Be A Fun Mum
Love the Moment
Email me at beafunmum (at) gmail.com
Location: Living in Brisbane, Australia.
October 31, 2011 at 10:17 am
Hi Kelly, I read your blog about schoolbook covering and thought you (and your readers) might want to know about my plastic schoolbook covers…check out the 28 fun designs and various sizes on my website if you like 🙂 luv Kirrily
Kelly Be A Fun Mum says
October 31, 2011 at 12:55 pm
Thanks Kirrily. It’s getting to that time isn’t it!? I’ll take a look. Thanks for vising my blog.
March 11, 2015 at 6:32 pm
In 2 days I’ve made 2 of your recipes and both were a hit with my 3 fussy kids .. Can’t wait to try more … So nice to make things for school that they are all excited to eat so thank you.
Kelly - Be A Fun Mum says
March 12, 2015 at 6:15 am
So great to hear Felicity! Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback.
June 26, 2012 at 10:31 am
Just found your blog. I covet being a fun mum but often fall short!
I was shocking reminded of this when I attended a drop in morning at my 4 year olds preschool. They had been talking about families and each child had written a few words about their families. Think “my family loves playing at the beach” tact. My bear had written “my dad is always doing funny stuff and my mum is alway cross at Pommy (sic Tommy) and Ruby”. I was devo.
I have been very busy launching my website, GroupPrezzie have a looksee at my animation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y8M9vbtDEk but it was a great reminder to be present and make it fun.
Well done with your blog and the way you are living your life!
July 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm
Hi Rachel. Just popped over to have a look at the website. What a great idea! I’ll be sure to keep it in mind when it comes to Christmas group presents and tell my facebook likers about it.
July 14, 2012 at 3:26 pm
Wow your words strike such a chord, it is like I am reading my own words! We have an awful lot in common, along with also having three girls and a boy, I am also a creative person who is always encouraging my kids to be creative.I also love nature and decided to move to Magnetic Island to provide a great outdoors lifestyle for our children. I am always striving for routine, but often off in my own creative world and recently admitted to my doctor I was depressed – my experience of this was very much like your own. I am thinking of starting a blog, and yours has given me a lot of inspiration, thank you.
July 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Hi Rebekah. Thanks for such a lovely message. I’m so glad you found me here! Isn’t it wonderful that we can connect in this way. It sounds like you’ve made a wonderful choice for your family. I’m a little jealous in fact! HA! Sounds awesome. Don’t be a stranger here!
Julie Ackland says
July 24, 2012 at 10:17 pm
Hi Kelly, I have just found you and would love to know more about being a sponsor and also your product review. I have a lovely little store at Miami and love any sites that promote the Gold Coast. We have only been open just over a year and are still working hard to get our name out there. Our store is only small but we have lots of lovely products for babies and kids. We love natural and organic products. wooden toys and more. Best of all we love what we do. I am a nanna to my 2 gorgeous grand kids Madison and Josh and my daughter Sarah is involved in he business with me so it is a little family affair. Look forward to hearing back from you Cheers Julie
October 24, 2013 at 9:26 am
All commercial enquiries will need to be emailed. beafunmum (at) gmail (dot) com
August 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm
I have only just discovered your blog less than a week ago and already I am looking to it when I am in need of a pick up or an insight. So THANK YOU! You are inspirational and I am so glad you decided to share with the world.
Welcome, and thank YOU for taking the time to leave me this message. It means a lot.
August 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm
Hi Kelly, just writing to see if there was any chance you could do a blog on knowing when the time is right to have another child. I’ve been tossing up the thought with my husband for ages and we’ve gotton to the point where we don’t know what we should be asking ourselves to know if we are ready or not. We already have two children.
October 24, 2013 at 9:30 am
I haven’t written a post about this topic yet. I can ask it on my facebook page and I’ll come back here and leave a link when I have the discussion up.
November 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm
Love your site! I have just started a blog after baby no 2. It is getting great feedback but it is very simple and I wish I could create a page like this!
October 24, 2013 at 9:31 am
Hi Andrea! Blogging is fab and I love it too! It does take up quite a bit of time though, but just learning and growing, and blog as long as you have the passion to do so!
umme kulsum says
December 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm
Hi.My daughter and I painting egg shell.she enjoyed that painting so much.I want to send that egg shells picture to u.can I send it?
