beafunmum Today's lunchbox. I've had so much on this week and I've run out of groceries so it's tuck shop for the kids. They are thrilled. #bafm_lunchbox 1d
  •   danielleandreoli God love tuck shop. We use to only have tuck shop once a week on a Tuesday in Nebo but up here it's open every day. In saying that we probably order less up here and keep it as a treat. 1d
  •   lotsoflittlekids I want tuck shop!! 23h

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beafunmum A behind the scenes sneak peek of one of the projects I'm working on with @scotch_anz. More details will be on the blog next week! 2d

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beafunmum Going out to Good Conversations lunch with my Anne of Green Gables bun and a book for @babysleepco #yourewelcome #goodconversationsevent 3d

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beafunmum On the blog today I have a huge list of teacher gift ideas, for example: stationery packs. beafunmum.com 4d

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beafunmum I've (chosen to) become (mostly) relaxed about my kids creating at whim. I figure they are learning a lot through the process and creativity and imaginative play are things I value highly and want to foster. To make it easy, I have a dedicated (fold down) craft table that I throw out in the backyard for projects (that involve painting). This makes cleaning up simple (I.e. I don't even wipe or clean the table because it's FOR craft and messy stuff so I don't care). I have a recyclables bin in the house that gets emptied every week, and the kids often raid it to make things like beds for dolls and garages for cars. I have paint, brushes, glue and miscellaneous craft items in plastic drawers in a cupboard. The kids know where they all are and can help themselves (within reason/depending on time etc.). Packing up isn't always perfect (kids can get distracted sometimes) but it's pretty good so there is a good compromise there. I do expect packing up but the time can be a little flexible. I try and be reasonable in this area so play and creativity isn't inhibited but there is still responsibility. It's an area I've had to be very intentional about and I'm not saying I have it right, I'm just saying that I have it moderated.
This is one of the most recent creations: a ute.

How do you handle this type of thing in your home?
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beafunmum Sneak peek of a Christmas project -- coming soon to the blog. 7d

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beafunmum I wrapped a present in a material off-cut, and it looks so pretty! 7d

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beafunmum I don't think you've met Rachel. #bafm_craft 7d

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beafunmum Meet the family! 7d

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beafunmum Crepe paper, red duct tape, permanent marker, texta. 7d

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beafunmum I can make up an entire bed in 15 seconds. See? Haha. If you have a child with allergies, on blog today I'm sharing how I dust mite-proof my daughter's bed in a sponsored post for Bupa's Healthy Home campaign.

My daughter suffers from eczema and dust mites are an issue, but we've been managing her skin well and dust mite proofing her bed was one of the things that helped significantly.
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beafunmum Time to go Beautiful. 2w

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beafunmum This little boy + Lego Spiderman Car + Blue Wall = Happiness 2w

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beafunmum This piece is called: exhausted parents hanging out at children's sporting events on a Saturday. 2w

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beafunmum For my birthday last month, I received a @sacha_drake pencil skirt and I'm wearing it today. So comfy! #everydaystyle 2w

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beafunmum On the blog today @hellogreathealth is sharing her favourite overnight breakfast recipes. These are great for mums on school mornings when it's a bit of a rush. I challenge you to do it for a week! beafunmum.com 2w

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beafunmum Miss 8 said, "I really like the fabric in that dress." It's good I'm raising a fabric geek. It's true though: the fabric is just gorgeous and it makes me feel wonderful to wear. I LOVE the colour/patterns too. It's an all round fav dress really. #whatimwearing #everydaystyle 2w

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beafunmum Husband coming home and we are going out to family dinner. Seemed like a good opportunity to put on a dress. @maiocchi_ 2w

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beafunmum Left over naan bread in a simple throw-together lunch box today; naan bread muffin cucumber apple vegemite on rice cakes #bafm_lunchbox 2w

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beafunmum No, you can't stay at the pool forever. It's time to go home. #motheroftheyear 2w

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