Hello and if you are still in lockdown reading this, hang in there we are almost there! Living in Melbourne I can totally relate to lockdown life and having experienced a long lockdown last year as well as this year, I am also aware of the challenges that come along with re-emerging from lockdown.
Thanks so much for stopping by Planned + Present. My name is Nicole Avery and I have been sharing tips on how to use planning and organisation to have more time to enjoy family life on my blog Planning With Kids since 2008. In that time my posts have been read by millions of people and I have helped them solve many of the common problems in family life.
As noted, I am Melbourne-based and I am a mum to five kids aged 22 – 12. Yes, they all still live at home, and yes having so many people in the house during lockdown was/is challenging at times!
While we all cannot wait to have life return to something resembling normal soon, for most of us we will need to consider things that we haven’t necessarily worried about for the last few months:
Yes, we did this all before but it is amazing how quickly we can get out of routine and slide on our positive habits and we are of course not returning to “normal”. You may be in the office a couple of days a week only. Depending on the year level the kids are in they might only be at school two days a week.
Finding a new rhythm to post lockdown life will be smoother and less stressful with a little bit of planning.
If you have been lucky enough to avoid a long lockdown, Planned + Present will help you establish routines and positive habits if you don’t have them in place already and revamp and improve existing routines and habits. Getting smart with your routines and habits means you can spend less time doing for the family and more time being with the family.
The last two years have been so unpredictable but amongst the unpredictability, there has been the constant workload of family life:
Planned + Present can help you streamline the known repetitive tasks of family life (like the list above!), so you can then better manage the unpredictable but inevitable parts of family life (sick kids, fighting, tantrums etc), while still leaving you space and time so you can enjoy family life.
Over the seven lessons in the Planned + Present E-course, I take you through a workflow that you will be able to use time and time again to find routines and habits to organise family life and give you space to enjoy it. It will help you:
You will have lifetime access to the e-course and you will learn how to use the workflow so you can continually adjust your planning and organising as your family stages, ages and circumstances change.
Planned + Present is for mums who:
Planned + Present E-course gives you a workflow that takes you step by step through the key routines you need to create a solid foundation for your family. Being planned and organised has many benefits that flow onto the whole family. The course will deliver to you:
You can sign up at any time for the Self Paced option. You will receive instant access to all course materials plus weekly and follow up emails to help keep you moving forward.
The Planned + Present Guided option is run three times a year and is led by me – Nicole Avery, with weekly Facebook Lives and a Facebook Group to keep you accountable in making your way through the course and providing support when you have questions and challenges.
The Facebook Live will be held every Thursday for seven weeks at 2pm AEDT. In this live session, I will add to the core video for the week and share my experiences and tips for managing family life when coming out of lockdown. Plus I will answer any questions you have on organising family life. If you cannot make these sessions at the time, they are recorded and available in the group instantly.
You can sign up now and access all the course materials for the Guided option, but the weekly emails and Facebook Group will not commence until Monday 18th October and the first Facebook Live will be on Thursday 21st October at 2pm AEDT.
Working through this lesson you will realise that to make substantive change to home life, you need to take a deeper look at what you are currently doing with your time and where you really want to be spending it.
The key to goal achievement is creating the right habits to support your goal is. We look at:
Essential routines for the home is a big topic, so I have broken it up into 2 parts. The first three routines we cover are by far the biggest ones in terms of taking time to establish and the impact they have:
The routines we look at in part 2 work in with the three routines we created in part 1 to enhance the smooth running of the household. The three routines we cover in lesson four are:
Like the routines, being present at home is covered in two sections. To kick off processes we look at how to:
The aim of the processes we cover is to allow you to be more planned, so you have more time to be present with your family. We look:
Tracking and tweaking is an integral part of staying organised and using the Planned & Present Workflow you have this element built in to your routines. We look at how to:
Menu planning saves you time, energy, money and stress! To help you on your menu planning way I have included as a bonus 3 x monthly menu plans with shopping lists, using tried and tested family favourite easy to cook recipes.
Lunch box ideas e-book full of gluten and nut free recipes plus tips for making school lunches easier.
A collation of my favourite books, audiobooks and podcasts into a resource list for you to download!
Planned & Present is an online course. When you sign up you will be sent a login and you will receive lifetime full access to the course content through the website immediately. Each lesson includes:
Registrations close 7am Monday 18th October
Instant, full access to all 7 modules
Instant, full access to all 3 bonuses
Weekly Facebook Lives for seven weeks led by Nicole Avery
Lifetime access so you can do the course at your own pace
Lifetime access to support Facebook Group
Access to future updates and support
Do I have to sign an ongoing payment contract?
No. There is a one-off payment for the course for which you will receive lifetime access to the materials and any updates that are made to the course.
Is there a guarantee for this course?
Yes! I know you will love Planned & Present, but if for some reason you are unhappy I have a 30 day money back guarantee.
What equipment do I need to do Planned & Present?
You will need a computer or device to watch the videos on. For this you will also need access to the internet. However you can download all the videos/audio/PDFs onto your computer and play them back at a time convenient for you without requiring the internet.
Can I start the course straight away?
As soon as you sign up you will have full access to the course and emails to guide you through the course from this point.
If you have selected the guided option there will be an official start date from which Nicole will start leading the group.
This seems like a lot of money to spend. Will this course help me save money?
While you may have to outlay money for the course initially, over the year, it will easily pay for itself through the savings you can make. Planned + Present will save you money by:
You can also read how other families have found the course has saved them money here.
Do you have more testimonials I could read?
Absolutely. I have had so many mums provide feedback on how the course has helped them personally and their families. You can read a collection of them here.
I have a question not listed here, who should I contact?
You can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you as soon as I can.