December 24, 2012 at 10:10 pm
Sure. just email me.
January 9, 2013 at 8:31 am
Hi Kelly Am loving your Facebook and Blog! Thank you for taking the time to share.
I was looking around yesterday and found an article along the lines of things to do if you are too busy – eye contact, getting at kids level etc. I was telling a work colleague about and came back to find it but don’t seem to be able to – are you able to point me in the right direction?
January 9, 2013 at 10:12 am
Thanks for your kind words about my blog Deb. I think the post you’re think of is this one…yes? https://beafunmum.com/2012/02/no-time-to-be-fun/
Esther Sabey says
January 17, 2013 at 8:42 am
Just found your blog through a friend on Facebook. What an encouragement you are!! Thankyou. I have been really struggling lately – I have a nearly 4 yr old son, a 2 and 1/2 yr old daughter and a 6 month old son. I love them all so much and yet at the same time find myself often completely shattered and cross. I so want to be more fun, and not so stressed all the time. I just feel at the moment life is so busy and constant with house work and just getting the mundane stuff done each day. And I really struggle with guilt and high expectations of myself. ANYWAY all that to say I found so many or your ideas/ suggestions really helpful. I hope and pray I can implement some of them in my family and we learn to have more fun in the midst of all the craziness!! 🙂 Thanks alot:) Bless ya Fellow mum from New Zealand – Esther PS I have recently taken up running and have just got past my 5 km mark….aiming for 10 km race in March!! 🙂
October 24, 2013 at 9:37 am
Esther! I only just found your lovely comment now!! Thank you so much for taking the time to say hello. How’s the running going??
January 27, 2013 at 9:08 pm
Hi Kelly, I just found your blog and am very impressed with your content and strong following. Do you have a media kit or promotion pack you can send? I did not find anything on your site. Best regards, Dave.
January 28, 2013 at 8:14 pm
Hi Dave, would you mind just dropping me an email at email@example.com and I’ll email you back from there.
February 26, 2013 at 12:13 pm
Please can you tell me where on your page i can find out how to do the scrapbooking in a jar. I would like to do one. Many thanks. LINDA
February 28, 2013 at 9:43 am
Is this the one you are think of Linda? –> https://beafunmum.com/2013/01/3d-adventure-scene-in-a-jar/
March 15, 2013 at 9:54 am
I love, love LOVE your website and how you live your life with your family. You are one inspirational lady. You tell it like it is and I have found your craft/decorating ideas brilliant! particularly enjoy the flowers/pearls etc as I think flowers in a house make it a home (and I can only afford the one’s from the garden!).
Hugs lovely lady and know that you are amazing/inspriational/kind/caring.
March 22, 2013 at 11:24 am
Dear lovely Sarah.
It means so much to me that you took the time to write this comment. Sometimes, you throw things out into cyberspace, not knowing really who is out there…so thank you for saying hi and your encouragement. xx
Alison Johns says
March 17, 2013 at 8:30 pm
Hi Kelly, I found your website through a link on Life on a Hill. I am a mother of 5 and designer of the Ready2Roll Pregnancy Pillow. I have a 2 min video on my website which shows how this double sided, adjustable design improves sleep in pregnancy. It can’t fall off the bed, allows plenty of space in the bed for your husband and is adjustable for a perfect fit. Would you be interested in a review/give away? Maybe you have a friend that could trial the pillow for a review. http://www.rrpregnancypillow.com.au Regards, Alison Johns
March 22, 2013 at 11:25 am
Hi Alison. I’m not doing reviews at the moment.
All the very best.
Valda mason says
April 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm
I love your blog and thanks for visiting -nanaonthefarm- yes the machinery is getting so big for the farmers to be able to do lots quicker. Valdananaonthefarm
October 24, 2013 at 9:32 am
Thanks Valda! Only just saw this message! Keep on! And thanks for visiting.
May 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm
just finished going through your site and it’s FABULOUS! i do have some ideas for activities for kids and i have read Liss’s blog who has done a couple of blogs for two of the Organic Food Markets
I have been to a few of their other ones and they are incredible and GREAT fun for kids with pony rides, jumping castles, petting zoos
if you would like me to send you a list to include consider it a done deal. i know you are busy with this blog and getting on with your fab life so will wait to hear from you
keep up the great work!
