The Age Melbourne Magazine


EDIT: Many readers who aren’t in Melbourne asked for a link to the article. There isn’t one yet, but I have scanned the article intro and the feature on me. Click on the images to enlarge them so you can read them.

Today along with a number of other fabulous Melbourne Bloggers, I was included in an article on Melbourne Bloggers in The Age Melbourne Magazine. It was a complete honour and pleasure to be included.

If you are new to visiting Planning With Kids you might like to read the top picks of my planning style posts on my Where To Start page. For new Melbourne visitors to Planning With Kids I thought I would list a few key posts especially for you!

Kid’s Activities

School Holiday Activities Melbourne ACMI
At the end of each month and before school holidays I preview a collection of kid’s activities in Melbourne. I aim to present activities that are low cost or free. Through out the year I will write reviews of different kids’ activities that we have attended:

I also include posts on activities that you can do at home with the kids.

Kid Friendly Cafes

Happy River Cafe
In Melbourne we are lucky to have so many wonderful kid friendly cafes. You will be able to find a cafe for almost any occasion from these posts:

Cooking With Kids

I am no Nigella Lawson, but I do like to cook and have some fun in the kitchen with the kids. Here are some very cute and fun things to cook with the kids:
Homemade Large Chocolate Freckles

Tea Cup Biscuits

Milky Way Cars With Tiny Teddy Drivers
Milky Way Cars

Jelly Oranges
Jelly Oranges

There is also a weekly newsletter you can sign up to. When you sign up you receive a free download that will help simplify some of the repetitive and time consuming tasks that occur as part of daily family life.

Guide ✼ Plan ✼ Check ✓ contains 10 separate printable tools that you will be able to use over and over again. Here is a taste of what the guide contains:

  • Pantry Basics Check List – audit your pantry with this handy list.
  • Children’s Jobs: Age Appropriate Guide – Reduce your workload & increase the kid’s independence skills with age appropriate jobs for the kids
  • Back To School Check List – perfect timing as the kids head back to school next week

Thanks for visiting Planning With Kids and if you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments below or you can email me at


  1. jo says

    Congratulations Nicole – a very nice article and pic in Melbourne Magazine. Well done and keep up the great work :)

  2. says

    Congratulations Nicole! Well deserved. I love this post too – great to have so much useful info in one place (I love love LOVE the Milky Way cars too!)

  3. says

    Great post and Congratulations. What a wonderful reward for all of the great information you help get out there. xx

    p.s…hope your ‘big’ boy makes a smooth transition to his Sec School.

  4. says

    Oh congrats Nic – I know I couldn’t live without your ‘kids activities’ posts in the holidays. And I think I’ve made every single one of your fun recipes for kids parties!!
    Love your blog :-) So nice to see your great work recognised in such a fab way!

  5. says

    As you just said over at my blog, it was indeed great to see all those female bloggers. Terrific stuff. My mention was a complete surprise, I had no idea, so felt super chuffed.


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