Creating a Homework Station

homework station

I asked the Be A Fun Mum community on Facebook about their opinions on homework for primary school students. There was a huge response (737 comments) and below are the results: The main feedback to come out of the discussion are as follows:   NO:  children spend enough time studying at school & research suggests homework is not effective parents […]

Organising Toys in Bedrooms

Organising Toys in bedrooms

I reorganise my children’s rooms/toys every 6 months. I’ve written about the process I go through here: Sorting and Organising Toys. I wrote that post a couple of years ago, and since then, we have moved house twice and my kids are (obviously) older. However, most of the toys I have for my children are […]

How to be Prepared for Gastro

how to be prepared for gastro

A couple of weeks ago, my eldest daughter was hit with a vomiting bug. A good 48 hours later, I was hit with gastro and I couldn’t function because I was constantly being sick at the toilet. It can suck being a mum and being really sick because you’re incapable of doing much for your […]

The Beauty of Using Essential Oils in the Home

Using essential oils in the home

Sponsored by Thursday Plantation and Nuffnang She was thrilled when she saw the box. It surprised me! One afternoon, I rushed into the chemist for a few things I needed on my way home from a meeting. I remembered a friend recommending a humidifier for my teen with a tendency for eczema and dry skin, […]

10 Stylish and Fun Kids Bedrooms

9 stylish and fun kids bedrooms

Decorating your kids bedroom can an exciting project you and your child can create together. The décor and styling don’t have to be expensive, but it should reflect your child’s interests, and not your own. This may be hard to do when your child desperately wants their favourite character on their bedlinen, the walls and well […]

Optimus Prime Bed

Optimus Prime Bed

“It will probably never end…” This dad joked as he explained the detail his son wanted for his new bed. Logo and the blue stripe Fender and functional headlights Air cleaner Pinstriped the flames in silver It reminded me of my own son, when I help him do craft projects; it’s all about making it realistic! Artist David Schaeffer built […]

A Simple Way to Decorate a Kids Bedroom: Door Decals

door decals

Love, love, love, love. What a simple and adorable way to decorate a child’s bedroom! These adorable door decals are designed by Made of Sundays and are a sure way to bring a bit of happiness to a room. Simply stick them on and around a door and you have an instant adorable friend. You can get […]

How I Organise Everything to do with School Life

How I organise kids for school

My youngest child started school four years ago so I’m well and truly into this new stage of parenting. I remember when my four children were all little, and I dreamt of a time when they would all be able to pee in the toilet by themselves, AND I would be able pee in the toilet by […]

Beautiful Mats for Family Life

Reconciliation mat

When you think about the humble picnic rug, it usually evokes warm memories of family picnics in the park or seaside holidays with friends. For Aboriginal artist Angela Marr-Grogan, the simple picnic rug has also become a meaningful work of art. Angela recently commissioned two of her celebrated designs – “campfire” and “reconciliation” – to […]

Routine Cards – Morning and Afternoon

School Routine Card - morning and afternoon

When it comes to starting school again for a new year, I like to establish routine systems for my children in the morning and afternoon. The advantage of doing this is making getting ready habitual so the children can take in all the wonderful things they will learn at school, plus it helps with the harmony […]

How I Make the Most of My Time

How I Make the Most of My Time

A few years ago, I wrote about priortising time so I could fit I wanted/needed into my day.  Things like exercise, general family stuff, blog/freelance work, cooking, housework and the odd coffee with friends. When I did up the list, I still had one child at home with me (you can read about it here). Things have […]

Top Tips for Moving House with Children

Drawing and Development in Children

If you think back to some of the most stressful experiences in your life, it’s likely that moving house will be among them. Years ago, when we moved our toddler and baby from one house to another, I can remember crumpling into an exhausted and emotional heap. We had international guests coming to stay a […]

Melted Crayon Art on Canvas

Melted Crayon Art

I have been looking for some artwork to hang in my daughter’s room but didn’t want to spend too much. I wanted something bright, colourful and personalised and thought I would try my luck with a melted crayon canvas.   I have seen melted crayon art all over the internet and have wanted to try one […]