October 24, 2013 at 9:33 am
Hi Jane. As my blog is more global, I don’t really do local reviews, but thanks for thinking of me.
June 30, 2013 at 9:54 pm
I love getting your emails, thank you.
July 3, 2013 at 5:52 pm
Thank you for being so gorgeous for taking the time to leave a comment here.
Anna Garcia says
July 15, 2013 at 11:22 pm
I am a Sydney mum that struggled with just about every aspect of motherhood. At the time, I couldn’t find any books that shared the truth about parenting and there weren’t inspiring blogs like yours, so I felt like the only terrible mother on the planet.
I decided to turn my challenging experience around and use my dormant artistic skills so I wrote and illustrated an unconventional book about parenting titled “Put the Baby Back in my Tummy: When Parenthood is Not Quite as Expected” It’s a humorous take on the parenting journey to let other first time mums know they aren’t alone in their struggles. I would like to know if it is possible to send a copy to you for review? It’s my first book so I’m terribly excited and afraid at the same time. By the way, love the post about living in the present moment. Thanks Anna
October 24, 2013 at 9:34 am
Congratulations on your book! And even bigger congratulations on turning a difficult situation into something so positive!
All the very very best to you.
David Murphy says
August 13, 2013 at 9:19 pm
Hi Kelly, I am a grandfather and this year I have had the opportunity to do ‘Pop Day care’ on 2 days a week, but often more than this. It has been a delight, we have done so much from going to Truck shows, Elmo’s World Tour, Sea World, Movie World, Helicopter rides, making craft, going to parks, cooking & just playing. Your website has been an inspiration!!! I was devastated earlier this year, when I saw a Mum walking her child to school with her earphones in listening to music when she could have been talking to her child about all the experiences happening around them. Another experience that really worried me was when my granddaughter & I had been in the shops, I had some grapes, banana & heathly yoghurt for her and I passed a Mum that said to her possibly 3 year old, let’s get a sausage roll. So being part of your website has encouraged me to start a ‘Pop’ or ‘Grandparent’ website, so people don’t make the mistakes I have seen. We also have a Nursery Rhyme CD in the car so we sing when we drive. It is magical. My daughter has suggested that I start a ‘Pop’ or ‘Grandparent’ website so that Grandparents talk & teach their grandchildren as a natural occurrence with their grandchildren. As an example, I often take train rides with my grandchildren, I always say to them, when we get to XYZ station, you have to get into the pram as the next station is where we get off. They always comply & can tell me the stations that we travel through, so when I establish a ‘Pop Day Care’ or similar name, can I link you brilliant website to my website because it is so helpful and offer wonderful links Thanks David
October 24, 2013 at 9:23 am
Hi David. It makes my heart glad to hear of grandparents being so present in their grandchildren’s lives! Yes! Start a blog! How wonderful! Thanks for your encouragement.
August 22, 2013 at 10:40 am
Love your website! I have an 8 month old and my current dilema invoves daycare as I am a shift worker. My son has been in this daycare for 2 months now and despite being 8 months old- they manage to feed him only a maximun og 100-150 mls in the whole day! They also dont offer water enough as he takes long to drink from his sippy cup.He is always dehydrated and cranky when we come to pick him up and the day carers despite everything do not let us know when things are bad, I feel like I should just quit my job but that has other consequences.. Any recommendations for good child care centres in north brisbane/city? Cheers
October 24, 2013 at 9:25 am
Hi Tina! Head over and ask the Brisbane Kids facebook page https://www.facebook.com/brisbanekids and I’m sure you will find the answer to your question.
October 14, 2013 at 10:01 am
I noticed that you and your family have been volunteering in Africa, which is something I would like to do also when my family is old enough.
I’d still like to do some volunteer work with my son (16 months) in Brisbane – although am not sure what we could do (as he is so young) – maybe you might have some ideas?
October 23, 2013 at 1:55 pm
It was an amazing and worthwhile thing to do.
I think that’s a beautiful idea! Check out City Women Brisbane https://www.facebook.com/citywomenbrisbane?fref=ts as they
and drop them an email as they have heaps of ideas on how to help out.x
Angie Pantazi says
October 14, 2013 at 9:14 pm
I love reading through your sweet blogs; having a laugh with you and sometimes just quietly sharing your thoughts. I also wanted to let you know that a few blogs ago I nominated you for the I Am Part of the WordPress Family Award. Read my nomination here http://wp.me/p2teT1-gM and see what being nominated means and copy and paste the badge!
