Finding Dory – The Reef in Real Life

Heart Reef

I looked across to my daughter and gave her thumbs up and a smile before turning back to enjoy the view out the window. The shades of blue were astounding. My daughter and I were on Qantas press trip, and our quest was to explore the reef that inspired the hit film Finding Nemo and […]

Travel First Aid Kit Essentials

camping first aid kit

When we travel, I like to make up my own mini travel first aid kit because I find there are a lot of things I don’t use in the standard kits you can buy. We are going away camping on a long weekend, and we don’t need an extensive first aid kit because it’s not a long […]

Doing a Family Holiday This Year?

Travel Journal

Are you doing travelling or holidaying as a family this year?  I found a gorgeous, gorgeous product for you! This Travel Journal from Caravanning With Kids is a wonderful way to document family travels. You can do things like a daily journal, add photos or draw pictures; it’s something both adults and kids can enjoy doing […]

Pan for Gold

Panning for gold

Kids love mystery and adventure! And we had plenty of that when we drove around the South Island of New Zealand last September in a camper van. One of the places we stopped at was Shanty Town. There we learnt how to pan for gold. I was chatting to one of the people who work there, and […]

New Playground – South Bank Parklands Brisbane

New Playground Southbank Brisbane

Sponsored by Nuffnang and South Bank When people ask me about visiting my hometown Brisbane and where to go, one of my top picks is South Bank because it’s such a beautiful spot for families. I’m excited to announce there’s a new playground being built that will make this already fab spot even more awesome. […]

Stationery Travel Packs for Kids

Stationery Travel Packs for Kids

We are going on a our annual family holiday to the South Island in New Zealand!  I can’t wait! For our yearly big family holiday, I always pack something special for the kids. We are driving around in a camper-van this time so I decided to get journals and stationery packs for my kids and […]

Whale Watching on the Gold Coast

Whale watching - Gold Coast

Whales in Paradise Last weekend, my family and I headed out with the fantastic crew from Whales in Paradise on the Gold Coast. They are a whale watching operator taking 3 tours each day from the centre of Surfers Paradise. We were waiting on the pier for the 11am tour and I must admit, I was […]

Being a Blogger: Behind the Scenes

Aussie Kid Bloggers

Blogger Weekend: Behind the Scenes I started Be A Fun Mum as a goal for myself after I came out of depression back in 2009. After a few years of blogging personally, I realised I might be able to create a job for myself through my blog after the kids were all back in school, […]

Diary of a Family Day

diary of a family day

Sponsored by Sealord and Nuffnang During this year in New Zealand, we’ve been sampling local food brands. One of our discoveries is frozen fish fillets by Sealord. Seriously the BEST pre-prepared fish our family has tasted! And guess what? They are coming to Woolworths and Coles stores in Australia so look out for them. The […]

Family Guide to an Aussie Snow Holiday

Family guide to an aussie snow holiday

Brought to you by Expedia and Nuffnang Snow is a novel thing to most Australians, and it’s something I wanted my kids to experience. Once you start looking into a family snow holiday in Australia, there’s a lot of different options and added costs.  It can be quite overwhelming! I’ve written an article for Expedia and boiled […]

African Animals: Toilet Roll Printable

African Animals Printable for toilet rolls

Last month, there were the Pirates in the toilet roll printable series, and this month, it’s African animals with cute baobab trees. It takes me back to a safari my daughters and I went on in Kruger National Park in South Africa and we saw all of these animals expect the lion! Amazing. You can see more of […]

Hobbiton Review

hobbiton movie set matamata

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Expedia Travelling and experiencing adventures together is high on the priority list for our family.  We recently visited the Hobbiton Movie Set (a place on our bucket list) and I’m sharing a comprehensive review over on the Expedia Out There blog. In my Hobbiton article, I cover the topics I would want […]

International Sea Change

New Zealand Sea Change

We moved from Australia to New Zealand in January for one year. It’s a big move for a family of six for a short period of time. During all the packing, organising, moving and resettling (including kids crying and missing home), there were times I thought we must be mad. Crazy!  I looked at my […]

Model for a Day

Kelly Burstow

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 pleased to be one of Mother & Baby’s […]