Interview with Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins

Born to Wiggle: Interview with Yellow Wiggle – Emma Watkins

Be A Fun Mum writer, Cath Johnsen recently chatted with Yellow Wiggle, Emma Watkins. The Wiggles have made an incredible comeback in the past two years… After the retirement of three of the original band members, they took a chance on 25 year old dancer, Emma Watkins, the first female … Read More...

100 Ways to Be A Fun Mum

100 Ways to Be A Fun Mum

The Be A Fun Mum team brainstormed together and came up with a huge list of ways to be a fun mum. Some of these are super simple and quick, and some are more elaborate.  This list is supposed to be 100 Ways to Be A Fun Mum, but we ended up with more than that, so it stands at over 120 (at … Read More...

Christmas play time

Add the Festivity to Play

I love the Christmas season. The kids pick up on the excitement building and it's a beautiful time for family.  It's so easy to capitalise on the excitement of the season and incorporate it into … Read More...

Family Tree Wall

The Tree Wall

I wanted to share this beautiful idea for a living area: a tree wall feature.  Sharron decided to decorate this wall space with a tree shape.  She simply put the word out that she was … Read More...

motherhood quote

Dear Tired Mother

If I could send a letter to myself in the early days of parenting, when the days seemed slow with four young kids under 6 years of age, this is I would say:  More Posts A New Parenting … Read More...

for the love of coffee

For the Love of Coffee

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Piazza D’Oro (S1 Post) Back in September, I wrote a post about the Piazza D’Oro Barista of the Year competition, and the finalists have been announced. … Read More...

Yoghurt Finger Painting

Yoghurt Finger Painting

This is the sort of activity I wish I knew about when my kids were little.  Like when making dinner.   I often would bring my toddlers in the kitchen with me as I prepared food and something like this is perfect for half an hour play and interaction time. Yoghurt Finger Painting plain, … Read More...

christmas crafts - wool christmas tree

Wool Christmas Tree

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year! As soon as the stores start displaying their ornaments and wreaths I'm there baby! I love browsing through new designs and colour combinations. Every year, the stores seem to come out with something different, which I think is awesome! When I was a … Read More...

Frozen ice play

Frozen Ice Play

"That should keep the kids occupied for half an hour," I said to my husband who was sitting at the computer desk going through paperwork.  I was wrong. The activity I set up kept the kids occupied for well over an hour. You see, I have these little things up my sleeve sometimes, … Read More...

Lunch Box Ideas

Creating a Lunch Box System

I've become a somewhat expert at school lunches after doing them for 8 years (so far).  My lunch boxes started out looking a lot like the picture below, with a lot of processed, pre-packaged food. I'm not here to make anyone feel guilty for throwing together pre-packaged lunches!  It's … Read More...

overnight breakfast recipes

5 Breakfasts You Can Make the Night Before

A few weeks ago, I asked this question on the BAFM Facebook page: Do you make time for breakfast for yourself? The responses varied, but there was a constant theme regarding the challenges of making time for breakfast amongst the busyness school mornings.  It got me thinking about what I … Read More...

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