Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

Cookie Dough Recipe (for Ice Cream!)

I'm not a huge ice cream fan. If I'm eating dessert, I like a proper dessert with ice cream as an accompaniment. My husband is different.  A bowl of ice cream makes him very, very, very (VERY) happy.  He's easy to please. And the kids love ice cream too. I have been playing with an cookie … [Read More...]

Father's Day Photo Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Photo Gift Ideas (+ Giveaway)

Brought to you by Officeworks  Photo Gift Ideas for Father’s Day Personalised photo gifts for Father’s Day are always a win. The first thing is to get an updated picture of the kids. Below are ideas on taking fun photographs of the kids and how to turn pictures into gifts easily at the … [Read More...]

Blu Tack Modeling

Blu Tack Modelling Fun

This is the sort of simple and easy activity that requires very little preparation.  Over the years, I have found Blu Tack to be a fabulous modelling material for kids.  It’s less … [Read More...]

The EKKA - Brisbane Show - Rides

The Spirit of The Ekka

On the way home from school, Miss 10 was talking about things she was learning at school including the history of The Ekka (the Brisbane Exhibition / Royal Queensland Show). The conversation … [Read More...]

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating funny faces

Funny Face Biscuits

Post by Be A Fun Mum contributor, Amanda from Food Before 5 This is one of my favourite recipes that my children and I have fun cooking & decorating together. If I want the faces to look … [Read More...]

budget beauty supplies

Budget Body Beauty Supplies

Amongst the busyness of parenting, I think it's important to enjoy luxuries when you can and weave them into life. I liken them to having little holidays every day.  I enjoy using beauty … [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Lamb Stew - Easy

Slow Cooker Lamb Stew

This lamb stew is a huge winner with the entire family.  Plus it's uber easy to make in the slow cooker. Ingredients 1 kilogram diced boneless lamb (I have it diced by my butcher in about 3 … [Read More...]

Backyard Fun: Walk the Plank (all you need is a piece of wood

Backyard Fun: A Piece of Wood

My dad is a builder. There was always wood around when I was a child and I loved that. Great for make-shift cubby houses and other fun in the backyard. At places like Bunnings, you can buy cut … [Read More...]

my bedroom

How My Bedroom Colour Scheme Helped

I've collected a lot of mish-mash of items over the years: new things; hand-me-downs; old things.  My house doesn't look anything like a magazine. I don't mind.  Mostly.  However, sometimes, just sometimes, a seed of discontent grows inside me.  Discontentment is … [Read More...]

decoupage

DIY: Decoupage a Terracotta Pot (with a child’s drawings)

I have Renee from About the Garden here with a fantastic Father's Day gift idea! An Easy Way to Decoupage a Terracotta Pot with Artwork My Dad is the best Poppy! Not only is his shed a small gallery of all things artistic created by my little people, but he seriously still displays art that my … [Read More...]

Imaginative Play - Paver Roads

Imaginative Play: Paver Roads

A few years ago, I put together a rock play garden for my son.  I found cheap pavers and we decorated them and used them as a garden border.  I noticed the kids often used the pavers in little backyard games they made up, and I made a note to buy more (they are really cheap!). … [Read More...]

lego

Lego Play & Storage: Brikbag Review

Review Post (see definitions here) All my children are into Lego, mostly fuelled by my son's obsession with the stuff. I get it. I too was a Lego lover, and spent many hours on Sunday afternoons with my big sister building and playing.  We used a sheet to play on so pack up was easy. I … [Read More...]

Easy upstyle tutorial

Easy Upstyle Hair Tutorial

This is my go-to hairstyle when my hair is dirty, when I'm going out or when I don't have time to style it (but I need to go somewhere and look presentable). When I wear my hair like this, people often comment how glamorous it looks but honestly, it's just so easy to do and suitable for most … [Read More...]

Chicken Stew Recipe - Ingredients

Grandma’s Chicken Stew

Amanda from Food Before 5 is the QUEEN of easy family meals and that is why she is a contribuer here at Be A Fun Mum, because I'm all about simple and easy!  You can find links to more of her recipes at the end of the post. Grandma’s Chicken Stew I am always on the lookout for recipes that … [Read More...]