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Backyard Obstacle Course Ideas

If you're looking for an activity for this last stretch of the school holidays, I put together an obstacle course for a HCF Play Report publication focusing on active, healthy kids. It's jam packed full of heaps of good ideas, recipe and activities from various of health experts, writers and … Read More...

How Cities Work by James Gulliver Hancock

How Cities Work by James Gulliver Hancock

Lonely Planet Kids sent me a copy of the new picture book called How Cities Work by James Gulliver Hancock. It's gorgeous! Like the title suggests, it's a book about how cities work, from how they form, transport options, construction, living spaces, services, the structures under the … Read More...

Easy Family Meal Ideas for Hot Days

Easy Family Meal Ideas for Hot Days

No one wants to slave over a hot stove in summer, and so we asked you, the Be a Fun Mum community, for your easy family meal ideas to get through the hottest days. There's plenty of inspiration here, … Read More...

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An Education

Now 2016 has closed its doors, I'm recapping the three month running challenge I did during the year. In the weeks after I returned back from my trip to India with World Vision in July, endurance … Read More...

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Christmas movie marathon on Netflix

Christmas is nearly here, and you've sung all the carols, oohed and aahed over the neighbour's lights display and stocked up on stocking fillers. All that's left to do now is to count down the … Read More...

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Explore Your City Like a Tourist

We've lived in many different places in Australia over the years. People often comment along these lines to us: You've seen more of our city in the one year you've been here than we … Read More...

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Got Your Back

It was like the midday sun had teeth, the way it bit into my skin. We huddled, my ones and I, under an awning, willing for shade to cover us as we waited for a bus. One daughter asked if I would braid … Read More...

Erupting Volcano - Kids in the Kitchen

Erupting Volcano

Guest Post by McKenzie’s Volcanos are fascinating. There are about 1,500 active volcanoes in the world, and about 500 have erupted in the historical timeline. The school holidays … Read More...

handmade christmas gift ideas

Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas

Every year I have good intentions to make some of my Christmas presents to keep the costs down. And then December hits like bird poo on a windscreen and I get overwhelmed and just head to the shops to buy my gifts. This year I was PREPARED. In November, I got researching and thinking about what I … Read More...

Christmas breadsticks

Christmas Breadsticks

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. Christmas is nearly upon us and I love this time of year when we get to hang out with our family, sing songs and enjoy each others company. My kids love cooking and sometimes it is hard to get all 3 kids involved in the kitchen but this recipe is … Read More...

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Kids You Can Post

We have two nieces that live interstate that I have to buy Christmas presents for each year. It can be a lot of fun buying gifts for kids, other than your own, but I’m often mindful of the postage costs because depending on how bulky the present is, it can cost as much as the gift itself. Over the … Read More...

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Top 10 Christmas Music Titles for 2016

The Christmas music came out when I put up the Christmas tree with the kids mid November. Now that December has ticked over, it's okay to play Christmas music anywhere and everywhere. If you're curious about the most popular streamed songs this year, Spotify analysed over 16 million Christmas … Read More...

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Family Holiday: Club Med Japan

This is a Review Post I'm an advocate for planned family holidays of all kinds. Holidays added so much value to my own childhood, thanks to my parents, and now I want to gift those memories to my own children. Our family has invested in many different holidays over the years, from … Read More...

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Gift Ideas: Stocking Filler

Sweet small ideas that can be a stand alone gift or something for the stocking. a Train Set in a Tin yellowoctopus.com.au Train set in a tin to take anywhere b Swimming Cap Fish or Shark top3.com.au A bit of fun for swim time. c Gold Robot … Read More...

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