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Hosted by Nicole Avery of PlanningWithKids.com, this family life gives everyday parents a chance to share their hard-fought wisdom. These aren’t bloggers or authors or even people with a big Instagram following. Instead, they’re everyday parents with practical, insightful, honest advice to share. Nic interviews parents who work full-time, mums on maternity leave, those whose children have special needs and parents with kids of all ages, and uncovers how they organise the chaos of their daily family life.

this family life Nicole Maree Avery

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

Hosted by Nicole Avery of PlanningWithKids.com, this family life gives everyday parents a chance to share their hard-fought wisdom. These aren’t bloggers or authors or even people with a big Instagram following. Instead, they’re everyday parents with practical, insightful, honest advice to share. Nic interviews parents who work full-time, mums on maternity leave, those whose children have special needs and parents with kids of all ages, and uncovers how they organise the chaos of their daily family life.

    on coming up with an idea

    on coming up with an idea

    After talking last week about what you can do once you have your idea, I had many listeners get in touch to tell me that they want to do something different but don’t know what! They were after tips for how to come up with an idea for a side hustle or a business. So in this week’s episode I share five activities you can do to help you come up with an idea:
    Determine when you get into flow
    Write down your core competencies
    Write down 10 ideas a day for 10 days with a time limit of 5 minutes
    Immerse yourself in a topic
    Set a deadline to start

    If you want to come up with an idea for a side hustle or business, grab a notebook and pencil and have a listen!

    Links mentioned:
    Google Trends
    How to set up a Google Alert
    Adapt Relax – my new functional beverage start up! We’ve blended the highest-quality adaptogenic herb extracts with a hint of natural flavour to create a delicious functional beverage – a beverage that not only tastes great but will help you relax at the end of the day! Adapt Relax is the perfect drink to have at the end of your work day or the end of a long day with the kids when you feel like a drink to help relieve the build up of life stressors through out the day. Make sure you sign up the Adapt Drinks newsletter to get 10% off your first order.
    Meal prep primer – my e-course on meal prep.

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    • 28 min
    on taking action

    on taking action

    This week I am discussing what you can do once you have your idea. For many we have an idea but getting started can be a challenge. We don’t know where to get started. We don’t know when we will do it. We are overwhelmed by our goal or task.

    I share three simple steps you can take to help prevent you from procrastinating, delaying and getting lost amongst your emotions!

    Links mentioned:
    The Art of Taking Action – Lead with the Body – by Greg Krech
    How to create a plan for your bigger projects – Creating a project plan can help you get started on the project and get it finished. In this post I take you through the steps I take to create a project plan and use an example of creating a family photo album.
    Adapt Relax – my new functional beverage start up! We’ve blended the highest-quality adaptogenic herb extracts with a hint of natural flavour to create a delicious functional beverage – a beverage that not only tastes great but will help you relax at the end of the day! Adapt Relax is the perfect drink to have at the end of your work day or the end of a long day with the kids when you feel like a drink to help relieve the build up of life stressors through out the day. Make sure you sign up the Adapt Drinks newsletter to get 10% off your first order.
    Planned + Present – the first e-course I made!

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    • 10 min
    ep 72 on developing a practicing mindset

    ep 72 on developing a practicing mindset

    It is a solo episode this week, with me discussing an excellent topic brought up by a lovely reader, Lisa. Lisa is working on three habits this year and is finding it a little challening:

    I am spending a lot of time in the beginner, hard work stage. 
    Lots of tears, frustrations, nerves, negative thinking, 2 steps forward – 10 backward .

    How do you “break through” all of that mindset negativity to actually get a few wins in a row so you actually enjoy your new habit? So your new habit is not a chore or a negative experience, so it becomes something you actually look forward to? The reason you started in the first place. 

    I have certainly felt this and am sure others have too. In the podcast I share:
    The difference between learning and practicing.
    Why we need to focus on the process not the end result.
    How staying present in the process can make a huge difference.
    Why we need to make our habits small, simple and short to start off with.
    The importance of acknowledging our wins and to do that we need to be tracking our progress.
    The need to reframe the challenge in our mind.

