About Me

I would rather be called weird than boring.

I judge myself harshly but see the best in those around me.

I love being with people but am comfortable with my own company.

I’m never bored.

I am Kelly.

motherhood

Motherhood: It’s a challenge.
But anything worth anything involves sacrifice and investment.
And in terms of worth, motherhood is gold.  I believe it!
Through the challenges, there’s wonder, incredible beauty and joy.

A little about me

I love life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; adventuring as much as I can and staying home to read a book for hours.  I’m a truth seeker with a desire to connect meaningfully with those I meet and journey with on this varied path I walk.

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My Children

My four children have become my heroes, which took me by surprise, and I love getting to know who they are.

Miss 12:

She’s brave, quirky, kind, creative, and likes to giggle.

Miss 12

Miss 10:

She’s helpful, self-reliant, winsome, sweet and has the most adorable one-sided dimple.

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Miss 7:

She’s dramatic, cheeky, expressive, funny and sings all day long.

Miss 7

Master 6:

He’s sensitive, logical, a doer, affectionate and is currently obsessed with dinosaurs.

Mister 6

My Husband

matty

This man is my childhood sweetheart. I call him Matthew, Matty and sometimes, Blu.  We are opposite in almost every way but we have found ways to work as a team — and we do it well if we let our strengths and weaknesses meet in the right places.

While he is task orientated, I’m goal orientated. I do things quickly. He does them s–l–o–w–l–y and methodically. I breathe creativity. He’s scientific and logical. He’s a nerd. I’m a dreamer. So yes: we do disagree sometimes but we laugh everyday and I still get giddy when his brown eyes sparkle into mine.

Where I live

I’ve lived in many places in Australia since I married (11 places up to date).  I am currently living in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. As a family, we love exploring as much as we can.

Our Family

Our mission as a family is to be amazing in the moments we have and to delight in all the wonders that are in them.

Our family

Read More About Me

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Read What I Believe

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Read my birth stories

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BonnieNo Gravatar May 31, 2011 at 7:30 am

Love this post Kelly. I didn’t know that you don’t like Jaffas! You weird person lol. Truth be told, I don’t enjoy them much either but I find them morish! It’s terrible situation to find oneself in! I love what you are doing with this blog!

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar September 11, 2011 at 8:07 am

Bonnie! Now you know: don’t give me Jaffas for my birthday sister ;)

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RenaeNo Gravatar September 5, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Hi Kelly, my friend mentioned your blog in one of her posts and I’m looking forward to having a look around! From what I’ve seen so far, I’m really going to enjoy reading!

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar September 11, 2011 at 8:06 am

So glad you’re here Renae!

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JilenaNo Gravatar January 30, 2013 at 12:05 am

I came across your blog quite by accident, so glad I did though.
I am one who needs to feel inspired to keep going. Life has thrown
my family a few curve balls, but we are here for the long haul.
I definitely like to look at life from different angles, thanks for your blog
It’s fun! I can’t wait to explore some more. Jilena

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar August 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Hi Jilena

Glad you found your way here. How’s the journey going?

Kelly

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greg sherwoodNo Gravatar August 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Hello Kelly
heard you chatting on BNE ABC radio. As a grandpa , I listerned to your comments and found them very interesting. Also found your website,which was down to earth and very informative. Have passed on your site details to my partner and my daughter. Good luck and all the best Cheers greg

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar August 22, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Hi Greg!

What a lovely comment to receive on my blog! Thanks so much for taking the time to find me here.

Kindest regards

Kelly

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Ann-MareeNo Gravatar October 19, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Stumbled on to your blog this evening. Thank you for your words. I have 1 child 19 moths who we longed for for 7 long years. I thought I’d be a different mum, but after reading your blog I hope that my way of thinking will be change. I struggle. I appreciate your stories. Thank you so very much.

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar October 24, 2013 at 10:02 am

What a special blessing in your child! I can identify with you Ann-Maree as I found the transition to motherhood difficult but keep on keeping and embrace the mum you are. Onward xx

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SoniaNo Gravatar December 9, 2013 at 8:02 am

Hi, I am wondering where you bought that gorgeous armchair that is in your recent blog about Big W. thanks !

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar March 13, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Hi Sonia.

I’m so sorry I missed this message from last year! The chair is from Far Pavilions http://farpav-px.rtrk.com.au

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JacintheNo Gravatar March 13, 2014 at 10:58 am

Wow…I stumbled onto your blog and I’m glad I did cause what you said spoke to me and I was inspired! Great stories, great ideas, and it made me feel good about the kind of mom that I am. I often feel different and “weird” but I’m realizing more and more that we’re all really different and I’m learning to appreciate the things that make to me special as a mother. Thank you. I look forward to following you!

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar March 13, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Hi Jacinthe

So glad you found me here and thanks so much for taking the time to leave this lovely message.

Kelly

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