Hello there tweeter! Thanks for taking the time to find out a little bit more about me. My name is Nicole Avery and you find me on twitter as @planningqueen
I have been blogging since January 2008 and over that time have built a large and loyal following. On the blog I share tips and tricks to organising the chaos of family life. What I share here is the culmination of personal experience, reading and learning from other families.
I am a mum to five beautiful kids aged 19 to 9. They keep me entertained away from the computer and provide constant inspiration for my blogging. We have four boys – 19, 16, 11 and 9. Our only daughter, aged 14, is right in the middle.
While I am not a perfectionist I really do like having things sorted -I find mess and disorganisation stressful. Planning is a safety blanket for me. Planning for the known components of family life means I can cope so much better with the unknowns that family life constantly throws up at you – tantrums, sibling fighting, testy teenagers and all sorts of other fun!
Planning With Kids is all about organising the chaos of family life and is written by me! I am Nicole Avery, a Melbourne (Australia) mum to to five beautiful kids aged 17 to 7. I am slightly addicted to spreadsheets, tea, running and CrossFit.
Sign up below to subscribe to the Planning With Kids weekly newsletter. When you sign up you will receive a link to download Guide ✼ Plan ✼ Check ✓. It contains 14 pages of plans and checklists to help simplify some of the repetitive and time consuming tasks that occur as normal part of daily family life.
I love plans, goal setting and productivity as they are tools that I can use so I can spend more time with my family. My goal for 2016 is to invest in my relationships with family, friends and community to bring joy and connection. – you can read some more about that here.
If you are looking for a place to investigate the blog further, head to my Where To Start page. It will give you a taste of what I write about here and what readers have liked!
Are school mornings stressful for you?
Are any of these scenarios familiar to you:
- Are your school mornings currently a harder version of Groundhog Day?
- Do you sleep a bit longer than planned in the mornings then rush to get you and the kids ready?
- Do you wake up to a house that is already in a state of mild chaos?
- Do the kids end up buying their lunches more than you planned because you ran out of time or food?
- Do you drop the kids off at school with you feeling frazzled and the kids grumpy?
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