connecting with my teen

Connecting With My Teen (Through Books)

In moments of waiting, you'll often find me with a book.  This is a recent thing. I like it. I love reading novels, but over the past...8 years or so...I haven't made time for it.  There are three main reasons for this: it's rare to have long chunks of quiet moments to digest a good … [Read More...]

DIY Skateboard Shelf

DIY Skateboard Shelf

I was at my sister's on the weekend and this is a little idea worth sharing. You can pick up small retro-like skateboards from places like Kmart, Target, Toys R Us and BIG W from about $15 (like this Avigo one).   They can often be found in second hand stores for cheap too. These … [Read More...]

Crossing the road with kids

Whale Watching: Hervey Bay

Sponsored by Tourism & Events Queensland (S1 Post) It's a focus for our family to experience nature, in all its wonder and beauty.  There's a quality bonding that comes with going … [Read More...]

Parsley in the garden

Plant a Pot Garden for Spring!

I like the idea of gardening, but find it overwhelming.  Last year, I enlisted the help of a friend to get me started, and together we broke up the process in 3 easy (and FUN!) steps to … [Read More...]

Happy Childhood quote - Kelly Burstow - beafunmum.com

A Happy Childhood

An ice-cream after the morning swim. Late afternoon walks on the beach. Climbing coastal trees with my cousins. Playing skipping rope games my sisters outside the caravan annex. Colouring in … [Read More...]

Black Forrest Cookie Cake

Black Forrest Cookie Cake Reicpe

Another recipe from Be A Fun Mum contributor, the Wonderful Amanda from Food Before 5. (If you haven't checked out her book, you should! It's so mum friendly!)  This is the ultimate … [Read More...]

Audio Books

Audio Books Save the School Run

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Audible.com.au  The discovery of audio books took me back to my childhood. I remember listening to stories on my jukebox-look-a-like tape player; it helped me … [Read More...]

Hair cut and colour - dark golden brown - mid length

Hair Cut & Colour: A Little Longer / Dark Golden Brown

It started as, what would you call it -- not quite a celebration -- more of an acceptance deal I made with myself when my youngest child started school.  A regular hair cut seemed a fitting thing, considering during the years before my kids started school, a hair cut/colour was a rare … [Read More...]

Father's Day Card - Tie Printable

10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Supercheap Auto I mentioned to my husband that I was writing a post with Supercheap Auto and his eyes lit up. “I know the website very well; I’m often on there,” he said. “Tell me 3 things on your wish list.  Without hesitation he named, Maxtrax recovery … [Read More...]

School Station

School / 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 … [Read More...]

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 messy (and crumbly) than play-dough and not sticky like clay. It holds its shape and is … [Read More...]

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