    Other links mentioned:
    Book review – The Practicing Mind by Thomas M. Sterner – if you are wanting to get better at something, I highly recommend this book!
    Adapt Relax – my new functional beverage start up! We’ve blended the highest-quality adaptogenic herb extracts with a hint of natural flavour to create a delicious functional beverage – a beverage that not only tastes great but will help you relax at the end of the day! Adapt Relax is the perfect drink to have at the end of your work day or the end of a long day with the kids when you feel like a drink to help relieve the build up of life stressors through out the day. Make sure you sign up the Adapt Drinks newsletter to get 10% off your first order.

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    • 19 min
    ep 71 on using your existing skills to create your own business

    ep 71 on using your existing skills to create your own business

    This episode of this family life features an interview with Sam McFarlane from Sam Says. Sam shares how she created a business leveraging her existing skills and learning some new ones.

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    ep 70 on creating a business with young kids

    ep 70 on creating a business with young kids

    In today’s episode I chat with Michelle Smith founder of Miss Spartan. Miss Spartan is a group fitness community that has a philosophy of creating a fun and family based environment to train and to promote active living.

    Michelle created this business about five years ago when here kids were only six and four years old and her husband had to travel for work! From starting out renting a space in a community hall by the hour, to now working in a much larger space and online, Michelle has grown her business through building community and creating a place where members encourage their family and friends to come along to. In this episode Michelle shares:
    How she turned something she loved doing into an idea for a business she could test on a small scale
    How to grow the business she had to make decision on what tasks she outsourced for both the business and the home
    How she didn’t know everything she needed to run the business but learnt along the way, reading and researching to teach herself what she needed to know
    How she manages to find time for own physical fitness and undertake some pretty hectic endurance challenges

    Where to find Michelle:
    Website – missspartan.com.au
    Facebook – Miss Spartan Melbourne
    Instagram – _miss_spartan
    Instagram - missspartan_protein

    Other links mentioned:
    Craig Harper Renovate your life – This program is the culmination of three (plus) decades of conversations Craig has had with people about essentially the same thing: change. Whether it’s been on the gym floor, in his office, on the radio, at a conference, in a workshop or through his books, people ‘show up’ because in some way, they want to think, feel, do and be better. That is, live better. This program is all about helping you do that.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    ep 69 on seeing what is possible

    ep 69 on seeing what is possible

    For this season of the this family life podcast I am going to talk more about “mum” as opposed “family”and some things she can do to make her life feel like it has more purpose, is more productive and more fulfilling. It is always hard to separate mum out from family, but in these episodes we will be looking at ways you can organise yourself and sometimes your family to achieve your own personal, professional or physical goals.

    In the first episode of this season I shared some tips on making time for your own interests. In this episode of the podcast I share some tips on how you can set yourself up for success and actually spend your time intentionally. I share tips on:
    Looking to those around you in similar circumstance for inspiration of what is possible
    Setting yourself up for success
    Habit stacking so you can eliminate procrastination
    Changing your mindset about allocating time to your new activity

    In upcoming episodes I am going to be interviewing other women who have worked out what it is they want to achieve and have created a plan to achieve it. They are super inspiring stories of everyday women who have made positive changes to their lives.

    Blog posts mentioned in the episode:
    How to change a habit – my personal examples plus strategies on how you can change your habits to achieve your goals.

    Other useful links:
    When to keep or discard habits – habits work because they take the thinking out of the minutia of the everyday activities you have to do. At some point you need to take stock and work out what habits you need to keep and what you need to discard or change.

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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Livfre ,

Love this

I’ve followed Nicole for a long time and it’s lovely to hear her wisdom and great ideas in podcast form too!

mreaks84 ,

Very inspiring for parents

Only recently came across this podcast and loving how inspiring and empowering the host is. An excellent podcast to any parent wanting to get organised and being present with your kids.

TessaGoldCoast ,

Always Helpful

Every episode there are nuggets to wisdom to help me. Nicole has so much experience in life!

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