Thanks so much for the wonderful support of the Planning With Kids book. I have been thrilled at the response. If you have pre-ordered a copy, your book will be making its way to you this week!
I have had a number of requests for more info on the content of the book. The book has the same philosophy as the blog – streamline the known repetitive tasks of family life (eating, cleaning, getting ready for school etc), so you can then better manage the unpredictable but the inevitable (sick kids, fighting, tantrums etc). The book includes some content from the blog, reworked to fit the style of the book and lots of new stuff that I have published on the blog.
Some other stuff you might like to know about the book:
The Back Cover Blurb
Family life can be chaotic — whether you have one child or five. No-one knows this better than Nicole Avery, mum of five, blogger extraordinaire and lover of spreadsheets. Nicole has discovered the secret to taking the stress out of parenting and running a household: a little bit of planning can leave you more time to have fun!
Planning with Kids will show you how to:
- plan a month’s worth of evening meals in less than an hour
- use routines to make mornings manageable, evenings easier and ‘me time’ a reality
- organise your kids and partner to share in the housework without you nagging
Learn how to organise your family chaos and have time left over to actually enjoy being a parent.
Part I: Organising your family
Chapter 1: Routines
Chapter 2: Meals
Chapter 3: Family ﬁnances
Part II: Ages and stages
Chapter 4: Navigating with a new baby
Chapter 5: Tactics for toddlers
Chapter 6: Preparation for preschoolers
Chapter 7: Strategies for school children
Part III: Enjoying parenthood
Chapter 8: You
Chapter 9: Your partner
Chapter 10: The joys of parenting
Part IV: Family fun times
Chapter 11: Making time for play
Chapter 12: Preparing for holidays
Chapter 13: Stress-free birthday parties
Chapter 14: Avoiding Christmas chaos
And you can see an extract from the book which was published in The Sunday Herald Sun (Apr 17) here – No more tears at the dinner table.