Hang on a minute – why am I telling you what to do?! I’m sure this is not your first nomination!
October 23, 2013 at 1:59 pm
Thanks so much Angie!
Kendra Thornton says
October 24, 2013 at 6:52 am
Hi there! I have a quick question about your blog. Could you please email me when you get a chance? Thank you!
October 24, 2013 at 9:42 am
Hi Kendra. You can email me at beafunmum (at) gmail (dot) com
Mel Taylor says
October 27, 2013 at 8:10 am
Hi Kelly I was just wondering after looking at your page I run a weight loss support group and post handy hints and things on my timeline would it be ok to use some of your ideas there…. I will put the link to your site too
August 1, 2017 at 4:32 pm
Of course, share away. No problem.
January 13, 2014 at 3:45 pm
Hi! I love your pine cone craft ideas, but where do you get all your pine cones from?
Nicoletta (Nico) says
March 11, 2014 at 11:43 pm
Ciao Kelly, I live in Milano, Italy. Being a mum here is a sort of holy mission, where funny things are not included. ‘Mamma’ never fails. She usually leaves the job and the career, bacause the Society is not ready to accept a Boss or a manager with sons. They need someone who could work with no hours’ limits. They need someone who has no one waiting for her at home. So you have to choose. I chose to be a mum and to work. This is a hard challenge but I’m trying to do my best. So, your website is truly an ispiration to me. Thank you so much for your words. Nico
April 26, 2014 at 9:53 pm
Sorry it’s taken so long for me to reply. Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave a comment here. I’m so glad you found your way to my blog. It can be such a juggle at times! I hear you. A big hug from this mother doing her best to you. x
April 26, 2014 at 2:28 pm
HI thanks for the review of the TM, it probably nailed by decision to buy one, would you mind sending me the recipe for your cinnamon scrolls, they sound great.
great website too cheers
April 26, 2014 at 9:50 pm
This is the recipe I use http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/baking-sweet-recipes/cinnamon-scrolls/17583
Except I don’t do the icing because I think it’s sweet enough without it.
Amy Stolipher says
June 13, 2015 at 2:31 am
Kelly, I loved the idea of using Tagxedo to create a personalized end of year teacher gift. I was trying to create one and have one question… how did you get it to put the teacher’s name together? When I do it puts Mrs. separate from Lind.
Sharon McDermott says
August 26, 2015 at 2:15 pm
Just putting together your cookies in a jar https://beafunmum.com/2013/11/cookies-in-a-jar/ and I can’t see any way that I’m going to fit all that in a 500ml jar! It’s almost full with the 2 cups of flour. Is there a trick to it?
Thanks in anticipation,
August 26, 2015 at 2:39 pm
I wrote that post so long ago, I can’t even remember what jar I used now. Looking back at the post, and the jar now, I think it does look bigger than 500ml. I’m so sorry it’s not working for you. I think you’ll need a bigger jar, because I agree, 2 cups of flour I’m sure would take up most of a 500ml jar. That must be my error. Let me know how you go with a bigger jar.
Beverley Robinson says
December 17, 2015 at 9:30 pm
Loved the Almond Bread recipe and method, however, a shorter print version would be appreciated. The present recipe prints out on 10 sheets of paper!
July 31, 2017 at 10:48 pm
Love it where did you purchase the pillow cases? I’m planning my daughters Birthday
August 1, 2017 at 4:27 pm
If you’re talking about the design your own pillowcase activity, I think I purchased them from KMart or Target. Heaps of places have plain white ones.
Karryn Elliott says
August 1, 2017 at 12:58 pm
Hi there, I am a mumma of three aged 12,10 and 2 years old and have recently started back at work trading as BubDesk QLD (www.BubDesk.com.au). I thought that it might be of interested to some.We partner with child care operators to create small parent workspaces on site that parents can use while their child is in care and it’s a way of helping new parents transition back into the workforce.I just wanted to seek out if this initiative would be something that you support through the FB page? All thoughts are welcome! Regards Karryn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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