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Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum Review

Dyson V6 Absolute Review I must confess that I am a terrible cleaner. I despise cleaning and wish I was better at it. I tidy up a lot (I have 3 kids so this is a necessity) but vacuuming and dusting isn’t my thing. My current vacuum cleaner is shoved in a closet at the front […]

5 Ways to Tell Your Kids You Love Them on Valentine’s Day

I tell my kids I love them every day, so this post may come off as a little cheesy because Valentine’s Day is often celebrated with your significant other. But I think Valentine’s Day provides an opportunity to talk about love and can provide a great theme to base the day’s activities around. This year […]

Gravity Defying Cake (with Skittles & Maltesers)

I have recently been watching MyCupcakeAddiction on YouTube. I love the ideas and creativity shown on this channel. I also love baking, and for my 12th birthday, I wanted something that was fun and imaginative. I came across gravity defying cakes, and this affect makes it seem like the lolly packets are in mid air […]

Frozen Watermelon Pops

My kids love fruit in general, but when I freeze those juicy pieces, it’s even more appealing to them, especially on a hot afternoon after school. I’ve frozen orange pieces (in their skins), pineapple pieces and yoghurt covered blueberries. This week, I froze watermelon pieces on sticks and it was a big hit with the […]

DIY Wash-Out Barbie Hair Dye

If you have a child who engages with Barbie, they may enjoy to play “hairdressers” and create hair colour designs.  This is super easy to do at home with washable texters. It only works on light coloured hair though. Materials Baking Paper Washable markers (I used the ultra-clean washable markers from Crayola) Set up: Ideally […]

Unicorn Light Up Slippers

Why all of a sudden, do I feel the need for cute, adorable, sweet, (highly unnecessary) slippers? Because unicorns. Because lights. Just because.  How adorable! Too cute not to share.  I found the adorable unicorn slippers on Smoko, an American website, but they do ship to Australia too. Features Build-in sensor, light up when walking […]

The Music (Backyard) Tree

Listen to how gorgeous this sound is!  Making a music tree is a lovely project for the backyard. It’s simple, cheap and fun. Plus the sound is glorious!  An idea is to couple this family activity with reading The Music Tree book by Catriona Hoy and Adele Jaunn. To make our own Music Tree, we headed to a thrift shop […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Occupied While You Make a Phone Call

As a mum with young children at home, there are times when I have to make a quick phone call. Whether it’s to query a bill or make a doctor’s appointment, sometimes I can’t wait till nap time to make that important call. It always seems the way that even when the kids are mildly entertained by […]

Teaching Kids to Read

Sponsored by Nuffnang and ABC Reading Eggs   I hollered to my son as he walked past, “Hey, what do you think of Reading Eggs?” His eyes widened, “I LOVE Reading Eggs!!” “Why? What’s good about it?” “It’s just really fun.” I love when kids learn, and have fun doing so. The enjoyment and learning […]

Sesame Bars

Hi everyone! Simple Home Cook here to give you a lovely recipe that is perfect for that after school snack. These sesame bars are simple to make, use minimal ingredients and are much cheaper than store bought varieties – not to mention, using less packaging. This recipe does contain peanut butter so if your school […]

Lunch Box Inspiration Ideas

I’ve been making lunch boxes for years and years! This week, I did a big batch of baking that should last me about 3 weeks into the school term. I freeze it all in containers and then just take out what I need of a morning, add fresh fruit/vegetables/protein into the lunch box and it’s […]

Treasure Chest Cake – Easy

The kids love me making birthday cakes for them. However, when we are looking for cake inspiration in the weeks (or months) before their birthday, there is a proviso involved in the occasion. That is: the cake has to be within Dad and Mum’s capabilities. Be kind kids! We often explore the classic Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s […]

Sushi Sandwiches – Lunch Box Idea

Sushi sandwiches are easy for kids to eat and they are a little more novel than your regular sandwich. What you need Sliced Bread Fillings of choice Food Picks or Tooth picks (I mainly use food picks) Cut the crust of bread. Roll bread lightly to flatten slightly. This will give a little more length […]

Family Printer (Giveaway)

Sponsored by Digital Parents and HP The printer is one of those products that add enormous value to family life. It can be used for projects, homework, photos, cards, crafts, business needs and more. I’ve been looking into ideal printers for the family home (need a new one since my move back to Australia), and […]

Routine Cards – Morning and Afternoon

When it comes to starting school again for a new year, I like to establish routine systems for my children in the morning and afternoon. The advantage of doing this is making getting ready habitual so the children can take in all the wonderful things they will learn at school, plus it helps with the harmony […]

Beef & Vegetable Pasties

Happy New Year everyone! Amanda from Simple Home Cook here to give you some easy recipes to start off your 2016. My first recipe for Be A Fun Mum this year is ‘Beef and Vegetable Pasties’. Not as easy as a bakery bought pasty but it is still an easy meal which is a whole […]

Personalised MiniFig Heads for Lego

Coolness like this is thanks to 3D printing. It will be interesting to see what possibilities arise thanks to this new technology. For now, I’m focusing on personalised mini fig heads that fit Lego. How cool are they! Funky 3D Faces use customers photos to create a 3D model using facial recognition software.  There are 10 hairstyles to […]

How to Contact School Books

When it comes to covering school books, there are a few ways to do it. Contact My contact experience isn’t always positive, however I have gotten better at it over the years. The secret is to work on a very flat surface and work in sections. After cutting the paper with backing attached (as per […]

How School Shoes Have Lasted Over a Year

I’ve tried many different school shoes for my children over the years and from my experience, I’ve come to this realisation: $ Cheap Shoes ($10-$40) These have never lasted long for my kids. Maybe a month or so, and so it doesn’t tend to be cost effective in the long run. However, in saying that, […]

Doing a Family Holiday This Year?

Are you doing travelling or holidaying as a family this year?  I found a gorgeous, gorgeous product for you! This Travel Journal from Caravanning With Kids is a wonderful way to document family travels. You can do things like a daily journal, add photos or draw pictures; it’s something both adults and kids can enjoy doing […]

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