stick raft boat

DIY Stick Raft Boats

We collected the sticks for this project on our way home from school.  I made the boats and the kids spent hours and hours playing with them, at home and at the beach. It was beyond wonderful.  It all started with my husband, and his love of watching the sailing. The Volvo Ocean Race is on … Read More...

Lemon Cake Balls (no bake)

Lemon Cake Balls (no bake)

Condensed milk, crushed biscuits, coconut and lemon – a match made in heaven. These balls are easy to make whether you have a Thermomix, food processor or do it by hand. They are great to keep in the freezer for when unexpected guests pop around or you just need something sweet to get you through … Read More...

Food picks - easy way to make food fun

Fun Food Picks

If you want to make the lunch box fun with minimal fuss, food picks are brilliant! I've used them for years.  I don't put them in lunch box every day...maybe once a week, depending on what I … Read More...

cute zzzz cushion

DIY Cute zzzz Bed Cushion

Miss 11's bed was looking bare, so we decided to make it happy with a few cushions. Materials White cushion (cotton outer) Fabric pens How 1. Draw a variety of faces on a piece of … Read More...

Googly Eyed Monster Sleep Shirt

DIY Googly Eyed Monster Night Shirt

The kids often wear my (or my husband's) T-shirts to bed. I get it. They are so baggy and comfy! The kids needed more sleep gear, so this time, bought men's size small white T-shirts (they cost $4) … Read More...

Vanilla and Strawberry Stack

Vanilla & Strawberry Stack

I have posted a few healthier recipes on Be A Fun Mum lately but I think it is time to treat ourselves with something completely naughty and delicious. I guess you can say that this is like eating a … Read More...

Fish in a jar

Goldfish in a Jar

Here's a cute little project DIY project I did with my younger kids and they loved it. It's so, so easy and cute. The mini aquarium/liquid-free-snow-globes are now sitting proudly in their rooms. Materials Paper Clip Blu Tack Jar (I used a plastic jar from a discount store) Blue paper (or … Read More...

Princess Kara  Super Sparkle - From Barbie in Princess Power

Review: Super Sparkle Barbie

We got a first look at the brand new Barbie doll from Mattel, set to be released in March 2015.  Meet Super Sparkle (or Princess Kara when she's not in disguise) in Barbie's new movie. Barbie™ in Princess Power is the first Barbie film released at the movies (read the synopsis at … Read More...

Bi-Carb in the Laundry

Bi-Carb It! The Back to School Laundry List

There are many ways to use bi-carb soda for the little jobs that result from having kids at school, from deodorising shoes and bags to cleaning wet towels after sitting in a bag at school on swimming day and washing uniforms.  I was talking to the team at McKenzie's (Aussie owned … Read More...

Kelly Burstow

Model for a Day

The day before I went to Dubai (last December), I flew from Brisbane to Sydney a Mother & Baby Australia Magazine photoshoot. I remember reading the magazine when I was pregnant with my kids, and it's a rather strange (and a bit awesome) being featured inside.  This year I'm … Read More...

What to take in a kids backpack when travelling

Plane Travel: Backpack for Kids

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Expedia I love the idea of exploring the world with my kids, and in the past few years, it's become a reality. Sharing posts like this gets me excited about all our adventures to come!  When we travel overseas, my kids have their own … Read More...

Hop on Pop, Stop, you must not hop on pop

Top 10 Dr Seuss Books

Dr Seuss books formed part of my childhood. My favourite as a kid was Hop on Pop.  I thought it hilarious...especially the "STOP! You must not hop on pop" bit. After doing a bit of research I discovered that not everyone found this part as humorous as I did. An article on CNN looks at … Read More...

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