is it time for a reset and to get more organised?

READ ON TO SEE HOW PLANNED + PRESENT CAN help you create strong routines to reduce the stress and mess of family life!


Hello and thanks 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.

I am a Melbourne-based mum to five kids aged 23 – 13, a small business owner and a runner (hoping to run my ninth marathon later in 2022!). I don’t believe that we can achieve work-life balance across a day or even a week at times but I do believe that by taking a conscious approach to how we use our time, we can make time for the things that are most important to us. This won’t happen on its own – it requires some planning! 

the benefits of being planned + present

you will never change

Being planned means you can be present with your family. But planning and keeping the family organised can be a challenging task. As mums we are pulled in many directions and our attention can be required in so many areas it can be difficult to work out where we should be spending our time.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could follow a workflow that takes you step by step through the key routines you need to create a solid foundation for your family?

Planned + Present E-course does just this and when you undertake the course it isn’t just you who benefits. Being planned and organised has many benefits that flow onto the whole family. It:

  • Helps you feed the family better
  • Decreases the feeling of being overwhelmed for you and the kids
  • Helps you get more sleep
  • Reduces household stress caused by rushing from one thing to the next
  • Helps increase family harmony
  • Reduces wasted time looking for items
  • Helps you make time for things you love to do
  • Allows you to spend more time with the kids
  • Saves the family money!

the constant demands of family life

We are what we repeatedly do

The last few years have been so unpredictable but amongst the unpredictability, there have been the constant demands of family life:

  • the kids need to be fed
  • food needs to be bought
  • the house needs to be cleaned
  • the clothes need to get washed
  • homework needs to get done
  • device use needs to get managed
  • kids need to contribute to the household tasks
  • we need to spend time with the kids (for connection and fun)
  • we need some time for ourselves (for our sanity)

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.

Planned + Present is a step-by-step guide on how to organise the chaos of family life while still leaving space to enjoy it.

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:

  • determine your key goal for family life
  • set personal habits to allow you to take care of yourself and find time for the things you love
  • create morning and evening routines for you and the kids
  • set up a super simple menu planning process to make mealtime easier
  • increase the kids’ independence and get them helping around the house
  • create systems to manage homework and device use for the kids

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.


WHO IS Planned and Present FOR?

waiting for the right time

Planned + Present is for mums who:

  • are tired of constantly rushing from one thing to the next and putting out spot fires
  • want to make time in the week to do things they love
  • want more time being with the family not doing for the family
  • want other family members to do more for themselves and around the house
  • want meal time to be less stressful and more enjoyable

What Planned and Present will deliver to you!

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Throughout the course lessons, I will take you on a journey where we work out where you are spending your time now, determine where you want to be spending it and create a plan to get you there. The course will deliver to you:

  • Clarity and confidence to deal with competing interests – by determining your “why” you can make navigating this minefield much easier.
  • Creation of positive habits – through learning about why habits work and how you can fit them into your life permanently.
  • Routines, processes and plans to organise the chaos of family life – there are templates for you to use and routines to follow, so you don’t have to start from scratch
  • Restored calm to daily life – with disorganisation comes stress, tension and decreased family harmony. Move to a planned approach and see how much calmer family life becomes.
  • Improved distribution of household tasks – through a planned and thought-out family contribution schedule.
  • Defined strategies to be present at home – there is more to life than a checked to-do list and I will show you how you can incorporate simple strategies into your week so you spend time being truly present with your family.
  • More time to enjoy the family – setting up a solid planned base for your family, will save you time, time you can spend with those you love most.
  • Save you money – the average Australian household throws out over $1,000* worth of food each year. Meal planning prevents and reduces food wastage, saving you plenty of money across the year.

You can also read how other families have found the course has saved them money here.

*Source: foodwise.com.au

WHAT OTHER MUMS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE PLANNED + PRESENT E-COURSE

You can also read more lovely words from mums who have completed the course here and here.

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Planned + Present self paced Lifetime Accees Option  = $49

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.

Planned + Present GUIDED Lifetime Accees Option  = $79

The Planned + Present Guided option is run a couple of times a year. It is led by 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 AEST. In this live session, Nicole will add to the core video for the week and share her experiences and tips as she is refining and resetting routines in our family. Plus she 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.

Sign up to find out when the next guided intake will take place.

your step by step guide

Time – how you are using it and what you want to do with it

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.

Setting up habits to achieve your goal

The key to goal achievement is creating the right habits to support your goal is. We look at:

  • Why habits work
  • How to choose what habits to create
  • How to stack your habits
Routines for the home - part 1

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:

  • Menu planning
  • An evening routine for you and the kids
  • Morning routines for you and the kids
Routines for the home - part 2

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:

  • Weekly food preparation session
  • Household tasks for the kids
  • Managing homework & tech with the kids
Being present at home - part 1

Like the routines, being present at home is covered in two sections. To kick off processes we look at how to:

  • Practice gratitude
  • Set up family meetings
  • Dedicate 20 minute time blocks with the kids
Being present at home - part 2

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:

  • How to create a weekly schedule
  • How to set boundaries for yourself
  • Getting smarter with your calendar
  • Staying focused at the task at hand
Track, tweak & repeat

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:

  • Measure your results
  • Reviewing your monthly progress
  • Adjust your routines as needed
Monthly menu plans

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

Lunch box ideas e-book full of gluten and nut free recipes plus tips for making school lunches easier.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES LIST

A collation of my favourite books, audiobooks and podcasts into a resource list for you to download!

How is Planned & Present delivered

Planned & Present is an online course. When you sign up you will be given a login and you will receive lifetime full access to the course content through the website. Each lesson includes:

  • a video to watch
  • workbook activities to complete
  • the option to download a video version, an audio only version and a copy of the slides for each lesson so the course can be undertaken offline if needed

Sign up now to become planned & present for your family!


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Frequently asked questions

Do I have to sign an ongoing payment contract?

No. There is a one off  payment for the course for which you will receive life time 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.

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:

  • Reducing food waste – the average Australian household throws out over $1,000 worth of food each year or around $19 per week. Meal planning prevents and reduces food wastage, saving you plenty of money across the year.
  • Saving on food for kids’ lunches – Planned + Present teaches you an easy and efficient process for making the kids’ lunch boxes. By having a lunch box process you can reduce the amount of money you spend buying lunches for the kids instead of making them, buying in bulk instead of using pre-packed items which are always more expensive and making items instead of buying them using the weekly prep process taught in the course. This only can save you many dollars each week, for example compare the cost of store bought to home cooked muffins:
    • Coles homebrand pack 4 blueberry muffins = $3.50 or $0.88 per muffin
    • Making 15 muffins at home $5.09 or $0.34 per muffin
    • 15 home made muffins = $5.09 compared to 15 store bought muffins = $13.13
  • Saving on lunches for mum and dad – through menu planning and the weekly prep lessons, you can now have home cooked food on hand for lunches for mum and dad, instead of buying food for lunch at work. It is hard to find a decent lunch in Melbourne for less than $10 a day, so if you are buying your lunch regularly, this can give you big savings.
  • Less late fees more early bird specials – having a calendar or diary system that can incorporate keeping track of payment dates and early bird rates is a great way you minimise unnecessary expenditure. In the course I teach a process you can use and apply to any calendar or diary you use, so that you don’t miss payments or special deals.

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 nicole@planningwithkids.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can.