Cool Lego & Car Shelves

Lego Shelf Storage

I have a thing for storage. I think a lot of people do, because it can make a big difference in both aesthetics and functionality.  You can read about how I store toys for my children and other tips in these post: Organising Toys in Bedrooms, Lego Storage Ideas and DIY Lego Mini Figure Shelves. One of my […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fun things to put in your handbag

Fun things for your handbag

Depending on what stage our family life is at, I have small toys, dedicated for the handbag for times when we are out and about. An example: for the younger kids when we are watching older kids play sport, or just general waiting times. The idea is the toys are ONLY out for those special […]

Lego Mini-Figures – display and storage solution

lego mini-figure display

Like it? You can make it in just 30 minutes! Here’s how… Step 1: Gather your materials. You will need: A piece of timber. I used a cupboard door from IKEA. Super Glue. White Lego bricks. You can order packs of ‘white only bricks’ on eBay. Lego mini figures. Step 2: Mark out where you […]

Allergy Friendly Bedding: How to Dust Mite Proof a Bed

Allergy Friendly Bedding - How to Dust Mite Proof a Bed

My daughter suffers from eczema and one of the things that causes irritation to her skin is dust mites.  I’ve read up on allergy friendly bedding and how to dust mite proof a bed, and we have found a system that works for us. It’s made a big difference to my daughter’s skin.  Allergy Friendly Bedding: How to […]

Family Organisation System: The What Wall Review

Fabulous family organisation system

I love my crazy family. I love organisational tools. And I love stylish home interiors. It follows then that I just had to try the What Wall – the most stylish family organisational tool that I have ever stumbled across. Life with three young children (and a husband who runs his own business) can be […]

Saving your sanity with The What Wall

The What Wall - Family Organisational System

“Mum! Do I have library today? I can’t find my library book!” “Mum! Do I go to theatre group this afternoon? What costume do I need to pack?” “Mum! Do I need to wear formal uniform or sports uniform to school today?” This is how a typical morning sounds in my home, and it’s enough […]

Cute Toy Canvas for Tween Study Space

Toy Canvas

Miss 11 has a lot on at school this year. She’s thrown herself into many school activities, and I encourage and support that! The thing is, when there’s more to to fit in, there needs to be a corresponding higher level of organisation.  I remember distinctly going through a similar stage with my eldest daughter, where […]