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 […]

An Education

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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 runner Samantha Gash started an epic Run India journey across the country to raise awareness for educational projects in India. I […]

Christmas movie marathon on Netflix

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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 […]

Explore Your City Like a Tourist

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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 have since living here our whole lives! Exploring new places has become a significant part of our family identity and culture. I think one of the […]

Got Your Back

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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 her hair while we waited, pulling a brush from her backpack. I […]

Dance Academy: The Movie, The Filming & The Important Message

Visiting the set of Dance Academy in Sydney

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Dance Academy My youngest child has always been ambitious. I knew this from the moment she crawled up the hallway at the tender age of 4.5 months after her older siblings. Thirteen years later and this child we call Anni, is still a go-getter. It’s been a joy to […]

Erupting Volcano

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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 provide time for slow days where you can watch YouTube documentaries about the world, read books at the library and do creative projects. You can even do themed days and […]

Miss Goody Two-Shoes

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1888 Goody Two Shoes Cover My pre-teen daughter asks interesting questions in our numerous chats.  Like one time when she asked, in relation to future special relationships, “What if you like someone, and they like you, but you know they aren’t good for you.” It’s a very good question; a very, very good question. That is […]

Oreo Cheesecake Balls

oreo Cheesecake balls

Hi everyone, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ back to share another recipe with you. This is one of my favourite photos in my new cookbook and they taste just as good as they look. Oreo cheesecake balls – only 4 ingredients and super quick to make. Great over the Christmas break and you can even […]

Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas

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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 […]

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 […]

Christmas Gift Ideas For Kids You Can Post

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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 […]

Top 10 Christmas Music Titles for 2016

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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 playlists around and below are the […]