Heart this Book - Planning With Kids by Nicole Avery

Planning with Kids is one of the best “parenting” books I have read. Big call I know – but true.

I’m a bit of a go-with-the-flow Mum, which in some cases has its advantages, but sometimes it’s not so good. This was my first year with a child at school, so I seriously needed to look at our household routines, or lack thereof. After seeing Nicole Avery being interviewed on The Circle I ordered this book in. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it wasn’t just a planning book, but it covers EVERYTHING:

  • Meals

  • Family Finances

  • Navigating with a new baby

  • Preparation for preschoolers

  • Strategies for schoolchildren

  • Enjoying Parenthood – You and Your partner

  • Making time for play

  • Preparing for Holidays

  • Stress-free birthday parties

  • Avoiding Christmas Chaos

  • Routines

You can buy your copy here.


About the Author

Kristy Vallely is the founder and Creator of the Imperfect Mum.

Kristy believed there needed to be a place that women could go to. Where they could talk and relate. A place they could feel safe. A place they trusted. So The Imperfect Mum was born in June 2011. There was obviously such a need that when the gates 'opened' a huge flurry of women followed. Kristy has always been very passionate about women and the issues they face.

Her passion and determination has helped her carve out a career helping others and creating 'a go to place' for women from all around the world.

Posted in:  Education, Baby & Toddler, Kids

7 Replies

Strife Survivor

I have been meaning to get this book for a few months now - one of my friends bought it when it first came out, and it has made a really big difference in how she runs her household!

The Imperfect Mum

Good to hear Michelle - It certainly made a difference in my household. :)


A friend of mine has this book, and I've used a few of the ideas in it, and they worked fantastically with my 4 kids. Now I know I can get it from Harley's Educational, I will definitely be getting my own copy.
Thanks Imperfect mum

The Imperfect Mum

Pleasure -It's a great book! You will love it!

Planning Queen

Thanks so much Kirsty for your very kind write up of the book! And thanks also to the lovely mums who left such wonderful comments as well. xx

The Imperfect Mum

Pleasure Nicole- I just love your book! I have raved about it so much that now 3 of my friends have it, one of them PM'd me the other day thanking me for the recommendation. There are still a few things I need to implement one being the meal planning. I have just gotten home and realised I have nothing organised for tea :/ whoops.. Looks like it will be a quick throw together quiche! Oh well :)

The Imperfect Mum

No flour :| ended up making Bacon Spaghetti one of the Mum's on the I.M page saved me LOL :)