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 looking for someone with artist ability to paint the wall for her (you can find people on Gumtree, through … Read More...

How to press flowers - Book pressed dried flowers free craft from the garden be a fun mum

DIY Book Flower Press (free craft from the garden)

When I was a little girl I loved to dry and press flowers. I had them hanging in my room, randomly placed in books and stored in little bottles like potpourri all over the house. Recently, my six-year-old daughter has shown an interest in collecting things from nature; leaves, feathers, rocks … Read More...

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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 … 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. … 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...

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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...

Christmas Crafts- Simple Bead Wreath Decoration

Easy Bead Wreath Decoration

Probably one of the easiest, quickest Christmas Tree decorations, even kids cane make. Materials Pipe Cleaner Beads Instructions 1. Thread beads on a pipe cleaner.  Allow a small portion of 3-5 cm on one side of the beads and large space on the other side (depending on how large you want … Read More...

Disney Printable Paper Dolls

Disney Paper Doll Printables

What is your child’s favourite Disney movie? Snow White? Frozen? Tangled? Whichever film your child likes best, there is a related Disney paper craft to match! We discovered free printable doll templates on the Disney website, road tested them and collated all the instructions and … Read More...

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Bupa Blog Award Finalist

Stoked Be A Fun Mum was named as one of the blog finalists for the 2014 Bupa Blog Awards for the Family Time category.  Below is a snippet of my interview. There's also the People's Choice Award up for grabs, and if you like, you can vote for Be A Fun Mum. Just head over here, and look … Read More...

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