies! I can still remember hoping that the last person remembered to rewind the cassette before they returned it! Chances are, your favourite childhood movies are still […]

Easy Minion Cupcakes

Our family love the minions – Bob, Stuart, Kevin especially. They are funny and cute and make fantastic decorations for cupcakes. Decorating your cupcakes as minions is so simple and doesn’t take much longer than it normally would. I made these without telling the kids and they were puzzled while they were watching me in […]

Princess Party – Glitter Princess Parties Performers

More and more, parents are opting to hire performers for their children’s birthday parties, to save the time and stress of having to keep a gaggle of kids entertained for two hours. It also makes the party extra special for your child by having a special character visit for their birthday. However, we’ve all heard […]

Backyard Hurdles

It’s coming to the those beautiful warm months in Australia where the kids can play for hours in the backyard. I recently set up some back yard hurdles for a make shift obstacle course. The hurdles are just made from some PVC pipe, and it is simple to set up. What I have found is […]

Where to Design Your Own Sports Shirts

My little sister and I decided to run the Mother’s Day Classic 8 kilometre race earlier this year to raise money in support of our Dad’s wife, who is affected by breast cancer. We reached our goal, and it was a lovely thing for us to do together in support of someone special in our […]

Bring You, Embrace the Stage, Invest in the Moments

Earlier this year, I spoke at a MOPS International conference in Perth. The audience was awesome and it was such a pleasure! Even though I was only there for the weekend, I met some lovely-lovely people that I will stay in contact with. The three main things I shared: Bring you to motherhood (whatever that […]

How to Make Candy Flowers

How to Make Candy Flowers Materials: June lollies (with different shapes) 3 toothpicks 1 kebab stick How to:  1. Thread a round lolly onto the kebab stick. 2. Cut the 3 toothpicks in half with scissors. 3. Press the blunt side of the toothpick into the the base of the petal lolly (oval or triangle), leaving […]

A Mural

Don’t underestimate the power of art as inspiration. This is something I learned when visiting several educational facilities in India. The head mistress of one government school of 255 students (grade 6-10) in Chennai said one of the best things to come out of World Vision partnership with the school is the bright murals that decorate the […]

How to Make a Simple Metallic Leaf Garland

I’m always on the hunt for craft activities that use up the leaves my daughters like to collect on the way home from school pick-up. On this occasion, I was the one to pick up a selection of dead leaves on our walk home. I had an idea to create a gorgeous leaf garland, and […]

Pom Pom Christmas Gift Cards

Every year I say I will get my girls to make Christmas cards and then we get to December and I buy a packet of cards because it’s just easier! There are times when a simple Christmas gift card is needed (and sometimes much preferred) to adorn a gift. With pom poms being a popular […]

Muesli Slice Variation Recipe

A BAFM reader from Instagram, @lissyjuniper, converted Amanda’s fabulous Muesli Slice recipe into a FODMAP friendly version for her family.  Below is the recipe: Ingredients ½ cup rice malt syrup 125 grams coconut oil 1 ½ cup gluten free rolled oats 1 ½ cups brown puffed rice ¼ cup mix of chia seeds (optional: with activated bukinis & amaranth) […]

4 Ingredient Pumpkin Soup

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. Today I am sharing one of my weeknight ‘go to ‘ recipes.  I have been eating this since I was a kid and now own kids ask for it all the time. It only uses only a few ingredients, tastes amazing and is healthy too. What more […]

Pom Pom Caterpillars on Leaves

Pom Poms are a big trend in fashion and interiors this season. Despite their ascent on the trendy scale, I have always loved pom poms. I’m not sure if it’s because they remind me of my own childhood, or because they make me happy when all the bright colours are pooled together. I had a bag of pom poms […]

Cute Things Kids Say

Brought to you by Nuffnang & Kinder I was driving home after a wedding rehearsal. My daughter had the privilege of being the flower girl and she was so excited. “Mum, when I get married, will you be too old to be my bridesmaid?” my daughter asked. I replied, “You can have whatever and whoever […]

How to Make a Simple Tank Birthday Cake

We had my son’s birthday away from home so I needed something achievable and easy to throw together. Fortunately, he just wanted a simple tank cake. My son is into machinery at the moment and a tank is one of the easier options to try. Fortunately we weren’t trying to win any cake awards here; my […]

Turn Kids Drawings Into Clothes

If you’ve got a child who is always scribbling and doodling, you can now turn their creative designs into a piece of clothing that they can wear with pride. The concept was launched in August this year by Picture This Clothing, and the new company has since been flooded with orders. Girls can have their […]

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