Audio Books

Audio Books Save the School Run

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Audible.com.au  The discovery of audio books took me back to my childhood. I remember listening to stories on my jukebox-look-a-like tape player; it helped me settle into sleep. Audible.com.au is offering a free month trial (which comes with a free book … [Read More...]

Pipe Cleaner Crown - Very Easy!

Pipe Cleaner Crown

We had fun making pipe cleaner crowns on the weekend.  They are simple to make and they look adorable. Above is one design, and I shared another tiara-style at the end of the post. Ideas are endless: google 'Pipe Cleaner Crown' or 'Chenille Crown' for even more ideas. These crowns … [Read More...]

Father's Day Card - Tie Printable

10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Supercheap Auto I mentioned to my husband that I was writing a post with Supercheap Auto and his eyes lit up. “I know the website very well; I’m often on there,” he … [Read More...]

2 ingredient scones

2 Ingredient Scones

This is another recipe post from Be A Fun Mum contributor, the Wonderful Amanda from Food Before 5. I made the scones myself and they were a huge success with the kids. Here they are! 2 … [Read More...]

School Station

School / Homework Station

I asked the Be A Fun Mum community on Facebook about their opinions on homework for primary school students. There was a huge response (737 comments) and below are the results: The main … [Read More...]

Blu Tack Modeling

Blu Tack Modelling Fun

This is the sort of simple and easy activity that requires very little preparation.  Over the years, I have found Blu Tack to be a fabulous modelling material for kids.  It’s less … [Read More...]

The EKKA - Brisbane Show - Rides

The Spirit of The Ekka

On the way home from school, Miss 10 was talking about things she was learning at school including the history of The Ekka (the Brisbane Exhibition / Royal Queensland Show). The conversation with my daughter stirred my own curiosity, and I refeshed my own historical understanding.  In … [Read More...]

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating funny faces

Funny Face Biscuits

Post by Be A Fun Mum contributor, Amanda from Food Before 5 This is one of my favourite recipes that my children and I have fun cooking & decorating together. If I want the faces to look perfect, I’ll do them myself but most of the fun comes in seeing what the kids themselves create. They … [Read More...]

budget beauty supplies

Budget Body Beauty Supplies

Amongst the busyness of parenting, I think it's important to enjoy luxuries when you can and weave them into life. I liken them to having little holidays every day.  I enjoy using beauty products -- it's one of those little luxury -- however, I don't like to spend a lot of money on … [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Lamb Stew - Easy

Slow Cooker Lamb Stew

This lamb stew is a huge winner with the entire family.  Plus it's uber easy to make in the slow cooker. Ingredients 1 kilogram diced boneless lamb (I have it diced by my butcher in about 3 cm pieces) 1/2 cup plain flour 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 … [Read More...]

Backyard Fun: Walk the Plank (all you need is a piece of wood

Backyard Fun: A Piece of Wood

My dad is a builder. There was always wood around when I was a child and I loved that. Great for make-shift cubby houses and other fun in the backyard. At places like Bunnings, you can buy cut pieces of wood for craft projects (starting from about $5). A few pieces of wood in the back yard … [Read More...]

my bedroom

How My Bedroom Colour Scheme Helped

I've collected a lot of mish-mash of items over the years: new things; hand-me-downs; old things.  My house doesn't look anything like a magazine. I don't mind.  Mostly.  However, sometimes, just sometimes, a seed of discontent grows inside me.  Discontentment is … [Read More...]