I’ll take this bag for you


My husband ran back to the car for something we forgot. I waited with the kids on a grassy section, coffee in hand. One arm was draped with towels; the other was used as a hook for bags of snorkelling gear. We were ready to hit the beach. Various children had towels over the necks […]

Backyard Obstacle Course Ideas

backyard obstacle course map

If you’re looking for an activity for this last stretch of the school holidays, I put together an obstacle course for a HBF Play Report publication focusing on active, healthy kids. It’s jam packed full of heaps of good ideas, recipe and activities from various of health experts, writers and bloggers. Just click the image below […]

How Cities Work by James Gulliver Hancock

How Cities Work by James Gulliver Hancock

Lonely Planet Kids sent me a copy of the new picture book called How Cities Work by James Gulliver Hancock. It’s gorgeous! Like the title suggests, it’s a book about how cities work, from how they form, transport options, construction, living spaces, services, the structures under the ground and above the ground, and even futuristic cities. The […]

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 […]

Miss Goody Two-Shoes


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 […]

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

interstate gifts for kids

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


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 […]

Family Holiday: Club Med Japan

Club Med Kabila, Japan

This is a Review Post I’m an advocate for planned family holidays of all kinds. Holidays added so much value to my own childhood, thanks to my parents, and now I want to gift those memories to my own children. Our family has invested in many different holidays over the years, from camping to resorts; hotels to cabins. […]

Gift Ideas: Stocking Filler


Sweet small ideas that can be a stand alone gift or something for the stocking. a Train Set in a Tin yellowoctopus.com.au Train set in a tin to take anywhere b Swimming Cap Fish or Shark top3.com.au A bit of fun for swim time. c Gold Robot Pen sbg.com.au Novel robot pen d Elastics Game […]

Gift Ideas: Family


If you’re looking for a gift for the entire family, below are some fun ideas. a Ugly Xmas Rashie kozii.com Start a Christmas tradition! Buy an ‘ugly xmas rashie’ for the entire family b Personalised Christmas Wheelie Bin Sticker hippoblue.com.au Personalise your very own cricket wicket sticker for the wheelie bin c Play Pouch playpouch.com.au […]