Flower Girl and Bride

My Flower Girl, Her Flower Girl

Almost fifteen years ago, I married my childhood sweetheart, Matthew. Here's a few pics I found on our wedding day (in the pre-digital days). One of Matthew's sisters was my flower girl. Her name is Emma and she was 5 at the time...and then 15 years later, that little girl got … Read More...

Visiting Dubai

Travel With Me to Dubai!

This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism I launched my new website design yesterday, and one of the changes I made was to add a Travel section on the blog. Personal and family travel has become important to me now my kids are older, and I am looking to feature more places and … Read More...

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Welcome to BAFM 3.0

Welcome to a brand new Be A Fun Mum blog design and layout. I thought it would be fun to show how BAFM evolved over 5 years.  First came BAFM 1.0, dark, and swirly with red highlights. It … Read More...

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Meet My Companion, Anxiety

NOTE: If you suffer from anxiety, I'm sharing this post for you my friends. But I also know that sometimes these sorts of stories can cause anxiety too, so I'm acknowledging that at the … Read More...

Christmas Crafts - DIY Nativity Scene

DIY Clay Nativity Scene

Christmas is still a few months away but it's closing in fast!  This is a gorgeously simple Christmas craft activity to keep in mind when you come to decorate the house for the festive … Read More...

Jacaranda Tree Easy Watercolour Painting Tutorial for Kids

Watercolour Jacaranda Tree Tutorial

Ever since I did an Autumn tree watercolour experiment with the kids, I've thought about doing something similar for each season. Here in Brisbane, it's beautiful, and there are Jacaranda … Read More...

Backyard bowling. All you need is empty bottles and a ball.

Backyard Bottle Bowling

One of my readers sent me this idea. It's one of those fab simple things you can pull out on a lazy Saturday afternoon for some family fun. Fabulous to keep in mind for Christmas or the school … Read More...

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Tween Activity: Make a Personalised Fantasy Picture

As my children get older, I realise there aren't many activity ideas for the tween/teen age.  I often think and look for fun activities for my older children, however I also find with some kids (like Miss 10) it's simply a matter of facilitating their interests. Miss 10 loves drama, stop … Read More...

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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Australian Made Someone was trying to mess with my head! Look at this. Just look! I resisted the urge to FIX IT and left it there. (Proud of myself for that.) However, this post isn’t about Corn Flakes or OCD tendencies, it’s about this green and gold … Read More...

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Meatloaf Recipe (with rich glaze)

This is the meatloaf I've been making for many, many years.  It's the glaze that makes it so delicious! I made it again the other night (I haven't made it in a while) and my husband was absolutely thrilled. Ha!  This recipe makes enough to feed 8 people. It can be frozen and leftovers work … Read More...

Easy Marshmallow Pops

Easy Marshmallow Pops

Celebrating birthdays at school or day care – easy marshmallow pops I love that teachers and caregivers take the time to celebrate our children’s birthdays at school and day care. Singing happy birthday, wearing a birthday hat or badge and taking along a birthday treat to share with class mates … Read More...

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When I’m Criticised as Parent

I said to someone recently, "Parenting is one of those things I desperately want to be good at, but just can't, no matter how hard I try." Do you ever feel that way? But what does being a good parent mean? … Read More...

Silk Painting -- Dress

A Story of The Silk Flower Girl Dress

Guest post by Renee I’m full of Mummy-pride. My little preppie is taking her ‘Memory Book’ to school for Show and Tell. It’s an exciting moment for her and for me, you see, we recently embarked on an art journey together. A journey I don’t think either of us will forget. We created something we … Read More...

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