If you drop in on Cath at home, you’re likely to find her household in a state of happy chaos. She loves reading, being outdoors and travelling with her husband and three children. When she’s not spending time with family, Cath is indulging her love of writing at Be a Fun Mum… She knew that journalism degree would come in handy one day!

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, but if all else fails, there’s always takeaway! Fritters and slices These fritters and slices are […]

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 days (or hours!) until Christmas morn with a movie marathon! Netflix have a stack of Christmas themed films that are perfect for […]

How to host a Christmas party for preschoolers

reindeer food making station

If you’ve been picked to host your mother’s group or playgroup Christmas party, we’ve gathered some easy food ideas and festive activities to keep toddlers and pre-schoolers happily engaged, while you enjoy a coffee and a chat with the other parents. Wishful thinking? Well… you never know until you try! 1. Festive (pre-schooler friendly) Christmas […]

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Season Return


The last time that the witty mother and daughter duo, the Gilmore Girls, graced our television screens, was back in 2008, as the seventh successful season finished up. Since then, many have been pining the end of the feel-good comedy show that whimsically followed life’s ups and downs for single mum Lorelei and her daughter […]

New Lego Super Hero Girls launching soon!

Girls Superhero Lego - Mini Figs

Since its inception in 1932, Lego, the humble plastic bricks, have been a mainstay in children’s toy collections right around the world. Their success is undoubtedly because this privately-owned Danish company is always reinventing its toys, keeping up with modern interests and trends. Earlier this year, Lego was applauded for the inclusion of a mini-figure […]

Princess Party – Glitter Princess Parties Performers

Princess Party Performers

More and more, parents are opting to hire performers for their children’s birthday parties, to save the time and stress of having to keep a gaggle of kids entertained for two hours. It also makes the party extra special for your child by having a special character visit for their birthday. However, we’ve all heard […]

Turn Kids Drawings Into Clothes


If you’ve got a child who is always scribbling and doodling, you can now turn their creative designs into a piece of clothing that they can wear with pride. The concept was launched in August this year by Picture This Clothing, and the new company has since been flooded with orders. Girls can have their […]

TV shows from your childhood that you can still watch today

Astro Boy

If you love getting all nostalgic and telling your kids about life in the good old days when you were young, you might like to introduce them to your favourite childhood TV shows. The good news is, many of the old favourites are still around on Netflix – some in their original form, and others as […]

10 things you didn’t know about Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


Roald Dahl’s children’s books have been made into countless musicals, plays and films, but none have captured our imaginations quite like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Young and old alike have devoured the book since its release in 1964, with most libraries stocking well-thumbed editions thanks to regular borrowings. Surprisingly though, the first film adaptation, […]

Gumnut Babies turn 100 – a celebration of May Gibbs

Kate Richie reading May Gibbs

May Gibbs – the Australian children’s author and illustrator who brought us the magic of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, as well as many other timeless Aussie tales, is being remembered with readings, performances, coins, stamps and new release books. It’s been 100 years since May’s first book Gumnut Babies was published in 1916, which detailed beautifully, […]