Nicole Avery

Planning with Kids

Nicole Avery is a Melbourne mum to five beautiful kids aged 8-18. Nicole is slightly addicted to spreadsheets, tea, running and CrossFit. She’s also the master organiser behind the blog Planning with Kids and the podcast This Family Life.

Managing extracurricular activities and family life

5 tips to manage the chaos of extracurricular activities

After every school day there’s a sprint to the school gate as kids race to attend extracurricular activities. Most kids, most families, are committed to some kind of after school activity on…

Tips to pack a healthy lunchbox

7 top tips to pack a healthy lunchbox for school

Something dear to every mum’s heart is surely sharing tips to pack a healthy lunchbox – we make so many every year. A lunchbox heads out with our kids each day and…

Screen time for teens - rules and strategies to help them self-regulate

Our strategy and rules for screen time for teens

Setting screen time for teens is no easy task. We spend a good portion of our kids’ early years steering them away from technology. There’s a lot of research suggesting that kids…

How we foster independence in our kids

How we foster independence in our school-age kids

Our eldest child went to a Montessori preschool and I learned such a lot from his lovely teacher. One of the first things she taught me was to foster independence. This meant…

10 hacks for organising school mornings

10 hacks for organising school mornings better

There are many pain-points in a mum’s lyfe, but surely organising school mornings is one of the sorest. In most households (mine included) there is just so much going on. To help…

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