Be A Fun Mum began because I wasn’t a fun mum.

But I wanted to be.

I knew I wanted to craft a family life of value, and to have a happening family that will give our children many wonderful memories. So I decided to start a blog and the name was the goal for myself.

But what is the blog actually about?

Well Be A Fun Mum isn’t a craft or activity blog. It’s a blog about connection and designing family life.

Yes, there is craft. Yes, there are fun activities, and recipes, DIY projects and stories, but that’s not what this blog is about.

It’s about being a mother.

It’s about being a mother who embraces who she is.

It’s about being a mother who embraces who she is, and celebrates others.

It’s about being a mother who embraces who she is, and celebrates others, and reflects the joy that freedom brings.


It’s about being a mother who is free.

Free to love. Free to laugh. Free to be. 

And where does fun come into it? Fun. Fun comes in all shapes and forms.  What one person finds fun can be completely different than another. And that is why this blog, Be A Fun Mum, isn’t about craft or paint or collage, or birthday parties.  It’s about finding your own way to be fun with your kids.  It’s about being a fun family who does stuff: who experiences life together.

Being a fun mum isn’t an hour dedicated to paint in the backyard. It’s about creating a life of memories (which — sure — might include painting in the backyard). It’s the ability to take the time, to waste time with little ones as you watch a lady bug fly.  It’s walking arm in arm with your teen, laughing, not because of the moment but what it represents: an investment in relationship over years and years.  It’s about finding ways to connect, when things aren’t all that fun.

Be a Fun Mum is an attitude, not something you do.

You’ll find this blog to more mum-centred than kid-centred. For example, I shared a DIY Play Tablecloth the kids and I made on school holidays. It was a massive hit with the kids (they were at it for hours) and it was easy for me because I’ve learned to pick the right moments for these sorts of activities.  It’s that sort of balance I aim to bring to the blog (because sometimes you’re not in the right head space for glitter, glue and paint!).

If I had to sum up the blog in one sentence, I would say it’s about discovering the joy of motherhood in a fast-paced world by loving the little moments which are like pieces of a puzzle, together over time creating a beautiful masterpiece. 

You may like to read more about me, see the FAQs, meet the Be A Fun Mum Team, follow me on Facebook, read 10 Ways to Be A Fun Mum or 100 Ways to Be A Fun Mum, find out why you should embrace the mother you are, or store up tips for when it’s not fun. print a love the moment poster or look around the blog. I write posts 3-7 times a week so check back regularly.  If you like what you see you can subscribe to posts via email or RSS feed on the left side bar or on BlogLovin, plus there’s my monthly newsletter too.

I believe creating a happy childhood for my children is like gifting them little memory anchors that can be drawn on throughout their entire life.  To achieve this, our mission as a family is to be amazing in the moments we have and to delight in all the wonders in them.

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I love nature, and seek to join the dots with the world around me as I live.

I’m into simple, rustic food.

I do (easy) craft, but it’s less about craft and more about value.

There’s personal posts here, where I share stories and thoughts about motherhood.

I’m an adventurer — a truth seeker — with a desire to connect meaningfully with those I meet on this varied path I walk.

Follow Me on Social Media

I use different social media channels for different things and below is a quick summary.

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Instagram    –    Facebook    –   Pinterest    –    Twitter    –    Google +


Where You’ll Find Me

Aside from this blog, you can also find me:

  • Running networking workshops on social media, small business and blogging in Brisbane with Good Conversations.
  • Writing travel posts for Brisbane Kids
  • On Radio: 612 ABC Parenting Panel and 96Five
  • Featured in online and in-print media, including Pumpkin Patch, World Vision, Huggies, Talking Mums, Woman’s Day, New Idea, Mother & Baby Magazine, Coles, KleenexMums, Indulge eMagazine, Sydney Morning Herald, The Courier Mail & RedBalloon
  • Advocating as a World Vision Blog Ambassador & working with other NGOs like Save the Children
  • Editing the Cakes To Make website (live soon)

Cool Things I’ve Done

  • Traveled to New Zealand, Thailand, Africa, India and Laos
  • Participated in the World Record for the Longest Catwalk with Ecco Shoes
  • Met my World Vision sponsor child
  • Interviewed The Wiggles, Fashion Designer Peter Morrissey, TV personality Tara Dennis, Celebrity Chef George Calombaris, Masterchef 2011 Winner Kate Bracks, swimmer Kieren Perkins.

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Use your own judgement or obtain advice from a relevant professional to decide what activities and ideas are appropriate for you and you family. I do not accept any responsibility for injury sustained as a result of following the suggestions contained within the content of this blog.

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